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Alzheimer's Blood Test Predicts Who Might Benefit Most From Anti-Amyloid Drugs

โ€” Novel two-cutoff approach may reduce need for confirmatory PET scans

8 Hrs Ago
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Opinion
How Much Pain Is 'Enough' to Prescribe Opioids?

A compliance plan can help optimize clinical decision-making

Dec 05, 2023
Deucravacitinib Improves Joint Symptoms in Psoriatic Arthritis

Greater improvements over apremilast and placebo through 24 weeks

Dec 05, 2023
Rituximab Maintenance Boosts Survival for Older Adults With MRD-Negative MCL

Patients with treatment-sensitive disease may benefit most from continued treatment, says expert

Dec 05, 2023
High Blood Pressure in Babies Linked to Adult Atherosclerosis

Is BP screening starting before age 3 years warranted?

Dec 04, 2023
Rituximab Maintenance Boosts Survival for Older Adults With MRD-Negative MCL

Patients with treatment-sensitive disease may benefit most from continued treatment, says expert

High Blood Pressure in Babies Linked to Adult Atherosclerosis

Is BP screening starting before age 3 years warranted?

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PsA Raises Mortality Risk, but Unevenly

Some psoriatic arthritis patients more vulnerable than others in Swedish study

Dec 04, 2023
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Orphan Drug Costs; Digital Devices for Diabetes

Also in TTHealthWatch: smoking cessation benefits

Dec 02, 2023
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Opinion
Intensive Caring: Reminding Patients They Matter

How to care for those who no longer care about themselves

Dec 02, 2023
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VTE Risk After Joint Replacement: Does Anticoagulant Choice Matter?

Large claims-based study provides some answers

Dec 01, 2023
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Afib Guidelines Add New Stages, Upgrade Catheter Ablation

Specific lifestyle measures also recommended

Nov 30, 2023
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Coronary Heart Disease by Age 45 Linked With Subsequent Dementia

All-cause dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and vascular dementia risks elevated

Nov 29, 2023
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New Data on Bimekizumab in Psoriatic Arthritis

Roundtable of experts weigh in on "unprecedented" efficacy, and safety issues

Nov 29, 2023
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Stronger Quads May Lower Risk for Knee Replacement Surgery

Higher quadricep-hamstring ratio associated with 82% lower odds in NIH cohort

Nov 29, 2023
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Common Headaches May Be Pains in the Neck

Imaging links inflammation to migraine and tension headaches

Nov 29, 2023
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Methotrexate Tied to Greater Risks for Older Patients With CKD

FDA should consider warning labels based on study results, researchers argue

Nov 28, 2023
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Opinion
'Medicarelessness' Revisited After 50 Years

Privatization of the public program has simply bolstered corporate profits

Nov 27, 2023
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Cognitive Scores Improve With Personal Coaching

Trial shows better outcomes for people at high dementia risk

Nov 27, 2023
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Alzheimer's Drug Trials Should Report Effect Sizes, Researchers Say

How effective are anti-amyloid treatments?

Nov 22, 2023
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New Data on TYK2 Inhibitors for Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis

Favorable results with TAK-279 and deucravacitinib in studies at ACR

Nov 22, 2023
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