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RAI Therapy for Hyperthyroidism Not Tied to Overall Cancer Risk

However, linear radiation dose-response association between radioactive iodine and solid cancer mortality seen in two studies

Precedent Needed for FDA Approval Decisions When Evidence Lacking

In seven of 22 cases, approval used new interpretations of original evidence and did not require new evidence

7,000 Steps Per Day Tied to Lower Risk for Early Death

No association seen between step intensity in middle age and later mortality

Americans Struggling With High Cost of Prescription Drugs

Adults younger than 65 years twice as likely to report not filling needed prescriptions due to cost versus seniors

Prophylactic Steroids May Prevent Complications of Thyroidectomy

Rates of postoperative hypocalcemia and voice dysfunction lower with single preoperative dose of dexamethasone versus placebo

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Up for Racial, Ethnic Minority HCWs

Vaccine hesitancy highest among Black and Hispanic or Latino health care workers; concerns include side effects, newness of vaccine

Vitamin D Does Not Impact Kidney Outcomes in Prediabetes

Secondary analysis of randomized trial shows no difference in progression of KDIGO risk scores with daily vitamin D versus placebo

Reading Clinic Visit Notes Benefits Older Adults

Older adults with chronic conditions report reading notes helped them to remember their care plan, medications

Learning Environment Issues Tied to Medical School Burnout

Those reporting mistreatment may also experience exhaustion, disengagement, and career regret

Liraglutide Reduces Visceral Fat in Overweight, Obese Adults

Liraglutide plus diet and physical activity counseling reduce visceral and ectopic fat in overweight, obese adults at high risk for CVD