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  1. The 'C' Word Affects DCIS Treatment Choice. Women who heard the word "cancer" in describing ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) thought more aggressive treatment was better.
  2. CSF Proteins Flag Early Parkinson's. Decreased levels of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) proteins were associated with the presence of early Parkinson's disease and/or increased motor symptoms.
  3. Strong Evidence for ICDs in Prevention, AHRQ Finds. ...

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  1. Depression: Can a Coach Help? Adding old-fashioned technology -- the telephone -- to a Web-based intervention for depression improved adherence to the intervention, but there was no symptom benefit.
  2. Affording Care: A Medical Student's Story. The Affordable Care Act as approved by Congress required all insurance plans to to limit personal out-of-pocket expenses to $6,350 for individual plans and $12,700 for ...

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  1. Antipsychotic No Help for Delirium in Critical Care. Critically ill patients' episodes of delirium and coma did not resolve any sooner when treated with intravenous (IV) haloperidol.
  2. Heart Ailment Tied to Severe Hypoglycemia. Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) was associated with a significantly greater risk of severe hypoglycemia in Korean patients with type 2 diabetes.
  3. Antipsychotics Raise Risk of Diabetes ...

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  1. Role of HDL in Heart Disease Risk Iffy. Does good cholesterol still predict heart risk after bad cholesterol is controlled by statin therapy?
  2. Oral Health Has Role in HPV Infection. Poor oral health is an independent risk factor for oral infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), including the strains associated with cancer.
  3. Young Adults Unaware of ACA Exchanges. Only 27% ...

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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.
  3. Shoe Inserts No ...

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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.
  3. Fluoroquinolones ...

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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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