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Friday, January 30, 2015
Isolated systolic high blood pressure in young adulthood is a predictor of cardiovascular disease mortality 30 years down the road, a new study suggests. The report was published in the Feb. 3 issue of Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Friday, January 30, 2015
People with diabetes are less likely to take their diabetes medications if they've been diagnosed with cancer, researchers report. The findings were published online Jan. 28 in Diabetologia.
Friday, January 30, 2015
For liver transplantation recipients with model for end-stage liver disease scores above 11, survival benefit increases with decreasing serum sodium values, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in Liver Transplantation.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Implementation of a national screening program in the Netherlands increased the prenatal detection rate of congenital heart disease (CHD), according to a study published online Jan. 27 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Reducing consumption of added sugars, particularly added fructose, could reduce diabetes-related morbidity, according to an article published online Jan. 29 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Red Bull consumption combined with mental stress correlates with increased blood pressure and heart rate, according to a study published in the Jan. 15 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.
Friday, January 30, 2015
By HCPLive staff
The CDC has deemed the 2014-2015 flu season as reaching epidemic proportions. In part 2 of our flu series interview with Rob Pedowitz, DO, from CentraState Healthcare System, discusses what makes it an epidemic as well as issues with the current flu vaccine.
Friday, January 30, 2015
By HCPLive staff
When diagnosing patients with the flu many doctors go with their instincts and symptoms over tests that have not always been able to diagnose various strains of the virus.
Friday, January 30, 2015
By HCPLive staff
The 2014-2015 flu season has been one of the worst in recent years due to several factors. Robert Pedowitz, DO, of the CentraState Healthcare System explains some of the issues facing patients and doctors during the most recent epidemic.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Nearly one in 10 American adults don't take their medications as prescribed because they can't afford to, according to a January data brief published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Boys who start playing tackle football before the age of 12 may face a higher risk for neurological deficits as adults, according to research published online Jan. 28 in Neurology.
Friday, January 30, 2015
By Gale Scott
Gynecomastia—the growth of breast tissue in men—can be an embarrassment for adolescents, but for professional bodybuilders it can be a career-ender. Two plastic surgeons said steroid use is to blame and surgery—not liposuction—is the best treatment.
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