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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

March 3, 2015

By Jenni Whalen

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

Physicians may be able to diagnose celiac disease earlier by monitoring children over time on five specific growth parameters, according to a retrospective …

By Kelly Young

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

Intense — but not moderate — physical activity is associated with improved glucose tolerance, suggests an Annals of Internal Medicine study.

Three hundred obese adults were randomized to one …

By Larry Husten

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

People who drink moderate amounts of coffee might be less likely to have atherosclerosis, a Heart study suggests.

In a sample of more than …

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: A …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The American College of Physicians has released evidence-based guidelines on preventing and treating pressure ulcers.

Among the prevention recommendations, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine:

  • Clinicians should assess …

By Kelly Young

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

Roughly one in five teenaged girls and one in 10 boys who've dated within the past year say they've experienced …

March 2, 2015

By Larry Husten

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

A new study in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery sheds light on just how excessive some hospital tests — and in particular, those that require bloodletting — can be.

Researchers analyzed records from nearly 1900 patients who had …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

Physicians often agree to space out childhood vaccines despite substantial concerns about doing so, a Pediatrics study finds.

In 2012, some 500 U.S. pediatric and …

By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

The FDA has approved a third levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

Some 1.1 billion teens and young adults are putting their hearing at risk by using personal audio devices unsafely and exposing themselves to damaging sound levels at nightclubs, …

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