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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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Bariatric Surgery Outcomes in Patients With Helicobacter pylori

The Gram-negative bacterium Helicobacter pylori was associated with increased marginal ulceration rates, but otherwise had little impact on bariatric surgery outcomes.

Rising BMI Slows Mortality Rate Improvement in US

A recent study examined the extent to which rising BMI accounts for reductions in the rate of mortality using data from cohorts of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and linked mortality files.

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Obesity Development

Public health policies should aim to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and encourage healthy alternatives such as water.

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Metabolic Risk Factor Modification With Addition of SSRIs to Antipsychotics

A combination of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and antipsychotics does not lead to further deterioration of metabolic variables; however, metabolic monitoring should be performed.

Link Between Metabolic Syndrome and Gout

Michael Pillinger, MD, professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine, spoke with Rheumatology Advisor about his team's recent review of gout and metabolic syndrome.

Fruit, Vegetable Intake Low Among Americans

Researchers found that only 12.2% of adults met fruit intake recommendations and 9.3% of adults met vegetable intake recommendations.

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