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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

July 31, 2014

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Obstetric acute renal failure appears to be on the rise, and while the reasons are largely unknown, peripartum treatment for preeclampsia may play …

By Kelly Young

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

Acupuncture may help improve fatigue and psychological distress in women with breast cancer who have joint pain related to use of aromatase …

July 30, 2014

By Christine Sadlowski

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

The oft-cited five servings per day of fruits and vegetables was the optimal amount for limiting overall and cardiovascular mortality, but not cancer mortality, …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have issued a focused update to their 2012 guideline on diagnosing and managing patients with stable ischemic heart disease (IHD).

The …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

A viewpoint in JAMA highlights the proposed Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which would provide a streamlined, expedited way for physicians to get medical licenses in multiple states.

Currently, …

July 29, 2014

By Larry Husten

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

Menopausal hormone therapy may have favorable effects on some cardiovascular risk factors, but it doesn't reduce the progression of atherosclerosis, according to an Annals of Internal Medicine study.

Over …

By Larry Husten

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

Running just 5 minutes a day can extend one's life span. For endurance runners, heat stroke may be a bigger danger than cardiac disorders. These are the lessons learned from two new studies in the Journal of the American College of …

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