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  • Even Mildly Insufficient Sleep Linked to DepressionGetting 6 hours of sleep per night, just 1 less than 'optimum sleep duration,' was associated with 60% to 80% greater risk for depression, hopelessness, and nervousness, report investigators.
  • Final USPSTF Recommendation: Screen for PreeclampsiaThe US Preventive Services Task Force has finalized its recommendation that all pregnant women be screened for preeclampsia with blood pressure measurements throughout pregnancy.
  • Contrast Agent Safety in Spotlight at ARRS 2017The use of MRI intravenous contrast agents containing gadolinium, which can accumulate in the brain, will be debated at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting.

Special Report

  • For most, the April 22 March for Science was a chance to demonstrate support for evidence-based science. But doctors present a very public face to their patients and communities, which brings new weight to a decision to participate in politically charged events.

Business of Medicine

  • How to Prevent Costly and Dangerous Cyberattacks It doesn't matter whether your practice is large or small--you can still be the victim of a data breach. How can you protect your practice's data from a cyberattack?
  • Doctors and Marriage: Should You Have a Prenup? Love is powerful, yet marriage always involves some element of risk. Can you protect your finances and your practice in the event of a divorce and still start off a marriage on the right foot?

Medscape Editor-in-Chief

  • Eric J. Topol, MD Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health; Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California