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Presentation highlights link between HF guideline adherence, real-world outcomes

LOS ANGELES — In a presentation at the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses Annual Conference, Gregg C. ...

Benefit of vorapaxar may be greater with BMS than DES in NSTEACS

Among patients with non-ST-segment elevation ACS, new data suggest a trend toward greater ischemic benefit and lower bleeding risk in those receiving vorapaxar with bare-metal stents vs. those receiving the drug with drug-eluting stents. Researchers of the ...

Live counseling, Web-based interventions reduced CHD risk

A combined lifestyle and medication intervention offered in a counselor-delivered or Web-based format reduced CHD risk through 1 year of follow-up.“Given increasing evidence that supports the effectiveness of Web-based interventions, we developed a combine ...

Beta-blockers most effective in patients with recent MI

For patients with new-onset CHD, use of beta-blockers was associated with lower risk for cardiac events only in patients with a recent MI.Previous research demonstrated that beta-blockers are effective at reducing risk for CV events and mortality in patien ...

VIDEO: Warning over child dental health

Nearly 500 young children a week are being admitted to hospital to have rotten teeth removed, according to NHS figures. ...

AUDIO: Downton actor on anorexic wife's death

Actor David Robb, whose anorexic wife killed herself, says people should realise the illness affects older women too. ...

AUDIO: 'I have Alzheimer's, please be patient'

A woman with dementia describes being diagnosed on her 55th birthday, and the difficulties she faces in everyday life. ...

Failing hospitals: Is the glass half-full or half-empty?

Is the glass half-full or half-empty, asks Nick Triggle ...

Controversial statin rules go ahead

Doctors are told to offer cholesterol-lowering statins to millions more people in a massive and controversial expansion in prescribing. ...

Hard Cases: Saying Sorry, but for What?

Amid the emphasis on making quick and heartfelt apologies for medical errors, what about cases when it is more bad luck — a bad rash from a great drug; a joint replacement that leaves lingering pain? ...

Well: A Spoonful of Medicine May Put Children at Risk

Many professional associations have begun recommending that a uniform unit be adopted for medicines: the milliliter. ...

The New Smoke: E-Cigarette Makers Are in an Arms Race for Exotic Vapor Flavors

Most cigarette flavorings have been outlawed since 2009, out of concern that they lure the young into nicotine addiction, but the industry is adding hundreds of flavors every month. ...

Well: The CPR We Don’t See on TV

Misrepresentations of cardiopulmonary resuscitation on television may lead patients to have unrealistic expectations of what the procedure entails and the likelihood of success. ...

Well: 3 Things to Know About Niacin and Heart Health

New studies are adding to concerns about the safety and effectiveness of niacin, a popular drug for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. ...

Collagen copolymer toric phakic IOL provides stable visual, refractive outcomes

The use of a collagen copolymer toric phakic IOL provided stable visual outcomes for the correction of high and low levels of astigmatism, according to a study.The prospective case series included 35 eyes of 20 patients with corrected distance visual acuit ...

Subjective estimation of ILM peeling surface without dye improves with experience

Junior and senior surgeons’ ability to subjectively estimate the internal limiting membrane peeling surface without the use of dye was fair; however, surface areas were larger for more-experienced surgeons, researchers found.In a prospective study, 30 eyes ...

BLOG: Your website SEO may need a check-up

Recently I received an email from a practice in New York that had let its search engine optimization, or SEO, slip very dramatically during the last few years. I asked if they were still using the same SEO Company and they said they were not because a coll ...

Collagen copolymer toric phakic IOL provides stable visual, refractive outcomes

The use of a collagen copolymer toric phakic IOL provided stable visual outcomes for the correction of high and low levels of astigmatism, according to a study.The prospective case series included 35 eyes of 20 patients with corrected distance visual acuit ...

Subjective estimation of ILM peeling surface without dye improves with experience

Junior and senior surgeons’ ability to subjectively estimate the internal limiting membrane peeling surface without the use of dye was fair; however, surface areas were larger for more-experienced surgeons, researchers found.In a prospective study, 30 eyes ...

Knee pain, radiographic impingement may indicate lateral patellar facet impingement

Lateral patellar facet impingement is a possible etiology for patients who have lateral or subpatellar knee pain after primary total knee arthroscopy in addition to evidence of radiographic impingement, according to study results. ...

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