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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: You Might Be an American Physician Assistant in the U.K. if ... (FREE)
By the Editors Here is the most clicked-on article we featured … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Pet-Related Diseases / Breast-Feeding and MS Risk / Pennsylvania EM Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's today's line up from NEJM Group: NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: Pet-Related Diseases: What you … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

From the Blogs: Mystifying Cochrane Library Review on HCV Therapy Elicits Strong Response from IDSA (FREE)
By the Editors In his latest HIV and ID … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Infant's Severe Bacterial Infection Is Traced to Contaminated Breast Pump (FREE)
By Cara Adler Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS A contaminated breast pump has been identified as the source of a preterm infant's infection with Cronobacter sakazakii, according to an MMWR article. The … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CBO Kept Busy Analyzing Repeal/Replace Bills (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The Congressional Budget Office has released its assessments of the " Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act " and a revised " Better Care Reconciliation Act. " … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

WHO Warns of Increasing Rates of Drug-Resistant HIV (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The World Health Organization is warning of increasing resistance to widely used HIV drugs, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Over a Third of Dementia Cases Tied to Modifiable Risk Factors (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Roughly 35% of dementia cases could be delayed or prevented with attention given to nine modifiable risk factors, according to a report from a dementia commission published in the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Moving Beyond Forecasting / Oral Challenges for Reported Penicillin Allergy / Massachusetts Family Medicine Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you today from NEJM Group:NEJM Audio Interview: Moving Beyond … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Another Study Finds Link Between Prenatal Antidepressant Use & Autism Risk (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH Prenatal antidepressant use appears to be linked to a statistically higher risk for autism in offspring, suggests a study in The BMJ.Autism rates were highest among 3300 Swedish … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ASCO Tackles Affordability of Cancer Drugs (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The American Society of Clinical Oncology proposes addressing high drug prices with a handful of " modest experiments. " In a position statement, ASCO warns that specialty drugs … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Weight Gains in Early to Middle Adulthood Seen as Crucial to Later Health Outcome (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Excessive weight gain during early to middle adulthood was associated with a variety of adverse consequences later in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

No Advantage to Using High-Dose Vitamin D in Young Kids to Prevent Respiratory Illness (FREE)
By the Editors High-dose vitamin D supplements provide no advantage over standard doses in preventing viral upper respiratory tract infections in young children, according to … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Salt-and-Pepper Skin Changes / Vitamin C, Thiamine, & Hydrocortisone for Sepsis / Ohio IM Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Have a look at some of the latest clinical content from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Images in clinical medicine: A … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF Again Recommends Against Screening General Population for Ovarian Cancer (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that asymptomatic women should … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Approves Extended Adjuvant Therapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer (FREE)
By Kristin J. Kelley Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The FDA has approved neratinib (brand name, Nerlynx) for reducing the risk for breast cancer recurrence. The drug — the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Combination Hepatitis C Treatment (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The FDA has approved a new drug combination to … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

" Repeal and Replace " Apparently Becomes " None of the Above " (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The dramatic collapse of the Republican-led effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act set … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Opioid Reduction Therapy Offers Some Benefits to Patients with Chronic Pain (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH Interventions to reduce long-term opioid therapy in patients with chronic pain show some benefits, according to a review in the Annals of Internal Medicine, but the overall quality of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: Vasectomy Likely Does Not Cause Prostate Cancer (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH A new meta-analysis in JAMA Internal Medicine may help ease patients'concerns about a previously reported link between vasectomy and prostate cancer.The analysis included … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Endocervical Carcinoma in Pregnancy / Dyspepsia Management Guideline / Indiana Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Have a look at what we selected for you today from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case record: … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Healthy, Plant-Based Diet Linked to Lower Risk for Coronary Heart Disease (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH Eating a diet heavy in plants is associated with reduced coronary heart disease risk, provided they're the right plants, suggests a study in the Journal of the American College of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: ALS Review / Vancomycin Susceptibility in MSSA / California Primary Care Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here is what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review: Progress has been made in understanding … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

