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Theme Issue: Violence/Human Rights


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Original Investigation | August 4, 2015 FREE

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for PTSD Among Veterans

This randomized trial reports that among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy modestly improved PTSD symptom severity compared with present-centered group therapy.

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Original Investigation | August 4, 2015

An ED Intervention for Preventing Intimate Partner Violence

This randomized trial assessed the effectiveness of a brief motivational intervention for preventing heavy drinking and intimate partner violence among women in urban emergency departments (EDs) who experienced or were at risk for both.

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Special Communication | August 4, 2015 CME

Violence in the United States

This Special Communication reviews data from several health and law enforcement surveillance systems to determine the burden of interpersonal violence in the United States and to explore challenges to and identify opportunities for prevention.

Clinical Review & Education

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Review | August 4, 2015

Psychotherapy for Military-Related PTSD

This review article reports that many military personnel and veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder achieve clinically meaningful improvement with use of the first-line trauma-focused interventions cognitive processing therapy and prolonged exposure.

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The Rational Clinical Examination | August 4, 2015 CME

Rational Clinical Exam: Does This Patient Have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?

This Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review examines the utility of self-report screening instruments for posttraumatic stress disorder among primary care and high-risk populations.


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Viewpoint | August 4, 2015

The State of the World’s Refugees

This Viewpoint from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees outlines strategies for changing refugee assistance in an era of widespread conflict and population displacement.

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Viewpoint | August 4, 2015

Sexual Assaults Among University Students

This Viewpoint proposes ways that universities can help prevent student sexual assault, fairly adjudicate claims, and support and reintegrate survivors of assault.

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Viewpoint | August 4, 2015

Physician Counseling on Firearm Safety

This Viewpoint discusses the need for physicians to develop cultural competence in firearm safety counseling as a strategy to improve patient and public health.

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Viewpoint | August 3, 2015 FREE ONLINE FIRST

Specialty Society Clinical Practice Guidelines

This Viewpoint discusses the challenges that specialty societies face developing and implementing clinical practice guidelines that the medical profession and public can trust.

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Medical News & Perspectives | July 29, 2015 FREE ONLINE FIRST

Exploring Statins to Decrease HIV-Related Heart Disease Risk

This Medical News feature article summarizes current thinking about the proatherogenic effects of HIV infection, and ongoing research to evaluate whether statins can reduce cardiovascular disease in HIV-infected patients.

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Edward H. Livingston, MD, interviews a war veteran and discusses PTSD with Maria Steenkamp, PhD, author of Psychotherapy for Military-Related PTSD, and Michele Spoont, PhD, author of Rational Clinical Exam: Does This Patient Have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?

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Psychotherapy for Military-Related PTSD A Review of Randomized Clinical Trials

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This video shows transitions between ambulation modes controlled by the experimenter during control system training.

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Video Clip of Patient’s Echocardiogram and Doppler Tracing Through the ...

This interactive includes Doppler echocardiography findings from a patient with a heart murmur. How do you interpret these test results?

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JAMA Editor's Audio Summary

August 4, 2015

Violence/Human Rights Theme Issue

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Reading by Rebecca Reingold, JD, author of Sexual Assaults Among University Students: Prevention, Support, and Justice

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Recurrent Oral Ulcers

A 44-year-old man with a history of gastroesophageal reflux disease and anxiety presents for evaluation of mouth ulcers recurring for the past 2 years.

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Psychological Treatments for Children Affected by Trauma

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For your patients: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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