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Brain Risks Drop When Diet Includes More Minimally Processed Foods

Higher intake of ultra-processed foods upped the incidence of cognitive impairment or stroke

May 22, 2024
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Blood Test for Colon Cancer Screening May Miss Some Precancers, FDA Staff Says

Shield could boost screening compliance, but has low sensitivity for advanced adenomas

May 22, 2024
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Krill Oil Fails in New Osteoarthritis Trial

Now the question is how to reconcile this study with others finding a benefit

May 22, 2024
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Dying Ex-Doctor Serving Life for Murder May Soon Be Free

After a conditional pardon and 2-year wait, Vince Gilmer could be released this week

May 22, 2024
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Clarifying Misconceptions About Youth Gender-Affirming Care

What trans people, clinicians, and families really want others to know about youth gender care

May 22, 2024
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GLP-1 Agonist Scripts Jumped 600% for Teens, Young Adults Since 2020

Females accounted for most of the prescription fills

May 22, 2024
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After the Only Hospital in Town Closed, a City Directs Its Ire at Politicians

In rural communities, over 100 hospitals have downsized services or closed over the past decade

May 21, 2024
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Does COVID-19 Persist?

An unexpected idea gains traction and may provide clues about long COVID

May 20, 2024
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Finding Undiagnosed Asthma, COPD and Treating It Shows Benefit in Trial

Healthcare utilization for respiratory illness halved while quality of life, symptoms improved

May 20, 2024
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Opinion
When It Comes to the EMR, Little Things Matter a Lot

Cutting one click from a routine process can make a big difference

May 20, 2024
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Opinion
Measles Is Preventable. How Did the World End Up Back Here?

Health professionals must encourage vaccination and fight misinformation

May 19, 2024
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Opinion
When it Comes to Preventive Health, Play the Long Game

Proposed budget scoring legislation can boost disease prevention and drive cost savings

May 18, 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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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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