Top medicine articles for December 2012

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

Unlock the value of medical case reports: Search 17,507 cases from 167 journals

Routine Antibiotics Before Dental Procedures Not Recommended for Those with Implants (new ortho guidelines)

Stand-Up Desks (and recumbent bikes) Gaining Favor in the Workplace

Adderall, a Drug of Increased Focus for N.F.L. Players

A color-coded map of the world’s most and least emotional countries

Is There a Relationship Between Chronic Periodontitis and Erectile Dysfunction?

Internal Medicine Residents Are Reluctant to Pursue Primary Care Careers - JAMA

Life expectancy rises as fine particle air pollution drops

Within 2 years of retiring, 3 out of 4 NFL players will be one or more of the following: alcohol or drug addicted; divorced; financially distressed/bankrupt. Suicide rate for men who have played in the N.F.L. is nearly 6 times the national average.

Not only are men more likely to be diagnosed with cancer, they have a higher chance of dying from the disease

As doctors grow older, hospitals begin requiring them to prove they’re still fit - Wa Post

50% of UK's white population, up to 90% of black and Asian population may have vitamin D deficiency - BBC

Only 10% of a person's recommended daily vitamind D amount is found naturally in food. Eating more fish and getting out in the sun a bit more won't make much of a difference to your vitamin D levels - BBC

Cleveland Clinic Diagnoses Health-Care Act - WSJ

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

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