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Can cell phone magnets interfere with implanted devices, such as ICDs?

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Cell phones now contain strong magnets for wireless charging. Are they strong enough to turn ICDs off?  

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Conflicting guidelines - How long do you anticoagulate after VTE?

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New American Society of Hematology guidelines recommend anticontigulating indefinitely after unprovoked VTE, compared to prior Chest guidelines recommending 3 months.  

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Does outpatient follow-up after ED discharge affect outcomes?

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When patients are discharged from the ED, does an outpatient follow-up visit affect mortality?  

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Bariatric Surgery and All Cause Mortality

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Does bariatric surgery decrease mortality? This Canadian study included over 13,000 surgery patients, followed for almost 5 years.  

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Epigastric pain: antacids alone vs GI cocktail

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What works better - and tastes better - for epigastric pain when you suspect gastritis? Researchers randomized antacids alone vs. antacids plus lidocaine.  

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