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Clinical Correlations


Primecuts – This Week in the Journals

By Gibram Ramos Ortiz, MD

Peer Reviewed

Last week, lawmakers in Congress continued the fight against the opioid epidemic with a bipartisan bill dubbed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. The bill, which passed in the House of Representatives 393 to 8, offers major policy changes that include the following: creating a grant program for Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers, lifting restrictions on medications for opioid addiction, expanding access for first responders to Naloxone, making changes to Medicaid and Medicare to limit the over prescription of opioid painkillers, increasing penalties for drug manufacturers, and improving coordination of federal agencies to stop drugs like fentanyl crossing the border [1].…

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Primecuts-This Week in the Journals

By: Chen Fu, MD

This week’s news brought stories of potential game changers in the world at large. On Thursday, South Korean President Moon Jae-Im arrived in North Korea in a symbolic visit to Mount Paektu, a sacred site with tremendous significance for both North and South Koreans.…

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Primecuts – This Week in the Journals

Waves slam the Oceana Pier & Pier House Restaurant in Atlantic Beach, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 as Hurricane Florence approaches the area. (Travis Long /The News & Observer via AP)

By Michael Natter, MD

Peer Reviewed 

The Hurricane Ravaging the Carolinas.…

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Primecuts-This Week In The Journals

By: Yiping Xing, MD

This year’s US Open Tennis Championships, which took place here in New York City over the past two weeks, have been arguably the most compelling in years, enhanced by extreme heat and humidity that some have described as the “sweatiest [US Open] ever” [1].…

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Primecuts-This Week in the Journals

By: Kristie Bauman, MD

Researchers at the University of British Columbia may have solved our blood bank problems. After searching the human gut microbiome metagenomics library, Stephen Withers and colleagues found an enzyme that can convert A and B type red blood cells to type O.…

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Primecuts – This Week in the Journals

By Michael Bohl, MD

Peer Reviewed 

Last week the world mourned the loss of the Queen of Soul, Arethra Franklin.  Singer of “Respect”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, and countless other hits, Franklin had been in failing health for the past several years. …

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