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Is the flu season over in your area?

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 8:00:00 PM

The influenza season continues to abate but remains slightly elevated as April ends, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report points out that while flu activity has peaked nationally for this season, some parts of the country are still experiencing widespread flu activity and an increasing proportion of influenza B viruses have been detected. Second waves of influenza B activity occur during many flu seasons, they explained. Flu activity is expected to continue for a number of weeks.

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What conferences did you miss in March? The latest on the better chemotherapy, weekend mortality rates, peanut allergy, and more.

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 12:00:00 PM

In March, MDLinx editors covered a number of interesting and cutting edge conferences, including women’s cancer, hospital medicine, allergy, dermatology, and orthopedic surgery. Here are some of the studies you might have missed.

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Tags: Conference center

What conferences did you miss in February? Review them here.

Posted on Mar 20, 2016 4:23:00 PM

In the last month, MDLinx editors covered a number of interesting and cutting edge conferences, including those on retroviruses and opportunistic infections, critical care medicine, pain medicine, multiple sclerosis, rheumatology, and stroke. Highlights of some of these conferences are described here.

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Abuse of Opioids and Heroin Reaching Epidemic Levels

Posted on Mar 11, 2016 1:46:46 PM

With the United States Senate passing of the bipartisan Stopping Medication Abuse and Protecting Seniors Act (See Washington Report, March 3, 2016), which is designed to cut down on inappropriate access to opioids, improve patient care for at–risk beneficiaries, and save taxpayers money, it is more than clear that abuse of opioids and heroin has become a serious problem in the US.

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Tags: Medical news, Washington Report

See What You Missed at January Medical Conferences

Posted on Mar 1, 2016 10:13:17 AM

In the last month, MDLinx editors covered a number of interesting and cutting edge conferences, including gastrointestinal cancer, cancer survivorship, and genitourinary cancer. Here are a few of the highlights from those conferences.

The 2016 Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium was held in San Francisco, CA January 21-23, 2016. According to one study, during the past 10 years in the United States, the use of neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (NACRT) before surgery in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer has substantially increased, but only 50% of these patients currently receive standard therapy as recommended by national guidelines.

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Use of Probiotics as Part of In-Hospital Care

Posted on Feb 26, 2016 10:24:27 AM

More patients are receiving probiotics as a part of their inpatient hospital care, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, published in the American Journal of Infection Control.

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Tags: Gastroenterology, Medical news

See What You Missed at December Medical Conferences

Posted on Feb 5, 2016 1:00:00 PM

In the last month, MDLinx editors covered a number of interesting and cutting edge conferences in a number of specialties, including hematology, medical oncology, and breast cancer. Here are some of the highlights.

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How concerned should American clinicians be about Zika virus?

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 12:00:00 PM

The Zika virus has been making a great many headlines recently. This flavivirus, transmitted primarily by Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes, has cut a broad swath through Brazil, Mexico, and the Caribbean in the past year, as well as parts of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. More recently, isolated cases have been noted in Puerto Rico and Hawaii, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported cases in Guyana, Barbados, and Ecuador.

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Tags: infectious disease

See What You Missed at the November Medical Conferences

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 1:28:12 PM

During the month of November, MDLinx editors covered a number of interesting conferences in a number of specialties, including dermatology, ophthalmology, hepatology, cardiology, nephrology, allergy & immunology, and weight disorders. Some highlights follow:

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Tags: Conference center, Oncology

For Your Holiday Wish List

Posted on Dec 8, 2015 5:00:00 PM

The airwaves this month are filled with commercials reminding us that this is the season of giving. In case you, like many adults, harbor your own secret “wish list” of items that you’d like to receive wrapped up in a bow, MDLinx has compiled a collection of gadgets and resources that we think you might like. From free or inexpensive medical apps that you can gift to yourself and others without hesitation, to medical equipment that you may have to request from the “powers that be” at your institution, these resources are worth owning. And you certainly deserve them!

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Tags: mobile apps

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