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Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns

Graduates with loan forgiveness/repayment program more likely to enter primary care fields

Conception by IVF May Increase Risk for Rare Childhood Cancer

Rate of hepatic tumors higher among children conceived via IVF

National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia

Overall hand hygiene compliance increased from 2009 to 2017; associated drop seen in HA-SAB incidence

Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation

Individuals linked to about 350,000 prescriptions and 32 million pills

CDC: Recent Decline Seen in High-Grade Cervical Lesions

Vast majority of cervical precancer cases attributable to HPV types targeted by 9-valent HPV vaccine

iADL Dependency May Up Mortality in Hematologic Cancers

Instrumental activities of daily living dependency, mortality linked in seniors with hematologic cancer

Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions

Hand hygiene compliance was 50.8 percent when health care workers moved from dirtier to cleaner tasks

Some Patients With Imminently Fatal Cancer Undergo Treatment

Variation seen in treatment by cancer type, age, insurance, and facility type

Reasons for TKI Discontinuation ID’d in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Treatment-free remission maintained in 14 of 21 patients who discontinued tyrosine kinase inhibitors

American College of Physicians, April 11-13

The American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 The annual meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) was held from April 11 to...