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  • Theranos Founder Holmes, President Balwani IndictedTheranos Inc founder Elizabeth Holmes and the blood testing company's former president, Ramesh 'Sunny' Balwani, have been indicted by a federal grand jury in California on charges of wire fraud, the US Justice Department said on Friday.
  • NSAIDs Increase Cardiovascular Risk in OsteoarthritisNonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs contribute to the elevated risk for cardiovascular disease in people with osteoarthritis, new data show, but alternatives for pain management are limited.
  • Medical Societies Ask Court to Protect Key ACA ProvisionsThe groups argue for maintaining legal protection for people with preexisting conditions. Separately, a GOP senator called the Justice Department's arguments for abandoning part of the ACA 'far-fetched.'
  • Diabetes Linked to Increased Risk for Parkinson'sThe study may help improve understanding of mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease and increase interest in the idea that diabetes drugs may slow the condition.
  • All Young Cannabis Users Face Psychosis RiskA study that used a novel analytic strategy found that adolescents were at increased risk for psychotic symptoms in the year following cannabis use.

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  • Concierge Practice: Could the New Models Be Right for You? Many physicians who are frustrated with the demands of medicine have considered concierge medicine, but may not have made the move. With new models emerging, some doctors may change their minds.
  • Sexual Harassment of Physicians: Report 2018 Medscape surveyed more than 6200 clinicians to find out whether they had been sexually harassed in the workplace, how they responded, who the perpetrator was, and how it affected their well-being.

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