Top stories in health and medicine, February 5, 2013

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1. EHR Payoff Comes With Time. Doctors who view electronic health records (EHRs) as time-draining and a waste of resources should take a larger view of their use within the practice.

2. Calcium Pills May Hurt Men’s Hearts. The use of calcium supplements, common among the elderly today, was linked with an elevated risk for cardiovascular death in men.

3. Fitness in 40s, 50s Tied to Later Dementia Risk. Individuals with the highest levels of cardiorespiratory fitness during middle age were significantly less likely to develop dementia in their senior years.

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