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Nine out of 10 American doctors are happy with their choice of profession

90 Percent of U.S. Physicians Satisfied With Career Choice

AMA survey of physicians, residents, and medical students finds most are satisfied despite challenges
The overall incidence of thyroid cancer increased by 3.6 percent annually from 1974 to 2013

Thyroid Cancer Incidence, Mortality Up in U.S. Since 1974

Increase mainly due to papillary thyroid cancer, which increased in incidence for all SEER stages at diagnosis
For older adults

Brain Changes May Mark Risk of Financial Exploitation in Seniors

Differences in brain regions associated with social, emotional function seen in financially exploited seniors
Implementing a 12-week Body and Soul program that includes demonstration of healthy recipes and peer counseling is associated with increases in weekly servings of fruit and vegetables among African-American church members

Church-Based Program Sings the Praises of Healthy Eating

12-week Body and Soul program promotes healthy eating among African-American church members
Insurance products offered by hospitals and health systems

Vertical Integration Insurance Products of Higher Quality

Slight increase in percentage of insurance products offered by hospitals, health systems from 2011-2015
For children with type 1 diabetes

Predictive Low-Glucose Mgmt Cuts Hypoglycemic Events in T1D

PLGM tied to smaller number of hypoglycemic events; increase in time spent >140 mg/dL
A microfluidic platform has been developed to model the human reproductive tract and menstrual cycle

Microfluidic Culture Model of Female Reproductive Tract Built

Integration of reproductive tract tissues, peripheral organs into microfluidic platform represents new tool
For postmenopausal women undergoing surgical treatment for pelvic organ prolapse

Estriol Gel Aids Vaginal Health Pre, Post Genital Prolapse Sx

Significant improvement in vaginal health before and after surgery for pelvic organ prolapse
For kidney transplantation

Donor-Recipient Weight and Sex Mismatch Ups Kidney Graft Loss

Highest risk of graft failure for donor-recipient sex mismatch where recipient >30 kg larger than donor
Children with tympanostomy tube placement exposed to quinolone ear drops may have an increased risk of perforations requiring tympanoplasty

Quinolone Ear Drops Increase Perforation Risk With Ear Tubes

Risk of perforation may be further exaggerated by ear drops with quinolone plus corticosteroids