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Month: November 2010

Effective Resources for PAD

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a clinical manifestation of atherosclerosis, which occurs when atherosclerotic plaque narrows arteries and decreases blood flow to the legs. An estimated 8 to 10 million people have PAD, and...

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A Strategy to Prevent Postoperative Pneumonia

Postoperative pneumonia continues to create a burden on healthcare systems, often leading to increases in morbidity, length of hospital stay, and costs. Postoperative pneumonia is the third most common complication among...

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Helpful Guidelines for Heart Health in Diabetes

This Physician’s Weekly feature covering guidelines for heart health in diabetes was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association. Research has shown that patients with diabetes are at two...

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Medicare Payment Cut to MDs Delayed — For Now

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to delay a 23% Medicare payment cut to physicians that was scheduled for Wednesday, December 1, according to the Associated Press. The one-month delay will provide physicians with a...

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Setting the Stage for Good Nutrition in Diabetes

This Physician’s Weekly feature covering nutritional recommendations and interventions for diabetes was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association.  Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is an...

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Light Technology Zaps Hospital Superbugs

A lighting system appears to be able to kill hospital superbugs—including MRSA and C. Difficile—by decontaminating the air and exposed surfaces in a narrow spectrum of visible-light wavelengths, known as HINS-light. Clinical...

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