February 2019 Briefing – Family Practice

Deep Learning-Enhanced Device Detects Diabetic Retinopathy WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A deep learning-enhanced device can accurately detect diabetic retinopathy (DR), according to a study published online Feb. […]

Deep Learning-Enhanced Device Detects Diabetic Retinopathy

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A deep learning-enhanced device can accurately detect diabetic retinopathy (DR), according to a study published online Feb. 14 in Diabetes Care.

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Eating Nuts Tied to Reduced CVD Incidence, Death in T2DM Patients

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Higher consumption of nuts, especially tree nuts, is associated with reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence and mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in Circulation Research.

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1997 to 2014 Saw Large Hike in Screen Time for Ages 0 to 2

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Between 1997 and 2014, screen time more than doubled for children aged 0 to 2 years, with television time accounting for most screen time, according to a research letter published online Feb. 18 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Prenatal Fluconazole Exposure Increases Neonatal Risks

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Maternal exposure to fluconazole during pregnancy may increase the risk for spontaneous abortion, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Black-White Cancer Mortality Gap Decreasing in Some Age Groups

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cancer death rates are decreasing faster in blacks than whites in the United States, according to a report published online Feb. 14 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

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Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Deer in 24 States

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Chronic wasting disease has been found in wild deer, elk, and moose in 24 states, and hunters should avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned.

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Inappropriate Use of Fentanyl Preps Seen Despite Awareness

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite adequate levels of prescriber, pharmacist, and patient knowledge regarding transmucosal immediate-release fentanyls (TIRFs), the rates of inappropriate use are high, according to a study published in the Feb. 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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CDC: Salmonella Cases Tied to Raw Turkey Products Now at 279

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sixty-three more cases of illness in a Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products have been reported since Dec. 21, 2018, bringing the total number to 279, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in an update.

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