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Stress-Management Interventions May Aid Health Care Workers

Review generally revealed low-certainty evidence, particularly for longer-term effects

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Less Medication Use Over 15 or More Years

Patients use fewer lipid-lowering, cardiovascular, and antidiabetic medications after bariatric surgery versus patients not undergoing surgery

Allowing Bedside Nurses to Order C. Difficile Testing Cuts Time to Results

However, change in policy not tied to difference seen in time to initiating treatment

Baby Boomers Push Median Age of Americans Up as Births Decline

The share of people 65 years and older grew by more than one-third between the 2010 census and the 2020 census

Guidelines Developed for Treating Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

Strong recommendations made for use of polyethylene glycol, sodium picosulfate, linaclotide, plecanatide, and prucalopride

More Older Americans Use Online Patient Portals to Access Care

Better outreach and training are needed to help patients understand and use portal systems, researchers say

Red-Flag Signs May Indicate Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer

Abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, diarrhea, and iron deficiency anemia seen up to two years before diagnosis

Unenhanced CT 30 Percent Less Accurate Than Enhanced for ED Evaluation

Findings seen for adults presenting to the emergency department for abdominal pain

ChatGPT Does Not Pass American College of Gastroenterology Tests

ChatGPT-3 and 4 scored 65.1 and 62.4 percent on 455 questions from the 2022 and 2021 ACG Self-Assessment Tests

Salmonella Infections in Six States Linked to Papa Murphy’s Raw Cookie Dough

Two individuals have been hospitalized in connection with the infections; no deaths reported