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Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Smaller Brain Tissue Volume
For patients with manifest arterial disease, components of metabolic syndrome (MetS) correlate with smaller brain tissue volume, even in the absence of diabetes, according to a study published online June 19 in Diabetes Care.
Neurocognitive Deficits Seen Within Days of Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis
Deficits in neurocognitive functioning are evident within days of a type 1 diabetes diagnosis in children and are associated with glycemic control over one year postdiagnosis, according to a study published online June 26 in Diabetes Care.
Ecstasy Use May Lead to Posterior Spinal Artery Aneurysm
Use of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, "Ecstasy," can trigger intracranial hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), and possibly de novo aneurysm formation and rupture, according to a case report published online July 3 in BMJ Case Reports.
USPSTF Recommends Against Carotid Artery Stenosis Screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening for carotid artery stenosis in adults without a history of transient ischemic attack, stroke, or other neurological symptoms. These findings are presented in a final recommendation statement published online July 8 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Blood Lead Concentration Tied to Child Behavioral Problems
Higher blood lead concentrations are associated with increased risk of behavioral problems among Chinese preschoolers, according to a study published online June 30 in JAMA Pediatrics.
Use of marketing by health care providers must be in accordance with federal and state regulations relating to patient privacy, according to an article published June 24 in Medical Economics.
Predictors of Binge Drinking in Teens
Using factors such as genetics and brain function, it is possible to predict with 70% which teenagers will become binge drinkers, according to a new study in Nature.
Three Opportunities Presented for Practice Growth
Maximizing the growth potential of a practice over time requires physicians to consider various opportunities, including increasing the size of medical groups, embracing technology, and use of marketing, according to an article published June 24 in Medical Economics
AMA: Tips for Managing Medical School Loans
Creating a budget and other tips can help medical school graduates to manage their loan repayments, according to an article published by the American Medical Association.
Aerobic Walking Beneficial in Parkinson
For independently ambulatory patients with Parkinson's disease, aerobic walking is associated with improvements in aerobic fitness, motor function, fatigue, mood, and quality of life, according to a study published online July 2 in Neurology.
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