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  • Alpha-blockers Do Not Promote Passage of Urinary StonesA new study adds to evidence that alpha-blockers do not expedite the passage of ureteral stones in patients who present with renal colic compared with placebo, although stone size may matter.
  • Alcohol's Influence on Alzheimer's Risk Explained?As the debate over beneficial or detrimental effects of alcohol on Alzheimer's disease continues, researchers examine the cellular and genetic mechanisms that may explain its impact on amyloid plaque in the brain.
  • WHO Releases New ICD-11The 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases reflects advances in scientific understanding; it includes several new chapters and major revisions to others.

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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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