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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

September 23, 2014

By Kelly Young

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

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, along with the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and the Society …

By Larry Husten

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

The American College of Cardiology is withdrawing one of its five recommendations in the "Choosing Wisely" campaign. In 2012, the ACC recommended that myocardial infarction patients …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

U.S. clinicians should advise patients traveling to areas with chikungunya transmission to use antivector measures, two physicians recommend …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

All sexually active females aged 24 and younger, and older women at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), should be screened for chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to …

By Kelly Young

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

Climate change can be linked to various adverse health effects, and physicians have a role in communicating potential health concerns to the public, according to a JAMA article …

By the Editors

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September 22, 2014

By the Editors

Some 160 people in 22 states have been confirmed to have had …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

The benefits of blood pressure-lowering in patients with type 2 diabetes and mild hypertension or normotension persist for years after treatment has ended, according to post-trial follow-up from the ADVANCE study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

In ADVANCE, …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

The New York Times this weekend put the spotlight on so-called "drive-by doctoring" — in which assistants, consultants, and other providers are called in, often when their need is uncertain, …

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