Cardiology News

Wait Times Have Improved in VA Health Care System
Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Tied to Increased Risk for Death
Variation in Revascularization for Asymptomatic SIHD Unexplained
FDA Investigating Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons, Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents
Sex Differences Seen in Pursuit of Interventional Cardiology Career
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Achieving Healthy Diet From Sustainable Food Feasible
Risk for Uninsurance in AMI Patients Reduced With Medicaid Expansion
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Coronary Artery Calcium May Help Predict CVD in South Asians
Intermittent Fasts Plus Energy Restriction Best for Weight Loss
Replacing Sitting Time With Activity Lowers Mortality Risk
Components of Ideal Cardio Health Cut Diabetes Risk
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Cardiometabolic Risk Up With Tourette, Chronic Tic Disorder
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
Short Sleep Duration Linked to Higher Atherosclerotic Burden
Moderate Drinking Linked to Electroanatomic Changes in A-Fib
Terrorist Attack Victims With PTSD Have Higher Cancer Risk
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Artificial Intelligence Can Use Routine ECGs to ID Heart Disease
High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease
Statin Therapy Reduces Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy in T2DM
Outcomes Poorer for Medicaid Beneficiaries With STEMI
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Transdermal HRT Not Linked to Increased Risk for VTE
IC Nicardipine Promising for Tx of Spontaneous Coronary Slow-Flow
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
No Increased Fall Risk With HTN Treatment in Older Women
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Costs Higher for Those With Comorbid Noncommunicable Diseases
Women With CVD Have Worse Self-Reported Outcomes
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Feeling Life Is Worthwhile Linked to Healthier Aging
Exercise Can Consistently Lower Blood Pressure
Employment, Earning Losses Noted After Cardiovascular Events
Income Volatility Linked to CVD, All-Cause Mortality
Health Benefits of Nonsugar Sweeteners Uncertain
Applying Population Health Data IDs Patients at Risk for CVD
Hypertension With Psoriasis Tied to More Cardiac Interventions
In-Hospital Morbidity, Mortality Up With Flu in Heart Failure
Moderate Drinking Not Harmful for Seniors With Heart Failure
Volumes Low for Unprotected Left Main PCI
Price of Alirocumab Would Have to Be Cut to Be Cost-Effective
Catheter Ablation Tops Drug Therapy for A-Fib in Heart Failure
High Sodium Intake Associated With New Atrial Fibrillation
Second-Line Antidiabetic Meds May Impact Cardiovascular Risk
ACOG Updates Guidelines for Gestational HTN, Preeclampsia
Having Children Tied to Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
30-Day Postdischarge Mortality Up With HRRP Implementation
ASH Develops Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism
New BP Treatment Cutoffs May Not Yield Survival Benefit
Complications, Costs Up With Cardiac Sx in Opioid Use Disorder
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Drug Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis Up 2007 to 2017
ACOG: Interpregnancy Period Should Maximize Women's Health
New AAP Guideline Available for Infantile Hemangioma Treatment
Risk of Arterial Thromboembolic Events Up Prior to Cancer Diagnosis
EMS Treatment for Possible Heart Attack Varies by Sex
FDA Warns Companies on Unsafe, Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments
FDA: Fluoroquinolones Tied to Heart Vessel Ruptures, Tears
A-Fib Risk Up for Antidepressant Users, but Higher Before Tx
Endurance Exercise Tied to Anti-Aging at Cellular Level
CDC: Weight, Waist Size, BMI Increased for Many U.S. Adults
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Racial Disparities Seen in Use of Oral Anticoagulants for A-Fib
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Hospitalization for Upper GI Bleed Highest With Rivaroxaban
Exposure to Metals, Pesticides Tied to CVD in Hispanics/Latinos
