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Chronic drinking combined with binge drinking may be more destructive than previously thought

Alcohol Binge Damage May Be Worse Than Previously Thought

Per experimental study of chronic alcohol use combined with frequent binges
Physician burnout is the top issue for physicians in 2015

AMA: Burnout Is Top Issue for Physicians in 2015

More than half of docs report at least one symptom of burnout; efforts being undertaken to address burnout
A regional system of care seems beneficial for patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Regional System of Care May Improve Outcomes for TAVR

Excellent outcomes for patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Planned out-of-hospital birth is associated with higher perinatal mortality and with increased odds of some adverse neonatal outcomes compared with planned in-hospital birth

Perinatal Mortality Higher for Planned Out-of-Hospital Birth

But absolute risk of perinatal death is low for both in-hospital and out-of-hospital planned births
There is considerable geographic variation in patient age at initial cataract surgery across the United States

Patient Age at Initial Cataract Surgery Varies by Location

Five-fold variation for highest versus lowest age-standardized cataract surgery rate
Some authors of a published study that claimed nitroglycerin might boost bone density in older women have asked that the study be retracted

Researchers Call for Retraction of Nitroglycerin-Bone Density Study

Investigation found that lead author fabricated data used to support the finding
For patients receiving antimicrobial injections targeting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Antimicrobial Stewardship Improves Outcomes for MRSA

Daily review of prescriptions linked to reduction in time to administer effective antimicrobials
Celiac disease is a risk factor for development of autoimmune thyroid disease in patients with type 1 diabetes

Celiac Disease Ups Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Risk in T1DM

Excess risk highest in those with celiac disease for 10 years or more
For children and young adults who have a parent with major mood and psychotic disorders

Family Hx Ups Risk of Psychotic Symptoms in Kids on Stimulants

Findings presented for children of parents with major mood and psychotic disorders
The incidence of infantile hemangiomas has increased over the past three decades

Infantile Hemangioma Incidence Up Over Past Three Decades

Incidence correlated with decrease in average gestational age and birth weight during study period