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1. Don’t Stop Warfarin for Dental Visits. Patients taking aspirin or warfarin (Coumadin) for prevention after a stroke don’t need to stop the drug for dental procedures and probably can stay on it for most other minor medical procedures.
2. Silent Afib Linked to Stroke in Diabetics. Asymptomatic atrial fibrillation might lie behind stroke of unknown origin in patients with type 2 diabetes.
3. Tamiflu Resistance Confirmed in H7N9 Flu Cases. Chinese researchers reported, for the first time, clinical evidence of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) resistance in patients infected with the novel avian H7N9 flu.