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Practice Management Do Computerized Decision Support Systems Have a Place in Medicine?

Do Computerized Decision Support Systems Have a Place in Medicine?

Decision support systems in clinical settings can dramatically decrease the time and manpower needed to perform a variety of tasks, but do they cause more harm than good?

Practice Management Statistical vs Clinical Significance: Examining the Streetlight Effect in Medical Research

Statistical vs Clinical Significance: Examining the Streetlight Effect in Medical Research

Evidence of the streetlight effect can be found across several fields, where investigators draw conclusions from analysis of irrelevant or most readily available data.

Obesity Challenges in Obesity: Reducing the Burden Through Population Health Management

Challenges in Obesity: Reducing the Burden Through Population Health Management

The latest CDC findings show that 40% of US adults and 19% of US children are affected by obesity.

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The Effects of Alcohol on The Body's Major Systems

The Effects of Alcohol on The Body's Major Systems

Varying degrees of alcohol consumption affect every major organ system.

The Diagnostic Work-Up of Thyroid Nodules: Ruling out Papillary Thyroid Cancer

The Diagnostic Work-Up of Thyroid Nodules: Ruling out Papillary Thyroid Cancer

The American Thyroid Association recently published updated evidence-based guidelines for diagnosing and managing adults with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid ...

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Text Message Interventions Effective for Weight Management

Extended-contact, text message interventions appears to be effective for adults in supporting weight management.

What Are the Modifiable Risk Factors Between Obesity and Alzheimer?

Research increasingly points to obesity and associated comorbidities as potential contributors to Alzheimer disease pathophysiology, suggesting that conditions such as prediabetes and diabetes may be modifiable risk factors.

Gastric Bypass Blunts B-Cell Sensitivity During Glycemia

Individuals with prior Roux-en-Y gastric bypass have blunted β-cell sensitivity to changes in glycemia.

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Rates of Modern Contraceptive Use Up in Developing Nations

Researchers used the Family Planning Estimation Tool to evaluate the performance of 68 of the 69 countries involved in the Family Planning 2020 initiative.

Spinal Cord Stimulation Effective for Diabetic Neuropathic Pain

As many as one-quarter of individuals with diabetes will experience painful neuropathic symptoms for which treatment is limited.

FDA: Vitamin B7 May Cause Incorrect Test Results

One patient taking high levels of biotin has died following falsely low troponin test results when a troponin test known to have biotin interference was used.

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