Top stories in health and medicine this morning, June 25, 2012

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1. Sulfonylureas Up Mortality Risk in Diabetes. Diabetic patients treated with three commonly prescribed sulfonylurea drugs had a 50% higher mortality risk compared with patients treated with metformin.

2. Better Medical Homes Come at a Higher Cost. Running a better patient-centered medical home (PCMH) healthcare center may be more costly.

3. Early ADHD Treatment May Save Math Skills. Starting treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) sooner rather than later appears to lower the likelihood of a decline in academic performance as children move from elementary to middle school.

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