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  • VA Nominee Hearing Delayed After 'Serious Allegations' AriseThe top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs jointly called for information from the White House on 'allegations' regarding Trump's VA nominee Rear Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, MD.
  • New AAN Guidelines Advocate Early MS TreatmentNew guidelines update recommendations on starting, switching, and stopping disease-modifying therapies in multiple sclerosis and recommend an earlier start to treatment.
  • High Cesarean Delivery Rates Disputed at ACOGAn 'epidemic' of cesarean delivery will be debated at the upcoming American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) meeting, where strategies will be discussed to bring these numbers down.
  • TLR, Even With Modern Stents, Can Raise MI, Mortality RiskInterventionalists may downplay PCI's higher target-lesion revascularization risk, but to surgeons it 'isn't as trivial as we sometimes make it sound. And they might be on to something,' says an expert.
  • Depression: Novel Gene Variants IdentifiedResearchers have identified 17 gene variants, 14 of which are novel, that potentially increase the risk for depression, adding to evidence that depression is at least partially a genetic disorder.

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  • Doctors: Is Retirement Overrated? Many physicians who retire from medicine find that it's not what they expected; some feel that there is an emotional void when they leave clinical practice. How can physicians adapt to retirement?
  • Would You Report an Impaired Physician? Many Doctors Won't Research shows that although most doctors say they'd report an impaired colleague, many fail to do so when confronted with the situation. What is their reasoning?

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