Month: January 2011

Conference Highlights: RSNA 2010

RSNA 2010, the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, was held from November 29 to December 3 in Chicago. The features below highlight just some of the studies that emerged from the meeting. ยป Assessing...

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Empowering Patients to Reduce Their CVD Risk

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), nearly 80 million adults have at least one type of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and it is the most deadly disease in the United States. Studies indicate that if CVD were...

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Antipsychotic Use in Children

In recent months, the use of antipsychotic medications in children and adolescents has been debated largely because these agents are increasingly being used in youth for non-psychotic disorders and off-label indications. In...

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Good Nutrition Critical to Chemotherapy

Great strides have been made in treating cancer to achieve a 5-year survival rate of 68%. Targeted therapies and advances in genetics are enabling more personalized patient care for several cancer types. Treating cancer patients...

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An RA Update

In the June 15, 2008 issue of Arthritis Care & Research, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) published updated guidelines on the use of nonbiologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for the treatment of...

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Conference Highlights: CHEST 2010

The CHEST 2010 annual meeting offers clinical instruction in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. These features include research presented on diabetes drugs fighting lung cancer progression, how diet impacts COPD, and...

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Making the Case for Statins

According to national guidelines, patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) should be put on lipid-lowering therapies such as statins during hospitalization. They should continue this treatment even after...

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