Global Lifetime Risk for Stroke About 25 Percent in 2016
ADA 2019 Standards of Care Emphasize Patient-Centered Care
Residential Greenness Linked to Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Edentulism Tied to Greater Risk for High BP After Menopause
High Sodium May Contribute to CVD Deaths in Shandong, China
Hospitalizations Up for Homeless From 2007 to 2013
EHR Data ID Differences in HTN Control Across Health Systems
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Appropriate Use Criteria Released for Peripheral Artery Intervention
Cognitive Decline Similar After Cardiac Surgery, Catheterization
Follow-Up Within Seven Days of Heart Failure Discharge Beneficial
Adherence and Intensity of Lipid-Lowering Tx Influence CV Risk
Barbershop Intervention Leads to Reduced BP in Black Men
Apixaban Prevents VTE in Cancer Patients Initiating Chemotherapy
Emotional Stress of Holidays Can Trigger Heart Attacks
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Pregnancy Losses Linked to Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Risk for Hospitalization for Heart Failure Greater With Diabetes
FDA: Some E-Cigarette Liquids Contain Erectile Dysfunction Meds
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Greater Patient Delays for Women With STEMI Than Men
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Consensus Decision Pathway Developed for Tobacco Cessation
Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Less Than One Hour of Resistance Training Weekly Tied to Lower CVD Risk
EMS Times Longer for Patients From Poorest Neighborhoods
Survival Similar With Donor Hearts From Hepatitis C+ Donors
AHA Scientific Statement: Low Risk of Side Effects for Statins
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Patient Education Can Improve Chronic Disease Management
Botox Injections Explored to Cut Postop A-Fib in Cardiac Surgery
Meds Taken Do Not Vary With ADL Impairment in Heart Failure
Pictorial Presentation of Silent Atherosclerosis Helps Cut CV Risk
J-Shaped Association for Sleep Duration, CV Events and Death
FDA Warns of Rare Stroke Risk With Multiple Sclerosis Drug
Migraine With Aura Linked to Increase in Incident A-Fib
Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2DM, Heart Disease, Mortality
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
ASH: Rivaroxaban Prevents Blood Clots in At-Risk Cancer Patients
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
Marathon Runners Show Markers of Cardiac Strain
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Urate Elevation in Potential Tx for Parkinson's Not Tied to HTN
Younger Patients Account for Increasing Proportion of AMI
New BP Goals Could Prevent 3 Million CVD Events Over 10 Years
Presence of Antiphospholipid Antibodies Tied to First-Time MI
Family Functioning Does Not Impact Family Dinner, Diet Link
Teva Recalls Two Blood Pressure Medications
Several Risk Factors More Strongly Linked to MI in Women
Higher Cardiovascular Risk Seen With Psoriatic Arthritis
Care for Chronic Kidney Disease Varies Across VA Facilities
Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly
Persistent Back Pain Linked to Earlier Mortality in Older Women
Deep Learning Algorithm Detects Thoracic Pathologies on CXRs
Certain SGLT2 Inhibitors, GLP-1 RAs for T2DM Also Cut CV Risk
Lower Mortality Seen for Cardiac Care at Top-Ranked Hospitals
Healthy Lifestyle Tied to Less Atherosclerosis for Women
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Men Should Avoid 'Rhino' Sexual Enhancement Products, FDA Says
Vitamin D Levels Linked to Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Recommended Therapies for Polycythemia Vera Underused
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
ADT May Up Risk for Heart Failure in Prostate Cancer Patients
Arterial Stiffness May Predict Dementia Risk
Smoke-Free Policies Linked to Lower Systolic Blood Pressure
Major Bleeding Up With Frailty in Acute MI Patients
Patient Outcomes Tied to Valve Replacement Volume
Onset of Musculoskeletal Adverse Events Varies Between Statins
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Insurance Coverage for Adult Obesity Care Increasing
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
