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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

Need for Sedation Up for Regular Cannabis Users

Regular cannabis users undergoing endoscopic procedures need higher dose than nonusers

National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia

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

Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender

SSI rates differ by gender for certain procedures, including increased risk for women after heart surgery

Sensory Sensitivity Tied to Constipation in Young Children

Feeding problems due to sensory sensitivities common in children with constipation

Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation

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

Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions

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

Microbial Features ID’d for Pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Microbial and metabolic features can differentiate preadolescent children with IBS from controls

Some Patients With Imminently Fatal Cancer Undergo Treatment

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