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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.
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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.
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  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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  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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  1. Restricting Sodium Helpful in CKD. A simple, 5-minute frailty assessment test was found to predict death and other poor outcomes among elderly hospitalized patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
  2. Hospital Stay in Pregnancy Raises VTE Risk. Women hospitalized during pregnancy for reasons other than delivery have a dramatically increased risk for venous thromboembolism during and after their hospital stay.

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  1. Supplements Blamed for Liver Toxicity. The rate of liver damage caused by dietary and herbal supplements -- especially those used for bodybuilding -- appears to be on the rise.
  2. Bilingual? Dementia May Be Delayed. Compared with people who can speak only one language, those who were familiar with multiple languages had a later onset of dementia -- even if they were ...

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  1. PAH Survival Rates Still Poor in Scleroderma. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) remains a highly lethal complication of systemic sclerosis even with contemporary advances in treatment and decent 1-year numbers.
  2. Gum Health Associated with Carotids? Older adults who had improvements in periodontal health also had smaller increases in subclinical atherosclerosis.
  3. Pain and Relief Signals Muted in Fibromyalgia. Patients with fibromyalgia ...

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  1. Gabapentin Helps Alcoholics Stay on the Wagon. Patients reporting alcohol dependence were better able to stay sober when treated with oral gabapentin (Neurontin) in a placebo-controlled trial.
  2. Bariatric Surgery Boosts Sexual Health. Obese women who underwent bariatric surgery reported better sexual functioning and quality of life while also experiencing an increase in reproductive hormones.
  3. Diabetes Teams With NPs, PAs ...

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