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Preventing cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease: what strategies work?

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Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination: nursing home residents falling short

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New score predicts cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease

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HFpEF: low/intermediate physical activity levels tied to increased mortality

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HIV: immediate ART associated with steeper BMD declines

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Vaccine Vitals for June 2017

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HIV: DHA supplements may significantly reduce triglycerides in people on ART

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Potential new salivary biomarker for Alzheimer's disease

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Cochrane review: gabapentin has an “important effect” in some neuropathic pain

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NPs filling gaps left by physician shortage

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FDA may decrease adverse effects warnings in drug ads

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Do physician-owned hospitals raise or lower costs?

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MBA offers physicians business savvy

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Suicide bereavement therapy: does it work?

People bereft by suicide are at risk for complicated grief and other poor outcomes.

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Actovegin improves post-stroke cognitive impairment | EAN
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Actovegin improves post-stroke cognitive impairment | EAN

Patients who received actovegin saw significant improvement at 6 and 12 months

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HIV PrEP: BMD recovers fully after Truvada discontinuation

TDF is associated with bone mineral density loss.

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Prostate cancer screening: what is the best approach?

Data from the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer cohort.

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CPAP may improve ischemic stroke outcome in patients with OSA | EAN
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CPAP may improve ischemic stroke outcome in patients with OSA | EAN

Patients experienced improved modified Rankin Scale scores at 12 months, but not 6 or 24 months.

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TKA: octogenarians may fare as well as younger patients

Comorbidities, not elderly age, predicted worse outcomes.

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Lower BP targets may yield CV benefit in high-risk patients

Study involving over 31K patients supports BP target below 140/90 mmHg,

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Anti-CCP antibodies in RA predict carotid plaque

And higher titers predict worse plaque score.

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Pneumonia in nursing homes: simple severity prediction tool

Study provides a simple tool to individualize the treatment of NHAP.

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HIV: increased cancer screening may be warranted

People with HIV are living full lives on ART, opening the door for new causes of death.

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3 of every 100 US adults takes way too much vitamin D

The number overdoing vitamin D has increased since 1999.

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RA: fish-eating patients might do better

Clinically significant differences in disease scores in frequent vs infrequent fish eaters.

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Mind wandering: a new way to detect early Alzheimer's disease

Not all minds that wander are lost.

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Regular NSAID use after CRC diagnosis linked to better survival

Long-term CRC survivors and benefits of NSAID use.

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