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Every time a physician treats a gunshot victim he or she should develop a discharge plan that includes a mental health evaluation and counseling as needed. Failing to do so is practicing bad medicine, said JudyAnn Bigby, MD, former secretary of Health and Human Services of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. http://bit.ly/1Iwj3sF
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Exposure to air pollution in an urban center was associated with disease activity in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (C-SLE), Brazilian researchers found. http://bit.ly/1E1Muwg
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The American College of Physicians (ACP) said Pap smears should be the mainstay of cervical cancer screening in normal-risk women younger than 30, with molecular testing for human papilloma virus (HPV) reserved for older patients only. http://bit.ly/1IszgPr
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A herpes zoster subunit vaccine (HZ/su) was associated with a high vaccine efficacy for adults over 50 compared with placebo, according to phase III results of an ongoing controlled trial. http://bit.ly/1DWXScW
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The typical teen's diet is much higher in salt than health officials recommend, but efforts aimed at reducing sodium intake in children and teens may have little or no impact on blood pressure through adolescence, researchers reported. http://bit.ly/1DWGkgR
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Starting buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) in the emergency department leads to better treatment maintenance a month later, researchers found. http://bit.ly/1DTL2Mx
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The requirement that insurance companies to cover a broad array of women's health services at no additional out-of-pocket cost beyond premiums is not being enforced, according to two new studies. Health insurance plans around the country are failing to provide many of those legally-mandated services including birth control and cancer screenings. http://bit.ly/1IvQfAk
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Following up on a promise made last year, the FDA is proposing new rules governing topical healthcare antiseptics that will require manufacturers to submit hard data on their safety and effectiveness. http://bit.ly/1IsxQEL
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With the death toll continuing to climb in Nepal, physicians from major U.S. medical centers around the country are getting involved in the effort, including MedPage Today's own Sanjay Gupta, MD. http://bit.ly/1DZ8JD2
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An injection to reduce accumulations of submental fat -- better known as double chin -- is safe and effective and can be marketed for the indication, the FDA said Wednesday. http://bit.ly/1DXmvGh
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Free, school-based vaccination programs were associated with averting cervical dysplasia and anogenital warts in teenage girls and serogroup B meningococcal disease in college students, respectively. http://bit.ly/1DWrwPr
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Proposed changes to patient engagement requirements under the federal government's Meaningful Use program are drawing praise from physician groups but are disappointing patient advocates. http://bit.ly/1DTyaWI
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