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Venous thromboembolism risk strongly linked to height in men and women

Venous thromboembolism risk strongly linked to height in men and women

Researchers found a strong association between VTE and height using sibling pair analysis.

Weekend hospital admissions linked to higher mortality rate

Weekend hospital admissions linked to higher mortality rate

Patients admitted to the ER during weekends as opposed to weekdays have a higher mortality rate.

AAP: Physicians provide little information on firearm injury prevention

AAP: Physicians provide little information on firearm injury prevention

The biggest predictors of clinicians providing firearm safety counseling were feeling that the information could help reduce pediatric injuries.

Suicide attempt risk not associated with ADHD treatment

Suicide attempt risk not associated with ADHD treatment

There does not appear to be an association between methylphenidate hydrochloride treatment for ADHD and suicide attempts.

Vitamin D supplements may improve bone health in HIV-infected youth

Vitamin D supplements may improve bone health in HIV-infected youth

High-dose vitamin D supplements improve bone mineral density in youth with HIV.

Clinical practice guideline for antiretroviral therapy in pregnant women with HIV

Clinical practice guideline for antiretroviral therapy in pregnant women with HIV

Alternative treatments should be offered to pregnant women with HIV instead of tenofovir or emtricitabine.

The importance of good notetaking

The importance of good notetaking

Taking good notes is one of the most important steps a clinician can take to reduce the risk of a lawsuit.

FDA to review novel investigational treatment for ADHD

FDA to review novel investigational treatment for ADHD

Sunovion has submitted a New Drug Application for dasotraline, a new treatment for ADHD.

Risk of premature birth, SGA with antiepileptic drugs

Risk of premature birth, SGA with antiepileptic drugs

Women on AEDs during pregnancy are at a higher risk of delivering prematurely and giving birth to SGA newborns.

Pain during IUD insertion reduced with lidocaine nerve block

Pain during IUD insertion reduced with lidocaine nerve block

A 1% paracervical nerve block may be useful for reducing patient-reported pain during IUD insertion.

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