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Breaches in data security exposed more than 29 million health records to potential criminal misuse between 2010 and 2013

Security Breaches of Health Records Up Over Past Decade

Researchers call for enhanced security as more patient information is stored online
The strength of the placebo effect may depend on particular DNA

Placebo Response May Depend on Individual DNA

But more questions than answers exist at this point
A liquid form of medical marijuana may help people with severe epilepsy that does not respond to other treatments

AAN: Liquid Marijuana Shows Promise for Refractory Epilepsy

Child and adult patients who took cannabidiol had decrease in seizure rates
Type 2 diabetes screening is not associated with improved mortality rates after 10 years of follow-up

USPSTF Review: T2DM Screening Doesn’t Cut Mortality

Treatment of impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance can delay progression to diabetes
Aspirin use does not appear to reduce the risk of mortality associated with prostate cancer

Aspirin Use Not Found to Benefit Prostate Cancer Mortality

Increased risks of mortality restricted to aspirin use after the diagnosis of prostate cancer
Dietary n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids

Effects of n-3 PUFAs on Insulin Sensitivity Unclear

No effect on peripheral insulin sensitivity; modest improvement in hepatic insulin sensitivity
Significant reductions can be made in operating room time lost due to cancellation on the day of surgery

Quality Improvement Intervention Cuts Lost OR Time

Instruction sheets, text-message reminders can cut time lost due to cancellation on day of surgery
Visit-to-visit variability in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol can independently predict cardiovascular events in individuals with coronary artery disease

Visit-to-Visit LDL-C Variability Predicts Cardiac Event Risk

Variability predicts increased risk in patients with coronary artery disease, independent of LDL-C levels
An in-person skin examination is important for detection of incidentally-identified skin malignancies

Teledermatology Implications for Incidental Skin CA Detection

Most frequently biopsied incidental malignancies seen on head and neck
High levels of free testosterone and bioavailable testosterone

SHBG Predicts Erectile Dysfunction Risk in Young Men

Free, bioavailable testosterone levels independently tied to ED risk