AHA: Lasting Benefit for CABG in Diabetes, Multivessel Disease
No Age-Related Increase in BP for Yanomami Community
Low-Carbohydrate Diets Linked to Increase in Calories Burned
CDC: Many Americans May Have Prediabetes and Not Know It
AHA: Guidelines Stress Healthy Lifestyle for Lowering Cholesterol
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
Heart Disease Leading Cause of Death in Low-Income Counties
Sudden Cardiac Death Rates Up in Blacks Versus Whites
Changes in Risk Indicators of MetS Severity Tied to T2DM Risk
AHA: Cardiogenic Shock Ups Mortality in Takotsubo Syndrome
AHA: Icosapent Ethyl Cuts CV Risk From Elevated Triglycerides
AHA: Dapagliflozin Noninferior to Placebo for MACE in T2DM
AHA: Limited Benefit for n-3 Fatty Acids in CVD, Cancer Prevention
AHA: Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Updated
In Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Curcumin Lacks Benefit
Recommendations Issued for Management of Bradycardia
Progress Toward Goals in Global Health Is Slowing
In-Hospital Infection May Up Readmission After Stroke
hs-cTnI Can Rule Out Inducible Myocardial Ischemia in CAD
HTN in Young Adulthood Linked to CVD Later in Life
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Nonadherence, Discontinuation of Statins High in 1st Year of Rx
Inhaled Nitrite Does Not Improve Exercise Capacity in HFpEF
AHA: After 2007 Recs, Increase Seen in Infective Endocarditis
Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry
Characteristics of Black AMI Patients Impact Mortality Rate
AHA: Opioid Use Appears to Up Risk for Atrial Fibrillation
AHA: Public Automated External Defibrillators Are Cost-Effective
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
Age, Racial Disparities Seen in Hospitalization for Heart Failure
National Youth Obesity Rate at 15.8 Percent for 2016 to 2017
Earlier Vascular Access Seen in Insured Dialysis Patients
Plant-Based Diets Beneficial for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes
Second Hypertension Drug Recalled Due to Contamination
Home BP of 130/80 mm Hg ID'd as Threshold for Stage 1 HTN
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
ASN: High-Dose, Proactive IV Iron Noninferior in Hemodialysis
ASN: Aggressive Control of BP, Lipids in T2DM May Up Kidney Risk
Some Weather Conditions Linked to Myocardial Infarction Risk
Link Between Statins, Non-CVD Outcomes Lacks Evidence
Discharge Day Does Not Impact Readmission After Cardiac Sx
Few Smokers With PAD Receive Adequate Cessation Support
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Therapeutic Lifestyle Intervention in Church Helpful for BP Control
Pilot Studies May Shed Light on How to Treat Lymphedema
Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors May Up Lung CA Risk
Accepting Increased-Risk Donor Heart Tied to Higher Survival
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Cardiac Stem Cell Trial Halted Due to Concerns About Fake Data
Cardiac Implant Prices Higher in U.S. Than EU Countries
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Novel Troponin Assay, hs-cTnI Comparable in Ruling Out AMI
Oxygen Saturation Should Not Top 96 Percent in Acutely Ill
Independent Links for Genetics, Lifestyle With Incident Stroke
Half of Women to Develop Stroke, Dementia, or Parkinsonism
HEART Pathway Can Safely Identify Low-Risk ER Patients
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Tibia Lead Levels Linked to Risk of Resistant-Hypertension
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
A-Fib Patients With Cancer Less Likely to See Cardiologist
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Intensive SBP Tx Cuts Kidney Damage Biomarkers in Incident CKD
Periodontitis Linked to Higher BP in Adults With Treated HTN
CT Abdominal Aortic Calcification Score Predicts CV Event Risk
Percent Weight Regain Predicts Health Risks Post-Bariatric Surgery
Short Respiratory Event Duration Ups Mortality Risk in OSA
Limited Success for Changing Diet and Exercise Among Nurses
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Benefits Some With Heart Failure
Aspirin, Anticoagulants Similarly Prevent VTE After TKA
Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Lung Cancer Deaths 28% Lower in California Than Rest of U.S.
