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ACC: E-Cigarette Use Continues to Rise

March 27, 2020. 12:00 PM CDT. Authors say long-term health consequences remain unknown Read article


Opting for Plant-Based Protein May Lower Mortality Risk

March 09, 2020 Replacing animal protein with plant protein tied to lower mortality, less cardiovascular disease

Olive Oil Consumption Tied to Lower Cardiovascular Risk

March 06, 2020 Substituting margarine, butter, mayonnaise, and dairy fat with olive oil may lower risk

AAN: Hypersomnolence in Elderly Linked to Medical Conditions

March 02, 2020 Hypersomnolence linked to increased risk for developing diabetes, cancer, HTN three years later

AAN: Cardiovascular Health in 20s Impacts Later Cognition

February 26, 2020 Cardiovascular health in young adulthood linked to better dynamic cerebral autoregulation in later life

Study Suggests Overtreatment in End-of-Life Care Despite POLST

February 19, 2020 Rates of ICU admission lower in patients with treatment-limiting orders; 38 percent received discordant care

Mortality No Different for No Sedation Versus Light Sedation in ICU Patients

February 18, 2020 No difference found in mortality at 90 days among mechanically ventilated intensive care unit patients

Thoracic Radiation May Increase Fatigue, Dyspnea in Short Term

February 14, 2020 In patients with lung cancer or lymphoma, increase in heart dose tied to decrease in physical activity

ASA: No Decline Seen in Active Smoking for Stroke Survivors

February 12, 2020 Adjusted prevalence of active smoking decreased in overall population, but not among stroke survivors

ASA: Herpes Zoster Vaccine May Reduce Risk for Stroke

February 12, 2020 Risk significantly reduced for stroke events, acute ischemic strokes, hemorrhagic strokes in older adults

ASA: Periodontal Disease Tied to Large-Artery Atherothrombotic Stroke

February 12, 2020 And, individuals with gingivitis have increased odds of ≥50 percent intracranial atherosclerosis

Many Women Readmitted for De Novo Postpartum Hypertension

February 06, 2020 Many readmitted for postpartum HTN had no prior diagnosis of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Pregnancy-Related Deaths Down in U.S. Health Care Settings

February 06, 2020 But maternal mortality in other settings, including the decedent's home, increased significantly

Outcomes No Worse With Short Stay After Open Heart Surgery

January 29, 2020 Complication (other than A-fib), 30-day readmission, mortality rates similar for short, longer length of stay

QoL Extended With Atezolizumab + Bevacizumab in Liver Cancer

January 29, 2020 And, triplet and doublet drug regimens delay decline in quality of life in BRAF V600E metastatic CRC

TAVR Increasingly Being Used in Young Adults Despite Uncertainty

January 28, 2020 TAVR volumes increased 134 percent from 2013 to 2017; valve choice associated with age