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Social Media Use Tied to Higher Odds of Smoking, Vaping in Youth

— Odds more than doubled in kids logging 7 hours or more a day on social media

11 Hrs Ago
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Fertility Treatment Safe for Breast Cancer Survivors With BRCA Mutations

No significant increased risk of recurrence or pregnancy complications

May 17, 2024
More Evidence Supports Active Surveillance for Low-Risk Papillary Thyroid Cancer

No difference in surgical, oncologic outcomes with immediate versus delayed surgery

May 17, 2024
Prion Disease Transmission Probed in NIH Study

Species barrier prevents chronic wasting disease from moving to humans, organoid data suggest

May 17, 2024
Not All Nephrologists Measure Kidney Size in 'Adult' Polycystic Kidney Disease

Of those who do, 88% reported using the gold-standard imaging biomarker in determining prognosis

May 17, 2024
Prion Disease Transmission Probed in NIH Study

Species barrier prevents chronic wasting disease from moving to humans, organoid data suggest

Not All Nephrologists Measure Kidney Size in 'Adult' Polycystic Kidney Disease

Of those who do, 88% reported using the gold-standard imaging biomarker in determining prognosis

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I'm a Former Surgeon General and I Couldn't Believe My $10k Medical Bill

Everyone must be able to access necessary care without fear of financial ruin

May 17, 2024
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Researchers ID Unique Mutation Linked to Alzheimer's Disease Risk

Findings in Peruvian family highlight importance of studying populations from all over the world

May 17, 2024
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Pediatricians Have Important Role in Talking About Substance Use, Experts Say

"You can't just assume that somebody's going to get care elsewhere," one pediatrician noted

May 17, 2024
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Tick Season Has Arrived. Here Are Tips for Protection.

Thanks to a mild winter, this year will be equal to -- or possibly worse -- than last year

May 17, 2024
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Cancer and Intimate-Care Products; Boost for CRC Stool Tests; Biopsy by Ultrasound?

News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues

May 17, 2024
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ShortCut Leaflet Splitter for TAVR Helps Keep Coronaries Unblocked

Pivotal study supports safety, effectiveness of TAVR adjunct device against coronary obstruction

May 17, 2024
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Sparsentan Bests Irbesartan for Rare, Progressive Kidney Disease

However, the FDA remains unconvinced that results support a new indication for the drug

May 17, 2024
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20 Years of Same-Sex Marriage Has Been a Boon to Health

We should all celebrate strides in healthcare

May 17, 2024
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The Lure of Specialty Medicine Pulls Nurse Practitioners From Primary Care

Increasingly, NPs are broadening their skills and income

May 17, 2024
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MedPod Today: RFK Jr.'s Ailments; Tenpenny Gets License Back; Shady Stem Cell Shots

app reporters offer further insights into these recently covered topics

May 17, 2024
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What's Your Telehealth Background?

A recent survey found that patients prefer doctors to conduct their telehealth appointments from their office or an exam room, instead of their kitchen or bedroom

May 17, 2024
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South Park Takes on Wegovy; Decapitated Doc's Killer Sentenced; Deadliest Superbugs

Health news and commentary gathered by app staff

May 17, 2024
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Yet Another Benefit for Metformin?

Study suggests a surprising effect in rheumatologic disease risk

May 17, 2024
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Nurses Don't Trust Employers to Safely Implement AI Tools, Survey Shows

Predictive models, chatbots may undermine clinical judgment and compromise patient care, they say

May 16, 2024
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