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  • Regular Walking, Even if Minimal, Tied to Lower Death RiskIn a large cancer prevention cohort study, regular walking -- even below the minimum recommended levels for physical fitness -- was tied to reduced all-cause mortality risk compared with inactivity in older Americans
  • Real-World Reassurance on Bleeding Risk With DOACs in VTEAn observational study found that the new direct oral anticoagulants are not associated with increased risk for major bleeding or all-cause mortality compared with warfarin in the first 3 months of treatment.
  • A Black, White Mortality Gap Much Explained by InsuranceHaving no insurance or inadequate insurance accounts for more than a third of the excess mortality risk between black and white women with early-stage breast cancer in the United States.
  • IDSA Updates Guidelines on Acute GastroenteritisNew tests for infectious diarrhea are highly sensitive and may show unfamiliar organisms. Experts can help clarify best treatments. Rehydration is also crucial, especially in vulnerable groups.

Special Report

  • In a WebMD/Medscape survey report produced with STAT, we explore how often patients express bias toward doctors and what the effects are on clinical care.

Business of Medicine

  • Should Doctors Embrace or Reject Alternative Treatments?   More consumers are using complementary and alternative treatments, and medical centers are adding nontraditional therapies. Should doctors embrace or reject these treatments?
  • How Much Is Your Practice Worth? Many doctors who have a financial stake in a practice don't know what the practice is worth. That's a mistake, say experts in practice valuation. Here's why, and what a practice valuation involves.

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