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My War with the Anti-Vaxxers

"For me, vaccines are not a belief system as it seems it has become for many, but rather a life-saving weapon in our fight to save children’s lives. "

Cardiovascular Care for Hispanic Americans

A scientific advisory from the American Heart Association identifies Hispanics as a high-risk population for cardiovascular disease with unique factors that can impact heart health. The statement recommends developing culturally relevant strategies that are tailored to Hispanics to engage them in their cardiovascular health.

Analyzing Statin Use

Recently, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) updated their cho­lesterol guidelines, which shifted away from a focus on treating to target LDL cholesterol levels and toward minimizing global cardiovascular risk. The updated ACC/AHA guidelines substantially broadened the number of people for whom statins are recommended, primarily by enlarging the eligible population to those with lower levels of cardiovascular risk.…

Keeping Cancer Survivors Healthy

For more than 15 years, the “Eight Ways to Stay Healthy and Prevent Cancer” message campaign has provided an evidence-based, user-friendly approach to cancer prevention. Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH, and colleagues developed a parallel set of recommendations to help care for cancer survivors.…

Diabetic Kidney Disease: Coming to a Consensus

Experts have reached a consensus on important issues surrounding the management of patients with diabetic kidney disease. Recommendations have been issued to enhance knowledge of the disease, guide advances in care, and help improve patient outcomes.

Managing the High Costs of Diabetes Care

The adoption of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and rules imposed by insurers for scheduling and receiving care can be especially disconcerting for patients with diabetes. “With the ACA, patients are often left wondering about their access to care and to medications with higher price tags,” explains Jason C.…


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My War with the Anti-Vaxxers

"For me, vaccines are not a belief system as it seems it has become for many, but rather a life-saving weapon in our fight to save children’s lives. "

Cancer Care as a Business Decision

Once again, this was a business decision dressed up to look like innovative care and backed up by BigHealth’s dominant market share.

The Ambulance Drone

Each year nearly a million people in Europe suffer from a cardiac arrest. A mere 8% survives due to slow response times of emergency services. The ambulance drone is capable of saving lives with an integrated defibrillator. The goal is to improve existing emergency infrastructure with a network of drones.…

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