Top stories in health and medicine, December 17, 2014

medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Gene Test Has Promise for Nailing DCIS Recurrence Risk. A multigene panel predicted recurrence risk in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), according to a population-based study.
  2. Docs, Guns, and Smokes. One day in clinic, 2 years ago, a patient handed Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, a request for a concealed weapon permit, soliciting his signature.
  3. Memory Complaints Linked to Risk. Feeling like your memory is going could signal a modestly higher risk of stroke, particularly for well-educated people.
  4. Standards Help Diabetes Devices Talk to Each Other. The first set of interoperability standards for diabetes devices has been developed.

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