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Articles from Physician's Briefings (May 30, 2018)

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ACS Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening to Start at Age 45; Average-risk adults aged 45+ should undergo high-sensitivity stool-based test, structural exam. 241
Annual Health Care Expenditure Higher for Hypertensive Patients; 2.5 times inpatient cost, almost double outpatient cost, and almost triple the prescription meds cost. 231
Birth Control Pills Recalled Over Potential Pregnancy Risk; Active capsules and inactive placebos may have been packaged out of order. 157
CDC: Outpatient Rehab Rates Suboptimal for Stroke Survivors; Based on data from four states, in 2015, 35.5 percent of adult stroke survivors used outpatient rehab. 184
Children Typically Have 14 Simple Infections by Age 3 Years; Environmental exposures explain only a small fraction of the variation in infections. 218
Does Higher Protein Intake Up Heart Failure Risk in Men? Trend toward increased heart failure risk seen with higher intake of animal, plant, total protein. 201
Elevated HbA1c Usually Leads to Prompt Tx Start, Intensification; Within 6 months of elevated HbA1c, rate of initiation 63 percent, rate of intensification 82 percent. 269
FDA Approves New Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis; First oral medication approved for chronic use in moderate-to-severe active ulcerative colitis. 247
Genomic Medicine Will Help Shift Cardio Care to Proactive Approach; Within two decades, many patients are likely to undergo routine cardiovascular genomic testing. 296
Older Adults Often Reluctant to Set Up Secure Patient Portal; Concerns include increased chance of error versus talking on phone, in person. 245
Parents Have Concerns Over Food Allergy Precautions at Schools; Many parents feel additional food labeling, allergy education, and stocking of epinephrine needed. 279
Recommendations Developed for Improving Women's Health Care; Recommendations focus on policies to improve health outcomes, including training for clinicians. 250
Senior CA Patients Also Benefit From Palliative Radiotherapy; Benefit of palliative radiation for bone metastasis across age groups; older age should not preclude tx. 225
Tighter Alcohol Policies Cut Alcohol-Related Crash Deaths; Consumption-oriented policies effective independent of driver-oriented policies. 212
Worse Survival for BRCA Germline Mutation Carriers in Pancreatic CA; For BRCA germline mutation carriers, better survival seen with platinum-based chemotherapy. 262

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