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Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion

Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion

Data suggest that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes.

Newly Insured Under ACA May Have Trouble Finding Doctors

Newly Insured Under ACA May Have Trouble Finding Doctors

In certain markets, wary physicians, narrow provider networks pose obstacles to care.

Digoxin for A-Fib Without Heart Failure Comes With Risks

Digoxin for A-Fib Without Heart Failure Comes With Risks

Researchers find higher odds for death, hospitalization.

Severe Mental Illness Linked to Increased Mortality After MI

Severe Mental Illness Linked to Increased Mortality After MI

Increased odds of 30-day, one-year mortality; highest mortality for patients with schizophrenia.

AMA: Gender Inequality Still Exists in Medicine

AMA: Gender Inequality Still Exists in Medicine

Article describes challenges for women in medicine, highlights things that need to be changed.

Effect of Interventions to Improve Meds Adherence Vary

Effect of Interventions to Improve Meds Adherence Vary

Characteristics and effects of interventions vary; few trials show improved adherence and clinical outcome.

Low Levels of Vitamin D May Raise Early Death Risk

Low Levels of Vitamin D May Raise Early Death Risk

But having gene variants linked to vitamin levels doesn't affect cardiovascular-related mortality.

AHA: Deaths From Heart Disease Down, Up for HTN, Arrhythmias

AHA: Deaths From Heart Disease Down, Up for HTN, Arrhythmias

Obesity and aging population may be contributing factors, researcher says.

AHA: Long-Term Use of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Appears Safe

AHA: Long-Term Use of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Appears Safe

Meta-analysis of patients on aspirin and another antiplatelet for different durations.

AHA: Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study

AHA: Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study

But study's findings unlikely to change U.S. guidelines, expert notes.

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