Top stories in health and medicine, January 14, 2013

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1. Depression After Stroke Boosts Death Risk. Similar to patients with myocardial infarction (MI), depression is associated with worse outcomes in patients with stroke.

2. Doc Shortage May Be Smaller Than Projected. The projected shortage in the nation’s primary care physician work force may be overstated, and any that does develop can be eliminated with wider adoption of EHRs and practice restructuring.

3. Few Cases of Minor Hematuria Need Workup. Older age and a recent history of gross hematuria were the strongest predictors of urinary tract malignancy in patients with asymptomatic microscopic hematuria.

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