medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. What Is the Real Cost of a New Knee? Assuming current eligibility criteria for total knee arthroplasty (TKA), the per patient lifetime cost attributable to symptomatic knee OA is $12,400, which represents about 10% of total direct medical costs in patients with OA.
  2. Attitudes Affected Outcome in HIV Prevention ...

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medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Don't Demonize Processed Food. I'm not sure anything garners more discussion in the nutrition world these days than the term "processed food."
  2. Heritability of RA Remains Unexplained. Most of the familial aggregation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can't be explained by currently established genetic or environmental risk factors.

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medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Cut in Half. The number of people exposed to secondhand smoke dropped by half over the last decade, but one in four nonsmokers, or some 58 million people, are still exposed.
  2. Patients Mum on Work-Related Asthma. While 46% of employed adults had asthma that was ...

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medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. An Ounce of Exercise, a Pound of Rehab. I first became aware of this "revolutionary" post-MI intervention as an intern -- I was shadowing Bernard Lown, MD, the Nobel Prize winner, inventor of the defibrillator and introducer of lidocaine into medical practice.
  2. Lower Lung Cancer Risk Seen in Nonsmokers ...

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medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. President Promotes ‘Patient-Powered’ Genomics Project. Imagine if physicians could select a personalized cure for a particular patient's cancer in one easy step.
  2. Match Not to Blame for Low Resident Salaries. Resident salaries are low, but it's not the match's fault.
  3. Mixed Results for Obamacare Tests in Primary-Care ...

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medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today: Long-Term Danger for Kids' Tackle Football? Cognitive impairments in retired professional football players with behavioral or mental complaints were more pronounced in those who had played tackle football prior to age 12. Skipping Doses to Save $$$. Nearly 8% of adults in the U.S. did not take their medications ...

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medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. U.S. Seniors Losing Grip on Muscle Strength. The first national survey on grip strength in older adults found that 5% of those over 60 had weak muscle strength, and 13% had intermediate strength.
  2. Low MI Risk in Patients With Non-MI Chest Pain. Patients treated in emergency departments (EDs) for ...

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medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Is This Tattoo Worth a 1,000 Needle Pricks? Researchers at the University of California San Diego believe they have a feasible, noninvasive method for monitoring serum glucose: a temporary tattoo.
  2. Systolic Pressure Signals Risk in Young. Isolated systolic hypertension in young and middle-age adults was associated with an increased ...

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medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. PCP Flying High on Corporate Wellness. In 2008, E. Brooks Wilkins, MD, was faced with a hard choice: shutting down a wellness and weight-loss center designed for people who had tens of thousands of dollars to spend on a 30-day intensive treatment program or toughing it out through a devastating recession.

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medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Congressman to AMA: Offer SGR Solutions Not Complaints. The American Medical Association (AMA) is doing a disservice by not weighing in on how to pay for repealing the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physician reimbursement under Medicare.
  2. Lethal Injection: A Cruel, Painful, Terrifying Execution. Physicians should abstain from ...

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