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Wait Times Have Improved in VA Health Care System

January 18, 2019. 7:00 PM CST. Wait times similar to private sector in 2014 but shorter overall and in some specialties in 2017 Read article


Achieving Healthy Diet From Sustainable Food Feasible

January 17, 2019 Global adoption of healthy reference diet would reduce morbidity, environmental degradation

Coronary Artery Calcium May Help Predict CVD in South Asians

January 16, 2019 CAC incidence similar in South Asian men versus white, black, Latino men; higher than Chinese

Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent

January 16, 2019 Degree of EHR standardization strongest predictor of health information technology adoption

Components of Ideal Cardio Health Cut Diabetes Risk

January 16, 2019 Lower risk for diabetes seen for those with normal fasting glucose, not impaired fasting glucose

Replacing Sitting Time With Activity Lowers Mortality Risk

January 16, 2019 No risk reduction seen when replacing prolonged sedentary bouts with shorter sedentary bouts

Intermittent Fasts Plus Energy Restriction Best for Weight Loss

January 16, 2019 IF with 70 percent energy intake has better outcomes versus continuous diet restriction in obese women

Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease

January 15, 2019 Genetic component for 40 percent of phenotypes studied; 25 percent have environmental risk factors

Cardiometabolic Risk Up With Tourette, Chronic Tic Disorder

January 15, 2019 Higher risks seen for obesity, type 2 diabetes, circulatory system diseases

American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual

January 15, 2019 Manual focuses on patient-physician relationship in different scenarios, including telemedicine

Short Sleep Duration Linked to Higher Atherosclerotic Burden

January 14, 2019 Fragmented sleep linked to higher prevalence of multiple affected noncoronary territiories

Terrorist Attack Victims With PTSD Have Higher Cancer Risk

January 14, 2019 Women with PTSD have higher risk for cancer than men, are more protected from circulatory issues

Moderate Drinking Linked to Electroanatomic Changes in A-Fib

January 14, 2019 Moderate drinkers had lower mean global bipolar voltages, slower conduction velocity vs. nondrinkers

Statin Therapy Reduces Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy in T2DM

January 11, 2019 Reduced risk, slowed progression of retinopathy for Taiwanese patients with type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia

High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease

January 11, 2019 Reduction in risk for range of critical outcomes greatest for daily dietary fiber intake of 25 to 29 g

Artificial Intelligence Can Use Routine ECGs to ID Heart Disease

January 11, 2019 Those with positive AI screen four times more likely to develop future ventricular dysfunction