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Low-Glycemic Index Carbohydrate Diet Does Not Improve CV Risk Factors, Insulin Resistance

In a study that included overweight and obese participants, those with diets with low glycemic index of dietary carbohydrate did not have improvements in insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, or systolic blood pressure, according to a study in the...
11-Dec-2014 11:00 PM EST

Effectiveness of Drugs to Prevent Hepatitis Among Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

Among patients with lymphoma undergoing a certain type of chemotherapy, receiving the antiviral drug entecavir resulted in a lower incidence of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatitis and HBV reactivation, compared with the antiviral drug...
11-Dec-2014 11:00 PM EST

Region of Medical Residency Training May Affect Future Spending Patterns of Physician

Among primary care physicians, the spending patterns in the regions in which their residency program was located were associated with expenditures for subsequent care they provided as practicing physicians, with those trained in lower-spending...
4-Dec-2014 10:00 PM EST

Languages of Medical Residency Applicants Compared to Patients with Limited English

An analysis of the non-English-language skills of U.S. medical residency applicants finds that although they are linguistically diverse, most of their languages do not match the languages spoken by the U.S. population with limited English...
4-Dec-2014 10:00 PM EST

Number of Medical Schools with Student-Run Free Clinics Has More Than Doubled

There has been a doubling during the last decade in the number of U.S. medical schools that have student-run free clinics, with more than half of medical students involved with these clinics, according to a study in the December 10 issue of JAMA, a...
4-Dec-2014 10:40 PM EST

Emergency Department Resource Use by Supervised Residents vs. Attending Physicians Alone

In a sample of U.S. emergency departments, compared to attending physicians alone, supervised visits (involving both resident and attending physicians) were associated with a greater likelihood of hospital admission and use of advanced imaging and...
4-Dec-2014 10:00 PM EST

Study Examines Use of Bone-Strengthening Drugs for Men Receiving ADT

Although some guidelines recommend use of bisphosphonates (a class of drugs used to strengthen bone) for men on androgen deprivation therapy, an analysis finds that prescriptions for these drugs remains low, even for those men at high risk of...
26-Nov-2014 2:00 PM EST

Full-Day Preschool Linked With Increased School Readiness Compared with Part-Day

Children who attended a full-day preschool program had higher scores on measures of school readiness skills (language, math, socio-emotional development, and physical health), increased attendance, and reduced chronic absences compared to children...
20-Nov-2014 5:00 PM EST

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