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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

August 28, 2014

By Kelly Young

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

Depression is common — and commonly untreated — among patients with cancer, but a collaborative care model is associated with improved depression symptoms, even among patients with poor prognoses, according to research published …

By Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM

Low-income countries have the lowest cardiovascular-risk-factor burden — but, paradoxically, the highest incidence of major cardiovascular events — according to a New England Journal of Medicine study. …

August 27, 2014

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

A collaborative care intervention involving depression care managers can lead to significant improvements in depression symptoms among teens, a JAMA study finds.

Some …

By Kelly Young

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

The World Health Organization estimates that more than 240 healthcare workers have been infected with the Ebola …

By Kelly Young

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

Self-monitoring with self-titration of antihypertensive drugs is more successful than usual care in reducing blood pressure in high-risk patients, according to a JAMA study. …

August 26, 2014

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

States that have legalized medical marijuana have lower rates of death from opioid analgesic overdose than states without such laws, according to a JAMA Internal …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends intense behavioral counseling for adults who are overweight or obese and have at least one other cardiovascular risk factor (B recommendation). …

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: …

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