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Doctor's Death is an 'Inconvenience' for Patients
A Chicago-area physician is found dead, an apparent suicide. Healthcare-professional neighbors in the building get the media's attention--but not because they knew Dr Azkue.
8 ICD-10 Areas for Pediatricians to Watch
Research shows that pediatricians are at higher risk than other physician groups for financial loss as they transition to ICD-10. Here, 8 areas you can focus on now.
The Skinny on Dementia and Being Skinny
Underweight means highest risk, say researchers.
PCV13: Effective Against First-Episode CAP in Older Adults
The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine reduced nearly by half vaccine-type community acquired pneumonia in adults aged 65 years and older.
Hospitalization for Pneumonia Linked to Risk for CVD
Risk of MI, stroke, and fatal coronary heart disease remained elevated among some patients hospitalized for pneumonia up to 10 years after the index event.
Record Spending and Other Top Medical News
Get highlights in 6 slides of headlines that made news this week, including record billions spent on medicine, patient misperceptions about opioid analgesics, heart health and lung health, and demands for full disclosure of medical research results.
A Rash of Tender Patches
Can you identify the most common symptoms of Löfgren syndrome ?
Concurrent Management of Achalasia and Morbid Obesity
The development of a standardized treatment that simultaneously addresses achalasia and obesity is becoming more imperative as obesity becomes epidemic in the US. Here’s a case in point.
Treating Low Back Pain: More Evidence That Less Is Better
Low back pain is one of the most common reasons patients seek primary care; 3 new studies confirm what most of them don’t want to hear: less treatment is better than more.
The 3 Scourges of Infectious Disease
Tuberculosis, measles, and influenza have declined over the years but not gone away. See the slides that follow for key facts and figures on the current state of these ongoing public health threats.
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