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Doctors Promoting Transparency With Patients

Doctors Promoting Transparency With Patients

Website created to increase transparency includes physician profiles, transparency manifesto

U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way

U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way

Average is nearly 39 inches, CDC researchers find

AHA/ACC: Routine ECGs Not Advised for Young Athletes

AHA/ACC: Routine ECGs Not Advised for Young Athletes

Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say

Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men

Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men

Research suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

Over a Quarter of Hospital Orders Classified As Defensive

Over a Quarter of Hospital Orders Classified As Defensive

Most defensive costs due to potentially unnecessary hospitalization

Medicare Patients' Outcomes Better With Generic Statins

Medicare Patients' Outcomes Better With Generic Statins

Prescribing generic rather than brand-name statins improves adherence to statin therapy

Errata Frequently Seen in Medical Literature

Errata Frequently Seen in Medical Literature

Errata in 4.2 per 100 original and review articles; major errata in 24.2 percent of articles with errata

INR Variability Predicts Warfarin Adverse Effects

INR Variability Predicts Warfarin Adverse Effects

Unstable warfarin anticoagulation predictive regardless of time in therapeutic range

Highly Sensitive Troponin Test IDs Asymptomatic Heart Damage

Highly Sensitive Troponin Test IDs Asymptomatic Heart Damage

Could eventually join cholesterol tests as standard screening tool, researchers say

AHA: Inflammation May Explain Vascular Damage in Diabetes

AHA: Inflammation May Explain Vascular Damage in Diabetes

Exercise and weight loss important for reducing inflammation as well as lowering blood glucose

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