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Testosterone Replacement May Benefit Younger Male Cancer Survivors

November 22, 2019. 12:00 PM CST. Benefits include significant improvement in body composition measurements over six months Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Statin Use Not Linked to Rate of Cognitive Decline in Seniors

November 19, 2019 Rate of decline in memory, global cognition similar for elderly statin users, never users over six-year period

HbA1c Variability Linked to Cardiovascular Disease Risk

November 19, 2019 Risks increased for all-cause mortality, cardiovascular events, microvascular complications

CDC: ~20 Percent of U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products

November 19, 2019 Prevalence of use higher for men, adults aged ≤65 years, uninsured, those with disability or limitation

VA, DoD Update Guideline for Rehabilitation After Stroke

November 19, 2019 Systematic review addresses effectiveness of pharmacological, nonpharmacological interventions

1999 to 2016 Saw Increase in U.S. Adults Trying to Lose Weight

November 14, 2019 Parallel trends seen for increasing current measured body mass index and weight among adults

Higher Skeletal Muscle Mass May Lower Long-Term Risk for CVD

November 14, 2019 Compared with the lowest tertile, those in highest SMM tertile had 81 percent lower risk for CVD event

Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease Tied to Kidney Disease

November 14, 2019 Higher risk for ESKD, death suggests closer monitoring needed, especially in first year after surgery

Insomnia Symptoms Associated With Increased Risk of CVD

November 14, 2019 Adults with individual symptoms, all three symptoms have increased risk for CVD, IHD, ischemic stroke

Smartwatch App Shows Promise for Identifying Atrial Fibrillation

November 13, 2019 Among those notified of irregular pulse, positive predictive value 0.84 for observing a-fib on ECG

Injecting Illegal Drugs Ups Risk for Death After Heart Surgery

November 13, 2019 Those who inject drugs have twice the chance of having to undergo subsequent surgery from infective endocarditis

High-Risk Surgical Patients Benefit From Teaching Hospitals

November 13, 2019 Better outcomes per cost seen for general and vascular surgery, but not orthopedic surgery

Cholesterol Levels Have Been Dropping Since 2013 Guidelines

November 12, 2019 Total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL-C levels decreased; proportion of eligible adults taking statins increased

High Birth Number May Harm Cardiovascular Health in Women

November 08, 2019 Association also seen between more births, less ideal body mass

Exercising More Often May Lower CVD Risk in Older Adults

November 08, 2019 Maintaining, increasing frequency of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity level may reduce CVD risk

Test of Vascular Function May Predict Solid-Tumor Cancer Risk

November 08, 2019 Reactive hyperemia peripheral arterial tonometry index ≤2.0 predicted incidence of solid-tumor cancer