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Lupus and the Atomic Bomb? (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:52pm
(MedPage Today) -- Could "fallout" from a Cold War era uranium-processing plant in rural Ohio explain lupus cases diagnosed today? MedPage Today reporter Nancy Walsh digs down seeking an answer.

This Week: Doc Marriages, Seedy Medicine

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:36pm
(MedPage Today) -- A study on the benefits of being married to a physician, a memoir about medicine's dark side, and a call for a greater conversation topped this week's news at MedPage Today.

In CKD, Arterial Calcium Predicts CV Outcomes

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:57pm
(MedPage Today) -- In patients with chronic kidney disease, coronary artery calcium (CAC) levels were linked more strongly with cardiovascular risk than other standard predictors.

Guest Blog: New Hope for Cluster Headache

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- Headache neurologist Joshua Cohen, MD, MPH, discusses cluster headache and an investigational electrostimulation device that is showing promise for treating refractory cases.

ACS Exec Exits After Projecting $40-Million Revenue Slump

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:06pm
(MedPage Today) -- The American Cancer Society spent 3 years streamlining and reorganizing its operations, but less than a year after completing that task it faces the sudden departure of its top revenue-marketing VP as well as a huge projected shortfall in funds from Relay for Life, Eric T. Rosenthal reports.

Lifestyle Change Cost-Effective for T2D Patients

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:30pm
(MedPage Today) -- Overweight patients with type 2 diabetes who were assigned diet and exercise goals reduced their healthcare costs by an average of more than $500 a year, a study found.

This Week in the Endocrine Journals

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:18pm
(MedPage Today) -- Studies making an impact in endocrinology this week: docs want vaginal estrogen black box removed, once again no pancreatitis with incretins.

A Review of "Drupal in Libraries"

eScholarship@UMMS - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:12am

This is a review of the book, "Drupal in Libraries" by Kenneth J. Varnum. Published by ALA TechSource, 2012.

Are Medical Students Comfortable Managing Research Data?

eScholarship@UMMS - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:12am

Objectives: The Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School seeks to evaluate medical students’ awareness of and comfort with data handling and data management concepts. This study will help to triangulate populations and topics for integration of data management curriculum modules. Background: A medical student’s work life is unique due to the demands of their curriculum. In addition, expectations for the stewardship of research data require that students manage their data appropriately. However, data literacy is not a formal component in most undergraduate and graduate student curricula. Libraries have filled this gap by creating educational resources and training opportunities for their communities. For example, the Lamar Soutter Library has developed a comprehensive data management curriculum for students in the sciences. Before piloting this curriculum in the medical school environment, an assessment of medical students’ attitudes toward and comfort levels with data management will isolate receptive populations and curriculum modules. Methods: In Winter 2014, the Lamar Soutter Library will issue a 20-question survey to the students of the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Critique: The demands of the medical school curricula create a challenge for introducing effective data management training. Needs assessments can identify how data management training can best be integrated into the medical students’ work life. In addition, they may facilitate elective participation in training.

Using the NECDMC Case Studies to Teach Scientific Research Data Management

eScholarship@UMMS - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:12am

A train-the-trainer presentation about selecting and using the case studies of the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC) to teach research data management to diverse audiences.

Using Cases to Teach Research Data Management

eScholarship@UMMS - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:12am

Presentation on using the research cases in the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum to teach data management best practices. Demonstration of how a biomedical research engineering case could be presented to students to teach research data management concepts in a disciplinary context.

Morning Break: Ice Bucket Challenger Dies, Vicodin Now Schedule II

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:48am
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.

Small Practices Score Big Gain in Reduced Admissions (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:01pm
(MedPage Today) -- Smaller primary care physician practices -- those with fewer than 10 physicians -- have fewer preventable hospital admissions among their Medicare beneficiaries than larger practices, researchers have found.

Small Practices Score Big Gain in Reduced Admissions (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:01pm
(MedPage Today) -- Smaller primary care physician practices -- those with fewer than 10 physicians -- have fewer preventable hospital admissions among their Medicare beneficiaries than larger practices, researchers have found.

Eliquis OK'd for Treating, Preventing VTE

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 6:17pm
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA has approved the oral anticoagulant drug apixaban (Eliquis) for treating deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism and for preventing recurrent episodes of these conditions.

Eliquis OK'd for Treating, Preventing VTE

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 6:17pm
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA has approved the oral anticoagulant drug apixaban (Eliquis) for treating deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism and for preventing recurrent episodes of these conditions.

Do Antacids Pose Infection Risk in Kids? (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:58pm
(MedPage Today) -- Pediatric patients treated with acid-suppression drugs had more than double the rate of bacterial growth in the stomach compared with untreated children, a prospective cohort study showed.

Do Antacids Pose Infection Risk in Kids? (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:58pm
(MedPage Today) -- Pediatric patients treated with acid-suppression drugs had more than double the rate of bacterial growth in the stomach compared with untreated children, a prospective cohort study showed.

Polio Shot Adds Oomph to Oral Vaccine

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:45pm
(MedPage Today) -- Two polio vaccines are better than one, researchers reported.
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