Top medicine articles for October 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles in medicine for October 2012:

Worldwide, 31% of adults are physically inactive, ranging from 17% in southeast Asia to 43% in Americas and eastern Mediterranean. The proportion of 13-15-year-olds doing fewer than 60 min of moderate physical activity per day is 80% http://goo.gl/3W6os -- The pandemic of physical inactivity: Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide - The Lancet http://goo.gl/dL2uE -- Elimination of physical inactivity would increase the life expectancy of the world's population by 7 months http://goo.gl/mbUos -- Why are some people physically active and others not? Genetic factors contribute to propensity to be physically active http://goo.gl/jHuIk -- Evidence-based intervention in physical activity: lessons from around the world - The Lancet - http://goo.gl/eHniD

Snorkelling-related deaths in Australia: cardiac, surface drowning, drowning after prolonged breath-hold diving, trauma http://goo.gl/VT0Bs

Nearly half of U.S. doctors struggle with burnout: study http://goo.gl/T3fnx

Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are associated with increased risk for Clostridium difficile infection http://goo.gl/wLi5v

Interactive atlas by CDC shows data about HIV, AIDS, hepatitis, TB, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis http://goo.gl/aizZS and http://goo.gl/VYztM

Looking at human beings as ecosystems of collaborating/competing species could change practice of medicine http://goo.gl/3LX9R

Prevalence of Celiac Disease in U.S.: 0.7% (1 in 141), rare among minorities but affects 1% of non-Hispanic whites http://goo.gl/1qFwE

Future doctors will need to correct the postmodern tendency toward immune dysregulation http://nyti.ms/SG6nX7

The Search for a Baldness Cure: Vitamin D to Coax Dormant Follicles to Grow Hair http://goo.gl/82s4a

YouTube for information on rheumatoid arthritis - at least 30% of videos were misleading. A wakeup call? http://goo.gl/Rjzdv

From physician frustration to physician satisfaction. "Oh we’re not gonna take it anymore", sings AMA http://goo.gl/SSWdQ

6 tips for marketing a practice outside social media - amednews http://goo.gl/AwGZ8

Many hospitals recruiting doctors continually. Contact them even if there isn't a job listing, say experts http://goo.gl/v8Oy7

EHR Report 2012: Physicians Rank Top EHRs http://buff.ly/QHeMqU

The articles were selected from my Twitter and Google Reader streams. Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to clinicalcases@gmail.com and you will receive acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

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