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Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

May 1, 2015

By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has declared that rubella has been eliminated in the Americas thanks to mass immunization...

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By Larry Husten

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

A study in Diabetologia uncovers new details about the association between sugary drinks and diabetes.

U.K. researchers followed more...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

The American College of Physicians has released a set of best practices to reduce unnecessary use of cervical cancer screening in average-risk women — that is, those who have no...

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April 30, 2015

By Kelly Young

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

Smoking cessation is associated with temporary deterioration of glucose control among patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a Lancet Diabetes

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

A high dose of sodium nitrite plus citric acid, applied topically, can clear anogenital warts in about a third of patients, according to...

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By Kelly Young

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

The FDA has approved an injection designed to destroy chin fat....

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By the Editors

The FDA on Tuesday approved the first generic versions of the atypical antipsychotic Abilifiy (aripiprazole) for...

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By Allison Bryant, MD, MPH

Dr. Bryant is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Women's Health, from which this story is adapted.

Clinician training and audits can lead to a small reduction in cesarean delivery rates, a New England Journal of Medicine study finds.

Canadian...

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