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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

January 28, 2015

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Pregnant women who are offered financial incentives to stop smoking are more than twice as likely to quit as their peers who receive only routine care, a BMJ study finds.

Researchers in …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

By the end of 2016, 30% of the payments that Medicare makes to physicians and hospitals should be based on the …

By Kelly Young

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

A new survey by Consumer Reports found that few patients are warned about the radiation hazards of computed tomographic (CT) imaging …

By Kelly Young

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

Targeted biopsy of the prostate is associated with improved detection of high-risk prostate cancer and reduced detection of …

January 27, 2015

By Jenni Whalen

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

Institutional childrearing is associated with alterations in neural white matter, according to a trial in JAMA Pediatrics. White matter abnormalities previously have been linked …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Young and middle-aged adults with isolated systolic hypertension face increased long-term risks for coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, according to a Journal of the American College …

By Kelly Young

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

The CDC has released its 2015 schedule of child and adolescent immunizations. Some of the changes from 2014 include:

  • Certain children aged …

By The Editors

The FDA has approved the first generic version of the proton-pump inhibitor …

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