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Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

August 1, 2014

By the Editors

The FDA has approved olodaterol (Striverdi Respimat) inhalation spray as...

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By the Editors

Dr. Danielle Ofri, author and internist, is writing a book about...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS

The CDC is recommending that people avoid non-essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia given the worsening Ebola outbreak. The level 3 advisory does not affect people...

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By the Editors

Breast-feeding rates are continuing their steady climb in the U.S. — 79% of infants born in 2011 started to breast-feed, up from 75%...

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By Cara Adler

Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS

Risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke is at least 40% higher for blue-collar and service workers than...

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July 31, 2014

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

Electronic cigarettes ("e-cigarettes") are safer than conventional cigarettes and might even help smokers quit, according to a review article in...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

Obstetric acute renal failure appears to be on the rise, and while the reasons are largely unknown, peripartum treatment for preeclampsia may play...

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