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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Online Program Boosts Mobility for MS Patients. A simple behavioral intervention delivered over the Internet helped multiple sclerosis (MS) patients increase their daily walking. 2. Vinegar Test May Reduce Cervical Ca Deaths. Vinegar has been used for everything from cleaning refrigerators to taming food odors, and now this common kitchen staple may reduce cervical cancer deaths. 3. ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Mid-East Coronavirus Not Easily Spread. The novel coronavirus emerging from the Middle East can be transmitted between people, but not easily. 2. As 'Emergency' Doors Close More Seek Care. One in five adults in the U.S. sought emergency department treatment at least once during 2011. 3. ACA: And Now for the Details. With the ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. MDs, RNs Tackle In-Flight Health Crises. The most common medical emergencies during air travel included syncope, respiratory difficulties, and GI symptoms; clinicians played an important role in their care. 2. High-Dose NSAIDs Hike Risk of Heart Attack. High doses of some commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increased the risk of major vascular events by about ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Don't Stop Warfarin for Dental Visits. Patients taking aspirin or warfarin (Coumadin) for prevention after a stroke don't need to stop the drug for dental procedures and probably can stay on it for most other minor medical procedures. 2. Silent Afib Linked to Stroke in Diabetics. Asymptomatic atrial fibrillation might lie behind stroke of unknown origin ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. More Evidence Fecal Transplant Clears C. Diff. Fecal transplant for Clostridium difficile infection is a safe and effective treatment and can alter patients' fecal microbiota to resemble that of donors over time. 2. CT Lung Screens Catch Most Cancers. The National Lung Screening Trial found that CT scans were highly sensitive in detecting lung cancer in ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Asthma Tied to Sleep Apnea. Patients with asthma were also more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea. 2. 5-Day Steroid Tx Works in COPD. A short-term course of systemic glucocorticoid therapy in patients with acute chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was as effective as treatment of longer duration. 3. Cyberbullying, Risky Sex Hike Teen ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Medical Home Transition Long but Worth It. The path to becoming a patient-centered medical home is long, rough, and varies for each practice, but getting there is essential to providing high-quality, affordable healthcare to all Americans. 2. Any Bed-Sharing Puts Baby at Risk for SIDS. Bed-sharing is associated with a five-fold increased risk of sudden infant ...

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