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Treating cancer, mental health neglect in rural America

(Oregon Health & Science University) OHSU Knight Cancer Institute oncologist publishes New England Journal of Medicine 'Perspective' on her experience treating a patient in rural Oregon with breast cancer, mental illness.

Knowing What We Don't Know

This week, Richard Baron, MD and Clarence H. Braddock, III, MD, MPH, both paid staff of the independent and unaccountable American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), received more (free?) advertising space in the New England JournalShow More Summary

IPM's ring study results published in New England Journal of Medicine

(International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM)) IPM announced today that the New England Journal of Medicine has published results from the Ring Study, a Phase III clinical trial of IPM's vaginal ring to prevent HIV. Also see NEJM's short video summary. Show More Summary

UAB Physician Retools the Case for Housing First to End Homelessness

Authors of a New England Journal of Medicine article recommend a new case be made for housing to end homelessness, emphasizing benefits and de-emphasizing problematic cost-savings arguments.

Risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes affected by PCSK9 and HMGCR genetic variations

(Brigham and Women's Hospital) In a new study in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and a collaboration of international researchers, studied variants in the genes encoding HMGCR (the target...Show More Summary

An Ad Page In the NEJM and the Future of Cancer Care

By MARC HERANT, MD I am not sure how many docs still do this, but I still read the actual hard copy of my New England Journal of Medicine, and that means I flip past ad pages with smiling grandfathers playing with grandchildren thanks to supercalifragilistic products on my way to scholarly papers with tables

How Our New Relationship With Cuba Will Improve Americans' Health

last monthNews : Huffington Post

When Dr. C. William Keck sat down to write an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine, imploring Congress to end the United States’ Cuba embargo so that Cuban and American researchers could better collaborate, he had no idea that the U.S. Show More Summary

Why physicians face a serious credibility problem

A recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine once again questions two practices that used to be almost the backbone of primary care. One article is about the low likelihood that prostate cancer detected through PSA screening will shorten a man’s life, even if he chooses just to keep an eye on it. […]

Welch Et Al. Data in NEJM Reinforces That Mammography Detects Breast Cancers Earlier and Saves Lives

The numerical data in Welch et al (to be published Oct. 13, 2016, in the New England Journal of Medicine) clearly show that mammography screening catches more cancers early and reduces the number of women with cancers of advanced si...

Age distribution of uninsurance

The New England Journal of Medicine has a pretty cool graph of how the uninsurance rate has changed by age and by year: #HealthPolicy Data Watch: Uninsured Rate by Age — NEJM (@NEJM) October 12, 2016 What are some of the big drivers of this? 65+ is easy. People automatically qualify for either […]

Hospital choice could determine survival after a heart attack

(Yale University) Where you go for heart attack care may matter for both your short- and long-term risk of death, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine.'Our findings...Show More Summary

A medical journal invited the candidates to describe their healthcare ideas. Guess which one responded

Serious candidates for office don’t normally shun golden opportunities to outline their policies for an attentive audience. So when the New England Journal of Medicine invited the two top presidential candidates to describe their goals and plans for American healthcare in their administrations,...

Clinton Outlines Plans for Health Care in Leading Medical Journal

Editors at the New England Journal of Medicine invited Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to explain how they plan to improve health care and control health care costs in the U.S.

Two People With Rare Disorder Offer Clues To Humans' Mysterious ‘Sixth Sense’

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Two people with a rare and little-understood disorder have helped scientists identify a gene that may be responsible for our “sixth sense” of body awareness. In a study published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, scientists...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic researchers update understanding of damaging liver disease

ROCHESTER, Minn. — An article published today in the New England Journal of Medicine updates the medical community on a potentially devastating liver disease that afflicts approximately 29,000 Americans. Primary sclerosing cholangitis, or PSC, is a condition that damages the ducts that carry digestive bile from the liver to the small intestine. Many individuals affected […]

ASTRO Encourages Prostate Cancer Patients to Weigh Long-Term Impact of Treatment Options with Their Doctors

In light of the findings from the Prostate Testing for Cancer and Treatment (ProtecT) trial published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) would like to congratulate the authors...Show More Summary

My Thyroid Cancer

My husband and I were intrigued to discover that this week’s New England Journal of Medicine has articles on both of our cancers! Larry is doing active surveillance for prostate cancer, the article that’s making

Overall impressive: News media coverage of NEJM study on treating vs not treating prostate cancer

Joy Victory is deputy managing editor of She tweets as @thejoyvictory.  An important new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine provides clarity on outcomes of men with early prostate cancer whoShow More Summary

Becoming A Hosehead: Sleeping My Way To Better Health

CPAP machines are in the news this month after the New England Journal of Medicine released a study casting doubt on their effectiveness in preventing heart problems. See here for an explanation of the study and a summary of reasons why it is likely not accurate. Show More Summary

Dr. Richard Rosenfeld recommends shared decision-making in treating adult sinusitis

(SUNY Downstate Medical Center) In an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center's Distinguished Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology Richard M. Rosenfeld, M.D., M.P.H., recommends a process of shared decision-making between physicians and patients in the treatment of adult sinusitis.

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