Top stories in health and medicine, October 31, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Minor Memory Problems Merit Attention. Patients who reported having lost a step mentally were at nearly triple the risk of being diagnosed with definite cognitive impairment later on, albeit with a lag of about 6 to 10 years.
  2. Munchausen by Proxy: A Case Study of Abuse. If you do ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, October 30, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Disease Activity Linked to Lipid Elevation in RA. Measures of disease activity at baseline and changes in those markers with tocilizumab (Actemra) treatment among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were independently associated with increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events.
  2. Ebola: Vinson Thanks God and the Medics. Nurse Amber ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, October 29, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Add-on Tx Less Likely in T2D Patients on Metformin. Patients with type 2 diabetes who don't start out on metformin may be at higher risk for needing additional therapy.
  2. Lung Donation After Cardiac Death Shows Promise. Lung transplantation after cardiac death achieved key endpoints comparable to those attained with ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, October 28, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Genes Confirm LDL Causes Aortic Stenosis. High LDL cholesterol appears to cause aortic stenosis, even though lipid-lowering trials in established valve disease haven't worked.
  2. Genetic Tests Dominate Thyroid Meeting. The competition for top genetic test for indeterminate thyroid nodules continues at this year's American Thyroid Association meeting.

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Top stories in health and medicine, October 27, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Nurse Beats Ebola. Fourteen days after she felt her first symptoms, Nina Pham, RN, has conquered Ebola.
  2. 'Bad' Fats Down but Not Out of Diets. Trans and saturated fat consumption have dropped, but not far enough to meet recommended levels for heart health, and omega-3s have plateaued too low.

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Top stories in health and medicine, October 23, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Aortic Dissection Becoming Less Deadly. Aortic dissection survival has improved, particularly for patients getting surgical repair.
  2. Preparing for Ebola: Is New York City Ready? The hall was packed, the speakers were primed, and the message to thousands of healthcare workers gathered here today was simple: Ebola will not sneak ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, October 22, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Office Visits Linked to National HTN Control. While hypertension treatment rates have risen over the past decade, but control of hypertension may have plateaued, according to a national study that suggested regular office visits as a key factor.
  2. A Youthful Approach to Breast Cancer Prevention. Most of us are ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, October 21, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Study Links Enterovirus in Kids to T1D. Enterovirus infection may be tied to the development of type 1 diabetes.
  2. LVAD Patient Education Misses the Mark. Patient information on left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) is biased in favor of the device, and is suboptimal for helping people determine their pros ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, October 20, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Ebola: Politicos Mull Travel Restrictions; Docs Say No. As Ebola continues to dominate the headlines, one hotly debated question is whether the U.S. should ban travelers from the West Africa nations where the disease is raging, as a preventive measure.
  2. Ebola: Do the Dogs Have It? Bentley, the dog ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, October 17, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Confusion Clouds U.S. Ebola Response. As officials from Washington to Atlanta to Dallas sift through the rapidly changing flow of information regarding treatment of Ebola in the U.S., the first Dallas nurse infected with Ebola will be transferred to a high-level treatment center in Bethesda, Md.
  2. Ebola: Emory to ...

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