Top medicine articles for November 2012

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

Medical licensure: State lines pose daunting barriers - amednews. 20% of U.S. physicians hold medical licenses in multiple states

“There is a much better opportunity to find a smoking gun" through EMR, says malpractice attorney

Avocado Sales Are Rising, as Consumers Buy Into the Fruit as a Source of 'Healthy Fats' - WSJ

Will meaningful use spur growth of patient portals? Stage 2 of meaningful use rules require that 5% of a physician’s patients access their records online

In New York, Poor Smokers Spend 25% of Income on Cigarettes

Facing anti-malaria nets, mosquitoes alter habits by changing their hours of "peak aggression"

"Sonic Hedgehog Is Neuroprotective in the Cavernous Nerve with Crush Injury". Not your everyday headline

Monthly administration of 100 000 IU of vitamin D did not reduce the incidence or severity of URTIs in healthy adults

Venous leg ulcers can be healed with a spray formulation of allogeneic neonatal keratinocytes and fibroblasts

Social media is an efficient and effective method for physicians to keep up-to-date

The role of aldosterone receptor antagonists in the management of heart failure: An update

Immune thrombocytopenia in adults: An update

Vitamin D supplements do not prevent or reduce the severity of colds in adults without a frank vitamin D deficiency

Gout Guidelines Issued

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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