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Digestive Disease Week, May 18-21

Digestive Disease Week 2019 The annual Digestive Disease Week, sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American... Read more

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Volume Overload Present in Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- Volume overload is present before the start of peritoneal dialysis (PD), and is associated with risk of death, according to a study... Read more

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California Bill to Tighten Vaccine Exemptions Moves Forward

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- A bill that would tighten control over vaccination exemptions for children in California was sent by state senators to the Assembly... Read more

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Most Patients at High Risk of Opiate Overdose Do Not Receive Naloxone Rx

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- Patients at high risk of opioid overdose rarely receive prescriptions for naloxone, despite many interactions with the health care... Read more

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U.S. Lawmakers Say WHO Opioid Guidelines Too Lax

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- The World Health Organization's pain care guidelines contain false claims about the safety of prescription opioid painkillers and... Read more

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Firearms Leading Cause of Death Among Young Adult Men

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- Firearm mortality in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia is highest among young adult men, and is strongly associated... Read more

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Decrease in PM2.5-Related U.S. Mortality From 2010 to 2017

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- From 2010 to 2017, there was a decrease in annual excess mortality related to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), while ozone... Read more

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High-Deductible Health Plans May Be Harmful for Patients With COPD

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) are associated with increased... Read more

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Blood Donor Screening Data IDs Familial Hypercholesterolemia

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- Data from a blood donor screening program could represent a novel strategy for identifying familial hypercholesterolemia (FH),... Read more

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Pediatricians Should Encourage Fish Consumption for Children

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- Fish and shellfish consumption should be encouraged for children, according to a technical report published online May 20 in... Read more

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Severe Maternal Complication Risk Four Times Higher With Twins

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- Women with twin pregnancies have a four-fold increased risk for severe maternal complications both before and after delivery,... Read more

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Early cART Leads to Enhanced T Cell Function in HIV Infection

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- Early combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) leads to persistent functional T cell responses in most individuals with hyperacute... Read more

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Classification System Developed for Cardiogenic Shock

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- A classification system has been developed for categorizing cardiogenic shock; the consensus statement, endorsed by the American... Read more

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Most At-Risk Opt Out of Genetic Testing for Huntington Disease

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- The vast majority of people at risk for Huntington disease (HD) choose not to be tested preemptively, mainly because there is no cure... Read more

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Medication Nonadherence Common in Patients With T2DM

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- Routine urine samples can be used to test for medication adherence in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published... Read more

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CDC: Seniors Use Various Strategies to Reduce Rx Costs

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- A proportion of older adults employ strategies to reduce prescription drug costs, according to a May data brief published by the... Read more

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Half-Price Version of Humalog Insulin Now Available

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- A half-price version of Humalog insulin is now available in the United States, Eli Lilly said Wednesday. The company's generic... Read more

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Suboptimal Diet Accounted for >80,000 Cancer Cases in 2015

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- In 2015, more than 80,000 cancer cases were associated with suboptimal diet in U.S. adults, according to a study published online... Read more

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CDC: Cancer Death Rates Decreased, Heart Disease Deaths Rose

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- Cancer death rates declined for adults aged 45 to 64 years from 1999 to 2017, while heart disease death rates decreased to 2011 and... Read more

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Women With COPD Have Worse QoL, Increased Symptom Burden

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- Compared with men, women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have reduced respiratory-specific and general quality of... Read more

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