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Perceived Discrimination: Influencing Behavior in Diabetics
A recent study assessed patients with diabetes for the effects of perceived racial discrimination encountered during care, focusing on treatment outcomes such as glycemic control, blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol levels.
An Asian-Language Smokers Quitline (ASQ) reaches Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese speakers nationwide, and most callers receive medication and counseling, according to a study published online June 25 in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic Disease.

Men with low testosterone treated with injections faced higher risk of myocardial infarction, unstable angina, and stroke compared to men treated with gel-based testosterone replacement therapy.
Whites have larger sex differences in the risk of incident coronary heart disease (CHD) events than blacks, according to a study published online July 1 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Statin use is associated with decreased aggression in men and increased aggression in women, according to a study published online July 1 in PLOS ONE.

About half of cardiovascular deaths could be prevented in US adults if 5 major modifiable cardiovascular risk factors were eliminated, according to a study published online June 30 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Far too few Americans are surviving cardiac arrest, and a new report issued Tuesday by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) offers strategies to boost survival rates.

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