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Viral Suppression in HIV Patients More Achievable With Financial Incentives

Viral Suppression in HIV Patients More Achievable With Financial Incentives

There was no increase in the linkage to care, but an increase was noted in viral suppression and continuity of care.

A Closer Look Into the Drugged-Driving Epidemic

A Closer Look Into the Drugged-Driving Epidemic

There's no doubt that drugged driving is a growing problem, and one that, coincidentally or not, dovetails with expanding decriminalization of marijuana around the country.

Primary Care Demands Projected to Spike 18% by the Year 2023

Primary Care Demands Projected to Spike 18% by the Year 2023

About half of the increase in demand is due to overall population growth, with aging also playing a role.

Post-Acute MI Readmission Metric Not Linked to Improved Care or Outcomes, Expert Finds

Post-Acute MI Readmission Metric Not Linked to Improved Care or Outcomes, Expert Finds

There are no data evaluating the association between this metric and quality-of-care measures or long-term clinical outcomes.

Decrease in Youth Tobacco Use Seen From 2015 to 2016

Decrease in Youth Tobacco Use Seen From 2015 to 2016

There was a significant decrease in e-cigarette use from 3 million in 2015 to 2.2 million in 2016.

Significant Number of Hospital Patients Experience Side Effects From Antibiotic Treatment

Significant Number of Hospital Patients Experience Side Effects From Antibiotic Treatment

One-fifth of those who had antibiotic-related side effects didn't require the drugs in the first place.

Transplant Surgery: Are We Doing Enough (Of It)?

Transplant Surgery: Are We Doing Enough (Of It)?

Informed decisions that would allow safe, controlled and efficient organ donations in the absence of a declaration of brain or cardiac death remains a complete nonstarter.

Urban Clinic Show High HCV Cure Rates Among HIV Coinfected Patients

Urban Clinic Show High HCV Cure Rates Among HIV Coinfected Patients

There was a sustained virologic response rate of 97%, with no variation by race in a predominantly black cohort.

I Am Not Primary Care: A Surgical Intern's Take

I Am Not Primary Care: A Surgical Intern's Take

It's higher numbers of primary care doctors in a community — not surgeons — that correlates with milder morbidity and lower rates of overall mortality.

Anal Cancer Diagnosis Increases Risk of HPV-Linked Cancers

Anal Cancer Diagnosis Increases Risk of HPV-Linked Cancers

Men have higher standardized incidence ratio than women for second primary malignancy.

S. aureus Antibiotic Resistance Rates Drop in the United States

S. aureus Antibiotic Resistance Rates Drop in the United States

Rates of susceptibility to certain antibiotics have increased over time.

Maryland Implements Strategies to Curb Opioid Overdose and Death Rates

Maryland Implements Strategies to Curb Opioid Overdose and Death Rates

Strategies include training in screening, interventions, and referrals to treatment.

Limited Understanding of Penicllin Allergy Among Hospitalists

Limited Understanding of Penicllin Allergy Among Hospitalists

About half of respondents were unfamiliar with cross-reactivity rates for penicillin and other antibiotics.

Nearly 10 Million American Adults Suffer from Serious Mental Illness

Nearly 10 Million American Adults Suffer from Serious Mental Illness

And more than a third aren't getting treatment, according to new federal report.

Blood Pressure Measurement Proficiency Lacking Among Medical Students

Blood Pressure Measurement Proficiency Lacking Among Medical Students

Among 159 medical students, a mean of 4.1 elements out of 11 were performed properly.

Sourdough or Sour Don't? A Closer Look at Glycemic Index

Sourdough or Sour Don't? A Closer Look at Glycemic Index

Consumption of higher glycemic index foods has been shown to be associated with increased rates of diabetes, obesity, cancer and all-cause mortality.

The Hedgehog or the Fox: Which Doctor Are You?

The Hedgehog or the Fox: Which Doctor Are You?

And what kind of doctor do your patients want you to be?

Weight Gain After Weight Loss and Its Associated Cardiovascular Risks

Weight Gain After Weight Loss and Its Associated Cardiovascular Risks

We have data suggesting that patients with established coronary disease who have wide fluctuations in weight have a significantly higher risk for adverse cardiovascular outcomes.

#WhatADoctorLooksLike - Addressing Discrimination of Gender and Race in the Medical Community

#WhatADoctorLooksLike - Addressing Discrimination of Gender and Race in the Medical Community

"The first step is to identify our own implicit biases. Although this can be uncomfortable, it is the first step in recognizing our own ideas of what a doctor looks like."

First Generic Version of Truvada Approved by FDA

First Generic Version of Truvada Approved by FDA

The generic version has been approved for treatment of HIV-1, in combination with other antiretroviral agents or for PrEP.

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