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Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

October 22, 2014

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

Most dietary supplements recalled because of the presence of pharmaceutical adulterants still contain the banned ingredients months after...

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NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: An older woman presents...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

The U.S. is requiring that people traveling from Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia enter the U.S. through one of five...

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By Larry Husten

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

The study that helped ignite the green coffee bean diet craze has been retracted. The details of the retraction and the...

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October 21, 2014

By the Editors

NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:

NEJM Live Ebola Webcast: Don't miss the live...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Patients who are aware of their risk for colorectal cancer, as assessed by genetic and environmental factors, are no more likely than others to undergo...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Dopamine receptor agonists — used to treat Parkinson disease, restless leg syndrome, and hyperprolactinemia — confer high risk for impulse control disorders, and their labels should carry stronger warnings about this risk, researchers conclude...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Approximately one in five healthcare workers may not be able to recall whether their patients have central venous catheters (CVCs), according...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Children who drink non-cow's milk — such as soy, rice, almond, or goat's milk — have lower serum vitamin D levels than those who...

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By Joe Elia

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Forty-three contacts of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S. have been declared...

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