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October 16, 2017
Viewpoint

Potential Health Implications Related to Fracking

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JAMA. Published online October 16, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14239

This Viewpoint reviews the potential health risks associated with fracking in the United States, including effects on air quality and consequences of exposure to fracking fluids, and proposes policy and public health safeguards to prevent harms.

Making a Case for Sanctuary Hospitals

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JAMA. Published online October 16, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.15714

This Viewpoint discusses how current enforcement of US immigration policy has led to arrests and questioning of patients at health care facilities and argues that all health care settings should have legal sanctuary status to protect undocumented immigrants’ access to medical treatment.

October 14, 2017
Viewpoint

The Revised Declaration of GenevaA Modern-Day Physician’s Pledge

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JAMA. Published online October 14, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16230

This Viewpoint describes the 2017 revision of the World Medical Association’s Declaration of Geneva, which asks physicians to pledge themselves to the highest standards of ethics and practice in the interests of their patients and the medical profession.

October 12, 2017
Viewpoint

Ten Steps the Federal Government Should Take Now to Reverse the Opioid Addiction Epidemic

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JAMA. Published online October 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14567

In this Viewpoint, former CDC Director Tom Frieden outlines 10 steps the federal government should take to prevent opioid addiction among nonusers and treat addiction and prevent overdoses among current users.

October 11, 2017
Viewpoint

Underlying Factors in Drug Overdose Deaths

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JAMA. Published online October 11, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.15971

In this Viewpoint, authors from the US CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control discuss infrastructure investments, legal changes, and clinical and public health strategies for reducing overdose deaths among opioid users.

Editorial

Firearm-Related Injury and DeathA US Health Care Crisis in Need of Health Care Professionals

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JAMA. Published online October 11, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16692
October 10, 2017
Viewpoint

Organ Donor ResearchOvercoming Challenges, Increasing Opportunities

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JAMA. Published online October 10, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16442

This Viewpoint discusses a 2017 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report about ways to support research on pretransplantation organs to reduce organ waste, upgrade the quality and quantity of transplants, and improve patient outcomes.

October 9, 2017
Viewpoint

Knowledge for Precision MedicineMechanistic Reasoning and Methodological Pluralism

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JAMA. Published online October 9, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.11914

This Viewpoint discusses how precision medicine demands case-based reasoning, in which the relevant particulars of the individual patient are elucidated and incorporated into clinical assessments and decisions, and the challenge of expanding individualized knowledge.

An HIV Vaccine is Essential for Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

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JAMA. Published online October 9, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13505

In this Viewpoint, Anthony Fauci discusses the limits of current treatment and prevention approaches to the HIV epidemic and proposes that the addition of an HIV vaccine is necessary to slow and end it.

The Las Vegas Shootings—Underscoring Key Features of the Firearm Epidemic

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JAMA. Published online October 9, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16420

This Viewpoint uses the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas to discuss public health imperatives in the US firearm violence epidemic, including long-term treatment of nonfatally injured survivors, management of mental health sequelae for noninjured participants and their communities, and effective responses to commercial stakeholders who benefit from firearm sales at the expense of the public’s health.

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    Death by Gun Violence—A Public Health Crisis
Editorial

Death by Gun Violence—A Public Health Crisis

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JAMA. Published online October 9, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16446
October 5, 2017
Viewpoint

Vaccination Challenges in Confronting the Resurgent Threat From Yellow Fever

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JAMA. Published online October 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14258

This Viewpoint examines strategies for vaccinating travelers against yellow fever given recent vaccine shortages and global yellow fever outbreaks.

October 4, 2017
Viewpoint

The Critical Role of Biomedical Research in Pandemic Preparedness

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JAMA. Published online October 4, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.15033

In this Viewpoint, Anthony Fauci and colleagues review rapid research responses to recent infectious disease outbreaks as a way of emphasizing the strategies and collaborations necessary to prepare for a next unknown pandemic.

Medical News & Perspectives

Could a New Method to Detect Coronary Inflammation Prevent Heart Attacks?

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JAMA. Published online October 4, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13413

This Medical News article discusses preventing heart attacks by analyzing perivascular fat content.

October 3, 2017
Viewpoint

Excessive Weight Gain, Obesity, and CancerOpportunities for Clinical Intervention

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JAMA. Published online October 3, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.15519

This Viewpoint reviews evidence documenting an association between overweight and obesity and cancer and discusses the underacknowledged role of weight control counseling and community programs as a cancer prevention strategy.

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