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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Emotions Run High Over Value of HPV Vax. There was a battle last week among those who commented on the survey question about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. 2. New Kidney Function Tied to Vitamin D Status. Low vitamin D after a kidney transplant is associated with worse kidney function and increased fibrosis. 3. Vaccine-Autism ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Clues to Kids' Asthma Focus on Genes, Wheezing. Expression of two genes on the childhood-asthma locus of chromosome 17 increased significantly with human rhinovirus (HRV) stimulation, suggesting a link to virus-induced wheezing and asthma. 2. Gupta Guide: Cancer Patients Poorly Served by Online Nutrition Info. When it comes to directing cancer patients to solid nutritional recommendations online, physicians are ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Baldness Linked to Prostate Ca Risk in Blacks. Early-onset baldness seemed to significantly increase the odds of prostate cancer in African-American men, including diagnosis of more advanced and aggressive disease, as well as diagnosis at a younger age. 2. MRI for Low Back Problems Deemed 'Overused'. More than half of outpatient lumbar spine MRI scans weren't ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Long Quest for Pregnancy Ups Neuro Risk for Child. The more years spent trying to achieve pregnancy, the greater the risk of conceiving a child with neurological dysfunction. 2. Heart Failure: Is There a Breath Test? Analyzing a single puff of exhaled air, or "breathprint," aids in speedy diagnosis of heart failure. 3. AAP: ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Study: Docs in Dark About Complementary Therapies. Many cardiology patients use complementary medicines and therapies but they may not routinely share that information with their doctors. 2. States Explore Medicaid Expansion Alternatives. Not every state will opt to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, but some are looking for ways to get extra ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Race a Factor in Decision to Amputate a Leg? Amputation for peripheral arterial disease was nearly twice as likely for blacks as for whites, despite access to good hospitals or high patient income. 2. The Gupta Guide: Autism -- What Is Happening Here? A report out this week stating that one in 50 school children carries ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. PFO Closure Still an Open Question. The negative results of three studies should have closed the book on patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure in cryptogenic stroke, but somehow the book is still being picked up. 2. Norovirus Main Gastroenteritis Culprit in Kids. Norovirus far surpasses rotavirus as the primary cause of acute gastroenteritis in children younger ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Docs Need to Learn More About Billing, Coding. Bigger steps should be taken to make physicians more aware of the inefficiencies that cause billions in lost healthcare dollars every year, according to Medicare officials. 2. Midlife Stroke a Harbinger of Early Death. A stroke or transient ischemic attack by age 50 at least triples mortality risk ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Treat Concussed Athletes Individually. Although athletes with suspected concussions should be benched immediately, their return to play may be handled flexibly according to symptoms and risk of further injury. 2. Nurse Shortage Linked to NICU Infection Rates. Neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are widely understaffed, potentially increasing the risk of infection in critically ill babies. 3.
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