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  1. System-Wide Program Helps Control BP. A multipronged hypertension program implemented within an integrated healthcare system was associated with substantial improvements in blood pressure control.
  2. MRIs May Have Fueled Increase in Mastectomy. Older breast cancer patients had significantly higher odds of undergoing mastectomy if their evaluation included MRI, use of which increased exponentially during the study period.
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  1. Indoor Tanning Still Common in Girls, Women. Indoor tanning among adolescent girls and young women rises through the teen years, peaking at about 18 through 21, and then declines with age.
  2. 1 Autistic Child in Family Hikes Risk for More. Younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) had a greater risk of being affected with an ASD themselves.

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  1. Gluten Free: Separating Facts from the Fad. The consensus of MedPage Today readers is that gluten intolerance is real, but mainstream media attention to all things gluten free is a fad.
  2. NPs, PAs Trending Away from Primary Care. Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are increasingly choosing subspecialty practices and could come up short in helping fill the shortage of ...

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  1. Psoriasis Often Goes Untreated. As many as 30% of patients with severe psoriasis received no treatment, and many others received only topical therapy.
  2. Breastfeeding Baby May Delay Breast Cancer. Breastfeeding for a longer period of time might have helped protect women from breast cancer, although the effect didn't appear to overcome the higher risk for women who smoked.
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  1. Data Promising for Next-Gen Inhaled Insulin. Two late-stage trials in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes have shown benefits for the latest incarnation of rapid-acting inhaled insulin (Afrezza) over insulin and oral diabetes drugs.
  2. Byetta May Help in Type 1 Diabetes, Too. The GLP-1 agonist exenatide (Byetta), used in type 2 diabetes, may have metabolic effects on patients with ...

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  1. Retina May Be Window Into Stroke Risk. Damage to the retina from hypertension independently pointed to elevated stroke risk, even when blood pressure was controlled by medication.
  2. High-Deductible Plans Mean More Hospital Red Ink. As employers and insurance companies shift more health costs into workers' pockets, hospitals are making a discovery. The pockets aren't bottomless.
  3. Special Diet Quells Genetic ...

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  1. Induced Labor Linked to Higher Autism Risk.  The odds of autism increased significantly in children whose mothers gave birth with induced or augmented labor, a study of more than 600,000 births showed.
  2. Face Recognition Test May Predict Early Dementia. Patients who were unable to name or recognize culturally-relevant and age appropriate famous faces may be at risk for various deficits in ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Med Students Who Shadow Surgeons Keener on Surgery. Medical student interest in critical care surgery has fallen since the 1980s, but shadowing surgeons on a busy night bolstered enthusiasm in a small group. 2. Second-Hand Smoke, Asthma Link Remains. Children with asthma were more likely to be exposed to second-hand smoke than those without the disease. 3.
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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Higher Blood Sugar Tied to Dementia Risk. Higher glucose levels had a significant association with an increased risk of dementia in older, nondiabetic individuals. 2. Scientists Urge Controversial H7N9 Studies. A star-studded group of influenza researchers is calling for genetic experiments on the H7N9 avian flu strain that could lead to so-called "gain-of-function" mutations. 3.
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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. To Screen or Not to Screen: A Personalized Approach. Personalized prioritization for health services and screenings may optimize gains in life expectancy. 2. Father Most Likely Gave Avian Flu to Daughter. A father and his daughter who both died this spring from the H7N9 avian influenza provide the best evidence yet that the novel strain can jump ...

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