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  1. HIV Dual Therapy Matches Standard Triple Cocktail.A two-drug regimen (lopinavir/ritonavir plus lamivudine) for HIV did as well in controlling the virus as a standard triple-drug cocktail.
  2. Cognitive Therapy Eases Unfounded Health Fears. Patients who worried excessively about their health showed reduced anxiety after cognitive behavioral therapy compared with simple reassurance in a randomized trial.
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  1. Budget Deal Muddles SGR Fix. As the dust settled following yesterday's last-minute budget deal to avert a federal government's default, a frightening fact emerged for the nation's doctors.
  2. A Better Way to Rate Bariatric Surgery Quality? A composite measure that includes procedure complications, patient and surgeon volume, and other outcomes provided a more objective scale to rate sites that provide bariatric surgery.

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  1. Post-Concussion Cognitive Deficit Lingers. College football players with concussions still showed mild cognitive impairment on the Concussion Resolution Index after commonly looked-for symptoms subsided.
  2. IBD Tied to Higher Risk for Heart Trouble. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was associated with increased risks for stroke, myocardial infarction (MI), and ischemic heart disease, particularly in women.
  3. Medicare Eases Rule for Bariatric Surgery ...

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  1. Management Code From CMS Found Wanting. Although Medicare's proposed complex care management billing code might seem like a help to patient-centered medical homes (PCMH), not all PCMH supporters like the idea.
  2. ICU Handoff Checklist Boosts Patient Safety. The use of a standardized template during the transfer of neuroscience ICU patients to hospital services resulted in better medication reconciliation, and less time ...

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  1. Hospital CEO Pay Not Tied to Quality. The compensation of nonprofit hospital executives wasn't linked to processes of care, patient outcomes, or the charity care the facility provided.
  2. New Definition for MI After Revascularization. The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has released a new definition for myocardial infarction (MI) following coronary revascularization aimed at identifying only those events likely ...

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  1. Fluid Strategies for Hypovolemic Shock Equal. For fluid resuscitation in the intensive care unit (ICU), colloid solutions didn't definitively boost survival compared with crystalloids.
  2. Peanut Butter Alzheimer's Test Not Passing the Sniff Test. Could a scoop of peanut butter and a ruler become that elusive test?
  3. Pot a Common Remedy to Ease Back Pain. Use of marijuana to ease ...

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  1. Health Prices Still Rising, but Very Slowly. Prices for physician and clinical services continued to climb, but did so at some of the lowest rates in a decade, according to a monthly report from a healthcare research and consulting firm.
  2. Hospital Care Falls Short for Some HF Patients. Hospitalized patients with a secondary diagnosis of heart failure received fewer life saving ...

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  1. EEG Can Tell One Type of ADHD From Another. Brain wave patterns from an electroencephalogram (EEG) were able to differentiate between two subtypes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  2. Docs Need Tools, Training to Help Manage Obesity. Primary care physicians and doctors in training should be equipped with a veritable bag of tricks they have handy to treat obese patients.

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  1. Size a Key Factor in ACO Formation. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) tend to form around larger integrated hospital systems and larger primary care physician groups, and in areas with a higher prevalence of hospital risk-sharing.
  2. Malaria Vaccine Candidate Has Protective Effect. A candidate vaccine against malaria had significant efficacy in a randomized controlled phase III trial in Africa.
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  1. Sexual Violence Common Among Adolescents. Nearly one in 10 of the 14- to 21-year-olds surveyed reported perpetrating sexual violence in their lifetime.
  2. Hand Hygiene Programs: How Much Is Enough? Hand-washing promotion that includes feedback, education, and reminders may be most useful, but data are limited on the best way to keep healthcare workers' hands clean.
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