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ACC: Smoking Cessation Expert Decision Pathway Emphasizes Team-Based Support

ACC: Smoking Cessation Expert Decision Pathway Emphasizes Team-Based Support

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The ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway provides guidance to clinicians who treat patients with cardiovascular disease who are also smokers.

Physician Responsibility to Combat "Fake News" in Medicine

Physician Responsibility to Combat "Fake News" in Medicine

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It's easy for patients to seek out information that backs up their beliefs and dismiss other sources as "fake news."

Hearing Loss in Older Adults Linked to Depression, Dementia Among Other Comorbidities

Hearing Loss in Older Adults Linked to Depression, Dementia Among Other Comorbidities

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Hearing loss affects more than 50% of Americans 60 years or older.

Gender Inequality in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Gender Inequality in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

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Disproportionate familial duties, few women in positions of leadership, a low retention rate of women, and unequal compensation contribute to gender inequality in the fields of pulmonary medicine, critical care, and sleep medicine.

Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians

Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians

Many patients intentionally withhold information from clinicians.

Financial Burden and Increased Resource Use Associated With Untreated Hearing Loss

Financial Burden and Increased Resource Use Associated With Untreated Hearing Loss

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Untreated hearing loss is associated with increased healthcare utilization and costs.

Living With Periodic Paralysis: An Interview With Jacob Levitt, MD

Living With Periodic Paralysis: An Interview With Jacob Levitt, MD

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Neurology Advisor spoke with Jacob Levitt, MD, for his unique medical and patient perspectives on PP.

Traveling by Airplane With COPD: Expert Advice

Traveling by Airplane With COPD: Expert Advice

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Healthcare providers should educate all patients with COPD about their flight-related risks and the need to seek medical advice before flying.

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to Huntington Disease Treatment

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to Huntington Disease Treatment

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In animal studies, the treatment was associated with improvement in both motor and cognitive function.

Patients Underreport Violence-Related Injuries to Police

Patients Underreport Violence-Related Injuries to Police

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A significant number of violent injuries are going unreported to police departments.

Limited Doses of FDA-Approved EpiPen Generic Now Available

Limited Doses of FDA-Approved EpiPen Generic Now Available

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The generic version of the EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.15mg as well as additional supply of the generic version of the EpiPen Auto-Injector 0.3mg will be made available in 2019.

Postexercise Energy Consumption Increased With Media Engagement

Postexercise Energy Consumption Increased With Media Engagement

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Engaging with media while exercising may provide important motivation for those who are exercise-averse.

First Rituximab Biosimilar Truxima Gets FDA Approval

First Rituximab Biosimilar Truxima Gets FDA Approval

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The FDA approval was supported by clinical data describing structural and functional characterization, preclinical data, human pharmacokinetic data, clinical immunogenicity data, and other data which showed no clinically meaningful differences between Truxima and Rituxan.

Male Contraceptive Gel to Be Evaluated in Clinical Trial

Male Contraceptive Gel to Be Evaluated in Clinical Trial

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The year-long Phase 2b trial, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will enroll approximately 420 couples that are seeking pregnancy prevention across 3 US sites (Los Angeles, Seattle, and Kansas City).

Anomalous Times and Billing Practices of Anesthesia Practitioners Examined

Anomalous Times and Billing Practices of Anesthesia Practitioners Examined

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There are concerns that physician discretion in billing may be used inappropriately.

Mental Healthcare Services for Medical Students: An Approach From the University of Pittsburgh

Mental Healthcare Services for Medical Students: An Approach From the University of Pittsburgh

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Medical students experience a significantly elevated risk for depression, suicidality, and burnout during their education, even if they matriculate in relatively good health.

Smartphone App Improves Management of Cancer-Related Pain, Anxiety

Smartphone App Improves Management of Cancer-Related Pain, Anxiety

Artificial intelligence and mobile technology combined in a smartphone app demonstrated an ability to accurately measure and respond to urgency of patients' pain.

FDA: "Disturbingly" High Levels of Heavy Metals Found in Kratom Products

FDA: "Disturbingly" High Levels of Heavy Metals Found in Kratom Products

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The Agency conducted testing on 26 separate kratom products which revealed levels of nickel and lead considered not safe for human consumption.

FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process

FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process

The FDA announcement came a day after the release of findings from an investigation into medical device safety worldwide.

Experts Offer Tips on Integrating Medical Marijuana Into Geriatric Practice

Experts Offer Tips on Integrating Medical Marijuana Into Geriatric Practice

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A study by the National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that from 2002-2014 the proportion of adults aged 50 to 64 who reported cannabis use in the past year more than tripled from 2.9% to 9.0%. Among adults age 65 or older, there was more than a ten-fold increase (from 0.2% to 2.1%).

Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care

Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care

Patient and family partnership in care should include treatment of patients and families with dignity and respect.

Switching to High-Deductible Insurance Delays Diabetes Care

Switching to High-Deductible Insurance Delays Diabetes Care

Switching from low- to high-deductible insurance delayed testing and care for macrovascular symptoms in people with diabetes.

AAP Responds to Tear Gas Use at US-Mexico Border

AAP Responds to Tear Gas Use at US-Mexico Border

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a statement responding to the use of tear gas on families and children seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border.

Updated Evidence-Based Recommendations for Buprenorphine Treatment

Updated Evidence-Based Recommendations for Buprenorphine Treatment

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Seven key practice areas for the use of buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorders were updated with new evidence-based recommendations.

New Tablet Strength of Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment Siklos Available

New Tablet Strength of Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment Siklos Available

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In addition to the 1000mg tablet, Siklos is also available in 100mg tablets.

Online Tool Helps Patients With Advance Care Planning

Online Tool Helps Patients With Advance Care Planning

The patient-facing PREPARE advance care planning program plus an easy-to-read advance directive significantly increases documentation of advance care planning and patient-reported engagement.

FDA Cracks Down on Companies Selling Dietary Supplements Containing Tianeptine

FDA Cracks Down on Companies Selling Dietary Supplements Containing Tianeptine

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While approved in Europe, Asia and Latin America, tianeptine is an unscheduled pharmaceutical agent in the US that has been linked to serious adverse events, including death, when used for recreational purposes.

Cleaning Up "Fake News" in Health Care

Cleaning Up "Fake News" in Health Care

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Inaccurate health claims have become a public health issue.

Why is Gender-Based Harassment So Pervasive in Medicine?

Why is Gender-Based Harassment So Pervasive in Medicine?

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Women in medical school were 220% more likely to report sexual harassment by faculty or staff than their counterparts in STEM.

Challenges in Oncology Treatments Arise When Patients Rely on Celebrity Cancer Stories Over Scientific Research

Challenges in Oncology Treatments Arise When Patients Rely on Celebrity Cancer Stories Over Scientific Research

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While many patients may not follow the latest scientific research, many do follow celebrities.

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