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Consolidating electronic health records and practice management software allows practices to save time and money

Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software

Consolidating software allows practices to save time and money, make fewer mistakes, protect privacy
The number of confirmed cases of a parasite-caused illness linked to McDonald's Fresh Express Salad Mix is now 436 in 15 states

CDC: More Than 400 Sickened by McDonald’s Salads

Multistate outbreak of Cyclosporiasis linked to McDonald's Fresh Express Salad Mix
Bariatric surgery is tied to lower overall incidence of microvascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Bariatric Surgery Lowers Microvascular Disease Risk

Findings based on large study of patients with type 2 diabetes
For older patients undergoing hip fracture repair

Sedation Level Doesn’t Impact Delirium Risk After Hip Fx Repair

In subgroup analysis, heavier versus lighter sedation doubled risk of delirium in low comorbid states
Men who wear boxers have higher sperm counts then men who wear tighter underwear

Male Underwear Choice Affects Sperm Counts

Sperm quality, testicular function improved with choice of boxers versus briefs
An eight-week low-energy diet induces different effects in men and women

Low-Energy Diet Induces Different Effects in Men, Women

Men had larger reductions in metabolic syndrome Z-score, C-peptide, fat mass, heart rate
The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates has adopted a policy on augmented intelligence

AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence

Will promote development of high-quality AI that is transparent, aims to address bias, safeguards privacy
While many dietary patterns

Review Addresses Nutritional Hype for Popular Foods

Legumes, coffee, tea tied to cardiovascular benefits; added sugars, energy drinks linked to harmful effects
For adults aged 60 to 64 years

Cardiac Profiles Up With Exercise, Less Sitting in Early Old Age

Greater light, moderate-to-vigorous intensity activity tied to more favorable profile in adults age 60 to 64
Sexual minority women and men are more likely to be unemployed and uninsured and have worse health-related quality of life than heterosexual individuals

Sexual Minorities Have Lower Health-Related Quality of Life

Sexual orientation-linked HRQL disparities not attenuated after controlling for job status, insurance