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Progress Made on Genetic Test for Anal Cancer

May 26, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. But research is still in early stages Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Mortality Rates Found Lower at Major Teaching Hospitals

May 24, 2017 Researchers assessed 30-day survival for older patients

Case of Gnathostomiasis Caused by Roe Ingestion Reported

May 23, 2017 Japanese man presented with itchy migrating eruption on back, which was treated with ivermectin

Initial Specimen Diversion Device Cuts Culture Contamination

May 22, 2017 Initial specimen diversion device reduces blood culture contamination without impacting sensitivity

Tips Provided to Help Physicians Plan for Retirement

May 18, 2017 Strategies to save for retirement should be adapted through different stages of physicians' careers

Treatment in Hospital by Older Doctors Tied to Higher Mortality

May 17, 2017 Older patients' hospital survival slightly higher when physician is younger, researchers say

AIDS Epidemic Could End in U.S. by 2025

May 17, 2017 Infection rate could be as low as 12,000 people a year by 2025, researchers report

Acute MI Risk Significantly Up Following Respiratory Infection

May 17, 2017 Risk of AMI 17 times higher in week after a respiratory infection, researchers say

Plan Suggested for Reducing Health Care Costs

May 16, 2017 Nine-point plan includes streamlining in billing, reduction in high facility fees, reducing drug costs

Few Eligible U.S. Travelers Getting Pre-Trip Measles Vaccine

May 16, 2017 Though the disease was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, foreign travel can still bring it home today

Review: Early Feeding No Harm in Acute Pancreatitis

May 16, 2017 Early feeding tied to reduced length of hospital stay among patients with mild-to-moderate pancreatitis

Many Seniors With Nonbacterial Acute URI Prescribed Antibiotics

May 15, 2017 46 percent of patients received antibiotic prescription; 69.9 percent for broad-spectrum agents

Hospitals Need to Be Prepared for Ransomware Attacks

May 12, 2017 Medical information a vulnerable target for those planning ransomware attacks, doctor warns

Transplanting HCV+ Kidneys Into HCV− Recipients Feasible

May 12, 2017 Doctors say they can clear hepatitis C in organ recipients, perhaps shortening transplant waits

CDC: Hep C Infections Among Pregnant Women Increasing

May 12, 2017 Rural counties seem hardest hit and rates mirror opioid epidemic

Life Expectancy for HIV+ Patients Up Since Introduction of ART

May 11, 2017 Physicians need to focus on encouraging patients to take their drugs consistently