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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

October 1, 2014

By Joe Elia

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

A man exposed to Ebola while traveling in Africa has been hospitalized in a Dallas hospital, critically ill with confirmed Ebola Zaire, CDC officials confirmed at a press conference on Tuesday. …

By Larry Husten

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

A vitamin D pill can't substitute for a healthy diet and sunshine in terms …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Women who exercise regularly, eat well, avoid cigarettes, and maintain a healthy weight before pregnancy have a remarkably lower risk for gestational diabetes …

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 …

By the Editors

Physicians and teaching hospitals in the U.S. received $3.5 billion from drug companies and medical device …

By Larry Husten

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

Younger patients who need aortic valve replacement may now be more eligible to receive bioprosthetic valves, according to a …

By Kelly Young

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

Needle and laser acupuncture offer no long-term benefit over sham treatment …

September 30, 2014

By Larry Husten

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

When ordering cardiac imaging procedures, physicians should understand the appropriate use of each procedure, the radiation dose associated with the procedure, and the risks associated with that dose, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. …

By Christine Sadlowski

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

A position paper from the American Academy of Neurology on the prescription of opioids for noncancer pain outlines "best practices" clinicians should …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new recommendations on promoting bone health in children and adolescents.

Among the recommendations, published in Pediatrics:

  • At year-3, year-9, …

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