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1. Statin usage linked to double the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
A study of thousands of patients' health records found that those who were prescribed statins had at least double the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
2. Shorter MICU rotation length reduced physician burnout
Shortening the length of rotations in a medical intensive care unit (MICU) from the traditional 14-consecutive-day schedule to seven days helps mitigate burnout among critical care physicians, according to a new Penn Medicine pilot study. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
3. Many Americans doubt vaccine safety, often because of online info
More than two in five American adults (45%) say something has caused them to doubt vaccine safety, finds a recent online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults, conducted on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
4. Relaxing before health appointment helps with understanding
Some patients feel shame, anxiety, or fear immediately before seeing their doctor, making them tense. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
5. Overdose risk increases when family member was previously dispensed Rx opioids
Having a family member who was previously dispensed prescription opioids was associated with higher odds of overdose for individuals who themselves didn't have an opioid prescription, according to an analysis of insurance company data conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. ePharm Brief
 
 
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