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Oct 18, 2019

In utero Zika exposure can have delayed consequences

By Mitchel Zoler

Infants born following in utero Zika virus exposure can appear normal at birth but have neurodevelopmental problems later.

 

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Concussion effects may linger on MRI 1 year after athletes resume play

More research is needed to...


Oct 17, 2019

#MyFirstNameIsDoctor: Why it matters, and what you can do

By Kari Oakes

 

Putting a name to persistent and insidious gender bias helps address the problem, say female physicians.

 

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SSRIs may reduce fecundability, live birth rate in reproductive-age women

Women in a subgroup receiving fluoxetine...


Oct 16, 2019

Wildfire smoke impact, part 2: Resources, advice for patients

By Doug Brunk

What can doctors tell their patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions about the risks of smoke from wildfires?

 

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HHS floats Stark/anti-kickback revisions to support value-based care

Health law attorneys say...


Oct 15, 2019

Cannabinoids, stem cells lack evidence for osteoarthritis, expert says

By Jake Remaly

 

The treatments may interest patients, but are unsupported by the literature.

 

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Wasteful health care spending could reach $935 billion

The researchers noted note that administrative complexity was associated...


Oct 14, 2019

CDC updates guidance on vaping-associated lung injury
by Therese Borden

There is new interim guidance from the CDC for patients with vaping-associating lung injury. 

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Suicidality risk high in transgender youth, varies by gender identity subtype
Transgender adolescents should be screened for suicidality.