Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

May 1, 2017

By the Editors

Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Practice: A 4-month-old male infant is brought to the emergency department by paramedics. His mother had dialed 911 because the infant...

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April 29, 2017

April 28, 2017

By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

The number of teens who have repeat births has gone down in recent years, but about one in three who gives birth uses the least...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

Use of methadone or buprenorphine substitution treatment for opioid dependence is associated with reduced mortality, according to a meta-analysis in The BMJ.

Using...

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By the Editors

Clinicians may soon be able to prescribe generic Vytorin (ezetimibe/simvastatin)...

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April 27, 2017

By the Editors

The World Health Organization is investigating a cluster of eight unexplained deaths...

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By the Editors

A malaria vaccine pilot program will begin in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi in 2018, the World Health Organization has announced....

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Several professional groups, including the International Osteoporosis Foundation, have issued a position statement on managing bone loss in postmenopausal women receiving adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy for breast...

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By Kelly Young

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

States that have passed medical marijuana legislation have higher rates of illicit marijuana use, according to a JAMA...

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