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Remember that preeclampsia has a ‘fourth trimester’
By M. Alexander Otto

Delivering the baby doesn’t always cure the hypertension. 

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Post-MI angina in stable patients flags high risk

By Mitchel L. Zoler

 

Patients more than 3 months out from a myocardial infarction with angina had an increased risk for subsequent cardiovascular death or a new MI.

 

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Wildfire smoke has acute cardiorespiratory impact, but long-term effects still under study

By Doug Brunk

While research advances, the unforgiving wildfire season looms, assuring more destruction of property and threats to cardiorespiratory health.

 

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States pass record number of laws to reel in drug prices

By Steven Findlay, Kaiser Health News

 

Measures include authorizing imported prescription drugs, screening for excessive price increases by drug companies, and establishing oversig... Read more

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Drug doses for heart failure could possibly be halved for women

By Randy Dotinga

 

Women reached the highest level of drug efficacy at half the doses of ACE inhibitors or ARBs and beta-blockers needed by men to reach the same level.

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MDedge reporters discuss the latest in practice-changing data from the 2019 annual congress of the European Society of Cardiology in Paris. 

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Latest suicide prevention research highlights roles for clinicians, teachers, and parents

By Heidi Splete

 

“Belongingness to parents” in particular predicted lower odds of suicidal ideation in high school students in one study.

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Statins may do double duty as antidepressants

Mounting evidence suggests antidepressant efficacy for statins in immunometabolic-related depression.

 

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Survival at ‘overweight’ BMI surpasses ‘normal’

By Mitchel Zoler

 

The new findings suggest that the current definition of a “healthy” body mass index may need a rethink.

 

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CVS-Aetna merger approval gets poor review from physicians

by Alicia Gallegos

 

Physician groups are raising concerns over the merger of pharmacy chain CVS Health and health insurer Aetna.

 

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How does diet affect the risk of IBD?

By Erik Greb

Consumption of various foods increases the risk of incident IBD and may provoke associated symptoms.

 

Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, MD, MPH, delivered this message in a lecture at the 2019 annual Preston Conference in Chicago.

 

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ABIM: Self-paced MOC pathway under development
By Alicia Gallegos

The longitudinal assessment option will provide doctors with immediate feedback about answers and links to educational material.

 

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Weight loss surgery linked to lower CV event risk in diabetes

By Bianca Nogrady

 

Metabolic surgery was associated with a significantly lower cumulative incidence of myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, and mortality.

 

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DAPA-HF results transform dapagliflozin from antidiabetic to heart failure drug
by Mitchel L. Zoler

Proof that dapagliflozin significantly helped heart failure patients without diabetes recategorizes the drug as a major agent for treating heart failu... Read more

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Disputes over malpractice blame: Do allocations matter?
By Alicia Gallegos

A legal battle between a doctor and insurer highlight conflicts that can arise when settling medical malpractice claims.

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A new beverage aims to make ketogenic diets more palatable

The beverage - designed to be consumed with regular foods - shows preliminary evidence of an antiseizure effect.

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  • Mysterious vaping lung injuries may have flown under regulatory radar
    by Sydney Lupkin and Anna Maria Barry-Jester of Kaiser Health News

    When e-cigarettes came to market, they fell into a regulatory no man's land. They are not a food, not a drug, and not a medical d... Read more

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    Endometriosis is linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes
    Women with endometriosis have a greater risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, including ectopic pregnancy, preterm birth, and gestational diabetes.

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    First death from severe lung illness associated with vaping reported in Illinois
    by Jake Remaly

    CDC officials announced that the first death to occur in a patient with severe lung illness associated with e-cigarette product use has been reported.

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    Videos help cancer patients better understand their treatments
    by Gregory Twachtman

    This 1-minute video helped patients better understand terms like "curative" and "palliative chemotherapy."

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