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Nurse Survey Signals Improvements, Though Retention Still a Problem

Efforts to "recruit more nurses are akin to fueling a car with a leaking gas tank," one RN says


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SGLT-2 Inhibitors Top Other Diabetes Medications for Eye Safety

Significantly lower risk of diabetic macular edema, proliferative diabetic retinopathy

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After Crash Kills 6 Teens, NTSB Says Marijuana's Impact on Drivers Is Underestimated

Cannabis-impaired driving is a growing safety concern as more states legalize its use

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No Asymptomatic Bird Flu Infections in Dairy Farmworkers, Small Study Finds

But officials announce two more cases among farmworkers in Colorado

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Safety Flagged for Long-Term Oral Corticosteroids for Eczema

Over 90 days of exposure linked to adverse events

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Global IT Outage Hobbles EHR Systems, Leaving Docs Scrambling

Surgeries, medical appointments canceled across the U.S. after bungled software update

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New Alzheimer's Mimic Identified

Memory-loss syndrome predominantly affects limbic system

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Novel JAK1 Inhibitor Reduced Treatment Failures in Active Noninfectious Uveitis

But the trial was halted when the funder changed its business focus

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Trans People on Hormone Therapy Don't Mind Potential Cardiovascular Side Effects

Many have already weighed the risks against their improved well-being

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Can People Be Allergic to Coconut?

The FDA considers it a "tree nut" even though it's a fruit

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MedPod Today: Administrative Harm; GOP-Backed Alternative to IVF? 'Zebra' Stories

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The Olympics Don't Allow Doping. This Competition Will Encourage It.

But how will athletes who get a boost to push the limits of achievement fare?

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Sotorasib Promising for KRAS鈥揜elated Vascular Malformations

Two patients had rapid symptom improvement and reductions in malformation volume

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Infectious Disease
IG Live July 19: Measles, Bird Flu, COVID, Oh My!

Experts unpack what recent outbreaks mean for public health

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Infectious Disease
Long COVID Risk Has Fallen, Largely Attributable to Vaccine Rollout

However, metabolic and gastrointestinal sequelae increased among the unvaccinated

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Pegcetacoplan Comes Out Ahead in Comparison of Drugs for Dry AMD

Propensity-matched analysis favored the C3 inhibitor over avacincaptad pegol at 12 and 24 months

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These 'Zebra' Cases Were Cracked by People Other Than Doctors

Popular Reddit thread captures rare diagnoses made by patients, lab techs, first responders

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FDA Allows Best-Selling E-Cigarette Vuse Alto, but Only in Tobacco Flavor

Agency previously rejected the company's menthol-flavored products

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Do People Buy Into Hospital-at-Home Care?; Nicotine Pouch Use

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A Life in Medical Innovation and Philanthropy

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Rx for Reality: Clinicians Confront Medical Gaslighting

Three healthcare professionals describe when they were gaslit by their peers

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What the Trump Assassination Attempt Says About Gun Violence

Democrat, Republican, or other, physicians must discuss this as a public health issue

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Jeremy Faust, MD
Smartphone App Decreased Distracted Driving and Other Noteworthy Studies This Week

This piece is devoted to four exceptional papers in JAMA Network Open

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When a Revolutionary Cancer Treatment Causes Cancer

The potential benefits of CAR T-cell therapies still far outweigh the risks