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Morning Break: Missing Maria Deaths; N.J. Doc Charged in Wife’s Murder; Viva Vaseline!

Morning Break: Missing Maria Deaths; N.J. Doc Charged in Wife’s Murder; Viva Vaseline!

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Why are more than 1,000 deaths from hurricane Maria missing from the official count in Puerto Rico? (Slate)

Florida’s abortion-delay law is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled. (Reuters)

The condition of the average heart failure patient is changing. New research finds the prevalence of left ventricular systolic dysfunction has declined over 30 years. (Cardiovascular Business)

Housing instability had an impact on diabetes care. A small study found a higher rate of ED visits and hospitalizations in diabetes patients with unstable as compared to stable housing. (Healio Endocrinology)

President Trump signed an executive order directing all relevant agencies to ensure all uniformed military personnel have access to mental health services during their first year after discharge, in order to prevent suicides. (Reuters)

New Jersey endocrinologist James Kauffman is charged in the 2012 death of his wife April Kauffman. (Philly.com)

ADHD is linked to premature or low birth weight children, according to a meta-analysis by Brazilian researchers. (Psychiatric Times)

Year in review in emergency medicine highlights the Las Vegas shooting, the war on opioids and what constitutes violation of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act for mental health patients in EDs. (Emergency Medicine Monthly)

The founder of a Boston biotech startup discusses the promise of menstrual blood research. (The Doctor Weighs In)

Three tips for healthcare organizations to deal with sexual harassment, including use of virtual reality. (Managed Healthcare Executive)

An in-depth look at why rural hospitals, often towns’ biggest employers, are in trouble. (The Atlantic)

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation wants everyone to know that the nation’s 40th president had no mental health issues while in office, period, end of story.

How those “15 minute” primary care office visits are really longer than 15 minutes. (Kevin MD)

Pill size gas sensor may one day help doctors diagnose GI conditions. (Live Science)

American tourist in Thailand goes on naked rampage after overdosing on Viagra. (Tech Times)

As winter often brings with it dry skin, chapped lips, and irritated eyelids, maybe it’s time to revisit some of the potential skin-related uses for that household medicine cabinet staple, petroleum jelly. (American Academy of Dermatology)

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