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New Drug Effectively Lowers Levels of Triglycerides

New Drug Effectively Lowers Levels of Triglycerides

But it's not yet ready for standard care.

U.S. Medical Groups Fighting Prescription Opioid Abuse

U.S. Medical Groups Fighting Prescription Opioid Abuse

Special Task Force aims to curb 'epidemic' of addiction to opioids such as Oxycontin, Vicodin.

Chocolate Consumption Shows No Impact on Risk of A-Fib

Chocolate Consumption Shows No Impact on Risk of A-Fib

No association with incident atrial fibrillation; no evidence of effect modification by adiposity, age.

Patients Report Improved Care Access, Better Health With ACA

Patients Report Improved Care Access, Better Health With ACA

Gains seen in how many adults have insurance and a doctor, and say they are in better health.

Visit-to-Visit BP Variability May Impact Cardiovascular Outcomes

Visit-to-Visit BP Variability May Impact Cardiovascular Outcomes

Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death.

Components of Mediterranean Lifestyle Cut Postprandial Lipemia

Components of Mediterranean Lifestyle Cut Postprandial Lipemia

Physical activity shown to reduce PPL, as well as legumes, fish, and herbs, but not wine.

Race May Factor Into Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Race May Factor Into Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Higher rates seen in blacks versus whites; often at younger ages.

CDC: Aspirin Use Common Among Americans With Heart Disease

CDC: Aspirin Use Common Among Americans With Heart Disease

Clinical and community-based approaches should be used to increase aspirin use among low-use groups.

Six-Minute Walk Test Predictive for Pulmonary Hypertension

Six-Minute Walk Test Predictive for Pulmonary Hypertension

6MW stress echocardiography noninvasively predicts PH development in connective tissue disease.

Computerized System Almost Completely Cuts Medical Errors

Computerized System Almost Completely Cuts Medical Errors

Most errors eliminated five years after CPOE implementation; no new types of errors detected.

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