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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. NSAID Use Raises Heart Risk in Arthritis. atients with rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory musculoskeletal diseases continue to be treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), even with their high risk for ischemic heart disease. 2. Mom's Worrying Linked to Kid's Asthma. Adolescents with asthma reported worse symptoms of breathlessness when they had anxious mothers, and the ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. 2 Pradaxa Doses Beat Warfarin in Afib. Considering both efficacy and safety, both the 110-mg and 150-mg doses of dabigatran (Pradaxa) had a net clinical benefit compared with warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation. 2. Overweight Women Risk Delivering Baby Early. The risk of preterm delivery increased significantly in women who were overweight or obese at ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Branded Diabetes Drugs Cost Medicare a Bundle. Medicare could have saved more than a billion dollars in one year alone if the program's spending on brand-name diabetes drugs matched that of the Veterans Administration. 2. Low Blood Sugar, Dementia Set Vicious Cycle in Diabetes. In older patients with diabetes, cognitive impairment increases the risk of hypoglycemia, ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. CPAP Improves Blood Pressure in Heart Patients. Continuous positive airway pressure treatment, but not nocturnal supplemental oxygen, was associated with significant reductions in blood pressure in patients with established coronary heart disease (CHD) or multiple CHD symptoms. 2. Jeopardy Champ 'Watson' Tackles Cancer. In 2001, IBM's Watson computer beat former champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Sleep Disorders when Kids Have Night Terrors. Sleep disordered breathing, periodic limb movement, and mood disturbances are common comorbidities in pediatric patients with parasomnias. 2. Veggies Are Key to Long Life. People who followed a vegetarian diet had a lower risk for death from any cause, and men in particular also saw benefits for cardiovascular mortality. 3. ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Online Program Boosts Mobility for MS Patients. A simple behavioral intervention delivered over the Internet helped multiple sclerosis (MS) patients increase their daily walking. 2. Vinegar Test May Reduce Cervical Ca Deaths. Vinegar has been used for everything from cleaning refrigerators to taming food odors, and now this common kitchen staple may reduce cervical cancer deaths. 3. ...

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