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  1. AAFP to Look at Allowing NPs, PAs to Join. The American Academy of Family Physicians wants to further study whether nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) should -- or would want to -- become non-voting members.
  2. Insulin Pump Fights Arterial Stiffness. Use of an insulin pump was associated with less arterial stiffness than multiple daily injections in patients with type ...

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  1. MI Risk Higher in Diabetes With Low T. Low testosterone levels predicted a greater risk of acute myocardial infarction (MI) in Swedish men with type 2 diabetes.
  2. Markers in Blood May Help Assess Alzheimer's Risk. Researchers appear to be homing in on clinically useful blood-based biomarkers indicating risk of Alzheimer's disease in mildly impaired or asymptomatic individuals.
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  1. Sleep Apnea? Lose Weight, ACP Urges. The first line of defense against obstructive sleep apnea should be weight loss, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians.
  2. USPSTF Outlines Use of Breast Cancer Prevention Drugs. Breast cancer primary prevention drugs should be offered to higher-risk women at low risk of side effects, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force again ...

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  1. Type 1 Diabetes Not Controlled in Teens. Glucose control remained inadequate in a cohort of teens with type 1 diabetes, and many of these young patients already had microvascular complications.
  2. White House Seeks to Ease Obamacare Fraud Fears. The White House unveiled several steps this week to protect consumers from fraud in the new online health insurance marketplaces, a move that ...

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  1. Orlistat Helps Trim Waistlines. Treatment of overweight and obese individuals with orlistat (Xenical, Alli) was associated with decreased waist circumference to a greater extent than either placebo or standard care.
  2. Less Radiation Works in Early Breast Cancer. Hypofractionated radiotherapy after surgery for early breast cancer is at least as effective and safe as the historical standard regimen.
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  1. Surgery Tops Muscle Training for Incontinence. Women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) reported better subjective improvement and had higher cure rates at 1 year when treated initially with surgery instead of pelvic floor-muscle training.
  2. Academics Argue: 3 Years or 4 Years to Educate Doctors? If medical school were reduced from 4 to 3 years, it wouldn't necessarily mean that doctors were ...

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  1. Bullying Linked to Physical Complaints. Victims of schoolyard bullying faced an approximately doubled risk of physical health problems compared with nonbullied children followed for up to 11 years.
  2. Dementia Rate in Parkinson's Shifts With Age. Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) occurred infrequently in patients with parkinsonism, but the rate increased steeply with age.
  3. Biomarker Aids Lung Cancer Diagnosis. Blood ...

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  1. Marker Predicts Good Results With Stem Cells. Pediatric stem-cell recipients had significantly better survival and a reduced risk of disease progression when matched with donors who had a specific natural killer (NK)-cell protein.
  2. Kids' Food Allergies Cost Big Bucks. Children's food allergies cost an estimated $24.8 billion each year in the U.S., most of which hit families as indirect losses in ...

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  1. Risk for Breast Cancer Low with Testosterone Tx. Women with symptoms of hormone deficiency had a substantially lower than expected incidence of breast cancer when treated with testosterone implants with or without an aromatase inhibitor (AI).
  2. HSV Vaccine Linked to Lower Viral Shedding. A therapeutic vaccine for herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2) virus reduced viral shedding and had an acceptable safety ...

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  1. Hospitalists No Panacea for HF. Greater use of hospitalists for managing patients with heart failure did not improve outcomes through 30 days.
  2. Third-Hand Smoke Impacts Kids' Breathing. Third-hand smoke -- residue that remains on the skin, clothes, and furniture of smokers, even if they do their smoking out of the house -- still impacts children's breathing.
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