From the Blogs: You Might Be an American Physician Assistant in the U.K. if (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at what's happening … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Could an Experimental Drug Prevent Hearing Loss? (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH An experimental drug might prevent temporary, noise-induced hearing loss, suggests an industry-conducted, phase II study in the Lancet.Over 80 participants were randomized to receive oral placebo … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Not Tied to Lower BMI and May Even Increase It (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH Artificial sweeteners like aspartame and stevioside are not associated with reduced BMI and may pose some risks, suggests a meta-analysis in the Canadian Medical Association … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Clinical Pearls (FREE)
By the Editors Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Tied to Increased Hypertension Risk Decades Later (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are associated with increased long-term risk for post-pregnancy hypertension, according to two studies in The BMJ.In the first, researchers used Danish health … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Senate Releases New Version of Its Health Care Bill (FREE)
By the Editors The Senate on Thursday released a new version of its health care bill. The latest … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Uptake of PCV13 Low Among Seniors (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Two years after the CDC began recommending that seniors get the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Relevancy of IM Board Questions / Isolation for Patients with Infectious Diseases? / Massachusetts FM Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: Are internal … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CDC Reports Ongoing Measles Outbreak in Minnesota (FREE)
By Cara Adler Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS A measles outbreak in a Minnesota Somali-American community with low vaccination coverage spread rapidly and is ongoing, according to an … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

National Academies Recommend Steps to Address Opioid Crisis (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have released a set of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Range of Healthy Dietary Changes Could Help You Live Longer (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Adults who improve their eating habits may see a long-term survival benefit, a New England Journal of Medicine study suggests.Using food-frequency questionnaires … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Extended-Release Tramadol May Ease Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Extended-release tramadol may help reduce withdrawal symptoms in patients being treated for opioid use disorder, according to a JAMA … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Prostatectomy for Localized Prostate Cancer Doesn't Improve Long-Term Survival (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM A 20-year study finds that radical prostatectomy is not associated with improved survival in patients with localized prostate cancer. The results, published in the New … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Healthcare Cyberattacks / Migraine & Opioids / Chicago Gastroenterology Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: New England Journal of Medicine: Perspective: A wave of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Cerebral Cavernous Malformations / Prenatal Fevers & Autism / Florida Primary Care Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 59-year-old man presented with a 1-year history … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Alendronate Might Help Protect Against Hip Fracture in Patients Taking Prednisolone (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Use of alendronate is associated with lower hip fracture risk in older adults taking prednisolone, according to a retrospective cohort … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

WHO Likely Won't Attempt Cholera Vaccination Campaign in Yemen (FREE)
By the Editors The World Health Organization says it will not likely follow through on a plan to send … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF Recommends Individualized Lifestyle Counseling for Nonobese Adults (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Clinicians may consider on a case-by-case basis whether to refer nonobese adults without cardiovascular risk factors to behavioral counseling to encourage … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

For Treatment-Resistant Depression, Add an Antipsychotic or Switch Antidepressants? (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM For patients with depression unresponsive to antidepressants, adding the antipsychotic aripiprazole seems modestly better than switching to the antidepressant bupropion, a JAMA study … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Safety and Efficacy of Dabigatran Reversal Agent Confirmed (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Idarucizumab — a humanized monoclonal antibody approved to reverse the anticoagulant effects of dabigatran — acts quickly and safely in emergency situations, according to final … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Beating, Fast and Slow / Women's Views on Screening Mammography / Kentucky Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Have a look at the latest selections from NEJM Group: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical problem-solving: A 52-year-old man presented with a 2-week history of exertional chest … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

From the Blogs: Should We Give Advice to Clinicians We Don't Know About Patients We Don't Know? (FREE)
By the Editors In his latest HIV and ID … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Infant Self-Feeding May Confer Some Benefits but Doesn't Reduce Obesity Risk (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Having infants feed themselves solid food is not associated with a healthier body weight, but there may be other benefits, a JAMA Pediatrics study … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Coffee Studies Imply More Is Better, but... (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Two large studies find an inverse association between coffee consumption and mortality, but recommending more of the stuff " would be premature, " according to an editorial in the Annals … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New CDC Director Appointed (FREE)
By the Editors The Department of Health and Human Services on Friday … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Adolescents Who Self-Harm Have More Psychosocial Problems Decades Later (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH Adolescents who self-harm are more likely to experience a wide range of psychosocial problems in adulthood, according to a Lancet Child& Adolescent Health study.Nearly 1700 … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Clinical Pearls / Teen Concussion & Menstrual Changes / Massachusetts FM Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Resident 360: Clinical Pearls: What is the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

WHO Reports Continued Increase in Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH Gonorrhea resistant to last-resort antibiotics has been found in two-thirds of countries with available data, the World Health Organization said … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news