Prevention

Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle After Just Two Weeks

Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle After Just Two Weeks

After 2 weeks of a more sedentary routine, participants lost nearly a pound of lean muscle mass and gained body fat.

Chondroitin Sulfate Effective for Knee Osteoarthritis

Chondroitin Sulfate Effective for Knee Osteoarthritis

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Prescription-grade chondroitin sulfate is as efficacious as celecoxib in reducing pain and improving function in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Outcomes of High-dose Vitamin D on Non-Vertebral Fractures and Falls

Outcomes of High-dose Vitamin D on Non-Vertebral Fractures and Falls

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Colecalciferol did not show a reduce risk for fracture or falls in middle age patients taking a monthly dose.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Risk For Cardiovascular, All-Cause Mortality in End-Stage Renal Disease

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Risk For Cardiovascular, All-Cause Mortality in End-Stage Renal Disease

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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and end-stage renal disease have an increased risk for cardiovascular-related death compared with patients without rheumatoid arthritis.

Regular, Strenuous Exercise Shows Reduced Cellular Aging

Regular, Strenuous Exercise Shows Reduced Cellular Aging

Adults who engage in high levels of exercise may gain 9 'biological' years.

Relative Risk of Ischemic Stroke Doubled in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Relative Risk of Ischemic Stroke Doubled in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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A matched cohort study compared the risk of incident stroke in individuals with SLE with individuals without SLE in the general population.

Preferred Treatment to Reduce GI Bleeding Risk With NSAIDS in OA, RA

Preferred Treatment to Reduce GI Bleeding Risk With NSAIDS in OA, RA

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Celecoxib plus a proton pump inhibitor reduces risk for recurrent upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with arthritis using NSAIDs who are at risk for cardiovascular, gastrointestinal events.

Bi-Directional Links Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontal Disease

Bi-Directional Links Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontal Disease

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Periodontal disease may be the main precipitating factor in the development of rheumatoid arthritis by fostering the environment for multiple destructive mechanisms that attack synovial joints.

Systematic Review Analyzes Antihypertensive Effects of Hyperuricemia Pharmacotherapy

Systematic Review Analyzes Antihypertensive Effects of Hyperuricemia Pharmacotherapy

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There was low quality evidence from three trials indicating no reduction in systolic (-6.2mmHg, 95% CI: -12.8 to 0.5) or diastolic (-3.9mmHg, 95% CI: -9.2 to 1.4) 24-hour ambulatory BP with uric acid lowering drugs vs. placebo.

Clinician Round Table: The Role of Diet in Gout Management

Clinician Round Table: The Role of Diet in Gout Management

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A panel of clinician experts discusses the pivotal role of diet in the management of chronic gout.

Low Hip BMD Associated With Higher HF Risk in Certain Patient Subgroups

Low Hip BMD Associated With Higher HF Risk in Certain Patient Subgroups

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Total hip BMD was associated with heart failure risk in black and non-black men, with an interaction by race.

Antibiotic Resistance Problem Brought Before Congress

Antibiotic Resistance Problem Brought Before Congress

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Congress takes up the issue of antibiotic resistance with H.R. 1840: Reinvigorating Antibiotic and Diagnostic Innovation (READI).

Knee Osteoarthritis May Increase Hypertension Risk

Knee Osteoarthritis May Increase Hypertension Risk

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An international team of researchers collected data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative to determine the effect of knee osteoarthritis on development of hypertension.

Guidelines Inconsistent on Statin Recommendations for African-Americans

Guidelines Inconsistent on Statin Recommendations for African-Americans

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Guidelines on recommending statin treatment for African Americans differ between the US Preventive Services Task Force and the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association.

Prophylactic Hydration For Contrast-induced Nephropathy: Doubts About Efficacy, Cost-effectiveness

Prophylactic Hydration For Contrast-induced Nephropathy: Doubts About Efficacy, Cost-effectiveness

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Study from The Netherlands randomly assigned 660 high-risk patients undergoing elective procedures involving iodinated contrast material to receive no prophylaxis or intravenous hydration.

Making Healthy Foods Cheaper Would Increase Consumption

Making Healthy Foods Cheaper Would Increase Consumption

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Findings based on an analysis of 30 studies.

Increased Produce Consumption Reduces Cardiovascular, Premature Death Risks

Increased Produce Consumption Reduces Cardiovascular, Premature Death Risks

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Scientists at Imperial College London analyzed 95 studies that included almost 2 million people.

2017 Updated Immunization Schedule Released by ACIP

2017 Updated Immunization Schedule Released by ACIP

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The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has issued updated 2017 immunization schedules for for children, adolescents, and adults.

CDC Publishes Updated Immunization Schedule

CDC Publishes Updated Immunization Schedule

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CDC revises adult immunization advisory.

Strategies for Better Inpatient Care During End-of-Rotation Transitions

Strategies for Better Inpatient Care During End-of-Rotation Transitions

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End-of-rotation transition in care has been linked to significantly higher in-hospital mortality. Clinicians highlight the issue, and offer ways to reduce the problem.

Strategies for Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections

Strategies for Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections

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Study finds that patients were 10% to 30% less likely to acquire a multidrug-resistant organism or C difficile if enhanced disinfection strategies were used in hospitals.

Most Primary Care Physicians Oppose Complete Repeal of Obamacare

Most Primary Care Physicians Oppose Complete Repeal of Obamacare

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Majority of those polled support changes to law, but few want to see it repealed.

Factors Influencing Dosage Accuracy With Tablet Splitting

Factors Influencing Dosage Accuracy With Tablet Splitting

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Research sough to determine the factors influencing accurate tablet splitting by patients.

Most Common Drug-Drug Interactions in Geriatric Patients Identified

Most Common Drug-Drug Interactions in Geriatric Patients Identified

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The most common drug-drug interaction identified was non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs with antihypertensives.

Substantial Increases in Global Systolic Blood Pressure Trends

Substantial Increases in Global Systolic Blood Pressure Trends

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Rates of elevated systolic blood pressure have increased globally from 1990 to 2015.

Brief Exercise Sessions Can Reduce Systemic Inflammation

Brief Exercise Sessions Can Reduce Systemic Inflammation

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Small study shows 20 minutes on a treadmill can decrease immune cells tied to inflammation.

ACP Practice Guideline Raises BP Treatment Threshold for Healthy Adults

ACP Practice Guideline Raises BP Treatment Threshold for Healthy Adults

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The ACP now recommends that hypertension be treated in adults >60 years old with systolic blood pressure persistently at or above 150 mm Hg.

American College of Physicians Lobbies Congress to Spare Obamacare

American College of Physicians Lobbies Congress to Spare Obamacare

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The 115th US Congress is wasting no time considering reforms to the outgoing president's signature healthcare legislation.

FDA: Updated Sedation Warnings for Pediatric, Obstetric Patients

FDA: Updated Sedation Warnings for Pediatric, Obstetric Patients

Repeated or lengthy use of general anesthetic and sedation drugs during surgeries or procedures in children younger than 3 years or in pregnant women during their third trimester may affect the development of children's brains.

Is Red Blood Cell Storage Length Linked to Mortality?

Is Red Blood Cell Storage Length Linked to Mortality?

Research was conducted in Swedish and Danish patients who received transfusions between 2003 and 2012.

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