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CDC Launches Campaign to Combat Epidemic of Prescription Opioid Addiction

CDC Launches Campaign to Combat Epidemic of Prescription Opioid Addiction

The CDC launched a campaign in order to help fight the opioid addiction.

Exercise Recommended by USPSTF for Preventing Falls in Seniors

Exercise Recommended by USPSTF for Preventing Falls in Seniors

Exercise is recommended by the USPSTF for older individuals in order to prevent falls.

Legalizing Assisted Suicide Not Supported by ACP

Legalizing Assisted Suicide Not Supported by ACP

The ACP does not support the legalization of assisted suicide.

Physicians Tweeting About Drugs May Pose Conflict of Interest

Physicians Tweeting About Drugs May Pose Conflict of Interest

Many physicians on Twitter mention the specific drugs that they have a conflict of interest with.

Primary Care Physician Demand Projected to Increase by 2023

Primary Care Physician Demand Projected to Increase by 2023

The need for primary care physicians is predicted to increase by 18% between 2003 and 2023.

Positive Clinical Efficacy Shown With Open-Label Placebo

Positive Clinical Efficacy Shown With Open-Label Placebo

Open-label placeobos rather than no treatment show positive clinical effect.

Physician Age Linked to Increased Mortality During Inpatient Treatment

Physician Age Linked to Increased Mortality During Inpatient Treatment

Patients 65 and older who have been hospitalized may have a higher risk of dying within a month of admission if treated by and older doctor.

Causes Identified: Serious Adverse Events in Nursing Homes

Causes Identified: Serious Adverse Events in Nursing Homes

The most serious adverse events that happen in nursing homes are caused by medication errors, falls, inappropriate interventions, and missed nursing care.

Finding Time to Exercise When Working a 70-Hour-Week Rotation

Finding Time to Exercise When Working a 70-Hour-Week Rotation

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Making time for yourself as a physician can be difficult because of busy rotations.

APA: Medical Discrimination Based on Size Negatively Impacts Patient Health

APA: Medical Discrimination Based on Size Negatively Impacts Patient Health

Medical discrimination based on a patient's size can be stressful and have a detrimental effect on their health.

20% of Hospital Patients Have Adverse Events From Antibiotics

20% of Hospital Patients Have Adverse Events From Antibiotics

In the US, about 20% of hospital patients experience adverse events from antibiotics.

FDA Proposes Reducing Nicotine in Cigarettes

FDA Proposes Reducing Nicotine in Cigarettes

The FDA is trying to reduce nicotine in combustible cigarettes.

Link Between Sedentary Time, Mortality Varies With Frailty Level

Link Between Sedentary Time, Mortality Varies With Frailty Level

The association between sedentary time and mortality varies with level of frailty among adults aged 50 and up.

Studies Used for FDA Approval of Devices Often Low Quality

Studies Used for FDA Approval of Devices Often Low Quality

The studies used to support the FDA's approval of device modifications aren't controlled, and usually approval is confirmed 3 years after.

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