Cardiology Review Board Member Richard Lange, MD, was selected as the founding president and new dean of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso; A panel writing for the Institute of Medicine proposed greater accountability for funding of graduate medical education (GME), calling for an end to providing funding directly to teaching hospitals and a change in the way the funds are paid;
In their recent article published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Vivek Y. Reddy, MD, and Jeffrey W. Olin, DO, noted "there are few areas in medicine that have gained as much prominence as quickly, or have been as widely dismissed as quickly, as catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation for the treatment of resistant hypertension.
The 74th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) brought together more than 17,300 attendees from more than 121 countries. This year's program included 96 symposia, 50 oral abstract sessions, 10 interest group discussions, 18 meet-the-expert sessions, and 10 special lectures and addresses. Cardiology Review is covering 6 of the top sessions.
Intensive behavioral counseling about diet or exercise should be "prescribed" by doctors whose patients are overweight and have heart disease risk factors, say new recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force.