Top articles in medicine in April-May 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles in medicine in April-May 2012:

Always advocate for the patient. When in a bind, ask yourself, “Self, what's best for my patient?” You can only see ONE patient at a time. The patient in front of you is the only patient you have.

Adolescence is changing: age of onset of puberty is decreasing, age at which mature social roles are achieved is rising

Pilot sends plane into dive after mistaking Venus for oncoming plane - "It's happened to most of us", starts CNN... North American-based pilots flying eastbound at night towards Europe are at increased risk of fatigue-related performance issues

Are we ready to recommend aspirin for cancer prevention? Lancet and

First described in 1967, Kawasaki disease is now a leading cause of acquired heart disease in developed countries -- Addition of prednisolone to standard treatment with IVIG improves coronary artery outcomes in severe Kawasaki disease

Bullying victimisation is associated with a myriad of emotional and behavioural problems throughout adolescence

Thoughts for new medical students - Advice from the BMJ editor in 2003, still mostly relevant.

Consumer Expectations for Healthcare Social Media

Women are much more responsive than men to the weather, and life satisfaction decreases with rain (study)

Use of Social Media by Western European Hospitals: Longitudinal Study shows that SoMe awareness is growing

Geriatrics update 2012: What parts of our practice to change, what to ‘think about’ - CCJM

Family history: Still relevant in the genomics era - CCJM

The articles were selected from my Twitter and Google Reader streams.

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