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  • AAP Issues Guidance on Reflux in Preterm InfantsA new clinical report notes that reflux is normal in preterm infants and will usually resolve without treatment, and that pharmacologic agents should be used sparingly, if at all.
  • Liver Cancer Doubled in High-Income CountriesRates of liver cancer have doubled since the 1990s in high-income countries and are largely due to infection with hepatitis B and C, as well as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
  • 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.

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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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  • Lichen Sclerosus Guidelines for the management of lichen sclerosus in male and female patients have been updated by the British Association of Dermatologists.
  • Hypophosphatemic Rickets A randomized, controlled, open-label study suggests that growth hormone therapy in short prepubertal children with X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets does not effectively increase adult height.

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