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Use of penile prosthesis insertion has decreased for erectile dysfunction

Penile Prosthesis Use Decreasing in Erectile Dysfunction

Increased likelihood of PP use for men aged 65 to 74, those with Charlson comorbidity score >1
More than one-third of U.S. children and adolescents have been physically assaulted -- mostly by siblings and peers -- in the past year

U.S. Children Experience High Rates of Assault, Abuse

Long-term effects include poor mental and physical health, researchers say
Many people have undiagnosed HIV

CDC Examines Prevalence of Undiagnosed HIV

Percentage of people living with diagnosed HIV varies from 77 to ≥90 percent
Telemedicine can address access and physician workforce shortages and should be encouraged within the framework of the medical home

AAP Evaluates Potential Impact of Telemedicine in Pediatrics

Telemedicine has potential to improve access and physician workforce shortages
Issues relating to physician retirement and evaluation of aging physicians before retirement are discussed in a Council on Medical Education report published by the American Medical Association.

AMA Discusses Pre-Retirement Evaluation for Aging Doctors

Physicians approved development of preliminary assessment guidelines at AMA meeting
A low-calorie diet may improve heart rate variability in obese patients with type 2 diabetes

Low-Calorie Diet May Improve Heart Rate Variability in Diabetes

Vagal activity tied to enhanced oxidative glucose utilization, not insulin sensitivity
Allowing needle-exchange programs is one way to curtail the recent HIV outbreak in rural Indiana

Indiana Lifts Ban on Needle Exchange to Curb HIV Outbreak

Surge in needle use in rural Indiana linked to inappropriate prescribing of opioid medications
Statin use might help reduce major complications after lung surgery

Statin Use Linked to Improved Post-Surgical Outcomes

Larger controlled study needed to further investigate potential benefits
Bariatric surgery may also help ease urinary incontinence in the long term

Bariatric Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence

If pounds stayed off, bladder control improvement was seen after three years
Physicians who are ill-informed about opioids may be unintentionally contributing to their misuse

Many Primary Care Physicians Misinformed About Opioids

Nearly half questioned were misinformed about potential for abuse