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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

March 4, 2015

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

The Affordable Care Act will be challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday (King v. Burwell) over complaints that the law …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Three papers in the BMJ take a close look at screening programs and the potential for overdiagnosis.

The first analysis examines screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (in the U.S., one-time screening is recommended for men aged 65–75 who've ever …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

The majority of asymptomatic thyroid nodules do not grow significantly or progress to cancer, according to a JAMA study.

In Italy, a population with …

By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Men who use testosterone products to treat low testosterone may be at increased risk for myocardial infarction, stroke, and death, …

By The Editors

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

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinicians …

March 3, 2015

By Jenni Whalen

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

Physicians may be able to diagnose celiac disease earlier by monitoring children over time on five specific growth parameters, according to a retrospective …

By Kelly Young

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

Intense — but not moderate — physical activity is associated with improved glucose tolerance, suggests an Annals of Internal Medicine study.

Three hundred obese adults were randomized to one …

By Larry Husten

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

People who drink moderate amounts of coffee might be less likely to have atherosclerosis, a Heart study suggests.

In a sample of more than …

By The Editors

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

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: A …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The American College of Physicians has released evidence-based guidelines on preventing and treating pressure ulcers.

Among the prevention recommendations, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine:

  • Clinicians should assess …

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