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Internet-savvy Americans would like to add their doctors to their group of Facebook friends or e-mail contacts

Patients Want Online Access to Physicians, Health Records

But many are unaware of existing options, findings suggest
A majority of U.S. men with low-risk prostate cancer who are eligible for active surveillance still undergo treatment

Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Active Surveillance

Researchers find 12 percent or fewer U.S. men with low-risk prostate cancer getting active surveillance
Guns are owned by nearly one in three Americans

Almost One in Three American Adults Own a Firearm

Most gun owners are men who are older, married, and white
A new naloxone sustained release capsule appears to be safe and efficacious for opioid-induced constipation

New Naloxone Capsule Safe for Opioid-Induced Constipation

Sustained release formula efficacious, with no indication of opioid withdrawal or increase in pain
Work flow

Three Issues to Consider Before Selecting EHR

Work flow, features and functionality, and technical infrastructure should all be considered
Individuals who regularly consume orange juice or grapefruit may have a higher risk of developing melanoma

Citrus Consumption Linked to Increased Risk of Melanoma

Researchers suspect compounds in citrus may sensitize skin to sunlight, but further study needed
Women who have experienced a traumatic event or develop posttraumatic stress disorder face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women’s Odds of CVD

Increased risk, but research doesn't establish cause-and-effect relationship
Robotic surgery is safe and feasible for the surgical management of morbidly obese patients with endometrial cancer

Robotic Sx Viable for Morbidly Obese With Endometrial Cancer

No differences in blood loss, complication rates, survival for morbidly obese, lower-weight patients
A living document has been developed to aid practitioners treating patients infected with hepatitis C virus. A document update and a summary of recommendations have been published online June 25 in Hepatology.

Web Process to Provide Timely Guidance in HCV Management

Living document developed, which will reside online and provide up-to-date recommendations
Occupational morbidity and mortality are elevated across food system industries compared with nonfood system industries

Increased Morbidity, Mortality in Food System Industries

Higher morbidity and occupation mortality rates for food system versus nonfood system industries