Top stories in health and medicine this morning, January 19, 2012

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1. Screening Intervals for Osteoporosis Not Carved in Stone. Postmenopausal women with good bone mineral density at an initial osteoporosis screen can probably wait about 15 years before the next test.

2. Sleep Apnea Tied to Fatal Heart Issues for Women, Too. Severe obstructive sleep apnea was associated with a risk of cardiovascular death in women, but continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) seemed to reduce the risk.

3. Live Video Consults Linked to Better Derm Outcomes. Live telemedicine consultations led to changes in diagnosis and treatment in a majority of patients with dermatologic conditions.

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