American Society of Hypertension 2014 Annual Scientific MeetingThe American Society of Hypertension (ASH) is the largest US professional organization dedicated to eradicating hypertension and its consequences. The following study presentations were highlights of the organization’s 29th annual meeting in New York City.
News & TrendsAstraZeneca’s Epanova (omega-3-carboxylic acids) was approved by the FDA for the treatment of adults with severe hypertriglyceridemia; two new studies support the concept that there can be too much of a good thing when it comes to exercise; and the FDA has issued a new statement recommending against the use of aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke in people with no history of cardiovascular disease.
Addressing Childhood Obesity in the United StatesBy Aparna M. Bhagavat, MD, FACCIt is primarily the responsibility of parents, teachers, and health care professionals to be role models for the younger generation with respect to healthy eating and physical activity.
What Your Patients Are ReadingBy Jackie Syrop, Managing EditorThe first wireless implantable hemodynamic monitoring system for patients with heart failure has been approved by the FDA.
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