Top stories in health and medicine, November 14, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Future Uncertain for the National Children's Study. What was once considered a ground-breaking U.S. study to track the health of children from birth to adulthood may be stopped before its official start, causing alarm for advocates and researchers who say its findings are crucial to developing prevention strategies for childhood illnesses ...

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A medical student diagnosed with cancer Ironically, we had just finished our endocrine unit when I noticed a lump in my neck. Perhaps school had made me more vigilant, or perhaps I merely fell into the realm of hypochondriac medical student, but I couldn’t ignore this lump. I set up an appointment with my doctor fully expecting a diagnosis of medical student neuroticism. Instead she agreed that it was ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, November 6, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Simple Tool May ID Dementia Risk in Seniors. A higher incidence of a pre-dementia condition called motoric cognitive risk syndrome (MCR) was seen with advancing age in older, healthy adults.
  2. Do Statins Up a Woman's Risk for Thyroid Cancer? The regular use of statins, particularly among women, was associated ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, November 5, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Risk for Silent Stroke Twice as High With Afib. Atrial fibrillation was associated with a more than twofold increased risk for silent cerebral infarctions (SCIs).
  2. U.S. Physician Leaders Suffer Loss of Public Trust. Physicians in the U.S. enjoy a lower level of public trust than physicians in any of ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, November 4, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Stopping Inhaled Steroids in COPD Feasible. Withdrawing inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) from patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) did not lead to an increased rate of exacerbations.
  2. Weight Loss Surgery May Cut T2D Risk. Obese individuals who underwent bariatric surgery had an 80% decrease in risk for developing ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, November 3, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Moderate TSH Suppression Best. Moderately suppressing thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) after treatment for differentiated thyroid cancer may be the best strategy.
  2. ACA's Role in Election Varies by Location. As the country prepares for elections next week, the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) role in statewide and Congressional elections has varied.

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When an unconscious person is first brought to the emergency room, there may be little indication if the individual has diabetes or a thyroid condition. Since millions of people have common hormone health conditions like these, emergency room clinicians and other acute care providers need to watch for cases where an endocrine disorder is causing or contributing to a medical emergency. More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, October 31, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Minor Memory Problems Merit Attention. Patients who reported having lost a step mentally were at nearly triple the risk of being diagnosed with definite cognitive impairment later on, albeit with a lag of about 6 to 10 years.
  2. Munchausen by Proxy: A Case Study of Abuse. If you do ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, October 30, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Disease Activity Linked to Lipid Elevation in RA. Measures of disease activity at baseline and changes in those markers with tocilizumab (Actemra) treatment among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were independently associated with increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events.
  2. Ebola: Vinson Thanks God and the Medics. Nurse Amber ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, October 29, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Add-on Tx Less Likely in T2D Patients on Metformin. Patients with type 2 diabetes who don't start out on metformin may be at higher risk for needing additional therapy.
  2. Lung Donation After Cardiac Death Shows Promise. Lung transplantation after cardiac death achieved key endpoints comparable to those attained with ...

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