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Increase Seen in the BMI Associated with Lowest Risk of Death

In a study appearing in the May 10 issue of JAMA, Børge G. Nordestgaard, M.D., D.M.Sc., of Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev, Denmark and colleagues examined whether the body mass index (BMI) value that is associated with the lowest all-cause...
6-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Breast Cancer Screening Accuracy and Time Spent Evaluating Mammograms

Longer time spent by film readers interpreting screening mammograms did not result in a reduced rate of breast cancer detection, according to a study appearing in the May 10 issue of JAMA.
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Study Examines Use of Telemedicine Among Rural Medicare Beneficiaries

Although the number of Medicare telemedicine visits increased more than 25 percent a year for the past decade, in 2013, less than 1 percent of rural Medicare beneficiaries received a telemedicine visit, according to a study appearing in the May 10...
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Drug Does Not Reduce Digital Ulcers in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis

In an article appearing in the May 10 issue of JAMA, Dinesh Khanna, M.D., of the University of Michigan Scleroderma Program, Ann Arbor, and colleagues evaluated the efficacy of the drug macitentan in reducing the number of new digital ulcers in...
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Time Spent Working Rotating Night Shift and Risk of Heart Disease

Among female registered nurses, working a rotating night shift for 5 years or more was associated with a small increase in the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a study appearing in the April 26 issue of JAMA.
22-Apr-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Outcomes of Immunotherapy Tablet for House Dust Mite Allergy-related Asthma

The addition of a house dust mite (HDM) sublingual allergen immunotherapy (SLIT) tablet to maintenance medications improved time to first moderate or severe asthma exacerbation during a period of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) reduction among adults...
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Breast Density and Outcomes of Supplemental Breast Cancer Screening

In a study appearing in the April 26 issue of JAMA, Elizabeth A. Rafferty, M.D., formerly of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and colleagues evaluated the screening performance of digital mammography combined with tomosynthesis (a type of...
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Poor Understandability of Notifications Sent to Women Regarding Breast Density

In a study appearing in the April 26 issue of JAMA, Nancy R. Kressin, Ph.D., of the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues examined the content, readability, and understandability of dense...
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