Bariatric Sx Cuts Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2DM
Harvard: Heart Researcher's Papers Contain Fraudulent Data
High Risk for Readmission for Takotsubo Syndrome
CHF in Pregnancy Up for Cancer Survivors With Cardiac Toxicity
β-Blockers in 1st Trimester Do Not Up Congenital Malformations
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
High Variability in Metabolic Measures May Up Mortality
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
Multicomponent Intervention Can Reduce Sitting Time at Work
Skills-Based Intervention Did Not Cut Systolic BP After Stroke, TIA
CDC: Many Children With Heart Conditions Have Special Needs
On a Given Day, 36.6 Percent of U.S. Adults Eat Fast Food
Wall Thickness Measured by MRI More Consistently Linked to CVD
Poor Outcomes for Hispanic Infants With Congenital Heart Dz
Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Higher Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Intensive BP Therapy in Diabetes May Lower Risk for CV Events
Childhood Obesity Persists Into Adolescence
ADA, EASD Issue New Recommendations for T2DM
Lorcaserin Beneficial for Diabetes in Overweight, Obese
Application of Blood Pressure Guidelines Ups Treatment
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
Models Predict Intracerebral Hemorrhage Growth
No Increase in In-Hospital, Post-Discharge Death With HRRP
Sexual Harassment, Assault Tied to Women's Health Issues
Daily Drinking Associated With Increased Mortality Risk
Morbidity, Mortality Up for Youth With CHD Presenting to ED
Lixisenatide Cuts Kidney Damage in T2DM and Coronary Syndrome
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Residual Vein Obstruction Down With Compression After DVT
Albiglutide Beats Placebo for Cardiovascular Events in T2DM
Sleep Duration, Stroke Link Varies With Race, Sex
Elevated Blood Pressure Linked to Aortic Valve Disease
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
Medicare Patient Readmit Rates Higher in Proprietary Hospitals
Family History Linked to Early-Onset A-Fib in Minorities
Preventable Cardiovascular Events Are Big Economic Burden
Soft Drinks Account for One-Fifth of Youth Beverage Consumption
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Southern Dietary Pattern Mediates Racial Difference in HTN
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Blacks Less Likely to Receive Guideline-Based NSTEMI Therapy
Readmission, Death Risk Higher in COPD With Comorbidities
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Increased Cardiovascular Risk for Diclofenac Initiators
Handheld Device Inspired by Star Trek May Allow Rapid Diagnosis
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Strategies to Cut Cardiovascular Risk Factors Show Mixed Results
Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic
Cardioverter-Defibrillator Vests Do Not Cut Sudden Death Post MI
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Guidelines Updated for Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Time to Defib Not Linked to Survival in Pediatric IHCA
PCI, CABG Both Acceptable for CKD Patients With LMCAD
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Policies Should Encourage Healthy Food Consumption
Enlarged Kidneys in Neonates With Congenital Heart Disease
Lorcaserin Facilitates Weight Loss in Overweight, Obese
Many Countries Failing on Non-Communicable Dz Death Targets
Lack of CHD4 Leads to Abnormal Myofibrils, Heart Defects
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Total Diabetes at 14 Percent in U.S. Adults for 2013-2016
New Risk Factors Identified for Varicose Vein Disease
Net Benefit of Anticoagulants for A-Fib Varies With Stroke Rate
Heart Failure Patients Enrolled in Hospice Use Less Health Care
Mortality Rate From Heart Failure Higher in Women Than Men
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Study Provides Estimates of U.S. Prevalence of Type 1, 2 Diabetes
Statins Improve Long-Term Survival After AAA Repair
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Cardiac Monitoring Needed for High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Allopurinol Dose Escalation for Gout Doesn't Improve Mortality
No Clear Benefit for Rivaroxaban After Hospital Discharge
20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
EPA Plan Will Maintain Carbon Emissions From Power Plants
Cardiac MR With Contrast Feasible in Developing World
HTN Tx Intensification Common Upon Discharge in U.S. Vets
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Tips for Advising Patients Living in Highly Polluted Settings
Ranolazine Doesn't Cut VT, VF, Death in High-Risk ICD Patients
Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
Tafamidis Treats Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy
Proportion of Female Authors Rising in Cardiology Literature
FDA Approves Device for Acute Coronary Artery Perforations
Drug Prices Seem Not to Be Influenced by Their Value
Model Estimates Mortality in Patients Waiting for Hearts
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Mercury in Traditional Tibetan Medicine Could Be Harmful
Use of Aspirin in Healthy Elderly Questioned in Three Studies
FDA Finds Another Carcinogen in Certain Valsartan Heart Meds
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
Sales of Flavored E-Cigarette Products Up Since 2012
Genetic Testing Recommended for Familial Hypercholesterolemia
No Apparent Short-Term Cancer Risk From Recalled Valsartan
Including Calorie Count on Menus Can Cut Calories Ordered
New Risk Score Promising for Predicting MI, Death
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
AHA: Resistant Hypertension Diagnosis, Tx Guidelines Updated
Single, Fixed-Dose Combo Pills Improve Hypertension Outcomes
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
AHA: Update on Diagnosis, Tx for Chagas Cardiomyopathy
Algorithm Can Discriminate Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter
Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty
Exposure to Toxic Metals May Up Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
Greater CAD Incidence, Heart Mass in Firefighter Cardiac Arrests
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Increase Observed in Hearts From Drug-Intoxicated Donors
Psychological Distress Linked to Increased Risk of MI, Stroke
Widespread Statin Use Not Recommended in Old, Very Old
Google Search for Cardiovascular Disease Peaks in Winter
Heart CTA Results in Lower Death Rate From CHD, Non-Fatal MI
Revascularization Beats Amputation for Limb Ischemia
~3,000 Excess Deaths Estimated Due to Hurricane Maria
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Adding Pharmacist to Team Can Improve Patient Outcomes
Uninsured CV Hospitalization Down With Medicaid Expansion
An Allergy to Red Meat May Be Tied to Heart Disease
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
Excess Cardiac Risk Varies With Age of Onset of T1DM
Partial Oral Abx Non-Inferior in Endocarditis on Left Side of Heart
In Stroke Survivors, Cost-Related Non-Adherence Down After ACA
No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year
Label Mix-Up Spurs Recall of Accord Blood Pressure Meds
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
Positive Link for BMI and Blood Pressure in Chinese Population
High, Low Carbohydrate Diets Linked to Increased Mortality
Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
Laryngeal Tube Insertion Beats Endotracheal Intubation in OHCA
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Cardiovascular Health Tied to Brain Function in Younger Adults
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
High LDL in Young, Healthy Adults Leaves Them Vulnerable to CVD
Prevalence of E-Cigarette Use 4.5 Percent in U.S. Adults
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
Care Coordination Strategies Aid in Multiple Chronic Diseases
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
Office Workstation Type Linked to Physical Activity, Stress
Living in Deprived Area Is Risk Factor for Cognitive Dysfunction
Cardiovascular Health Tied to Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Breastfeeding Linked to Lower Risk of Stroke Post-Menopause
Frailty in Middle-Aged With Multimorbidity Tied to Mortality
Most Surgical Residents Want Financial Education
Sodium Intake, BP Linked in Communities With Highest Intake
Automated Flight Systems Associated With Health Costs
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
Lower Long-Term Survival for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in Blacks
Paramedic-Led Intervention Cuts Ambulance Calls
National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients
Plan to Relax Coal-Fired Power Plant Rules Could Up Mortality
Large Number of Presumed Sudden Cardiac Deaths Are Not
Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims
NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition
Wildfire Smoke Causing Poor Air Quality in U.S. Pacific Northwest
Novel hs-cTnT Protocol Better Rules Out Myocardial Infarction
Heat-Driven Air Conditioning May Contribute to Additional Deaths
Tobacco Content Still Common on U.K. Prime-Time Television
Declines in Life Expectancy in Many High-Income Countries
Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
