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Heterogeneous Association for Alcohol, CVD Presentation

March 23, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Non-drinking linked to increased risks of unstable angina, MI, heart failure, ischemic stroke, PAD, AAA Read article

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Spouses Bereaved by Suicide Have Elevated Health Risks

March 23, 2017 Elevated risks of developing mental disorders and physical disorders relative to general population

Single Dose of SSRI Prompted Healthy Food Choices During Test

March 23, 2017 Citalopram increased choices of more versus fewer healthy foods relative to placebo

Smartphone Device Analyzes Semen to Assess Male Fertility

March 23, 2017 Assay can analyze sample with less than 5 seconds processing time, and provide accurate evaluation

Review: Treatment Options for Benzodiazepine Dependence

March 23, 2017 Good evidence for cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational approaches to dependence

C1 Inhibitor Use Reduces Attacks in Hereditary Angioedema

March 23, 2017 Subcutaneous CSL830 at doses of 40 and 60 IU reduce rate of attacks, need for rescue medication

Statin Intolerance Tied to Increased Risk of Recurrent MI

March 23, 2017 Higher rate of recurrent MI, coronary heart disease for Medicare beneficiaries post-MI hospitalization

CANA/PHEN Aids Weight Loss in Obese Without Type 2 Diabetes

March 23, 2017 Canagliflozin plus phentermine superior to placebo for weight loss at 26 weeks in obese, overweight

Infant Mortality Down in United States From 2005 to 2014

March 22, 2017 Largest decreases seen for infants of Asian or Pacific Islander and non-Hispanic black women

Pregabalin Doesn’t Cut Intensity of Sciatica-Linked Leg Pain

March 22, 2017 No significant difference in leg-pain intensity score at week eight or 52 for pregabalin, placebo

Telehealth Ups Access, Spending for Acute Respiratory Illness

March 22, 2017 Eighty-eight percent of telehealth visits for ARI were new utilization; increase in net spending per user

Vitamin E, Selenium Don’t Prevent Dementia in Older Men

March 22, 2017 No reduction in the incidence of dementia with supplements of vitamin E, selenium, or both

Surrogate Often Unaware of Tx Goals in Advance Care Planning

March 22, 2017 Agreement about communication related to QOL linked to surrogate knowledge of treatment goals

Adenotonsillotomy Noninferior to Adenotonsillectomy in Peds OSA

March 22, 2017 However, non-negligible risk of recurrence of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea after ATT

High BMI in Late Teens Tied to Future Severe Liver Dz in Males

March 22, 2017 Development of T2DM further increases risk for severe liver disease, regardless of BMI

TV Ads for Testosterone Tied to Increased Testing, Tx in U.S. Men

March 22, 2017 Increases in rates of new testing, testosterone initiation, initiation without a recent test