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A Qualitative Look at AMI in Younger Women | Feature

Younger women with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) do not appear to accurately assess their cardiovascular risk and often delay seeking care for symptoms. Promoting better cardiovascular knowledge and prompt care-seeking behaviors are critically important for women with AMI.

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Pediatric-PulmHypertension-Feature

The Current State of Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension | Opinion Article

Researchers have examined national data on hospitalizations among pediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension.

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Pneumonia-CVD-MakingLink-Feature

Pneumonia & CVD: Making the Link | Feature

Research indicates that hospitalizations for pneumonia appear to increase both short- and long-term risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Efforts to prevent pneumonia may help reduce the burden of CVD.

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Prog-OpioidUse-Feature

Progressive Opioid Use: Who’s At Risk? | Feature

Patients with a history of substance abuse, nicotine use, and a greater burden of illness appear more likely to progress to longer-term opioid use, according to a study. This data may help identify at-risk patients for opioid abuse.

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Low-HPV-VacRates-Feature

Examining Low HPV Vaccination Rates | Opinion Article

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among adolescents aged 11 or 12 has been shown to be effective and is recommended as a routine primary prevention strategy to reduce many HPV-related cancers. However, data indicate that HPV vaccination coverage is low for adolescents.

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Flu-Vac-Among-HCP-Feature

Flu Vaccination Among Healthcare Professionals | Feature

Researchers estimate that the influenza vaccination coverage rate among healthcare personnel during the 2014-2015 flu season was consistent with rates seen during the previous season. However, these vaccination rates are still suboptimal.

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Smoking-PAD-Costs-Feature

Smoking & PAD: Assessing the Costs | Feature

Tobacco use among patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) substantially increases the short-term annual risk for PAD-related hospitalizations due to heart and vascular events, with significantly greater costs. Immediate provision of tobacco cessation programs would most likely be cost effective.

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Chol-Cardioresp-Fitness-Feature

Cholesterol & Cardiorespiratory Fitness | Feature

A study suggests that promoting better levels of cardiorespiratory fitness in men may be able to delay normal age-related dyslipidemia by up to 15 years.

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A Look at Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Mortality | Feature

For a study published Critical Care, Dr. Mayer and colleagues sought to re-evaluate the causes and mechanisms of in-hospital mortality after SAH. They studied 1,200 consecutive SAH patients who were prospectively enrolled in the Columbia University SAH Outcomes Project between July 1996 and January 2009.

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Treating-First-Seizure-Feature

Guidelines for Treating First Seizure | Feature

The American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society have released a guideline on managing adult patients who suffer a first seizure. Decisions to treat patients after these events are complex, highlighting the need to consider risks and benefits for each individual.

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Examining-Info-Sharing-Prefs-Feature

Non-Cardiac Surgery Risks After Stenting | Feature

Studies have shown that patients who have recently received a coronary stent and later undergo non-cardiac surgery are at higher risk for adverse cardiac events. “This is … Read More

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Wanted-Older-Adults-Cancer-Trials-Feature

Wanted: Older Adults in Cancer Trials | Feature

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has issued recommendations that call for federal agencies and the cancer research community to broaden clinical trials to include older adults. These efforts may help ensure that all patients will receive high-quality, evidence-based cancer care.

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Update-Guidance-STDs-Feature

Updated Guidance for STDs | Feature

The CDC has released an updated guideline for the treatment of people who have or are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Prevention and control of STDs are a critical theme addressed in the guideline.

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Examining-Info-Sharing-Prefs-Feature

Examining Information Sharing Preferences | Feature

Elderly patients and the people who care for them appear to support medical information sharing, even in light of the potential for unintended consequences. Clinicians should anticipate the need for different levels of information sharing during times of wellness and illness.

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Opioid-Misuse-Abuse-Feature

Opioid Misuse, Abuse, & Addiction | Feature

A recent systematic review provides clinicians with guidance regarding the possible average rates of opioid misuse and addiction. The research also highlights areas in need of further clarification in future research on the growing epidemic.

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Symptomatic-Knee-OA-on-the-Rise-FEATURE-IMAGE

Symptomatic Knee OA on the Rise | Feature

The prevalence of knee pain and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) appears to have increased substantially over a span of more than 20 years. As rates of knee OA increase, greater vigilance is needed for providing the most appropriate therapies to treat the condition.

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The CDI Burden in Surgery | Feature

“Clinicians can use this information to target surgical patient groups at high risk for CDI and downstream resource utilization when appropriate.”

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Opioid Abuse Screening in the ED | Feature

“It is feasible to electronically administer a screening tool for opioid abuse potential to ED patients in a time-efficient manner.”

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TMJ-Dislocation---A-Novel-Approach-FEATURE-IMAGE

A Novel Approach for TMJ Dislocation  | Opinion Article

“The syringe technique is safe, rapid, and effective, and doesn’t require procedural sedation.”

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Patient-Desires--for-ED-Function-FEATURE-IMAGE

Examining Patient Desires for ED Function | Feature

A survey has found that many ED visitors would like handouts about how the emergency room functions. Increasing updates and educational materials in the waiting room could impact patient experiences in the waiting room and in the hospital overall.

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