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US Officials Target Escalating Drug Overdoses
As deaths from heroin and prescription painkillers mount across the United States, government officials are searching for ways to stem the toll of addiction.
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Mid-Sized Companies Get Extra Year to Comply With Affordable Care Act
Medium-sized companies will have another year before they have to provide employees with health insurance or face tax penalties, the Obama administration announced Monday.
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Metformin Use Doesn
For patients with type 2 diabetes, metformin use is not associated with a significantly reduced risk of bladder cancer, according to a study published online Feb. 4 in Diabetes Care.
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Guidelines Issued for Managing Hospital Medicine Groups
A new assessment guide comprising 10 principles has been developed for effective management of hospital medicine groups, according to research published in the February issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
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Too few American girls and boys are getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus, the President's Cancer Panel reported Monday.
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Residents Concerned About Lack of Time With Patients
Many US medical residents are concerned about reduced face-time with patients and report that engaging patients in their own care is more challenging than anticipated, according to a report from the American Resident Project, sponsored by ThinkWellPoint.
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New Rule Allows Patients to Access Laboratory Test Results
In a final rule relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a patient or their personal representative can access their completed test reports directly from the laboratory, according to a report from the US Department of Health & Human Services.
FPR Journal Club
Medications for Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Can Increase Incidence of Other Cancers
While tamoxifen and raloxifene reduce the incidence of invasive breast cancer and fractures, they also increase the risk of deep venous thrombosis, cataracts, and uterine cancer.
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Strategies to Reduce the Risks of Testosterone Treatment in Low T Patients
While testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has proven beneficial effects on libido and even bone density and muscle mass in men with low testosterone (low T), the treatment also has an extensive side effect profile and is contraindicated in men with untreated prostate cancer.
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<i>CLER Pathways to Excellence</i> Document Issued
The Clinical Learning Environment Review Pathways to Excellence document has been released for graduate medical education as a foundation for preparing the physician workforce in patient safety and quality improvement, according to a report from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Conferences
The 35th Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress
The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 41st Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer
American Society of Clinical Oncology 2009
ECCO/ESMO
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