CDC: Increase in Tianeptine Exposures From 2014 to 2017
Risk of Death Not Up in T2DM When Risk Factors Within Target
Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed
NIH Panel Will No Longer Review Gene Therapy Experiments
Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
Weight Gain After Quitting Smoking May Up T2DM Risk
Vit D Independently, Inversely Tied to Cholesterol in Children
Labetalol Use Up for Patients With Preeclampsia and Asthma
Triple Combo Blood Pressure Pill Can Improve BP Control
Physicians With Medicine/Psych Training Can Help Complex Cases
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Both Abstinence and High Alcohol Use Linked to Dementia
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
In Teens, Young Adults, High BMI May Hurt Cardiovascular Health
Bariatric Surgery Lowers Microvascular Disease Risk
C. difficile Tied to Increased Graft Loss in Solid Organ Recipients
Bundling Doesn't Cut Medicare Payments for Medical Conditions
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
Review Addresses Nutritional Hype for Popular Foods
Cardiac Profiles Up With Exercise, Less Sitting in Early Old Age
Teen Sudden Cardiac Death Causes Often Not ID'd on Screens
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
AHA: A Diverse Diet May Not Promote a Healthy Weight
High BP Seen at School Age for Extreme Preterm Infants
Healthy Lifestyle With Diabetes Cuts Cardiovascular Risk
American Heart Association Urges Screen Time Limits for Youth
Perspectives on USPSTF A-Fib Screening Recommendation
USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence to Screen for Atrial Fibrillation
Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
Walking Tied to Better QoL in Those With/at Risk for CVD
Unsheltered Homeless Have High Mortality Rates
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
PCP Statin Prescribing Up With Automated Patient Dashboard
Postmortem Cardiac Implantable Device Interrogation Useful
'Good' Cholesterol May Not Be So in Postmenopausal Women
AMA Calls for Greater Electronic Cigarette Regulation
Death Records Estimate 1,139 Deaths Due to Hurricane Maria
Increase in Proportion of TAVR Used From 2012 to 2015
CDC: Half of U.S. Adults Tried to Lose Weight From 2013 to 2016
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Ciprofloxacin May Up Likelihood of Aortic Dissection, Rupture
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
AHA Introduces Heart Failure Certification Program
E-Cigarettes Don't Seem to Aid Smoking Cessation Efforts
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Steps Can Be Taken by Doctors to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits
Several Invasive Procedures Linked to Infective Endocarditis
Protease Inhibitors May Worsen Outcomes for HIV + Heart Failure
Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice
Total, Open Repairs Decline for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
Rapid Improvement of Dilated Cardiomyopathy With Anakinra
Few Published Programs Address Medical Trainee Mistreatment
Demonstrating Clinical Use Will Speed Genomic Screening
Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors
Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains
Infective Endocarditis More Common with Valve Issues
Tool Improves Identification of Undiagnosed Hypertension
Cross-Continuum Communication Beneficial After Discharge
Readmission Rate 19.2 Percent After Acute Exacerbation of COPD
Risk of Heart Failure Up in ALVSD Patients With Diabetes
2002 to 2014 Saw Hike in AMI Rate in Pregnancy, Puerperium
PFO Closure Plus Antiplatelet Tx Advised for Cryptogenic Stroke
Use of 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines Would Increase HTN Prevalence
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Late-Life Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Number of Brain Infarcts
Prehospital Plasma Cuts Mortality Risk in Hemorrhagic Shock
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
Steroid Abuse Put 60-Year-Old Bodybuilder in the Hospital
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
Escitalopram Cuts MACE Risk in Depressed Patients With ACS
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
Sulfonylureas As 2nd-Line T2DM Therapy Tied to Higher Event Risk
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Walmart Generic Drug Discounts Often Offer More Patient Savings
Portable Sleep Monitoring Accurate in Heart Failure Patients
CDC: More People With High Cholesterol Taking Medications
Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices
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