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New FDA Head Outlines ‘Forceful Steps’ Against Opioid Crisis

2:00 PM EST. On the agenda: better-tailored painkiller doses, doctor training and more Read article

JOURNAL UPDATE

Statin Therapy Found to Be of Little Benefit in Older Adults

12:00 PM EST. No primary cardiovascular prevention benefit seen for statins in those 65 and older

MONTHLY JOURNAL SUMMARY

April 2017 Briefing - Family Practice

May 01, 2017. The Monthly Journal Summary is a single article covering the most important journal articles published in the previous 30 days.


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Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatarEbola Outbreak Highlights Struggle for Science in Africa and Inequalities in Global Health Research

Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.. This article was first published on The Huffington Post by Dr. Tamer M. Fouad, M.D. Republished on Doctors Lounge with permission.

M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.'s avatarAutomated blood-cell analyzers. Can you count on them to count well?

M. Aroon Kamath, M.D..

For a non-hematologist like me, what was striking at the very outset while beginning to learn about cell counting, was the remarkable way in which techniques of cell counting (hematology)  and particle counting (physics)  have complemented and contributed to each other. It is indeed interesting…

Debbie Miller, RN's avatarPregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines in the US - a Historical Overview

Debbie Miller, RN. Prior to the introduction of the medical community in the natural birth process, any maternal recommendations and guidelines were passed from mother to daughter or through lay midwives, herbal and folk practitioners. Childbirth, though risky, was not considered pathological and the majority did not receive…


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Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatar

BRCA mutation testing

By Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.

The BRCA gene test is used to identify mutations in either one of the two breast cancer susceptibility genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. Women who have inherited…

DISCUSSION

Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.'s avatar

RE: Aspirin Use as Treatment in Colorectal Cancer: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

By Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.

Thank you for reading my article.  Interesting theory.  Lots of research is ongoing to figure out the many ways aspirin does it magic.

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