Top medicine articles for October 2013

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles in medicine for October 2013:

Story and science: How providers and parents can utilize storytelling to combat anti-vaccine misinformation.

Household air pollution from solid fuel (biomass, coal): leading environmental cause of death/disability in the world

Choking on food common among U.S. kids with top objects including candy, hot dogs, nuts and seeds

What does it take to be the world's top men's tennis player? Novak Djokovic is a decidedly unusual fellow - WSJ

Patient Preferences for Doctor Attire: The White Coat wins by a large margin (PDF)

Study: Prostate cancer therapy has negative impact on sexual relationships that appears to worsen over time

Elevated Uric Acid Level Predicts Erectile Dysfunction in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

The sport with the highest rate of catastrophic injury is cheerleading

Between 2000 and 2009, asthma hospitalization and in-hospital mortality decreased among US children

0.47 inches of height should not get in the way of adequately treating a child with moderate persistent asthma

What is ABSSSI? FDA replaced the term cSSSI with ABSSSI (acute bacterial skin and skin-structure infections)

What the New Healthcare Law Means For Allergy & Asthma Patients - brief review from Allergy and Asthma Network

Not good: "Influenza vaccine protection is markedly lower than most routinely recommended vaccines"

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

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