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Potential Implications of COVID-19 for the 2020-2021 Residency Application Cycle

This Viewpoint proposes ways to reform the residency application process, given stresses likely to be placed on applicants and programs from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including limiting the number of applications, making more program information available online, and capping the number of interviews applicants can accept.

Systemic Amyloidosis Recognition, Prognosis, and Therapy

This systematic review summarizes the characteristic presentations, diagnosis, and management of immunoglobulin light chain (AL) and amyloid transthyretin (ATTR) amyloidosis.

The Importance of Long-term Care Populations in Models of COVID-19

This Viewpoint discusses the importance of distinguishing rates and patterns of disease in long-term care vs general populations when developing mathematical models to predict the future spread of COVID-19 infection.

A Healing Handicraft—The Mind, Knitting, and the Art of Medicine

In this narrative medicine essay, a neurologist recounts the importance of handicraft to the sense of purpose of a patient with worsening dementia and finds similarities between the activity of knitting and the craft of practicing medicine.


An Apparition in Vilnius

I imagine men herding the Jews of Vilna into this ghetto, where I encounter a life-size rabbi painted decades later on the fractured wall of a building across the square from where I stand, shivering in a harsh October drizzle.

Exposing Volunteers to SARS-CoV-2 to Hasten a COVID-19 Vaccine

This Medical News feature discusses the debate over human challenge trials to test the safety and efficacy of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine candidates.

Patient Information: Carotid Artery Endarterectomy

This JAMA Patient Page describes the carotid artery endarterectomy procedure and its benefits and risks as a treatment for carotid artery stenosis.

Treating Patients With Opioid Use Disorder in Their Homes – An Emerging Treatment Model

This Viewpoint discusses the emergence of telehealth as a model for providing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD), and the advantages and disadvantages of the approach for underserved patient populations.

Effect of Probiotic Use on Antibiotic Administration Among Care Home Residents

This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of daily combination probiotics (Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium spp) vs placebo on cumulative antibiotic use for all-cause infections over 1 year among care home residents in Wales.

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