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

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

9 Hrs Ago
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Quick Albuminuria Reduction Key Factor in Finerenone's Efficacy

4-month UACR reduction mediated 84% of kidney treatment effect

9 Hrs Ago
Cost Hurdles Can Keep Patients From Accessing GLP-1 Receptor Agonists

Pharmacists can intervene to educate, assist with cost, two studies suggest

Dec 05, 2023
Opinion
How Much Pain Is 'Enough' to Prescribe Opioids?

A compliance plan can help optimize clinical decision-making

Dec 05, 2023
Pharmacists Can Spur Switch to Recommended Drugs for Diabetes Patients With CVD

Intervention persuaded VA physicians to adjust care, helped lower HbA1c

Dec 04, 2023
Opinion
How Much Pain Is 'Enough' to Prescribe Opioids?

A compliance plan can help optimize clinical decision-making

Pharmacists Can Spur Switch to Recommended Drugs for Diabetes Patients With CVD

Intervention persuaded VA physicians to adjust care, helped lower HbA1c

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Complete Plaque Regression in Peyronie's Disease

Observation of complete plaque regression with multimodal therapy may be a first

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Teen Develops Persistent, Spreading Arm Swelling After a Fall

Is it "just" a hematoma or something more sinister?

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High Blood Pressure in Babies Linked to Adult Atherosclerosis

Is BP screening starting before age 3 years warranted?

Dec 04, 2023
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Opinion
Don't Neglect Tobacco Use in People Experiencing Homelessness

Cessation programs can save lives and improve financial stability

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

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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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'Alexa, Titrate My Insulin': AI App Boosts Glycemic Control in Randomized Trial

Voice-based app helped users to titrate basal insulin at home

Dec 01, 2023
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Year in Review: Obesity

2023 highlights included new FDA approvals, more drugs in development, and a pivot away from BMI

Dec 01, 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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The Five Things That Worry Lawmakers Most About AI in Healthcare

Could younger HCPs become overly reliant on artificial intelligence?

Nov 30, 2023
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FDA Clears First Oral Device Treatment for Severe Sleep Apnea

Oral appliances represent an alternative to CPAP and surgical neurostimulation implants

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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Increased Mortality Risk for Young Adults on High Doses of Antipsychotics

But antipsychotic medication-related deaths are rare in children, study shows

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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Medical Staff Credentialing Case Heads to New Jersey Supreme Court

Neurosurgery practice claims hospital skipped due process to orchestrate its ouster

Nov 28, 2023
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Opinion
Ask Your Patients: 'Have You Gotten Your Annual COVID Shot?'

Primary care providers should broach this topic with all patients

Nov 28, 2023
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