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Going to Mexico?

Let’s not mention the 10 or 11 other states with Level 3 warnings of reconsider travel. 

Read the entire State Department advisory here.

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Low Folate, Vitamin D Implicated in First-Episode Psychosis

Nutritional deficiencies, especially deficiencies in folate and vitamin D, are associated with first-episode psychosis (FEP), new research suggests.

Australian researchers found significantly lower levels of folate and vitamin D in patients with FEP, compared to healthy control persons.

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Learn pulmonary hypertension with a Medcomic

Jorge Muniz is an internal medicine physician assistant, illustrator, and author of Medcomic: The Most Entertaining Way to Study Medicine.  The following illustration was republished by… 6 more words

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PulmCrit- Phenobarbital monotherapy for alcohol withdrawal: Reloaded

It has been said that alcoholics exist to teach physicians humility. These patients are quite complicated, often suffering from several problems simultaneously (e.g., withdrawal, nutritional deficiencies, trauma, infection, psychiatric problems).

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Mexico Suffers Deadliest Year Ever: Violence Hits Cabo, Tourist Havens

Mexico is on track to have the deadliest year ever since modern records began. In the first 10-months of 2017, there were more than 20,878 murders nationwide, as many in the war-torn country have blamed President Enrique Pena Nieto’s failure to tackle drug violence.

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Sleeve gastrectomy lowers women's tolerance to alcohol

A new study from a team of researchers at the University of Illinois and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that after undergoing sleeve gastrectomy, women could be legally intoxicated after drinking half the number of drinks than women who did not have this surgery.

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Keeping Little Folk Safe

According to the child accident prevention organisation Kidsafe, preventable injury is the leading cause of death and disability of children under five in Australia, and paediatric trauma as a disease is more deadly than asthma, cancer and infectious diseases combined.

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