Month: July 2012

A Look Back at Mortality Rates

A report from the CDC has found that the age-adjusted risk of dying decreased 60% from 1935 to 2010. The report, available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs, reviewed changes in causes of death, risk of dying, the gender gap in death...

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A New Device for GERD

A single-use, surgical device (Linx Reflux Management System, Torax Medical) has been approved by the FDA to treat symptoms associated with GERD. The device is indicated for patients who continue to experience symptoms despite...

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Reviewing Tuberculosis Trends

A CDC report has found that 10,521 new tuberculosis (TB) cases were reported in 2011 in the United States, a 6.4% lower rate than was observed in 2010. The report, available at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr, summarizes 2011 TB...

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