Issue Summary August 7, 2012

Summary of the August 7, 2012 issue, including articles on HbA1c diagnostic thresholds in black and white persons, the influence of context on antimicrobial prescribing for febrile respiratory illness, sleep disturbance due to hospital noise, and viscosupplementation for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, as well as an Update in nephrology, the USPSTF recommendation on prevention of falls in community-dwelling older adults, a commentary on the federal plan for prescriber education on opioid use, and a report on Group Health Cooperative's "rapid-learning health system."

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