Some things we didn’t see coming: the Red Wedding, Tide PODS as a snack, a face slap at the Academy Awards, and certainly not bad press for metformin. This go-to medication has boasted an efficacy and safety profile that are the envy of most drugs, but a new study cautions against its use in would-be fathers.

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To help keep you up-to-date on urgent care trends and best practices, Pri-Med offers free online urgent care CME/CE that can be completed on your own time and even during shift work. We have chosen the five best and most diverse urgent care CME/CE courses for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians for 2022.

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We help physician assistants (PA) like you to access educational activities that offer insight into the latest developments and quality standards in a wide variety of clinical environments. As a convenience to you, Pri-Med offers free online CME that can be completed on your schedule and even during short work breaks.

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Move over, Peloton—wearable fitness devices stand poised to take over as the fitness trend of 2022. But do these devices really work? Researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the effectiveness of wearable devices in promoting exercise and weight loss among adults with overweight or obesity.

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Researchers stoked the fires of a feud older than the Capulets and the Montagues, the Jets and the Sharks, and the Starks and the Lannisters. It’s the clash between cat lovers and dog lovers.

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We’ve waited 18 years for this. No, we’re not talking about a sequel to Napoleon Dynamite. We’ll still have to wonder if Kip’s cage fighting-career ever takes off. Instead, we’re talking about the update to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2004 developmental surveillance checklist . . .

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A new pilot study suggests that a nonpharmacologic, cost-free, simple, and quick intervention may help prevent vasovagal syncope (VVS). Excellent! You had us at nonpharmacologic—those treatments are as welcome as pizza and wings on Super Bowl Sunday.

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The ever-insightful George Costanza must have been talking about e-cigarettes when he opined, “This thing is like an onion. The more layers you peel, the more it stinks.”

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Opioid misuse and overdose is an ongoing epidemic and public health emergency in the United States. Almost 850,000 people have died from a drug overdose since 1999.1 Over 70,000 people died in 2019, and 70% of them involved an opioid.1 This article will detail the rise of the opioid epidemic, highlight how educational and governmental institutions have responded to the crisis through education campaigns directed toward clinicians, and describe the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain in the United States.

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