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Inflammation Links MIs with Atrial Fibrillation
Myocardial infarction joins the list of cardiovascular disorders associated with atrial fibrillation, and premature atrial contraction proves a variable that can assess that risk. More »
Another CAD Marker: Red Cell Distribution Width
A numerical measure of erythrocyte heterogeneity, RDW proves a reliable predictor of mortality in coronary artery disease patients due for stenting, and perhaps of cardiovascular disease burden in... More »
Healthy DASH-type Diet Need Not Cost More
Analysis of data from a large study suggests that Mexican-Americans don't spend more than usual to follow an anti-hypertension diet. More »
Eplerenone Reduces Atrial Fibrillation Incidence in Heart Failure Patients
Aldosterone antagonists, eg eplerenone, decrease adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with HF and AF. More »
Beating the Odds of Heart Problems from Breast Cancer Therapy
Trastuzumab, regardless of anthracycline use, shows a significant link with incident heart failure. Continuous use of beta-blockers helps lower that risk. More »
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Confirmed: Long-term Steroids Up Mortality Risk in Severe COPD
April 16, 2014

New recommendations focus on reducing the risks of corticosteroids in respiratory disease, both for COPD and asthma.

Large Study Confirms White Matter Abnormalities in Bipolar Disorder
April 14, 2014

A large international study finds distinct differences in white matter in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder, confirming many smaller but less conclusive studies.

Tools to Forecast Radiation Pneumonitis
April 10, 2014

A biomarker and five clinical factors help to predict which patients with nonsmall-cell lung cancer are at high risk for lung inflammation after radiotherapy.

Dual Diagnosis of Illegal Drug and Mood Disorders Needs Integrated Treatment
April 9, 2014

Surveys reveal that only half of US mental health centers offer treatment programs for people who have both illegal drug disorders and mental health problems.

Blood Pressure Differs in Acute Hemorrhagic Versus Ischemic Stroke
April 8, 2014

Blood pressure changes, and management, are different in hemorrhagic stroke. A new analysis suggests prognostic signals in blood pressure variability, and clues to management, in hemorrhagic stroke.

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Five Success Strategies for a Lean Medical Practice
Audrey "Christie" Mclaughlin, RN, January 23, 2014
How efficient practice managers keep clinics running smoothly.
Nine Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Practice to a Hospital
Aubrey Westgate,  January 22, 2014
Here are nine questions that can help reveal if becoming acquired by a larger system is the right move for you and your practice.
Four January Business Planning To-Dos for Doctors
Ike Devji, JD,  January 21, 2014
Here are some of the more important financial and business issues physicians should take care of this month.
Why Insurance Companies Should Collect Patient Payments
Leann DiDomenico McAllister,  January 20, 2014
It's time to take patient collections out of physicians' practices to truly have patients make responsible choices about their healthcare dollars.
How Facebook Helped Market a New Physician Practice Model
Raquel Baldelomar, January 17, 2014
An Arizona-based OB/GYN medical group found Facebook to be the most efficient and effective way to reach women and educate them on their new practice.