Top stories in health and medicine, October 8, 2012

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1. No Healthcare Savings with ACOs. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) that improved diabetes outcomes by as much as 10% achieved minimal or no cost savings.

2. Aspirin: Protects Brain as Well as Heart. Low-dose aspirin may help forestall cognitive decline in elderly women at high cardiovascular risk.

3. Weight-Loss Drug May Work in Diabetes. One of the newly approved weight-loss agents may also help type 2 diabetics keep their disease in check.

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