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Opinion
Intensive Caring: Reminding Patients They Matter

How to care for those who no longer care about themselves

Dec 02, 2023
'Alexa, Titrate My Insulin': AI App Boosts Glycemic Control in Randomized Trial

Voice-based app helped users to titrate basal insulin at home

Dec 01, 2023
Year in Review: Obesity

2023 highlights included new FDA approvals, more drugs in development, and a pivot away from BMI

Dec 01, 2023
VTE Risk After Joint Replacement: Does Anticoagulant Choice Matter?

Large claims-based study provides some answers

Dec 01, 2023
Year in Review: Obesity

2023 highlights included new FDA approvals, more drugs in development, and a pivot away from BMI

VTE Risk After Joint Replacement: Does Anticoagulant Choice Matter?

Large claims-based study provides some answers

Primary Care Case Studies

Complete Plaque Regression in Peyronie's Disease

Observation of complete plaque regression with multimodal therapy may be a first

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Teen Develops Persistent, Spreading Arm Swelling After a Fall

Is it "just" a hematoma or something more sinister?

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The Five Things That Worry Lawmakers Most About AI in Healthcare

Could younger HCPs become overly reliant on artificial intelligence?

Nov 30, 2023
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FDA Clears First Oral Device Treatment for Severe Sleep Apnea

Oral appliances represent an alternative to CPAP and surgical neurostimulation implants

Nov 30, 2023
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Coronary Heart Disease by Age 45 Linked With Subsequent Dementia

All-cause dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and vascular dementia risks elevated

Nov 29, 2023
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Increased Mortality Risk for Young Adults on High Doses of Antipsychotics

But antipsychotic medication-related deaths are rare in children, study shows

Nov 29, 2023
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Methotrexate Tied to Greater Risks for Older Patients With CKD

FDA should consider warning labels based on study results, researchers argue

Nov 28, 2023
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Medical Staff Credentialing Case Heads to New Jersey Supreme Court

Neurosurgery practice claims hospital skipped due process to orchestrate its ouster

Nov 28, 2023
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Opinion
Ask Your Patients: 'Have You Gotten Your Annual COVID Shot?'

Primary care providers should broach this topic with all patients

Nov 28, 2023
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Cognitive Scores Improve With Personal Coaching

Trial shows better outcomes for people at high dementia risk

Nov 27, 2023
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Male vs Female Surgeons; China Beefs Up Fever Clinics; C. Diff Survives Disinfecting

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ·¬ΗΡΚΣΖ΅ staff

Nov 27, 2023
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Compensation Is Key to Fixing Primary Care Shortage

Along with the punishing workload, pay is affecting the pipeline of primary care physicians

Nov 24, 2023
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Alzheimer's Drug Trials Should Report Effect Sizes, Researchers Say

How effective are anti-amyloid treatments?

Nov 22, 2023
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Cancer Drug Recall; Long COVID and Reinfection; WHO Staffer Killed in Gaza

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ·¬ΗΡΚΣΖ΅ staff

Nov 22, 2023
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Opinion
How to Not Kill Grandma This Thanksgiving and Holiday Season

What protective measures can we take in 2023?

Nov 21, 2023
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Proteins Predict Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Subclinical health indicators tied to markers of Alzheimer's and neurodegeneration

Nov 20, 2023
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