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California Pertussis Epidemic Reveals Vaccine Gap

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
The 2010 California pertussis epidemic sickened 9000, killed 10, and revealed a vaccine gap dangerous to the youngest infants.
Medscape Medical News
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EHR Adoption by Physicians Hit 55% in 2011, CDC Says

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
Most physicians who used electronic health records last year were satisfied with the technology and credited it with improving patient care.
Medscape Medical News
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Initial Hypertension Treatment: The Fix Is In

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
Henry Black talks about a recent study that compares monotherapy, free-dose combination, and fixed-dose combination in reaching goal in patients with early hypertension.
Medscape Cardiology
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Program for Preventing Stroke, Dementia in Primary Care

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
A program that encouraged primary care doctors to identify and treat vascular risk factors for stroke and dementia reduced the need for long-term care.
Medscape Medical News
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Qsymia Offers 'Really Effective' Weight Loss

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
A new obesity drug may prove an important weapon in stemming the obesity epidemic.
Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology
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FDA Approves Phentermine-Topiramate Combo for Weight Loss

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
Qsymia had received a mostly favorable review from the agency's advisory panel, but concern over possible side effects prompted the FDA to seek further safety data from the sponsor, Vivus.
FDA Approvals
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FDA Puts 4 Drugs, X-Ray Contrast Agent on Watch List

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
An appearance on the list does not mean that the FDA has determined that the drug actually poses the reported health risk.
Medscape Medical News
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Certain Injectable Drugs Recalled Due to Glass Vial Defect

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
A total of 19 lots of injectable carboplatin, cytarabine, paclitaxel, and methotrexate were recalled by Hospira because of a glass vial defect.
Medscape Medical News
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FDA Bans BPA in Baby Bottles

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
The controversial ingredient has been banned in baby bottles and sippy cups--now that they're BPA-free.
WebMD Health News
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New Swedish Mammography Research Finds No Survival Benefit

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
A timeline analysis of mammography screening in Sweden does not correlate with reductions in breast cancer mortality, new research suggests.
Medscape Medical News
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Sepsis Drug Withdrawn, but Meta-Analysis Shows Benefits

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
In real-life use over the course of 10 years, drotrecogin alfa (activated) shows efficacy similar to that seen in the clinical trial that originally led to its approval.
Medscape Medical News
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Mass General Bumps Johns Hopkins From Top Hospital Spot

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
A 21-year streak ends for Johns Hopkins, which moved to second place in the latest best hospital ranking by US News & World Report.
Medscape Medical News
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Bisphosphonate Safety: Some Official Guidance

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
Sandra Fryhofer, MD, describes a recent FDA review on bisphosphonate safety and offers somewhat reassuring advice.
Medscape Internal Medicine
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Dental Resins Linked to Mental Dysfunction

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
A retrospective analysis of a large trial on dental restorations finds that kids with restorations made of bisphenol A-glycidyl methacrylate-based composites had lower scores on psychosocial assessments.
Medscape Medical News
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Food for Thought: Reducing Alzheimer Risk

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
Sandra Fryhofer, MD, describes a study that suggests that foods high in omega-3 fatty acids might help protect against Alzheimer disease.
Medscape Internal Medicine
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HRT for Menopausal Symptoms Allowed in New Consensus

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
Fifteen medical organizations endorse a consensus statement stating that short-term hormone therapy is acceptable and relatively safe for healthy, symptomatic, recently postmenopausal women.
Medscape Medical News
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Topol on Social Networking’s ‘Big Impact’ on Medicine

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
Social networking is changing the practice of medicine and the way patients interact with one another.
Medscape Internal Medicine
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PSA Test Worth Doing, But Needs Discussion, Says ASCO

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
In asymptomatic men, PSA testing should not be discounted, but it needs to be discussed in detail before being undertaken, according to a panel of experts.
Medscape Medical News
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FDA Approves Drug to Prevent HIV Infection

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
The antiretroviral agent is already approved to treat HIV-infected adults and children aged 12 years and older in combination with similar drugs.
FDA Approvals
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'Mystery' Physician Receives 6.5 Years for Medicare Scam

Medscape Today - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
Authorities say the 64-year-old psychiatrist tried to flee the country with $55,000 in a backpack before she was convicted of conspiring to commit healthcare fraud.
Medscape Medical News
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