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#PWChat – Diabetes Management in the Cardiovascular Outcome Trial Era

Join us Monday, November 27 at 3:00pm ET / Noon PT for a live, interactive tweetchat with former AACE president, Yehuda Handelsman, MD, FACP, FACE, FNLA. Topics

Under New Guidelines, Half of Americans Have Unhealthy, High Blood Pressure | News Brief

Nearly half of U.S. adults now have high blood pressure, thanks to a new definition of what constitutes high: 130/80 is the new 140/90. That means that

Statin Continuation Following an Adverse Event | Feature

Study results indicate that the benefits of statin therapy appear to outweigh the risks among high-risk patients. These agents should be continued even in the face of an adverse reaction in this patient population.

First Brain Training Exercise Positively Linked to Dementia Prevention Identified | News Brief

Aging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia. The cognitive training, called speed of

Some Cancer Therapies May Provide a New Way to Treat High Blood Pressure | News Brief

Drugs designed to halt cancer growth may offer a new way to control high blood pressure (hypertension), say Georgetown University Medical Center investigators. The finding could offer

Key Changes to Biosimilar Reimbursement Policy | Feature

Smart changes to Medicare Reimbursement will mean a more competitive market and more options for patients.

3D Printing a Q Fever-Infected Aortic Aneurysm | Medical Blog

Aortic infection is a rare, but severe condition. Primary infection with Coxiella burnetii bacteria in patients with chronic Q fever is notorious in the southern part of

#PWChat – Why Doctors Are Losing the Public’s Trust | Medical Blog

Join us Thursday, November 30 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, based on her blog post on why doctors are losing

#PWChat Recap – Ketamine for Depression: Exciting but Controversial | Feature

Physician’s Weekly continued its #PWChat series on Thursday, Nov. 16, with Steven P. Levine, MD, on the use of ketamine to treat depression. The discussion focused on why

Gut Microbes Can Protect Against High Blood Pressure | News Brief

The MIT team, working with researchers in Germany, found that in both mice and humans, a high-salt diet shrinks the population of a certain type of beneficial

CME/CE: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Older Cancer Patients | News Brief

New research indicates that stereotactic body radiation therapy appears to be safe and effective in older patients with cancer.

CME/CE: Addressing Sugar Intake to Achieve Weight Loss | News Brief

Researchers have detailed the dangers of fructose, particularly high-fructose corn syrup, in the diet. They note the benefits of even small, short-term changes to fructose intake.

Know Your ICD-10 Code | News Brief

ICD-10, which is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, contains codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints,

Elective surgery ban for smokers and obese patients | Feature

The committee that plans and oversees medical care for the county of Hertfordshire, England announced recently that unless obese patients lose a specified amount of weight and

FDA Approves Pill with Sensor that Digitally Tracks if Patients have Ingested their Medication | News Brief

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first drug in the U.S. with a digital ingestion tracking system. Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole tablets with sensor) has

Exercise Increases Brain Size, New Study Shows | News Brief

In a first of its kind international collaboration, researchers from Australia’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine at Western Sydney University and the Division of Psychology and Mental

Breakthrough in Fibrotic Diseases that Cause Organ Failure | News Brief

Researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) and the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) have discovered that a critical protein, known as interleukin 11 (IL11) is responsible for

Engineering Non-Immune Cells to Kill Cancer Cells | News Brief

Researchers have reprogrammed normal human cells to create designer immune cells capable of detecting and destroying cancer cells. researchers have recently used T-cells engineered in the laboratory

Common Genetic Fusion Event May Be Associated with Low-Risk Prostate Cancer | News Brief

Establishing the way in which a genetic alteration called a TMPRSS2-ERG gene fusion forms in a prostate cancer, rather than the presence of the gene fusion itself,

Osteoporosis-Related Bone Fractures Linked to Air Pollution | News Brief

Exposure to air pollution is associated with osteoporosis-related loss of bone mineral density and risk of bone fractures, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia

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