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  • Multifocal effort needed to rein in prescription prices
    Enforcing more stringent requirements for exclusivity rights, ensuring timely generic drug availability, and providing greater opportunities for meaningful price negotiation by government payers... ...
    Published on 2016-08-23
  • Evidence doesn’t support tight glycemic control
    The scientific evidence does not support tight glycemic control as a means to prevent the complications of type 2 diabetes, even though most clinical practice guidelines, quality-of-care measures,... ...
    Published on 2016-08-23
  • AHA: Limit children’s added sugar intake to 25 g/day
    The American Heart Association has set its sights on the high levels of sugar in children’s diets, recommending that consumption of added sugars be limited to 25 grams or less per day to minimize the... ...
    Published on 2016-08-22


  • Increasing Evidence for Taxing Sugary Drinks to Improve Heart Health
    Nancy Brown, American Heart Association CEO, comments on evaluation of sugary drink taxes in Berkeley, California published in the American Journal of Public Health.   In 2014, Berkeley, California paved the way in our nation once again with policies ...
    Published on 2016-08-23
  • Children should eat less than 25 grams of added sugars daily
    Statement Highlights In new recommendations from the American Heart Association designed to keep kids healthy, experts recommend children consume less than six teaspoons of added sugars per day. Children and teens should limit their intake of ...
    Published on 2016-08-22
  • Gallstone disease may increase heart disease risk
    Study Highlights: A history of gallstone disease was linked to a 23 percent increased risk of developing coronary heart disease. Preventing gallstone disease may also benefit heart health, say researchers. ...
    Published on 2016-08-18

  • Depression: A revolution in treatment?
    Can treating the immune system lead to a revolution in treating depression? ...
    Published on 2016-08-24
  • HIV effort let down by test shortages, says WHO
    A shortage of HIV testing could undermine global efforts to diagnose and treat people with the infection, warn experts from the World Health Organization. ...
    Published on 2016-08-23
  • Potent pills
    With ecstasy, or MDMA, being bought more freely on the dark net, the drug is growing in popularity - and in strength. ...
    Published on 2016-08-23

  • Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials on the Efficacy and Safety of Angiotensi...
    The comparative efficacy and safety of Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) with other agents in patients ≥65 years of age with cardiovascular diseases or at-risk is unknown. Electronic databases were systematically searched to identify all randomized controlled trials that compared ACEIs… ...
    Published on 2016-08-23
  • Pneumomediastinum and ST Segment Elevation
    Even though acute myocardial infarction is the most clinically significant cause of ST-segment elevation, other serious clinical conditions have been reported with this electrocardiographic abnormality. We report a patient with pneumomediastinum that presented with dyspnea and electrocardiographic changes mimicking ST-segment… ...
    Published on 2016-08-23
  • Acute Myocarditis and ST-Segment Elevation
    A 16-year-old boy with no relevant medical history presented to our institution with 3-hour history of non-radiating central crushing chest pain. There was no current or past use of cocaine or other stimulants. He was afebrile. His cardiovascular examination was… ...
    Published on 2016-08-23

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