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  1. Food Options Near Schools May Up Obesity Risk. The number and kinds of food outlets near schools may be associated with higher rates of obesity among public school students.
  2. VTEs Rise in Cancer Patients on Chemotherapy. The risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) almost doubled over an 8.5-month period among cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.
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  1. Restricting Sodium Helpful in CKD. A simple, 5-minute frailty assessment test was found to predict death and other poor outcomes among elderly hospitalized patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
  2. Hospital Stay in Pregnancy Raises VTE Risk. Women hospitalized during pregnancy for reasons other than delivery have a dramatically increased risk for venous thromboembolism during and after their hospital stay.

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  1. Supplements Blamed for Liver Toxicity. The rate of liver damage caused by dietary and herbal supplements -- especially those used for bodybuilding -- appears to be on the rise.
  2. Bilingual? Dementia May Be Delayed. Compared with people who can speak only one language, those who were familiar with multiple languages had a later onset of dementia -- even if they were ...

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  1. PAH Survival Rates Still Poor in Scleroderma. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) remains a highly lethal complication of systemic sclerosis even with contemporary advances in treatment and decent 1-year numbers.
  2. Gum Health Associated with Carotids? Older adults who had improvements in periodontal health also had smaller increases in subclinical atherosclerosis.
  3. Pain and Relief Signals Muted in Fibromyalgia. Patients with fibromyalgia ...

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  1. Gabapentin Helps Alcoholics Stay on the Wagon. Patients reporting alcohol dependence were better able to stay sober when treated with oral gabapentin (Neurontin) in a placebo-controlled trial.
  2. Bariatric Surgery Boosts Sexual Health. Obese women who underwent bariatric surgery reported better sexual functioning and quality of life while also experiencing an increase in reproductive hormones.
  3. Diabetes Teams With NPs, PAs ...

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  1. One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Enough. A single dose of human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) achieved stable antibody levels at 48 months, suggesting that one dose of vaccine might afford adequate protection.
  2. Tell, Don't Ask When It Comes Vaccinating Kids. Pediatricians who told parents their child needed a vaccination rather than asked if they wanted one met less parental resistance.

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  1. Lowering Uric Acid Reduces Kidney Risk. Patients who were able to stay on uric acid lowering therapy significantly reduced their risk of progressing toward chronic kidney disease compared with people who were untreated.
  2. Need More Study on Concussions, IOM Says. A number of authoritative bodies ranging from the CDC to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) should develop, implement, and evaluate ...

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  1. New Helmets No Help in Tackling Concussion. Risk and severity of sports-related concussions in high school football players was not affected by make, model, or age of the helmets they use.
  2. Once-Daily LABA Works in COPD. The novel once-daily inhaled bronchodilator olodaterol (proposed trade name Striverdi Respimat) improved lung function and exercise capacity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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  1. Tight Control for Psoriatic Arthritis Works. Treatment for psoriatic arthritis is beginning to catch up to the successes previously seen with rheumatoid arthritis.
  2. Heart Screen for Athletes Doable but Costly. A comprehensive cardiac workup for young athletes proved feasible but cost too much to be practical.
  3. Healthy Heart Handles Breast Cancer RT Better. Breast cancer radiotherapy doses have decreased ...

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  1. Brain Deaths Down, Ditto Organ Donations? Neurologic death became progressively less likely among individuals suffering brain injuries in western Canada from 2002 to 2012, with potentially worrisome implications for organ transplantation.
  2. Snakebites May Not Need Aggressive Tx. Neurologic death became progressively less likely among individuals suffering brain injuries in western Canada from 2002 to 2012, with potentially worrisome implications for organ ...

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