Top medicine articles for December 2012-January 2013

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles in medicine for December 2012-January 2013:

Among former Olympic athletes, engagement in disciplines with high intensity exercise did not bring a survival benefit http://buff.ly/UmY9Ur

Non-benzodiazepine hypnotics (Z drugs - eszopiclone, zaleplon, zolpidem) are effective for treatment of adult insomnia http://buff.ly/UZC1g9

Bringing surgical history to life | BMJ http://buff.ly/UZCeQC -- Things change fast in surgery. Within a single generation, ways of operating that had been stable for decades have been overturned. New drugs have revolutionized what were once “surgical” conditions, and minimally invasive procedures have driven many “open” operations to the verge of extinction.

Dabigatran Shouldn't Be Used in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves http://buff.ly/UmXToo

Confront medical errors - The University of Michigan Health System pioneered the three principle approach of “disclose, apologize, offer” more than a decade ago. http://buff.ly/UZDeV0

One Question That Changed the Cleveland Clinic Organization:
"How do you teach empathy?" CEO explains: http://buff.ly/V1ntgi

Too Young to Have a Heart Attack, at 48 - NYTimes http://buff.ly/UvpYKd

The Perils of Yoga for Men - torn muscles, damaged ligaments, dislocated joints, broken bones http://buff.ly/UwxhBp

Doctor Sued for Following a 'Do Not Resuscitate Order (found not liable by the jury) http://buff.ly/UZzYZH

Consequence of prescription-pain-pill epidemic: babies born dependent on drugs such as oxycodone http://buff.ly/V80BvE

50% of new experimental treatments prove to be better than established treatments, but few are much better http://buff.ly/PLDqJt

Exercise Minutes Per Week as a Vital Sign? http://buff.ly/11aAHxp

Asleep at the Wheel: 'Drowsy Driving' affects 4% of survey responders http://buff.ly/11aAQRg

Some U.S. Few Medical Schools Now Offering 3-Year Degrees http://buff.ly/WrCSoC

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

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