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The Indiana Medical History Museum: A Short Summary
The Indiana Medical History Museum: A Short Summary
A jewel in the rough is being transformed into a diamond surrounded by pearls in Indianapolis. The Indiana Medical History Museum, housed in the oldest freestanding pathology building in the country, is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
Fibromyalgia Drug Moves to Next Phase to Improve Pain and Sleep Quality
It’s been well established that patients with fibromyalgia have a poorer quality of sleep, and now a drug is showing positive results in combatting this common symptom.
The Importance of Safe Spaces in Community-Based HIV Prevention
Ethnographic study findings indicate that safe spaces represent a promising but so far under-utilized part of community-based HIV prevention infrastructure.
Golimumab Reduces Symptom Severity in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis
Study shows treatment with golimumab, with or without concomitant methotrexate, reduces symptom severity and improves disease outcomes in patients with psoriatic arthritis. However, adding methotrexate may increase the efficacy of golimumab.
Young British Doctors Striking While Tempers Are Hot
A strike of young physicians in Britain exposes faultlines in the country's National Health Service. But the relationship between the British and their universal health program is complicated.
Positive Outcomes Following Left Atrial Appendage Closure with Amplatzer Plug in High-Risk Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Retrospective analysis of real-world outcomes supports the use of the Amplatzer cardiac plug for left atrial appendage closure in atrial fibrillation patients with a very high risk of stroke or serious bleeds and who cannot tolerate oral anticoagulation.
Critical Care Physician Helps Others Unlock Their Full Potential
A South Carolina physician was a medical prodigy. Now he's written a book to help others reach their full potential.

Product News

FDA Approves Nasal Spray Naxolone
FDA Approves Nasal Spray Naxolone
An easy-to-use nasal-spray version of naxolone hydrochloride (Narcan) got rapid FDA approval. It is available only by prescription, but requires no medical training to administer.
FDA Approves HIV Combo Tablet
The FDA approved a new combination tablet that provides once-a-day dosing for patients with HIV-1 infection.
FDA Approves Asthma Add-On Treatment
Asthma treatment approved as "add-on" for patients with severe asthma.
Hypertension Combo Treatment Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration today approved combining ambrisentan (Letairis/Gilead) with tadalafil to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension.
New Stent Approved
The FDA approved a new bioabsorbable polymer drug-eluting stent system for coronary artery disease.
FDA Approves Diabetes Drugs
The FDA today approved two new diabetes drugs. The agency gave the nod to insulin degludec injection (Tresiba/Novo Nordisk) and insulin degludec/insulin aspart (Ryzodeg/Novo Nordisk)

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