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Why Are Leprosy Cases Increasing in FL?

After several cases of Hansen's disease (formerly known as leprosy) were reported in Florida, the state's Department of Health has alerted residents that armadillos may play a role in the transmission of the disease but that their role is not fully understood.

8-Year-Old Boy Recipient of World's First Double Hand Transplant

Boy, 8, lost limbs because of severe infection

Is Topical Retinoid Exposure Linked to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes?

No significantly increased risk of major congenital malformations, spontaneous abortion, prematurity

Canagliflozin, Diabetic Ketoacidosis Incidence Investigated in Study

Canagliflozin-treated patients with type 2 diabetes have low incidence of serious adverse DKA events

Novel Microendoscope Ups Accuracy of Esophageal Screening

Low-cost HRME ups accuracy of Lugol's chromoendoscopy for esophageal cancer

RAPID Score Validated for Prognosis of Pleural Infections

Recently developed score is valid for identifying mortality risk through five years in diverse cohort

Early Invasive Strategy No Benefit 10 Years After NSTE-ACS

No improved outcomes versus selective invasive strategy in non-ST segment acute coronary syndrome

2015 MOC Program Expected to Generate Billions From Time Costs

Time costs account for 90 percent of maintenance of certification costs, estimated at 5.1 billion

Routine Dyspnea Severity Assessment Could Aid Care

Regular appraisal in cardiopulmonary disease patients would aid hospitalists' decision making

Probiotic Supplementation During Pregnancy May Help Prevent Infantile Eczema

No significant difference for prevention of asthma, wheezing, or rhinoconjunctivitis