Top medicine articles for September 2014

A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:

Doctors Are Talking: EHRs Destroy the Patient Encounter - Medscape - It depends on the EMR and how you use it

Gluten May Cause Depression in Subjects With Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity. Such findings might explain why patients with non-celiac gluten sensitivity feel better on a gluten-free diet despite the continuation of gastrointestinal symptoms

Dalbavancin Approved for Bacterial Skin Infections, including MRSA, 2 doses, 1 week apart, as effective as vancomycin

Residues of Roundup (glyphosate), the world's most popular herbicide, found in breast milk

90% of doctors would choose a do-not-resuscitate status for themselves near the end of life. 80% of patients wish to avoid high intensity care at the end-of-life, but their wishes are often overridden

Matisse reinvented himself as an artist to accommodate his disability and moved from working with paint to collage -- "An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success” -- “Every day that dawns is a gift to me and I take it in that way. I accept it gratefully without looking beyond it. I completely forget my physical suffering and all the unpleasantness of my present condition and I think only of the joy of seeing the sun rise once more and of being able to work a little bit”, he wrote.

Antibiotics - a brief hiatus in man's millennia-old battle with germs?

You're Not on the 'Best Doctors' List - Does It Matter? -- Doctors themselves are highly skeptical about the lists

Hot weather kills more Americans than all other natural disasters combined. Cerebellum is especially sensitive to heat, which explains the early signs of a heatstroke: unsteady gait, confusion

Facial recognition technology used to spot genetic disorders

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