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By Martin Quan, MD
A single accreditation standard for graduate medical education in the United States will not only bolster training programs for MDs and DOs, but also improve patient care.
The American Society of Hypertension (ASH) is the largest US professional organization dedicated to eradicating hypertension and its consequences. The following study presentations were highlights of the organization’s 29th annual meeting in New York City.
Physicians should be aware of the prevalence and serious consequences associated with use of counterfeit medical devices, according to a letter to the editor published online July 20 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
Blood donations to the American Red Cross are down substantially, and the agency says an "emergency situation" could arise within weeks.
Following HIV self-testing, more Malawian adults are likely to initiate antiretroviral therapy (ART) if they are offered the option of home care, according to research published in the July 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS. This issue has been released early to coincide with AIDS 2014, the International AIDS Conference, held from July 20 to 25 in Melbourne, Australia.
Regular consumption of probiotics may improve control of blood pressure (BP), according to research published online July 21 in Hypertension.
For women with stage I or II breast cancer without a BRCA mutation, contralateral prophylactic mastectomy is associated with an absolute 20-year survival benefit of less than 1%, according to a study published online July 16 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Few outpatients with influenza are prescribed antivirals, while antibiotic prescribing is more frequent, according to a study published online July 16 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
For women undergoing hysterectomy by morcellation, the prevalence of uterine cancers is 27 per 10,000, with increased prevalence with advanced age, according to a research letter published online July 22 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Several new remote patient monitoring devices with useful applications are available or under development, according to an article published July 8 in Medical Economics.
Physician's Money Digest
People are so reluctant to discuss inheritance planning that they will often wait until a death in the family occurs before broaching the topic.
For decades, there has been a grand debate afoot in the investing world between “total return” and “income” investors. Extremists in the latter camp may get burned on 4 issues.