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Science, Medicine, Public Health, Peer-review, Medical Journal
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Trial evaluates combination of precision medicine therapies in patients with melanoma metastasized to the brain—a group typically excluded from trials. http://ja.ma/2gX1nBp

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Maternal mortality is the sixth most common cause of death among US women age 25 years to 34 years old. Proper maternal care helps to prevent morbidity and mortality, but that care is difficult when clinics close and insurance lapses. Medicaid can help to close the gap and often does with pregnant women, but even then, both physician services and mother’s finances are strained. http://ja.ma/2gXZAMq

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Taken together, the Viewpoints discussing power morcellators and gastric bands in this issue of JAMA reinforce the shortcomings of current postmarket medical device regulation in the United States, the adverse effects on the health of patients, and the need for robust improvements including those suggested by the NEST proposal. http://ja.ma/2gX1qNB

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A genetic predisposition to higher serum calcium levels was associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction. http://ja.ma/2gXA8qj

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Back To The Future After Failure of "Skinny Repeal":
1. Medicaid expansion, reform
2. Redirect projected cost savings to subsidize premiums for middle-class
3. Revisit a public plan to compete alongside private insurers in areas where competition is limited
4. Legislation to reduce drug costs

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Hospitals should reconsider best use of contact precautions for endemic MRSA and VRE in the context of a broad approach to infection control targeting the highest-value interventions. http://ja.ma/2gXxjpm

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Capt. Michael Toedt, MD, former chief medical officer for the US Indian Health Service, Nashville Area, has been named chief medical officer of the agency. http://ja.ma/2gX1n4n

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Family-based weight-loss treatment (FBT) is the gold standard for childhood obesity, but clinical trial finds that parent-based treatment (PBT) is equally effective and likely easier to disseminate. http://ja.ma/2gXZCE2

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