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Getting Urban Kids with Asthma to Use Primary Care Docs
Getting parents with children who have asthma to use primary care doctors to control the condition can be difficult in urban settings where emergency rooms are commonly used for asthma visits. A team reports on using electronic communications to get these patients to their PCPs instead.
Girls who are obese are more likely to also have asthma than are obese boys.
There is no proof of the added benefit of using umeclidinium bromide for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) symptom relief in patients.
State opioid laws strive to reduce prescription painkiller use, but a new study found that they have no impact in a population with high usage rates.
Known as the nasal spray flu vaccine, the attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) will take the bench for the 2016 to 2017 flu season.
An analysis of medical records from Texas indicates that alcohol consumption reduces the risk of myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure but increases the risk of atrial fibrillation.
A long-term outcomes trial finds that, compared to placebo, use of the diabetes medication liraglutide (Victoza) is associated with lower rates of nonfatal stroke, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and cardiovascular death.
Philip J. Mease, MD, and John D. Reveille, MD, discuss the strategies for TNF-inhibitor cycling in spondyloarthritis.

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