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  1. Docs Unhappy With ACA Exchange Plans. Abysmal payments. Lack of information. Even questionable business practices.
  2. Mild Concussion Has Lasting Effect. Patients with mild concussions showed abnormal brain structural patterns that persisted long after clinical symptoms had resolved.
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  1. New Method Gives Better Guess on LDL Cholesterol. A new way of estimating LDL cholesterol levels may be more accurate than the widely used Friedewald equation.
  2. Novel Anticoagulant Bests Warfarin in Afib. The novel oral factor Xa inhibitor edoxaban prevented stroke as well as warfarin but did so with lower risk in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
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  1. Princeton Will Offer European Meningitis Vax. To combat an unusual and slow-moving meningitis outbreak, Princeton University says it is planning to offer an investigational vaccine to most students starting early in December.
  2. BMI Changes in Youth Predict Later Heart Risk. Cardiovascular disease risk in early adulthood differs according to the pattern of change in body mass index (BMI) during the transition ...

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  1. AHA, ACC Stand Firm in Support of Risk Calculator. The dust-up over the new cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines -- already named "Calculator-gate" -- prompted the American Health Association and American College of Cardiology to stage a public defense at a hastily assembled press briefing here.
  2. Enlarged Heart Cited in Pregnancy Deaths. Undiagnosed cardiomyopathy appears to be a leading cause of pregnancy-related ...

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  1. New Obesity Drugs Do Work. Over the course of a year, the newer anti-obesity drugs available in the U.S. helped patients drop between 3% and 9% of their body weight, in conjunction with diet and exercise.
  2. Will Low Online Enrollments Hobble the ACA? Hope that the health law's online insurance marketplaces will work well enough to enroll millions this fall had ...

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  1. Obama Offers Fix for Cancelled Policies. Six weeks into the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rollout, the president took a major step back from "Obamacare" with an administrative fix that may allow Americans who received health insurance cancellation notices to have their policies reinstated for 2014.
  2. 'Food Addiction' May Be at Root of Some Obesity. Although it's not technically an addictive disorder ...

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From MedPage Today:

  1. Doctors Respond to New CVD Prevention Guidelines. The new set of cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines released Tuesday by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology included a recommendation to move away from hard targets for LDL cholesterol reduction.
  2. Telemonitoring Comes to Asthma Care. A device for remote monitoring of asthma inhaler use reduced need for emergency and hospital ...

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  1. Statins Get High Marks in New Cardiac Prevention Guidelines. The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) released four new guidelines dealing with the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by better assessing risk and by managing cholesterol, lifestyle, and weight.
  2. Mutation Linked to Resistance in Breast Cancer. A mutation on the estrogen receptor altered tamoxifen bindings and conferred ...

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  1. Tamoxifen May Slow Cognitive Decline. Tamoxifen and other selective estrogen receptor modulators may help stay cognitive decline in postmenopausal women, particularly those at risk for Alzheimer's disease.
  2. Cutting Steroid Dose Safe in Stable Asthma. For patients with stable asthma, there is "no measurable risk" in reducing their dose of inhaled corticosteroids.
  3. Imaging May Spot Risky Coronary Plaque Early On. ...

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From MedPage Today:

  1. Food Options Near Schools May Up Obesity Risk. The number and kinds of food outlets near schools may be associated with higher rates of obesity among public school students.
  2. VTEs Rise in Cancer Patients on Chemotherapy. The risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) almost doubled over an 8.5-month period among cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.
  3. Adding Actonel Ups Bone Density in ...

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