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FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

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The FDA has released new guidance for drug developers that could potentially lead to the approval of a wider range of nonprescription drug products.

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors

Physician burnout, fatigue, and work-unit safety grades are independently associated with medical errors.

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant Not HIPAA Compliant

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant Not HIPAA Compliant

Virtual assistant programs like Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa are not yet in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Wellness Vacations Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle During Travel

Wellness Vacations Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle During Travel

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Wellness travel comes in many forms: from coastal bike rides to weeklong workout programs with celebrity trainers.

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Overlooking women in medicine can have far-reaching consequences.

Mothers' Healthy Lifestyle Tied to Drop in Offspring Obesity

Mothers' Healthy Lifestyle Tied to Drop in Offspring Obesity

Adherence to a healthy lifestyle among mothers during their offspring's childhood is associated with reduced risk of childhood obesity.

Parental Incarceration Linked to Unhealthy Behaviors in Teens

Parental Incarceration Linked to Unhealthy Behaviors in Teens

Parental incarceration is associated with lower healthcare use and unhealthy behaviors among adolescents and young adults.

When Physicians Become Patients: Challenges in Seeking Health Care

When Physicians Become Patients: Challenges in Seeking Health Care

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Physicians who are caring for other physicians should treat them as they would any other patient and not allow them to take control of their illness.

FOSTA-SESTA Threatens Sex Worker Livelihoods: What Mental Health Providers Should Know

FOSTA-SESTA Threatens Sex Worker Livelihoods: What Mental Health Providers Should Know

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Sex workers already operate at the social and economic margins. SESTA-FOSTA makes it increasingly difficult for them to advertise and screen clients safely, deeply cutting into their incomes and threatening their livelihoods.

Putting Patients in the Physician's Seat: Smartphone Technology Is Changing the Healthcare Landscape

Putting Patients in the Physician's Seat: Smartphone Technology Is Changing the Healthcare Landscape

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Apple recently rolled out a new addition to its Health app, granting hundreds of patients access to their medical history.

As Immigration Policies Tighten, Physician Shortage Concerns Grow

As Immigration Policies Tighten, Physician Shortage Concerns Grow

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The travel ban on citizens from several Middle Eastern countries has affected several faculty members and students, some of whom were in the process of completing courses or exams that would allow them to apply for residencies.

FDA Announces New Drug Shortages Task Force

FDA Announces New Drug Shortages Task Force

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Gottlieb said "The charge to this new task force is to look for holistic solutions to addressing the underlying causes for these [drug] shortages."

Restricting Benefits for Single Moms May Harm Mental Health

Restricting Benefits for Single Moms May Harm Mental Health

An adverse impact on mental health is seen with reducing the age at which Lone Parent Obligations apply.

US Surgeon General Urges More Americans to Carry Naloxone

US Surgeon General Urges More Americans to Carry Naloxone

The US Surgeon General released an advisory urging increased availability of the opioid overdose-reversing drug naloxone earlier this year.

Population-Wide Folic Acid Fortification May Protect Against Psychosis

Population-Wide Folic Acid Fortification May Protect Against Psychosis

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Protective effects of prenatal folic acid exposure may extend beyond prevention of neural tube defects and span neurodevelopment during childhood and adolescence.

Guidelines for Physicians in Navigating Aid-in-Dying Requests

Guidelines for Physicians in Navigating Aid-in-Dying Requests

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Physician aid in dying is a divisive topic in the medical community, and even physicians who support the practice may only do so conditionally.

AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training

AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training

The AMA is calling on medical schools and residency programs to incorporate electronic health record training into their curricula.

Applying a Bioethical Framework to Physician-Family Conflicts in Treatment Cessation

Applying a Bioethical Framework to Physician-Family Conflicts in Treatment Cessation

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As a highly delicate and case-sensitive issue, cessation of treatment for non-competent patients will continue to be central to the medical and bioethics communities.

Mining Patient Emergency Contact Data for Medical Research Raises Ethical Questions

Mining Patient Emergency Contact Data for Medical Research Raises Ethical Questions

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Being someone's emergency contact may mean even more as researchers use this information to study the heritability of various conditions.

Chromosome 22q11.2 Rearrangements May Predispose Individuals to Autism, ADHD

Chromosome 22q11.2 Rearrangements May Predispose Individuals to Autism, ADHD

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The high risk for several neuropsychiatric and developmental disorders supports more extended use of genetic testing in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Human Diagnosis Project Aims to Address Challenges Among Uninsured

Human Diagnosis Project Aims to Address Challenges Among Uninsured

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The Human Diagnosis Project, also known as Human Dx, aims to provide more accurate, affordable, and accessible care for all.

Standardized Funder Policies Will Improve Transparency, Publication Bias in Clinical Trials

Standardized Funder Policies Will Improve Transparency, Publication Bias in Clinical Trials

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Research findings suggest the need for greater adherence to a standardized set of policies aimed at improving transparency among clinical trial funders.

Evaluating the Efficacy of Peer Support Programs for Healthcare Employees

Evaluating the Efficacy of Peer Support Programs for Healthcare Employees

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Healthcare providers traumatized by an adverse patient event are commonly referred to as "second victims" and may benefit from institutional and peer support to assist in recovery.

Countdown to Retirement With Saving Strategies for Physicians

Countdown to Retirement With Saving Strategies for Physicians

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Even young, fresh-out-of-residency physicians need to think about retirement.

In Low-Income Neighborhoods, Sugary Drink Marketing Increases on SNAP Issuance Days

In Low-Income Neighborhoods, Sugary Drink Marketing Increases on SNAP Issuance Days

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Shoppers using SNAP benefits tend to buy more sugar-sweetened beverages, more red and processed meats, and fewer fruits and vegetables than shoppers using other methods to pay for their groceries.

Police Killings of Unarmed Blacks Affect Community Mental Health

Police Killings of Unarmed Blacks Affect Community Mental Health

For black US adults, police killings of unarmed black Americans have adverse effects on mental health.

So You Want to Be a Physician-Blogger: What It's Really Like to Write About Medicine Online

So You Want to Be a Physician-Blogger: What It's Really Like to Write About Medicine Online

Blogging has become a powerful tool for physicians to share their expertise, build better relationships with their patients, and make connections online.

Mental Health Declining for Disadvantaged US Adults

Mental Health Declining for Disadvantaged US Adults

Mental health seems to be declining among Americans of low relative socioeconomic position.

Psychological Distress Linked to Firearm, Nonfirearm Violent Crime Examined

Psychological Distress Linked to Firearm, Nonfirearm Violent Crime Examined

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Firearm-related victimization was associated with severe distress more often than victimization involving no weapons.

Poverty, Neighborhood May Affect Outcomes in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Poverty, Neighborhood May Affect Outcomes in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosus are largely influenced by level of poverty, type of neighborhood of residence, and chronic stress.

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