Top articles in medicine in April-May 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles in medicine in April-May 2012:

Always advocate for the patient. When in a bind, ask yourself, “Self, what's best for my patient?” You can only see ONE patient at a time. The patient in front of you is the only patient you have. http://bit.ly/HGJcU8

Adolescence is changing: age of onset of puberty is decreasing, age at which mature social roles are achieved is rising http://goo.gl/dshDG

Pilot sends plane into dive after mistaking Venus for oncoming plane http://bit.ly/INqXjw - "It's happened to most of us", starts CNN... North American-based pilots flying eastbound at night towards Europe are at increased risk of fatigue-related performance issues http://bit.ly/INqXjw

Are we ready to recommend aspirin for cancer prevention? Lancet http://goo.gl/WyRXY and http://goo.gl/oytIK

First described in 1967, Kawasaki disease is now a leading cause of acquired heart disease in developed countries http://goo.gl/ShL00 -- Addition of prednisolone to standard treatment with IVIG improves coronary artery outcomes in severe Kawasaki disease http://j.mp/JdUbTl

Bullying victimisation is associated with a myriad of emotional and behavioural problems throughout adolescence http://goo.gl/VzBrf

Thoughts for new medical students http://goo.gl/cr5k3 - Advice from the BMJ editor in 2003, still mostly relevant.

Consumer Expectations for Healthcare Social Media http://goo.gl/REXqV

Women are much more responsive than men to the weather, and life satisfaction decreases with rain (study) http://goo.gl/gp5KE

Use of Social Media by Western European Hospitals: Longitudinal Study shows that SoMe awareness is growing http://goo.gl/l41tz

Geriatrics update 2012: What parts of our practice to change, what to ‘think about’ - CCJM http://goo.gl/rvH9O

Family history: Still relevant in the genomics era - CCJM http://goo.gl/ty5vG

The articles were selected from my Twitter and Google Reader streams.

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