Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Salad Mix Eyed in Cyclospora Outbreak. Health officials in Iowa and Nebraska said they had identified a prepackaged salad mix as the likely source of a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis infections. 2. Low Cost, Doc Relationship Key to BP Control. Minimizing out-of-pocket drug costs and having one provider are two factors that appear to improve blood ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Hypoglycemia Linked to CVD. Results of a new meta-analysis suggest that both high and low concentrations of serum glucose are damaging to the heart. 2. Education Informs but Doesn't Change PSA Choice. Men who were offered prostate cancer education materials designed to aid in decision-making exhibited increased knowledge about prostate cancer screening and treatment, but neither knowledge nor calmer ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Back Pain Tx Not Syncing with Guidelines. Trends in back pain management strategies in the U.S. are "discordant" with current guidelines. 2. USPSTF: Screen High-Risk Smokers for Lung Cancer. Annual low-dose CT lung cancer screening got the thumbs-up from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for adults ages 55 through 79 who have a 30 pack-year ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Oncology Clinics Caught in Financial Vise. Community oncology clinics continue to feel the squeeze of a changing reimbursement structure that has forced 288 clinics to close in the past 6 years. 2. More Docs Seek Traditional MBA Degrees. When nervous dental patients make their first visit to Dr. Sree Koka, chair of dental specialties at the Mayo ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Insulin Does Not Hike Cancer Risk. Despite some concerns to the contrary, the use of insulin glargine (Lantus) is not associated with an increased risk of any cancer in people with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a substudy of the prospective Outcome Reduction with an Initial Glargine Intervention (ORIGIN) trial. 2. Stroke Risk Increased After Head Trauma. ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Genotype Affects Aspirin, Colon Cancer Link. Aspirin's preventive effect on colorectal cancer is limited to tumors without BRAF gene mutations. 2. Honey, Cola May Disrupt Heart. A detailed history of patients with arrhythmia or syncope might need to include their cola intake or the origin of the honey they consume. 3. USPSTF: Screen 'Boomers' for ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Supreme Court Nixes State Suits Against Generics. Makers of generic drugs cannot be sued under state law for side effects of their products, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, angering patients' rights advocates. 2. Parental Focus on Weight Loss May Harm Teens. Parents who engaged their children in discussion about healthy eating habits offered them a protective effect ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Risk Model May Catch Type 1 Diabetes Early. A threshold based on risk prediction data from a large epidemiological study of type 1 diabetes may help better predict which patients will develop the disease. 2. Drug Combo Beats Step-Up Tx in New T2D. Starting newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients on triple combination therapy rather than progressing step-wise ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Organ Donors Will Sign Up on Facebook. Despite years of media and public service campaigns appealing for organ donations, donor rates remained static while demand increased -- until Facebook. 2. MRI May Spot Meningitis from Tainted Steroids. A screening MRI may provide early warning of spinal or paraspinal meningitis in patients who received contaminated steroid injections. 3.
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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Toddlers: TV Snacks Up Risk for Heart Disease. Certain eating behaviors in small children, including chowing down in front of the TV, were significantly associated with a surrogate marker for heart disease later in life. 2. Undocumented Immigrants' Share of Health Bill Relatively Small. Healthcare for unauthorized immigrants accounted for 1.4% of all healthcare spending in ...

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