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Want your patients to take their antihypertensives? Talk to them more

Sociodemographics play enough of a role to require your attention.

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Balance training effective for hip fracture patients

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Cochrane review attempts to pin down optimal BP targets in hypertensive older adults

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Thyroid cancer: radioactive iodine does not raise stroke risk

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Choosing the best surgery for knee osteoarthritis

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Pain and itch: killing two birds with one stone

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Bronx hospital staff cope with shooting

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Firm did not boost claims income: lawsuit

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Interoceptive awareness helps pain in pediatric patients

Acceptance-based therapies are becoming more popular.

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Disparities seen in the use of palliative care for hospitalized patients with stroke

A large national cohort study of palliative care use among inpatients with stroke.

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Nutrient interventions for Alzheimer's disease lack strong evidence of benefit

A network meta-analysis of nutrients for treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

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Hypertension during pregnancy is associated with CVD later in life

Obstetric history is an important part of a woman's health record.

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Caffeine with opioids effective in fibromyalgia

A little caffeine may help manage pain.

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Does methylnaltrexone have long-term consequences?

Prior data suggested µ-opioid receptor antagonists may lead to cardiac events.

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Bacteremic CAP: early positive blood culture is ominous

First study addressing the issue of early TTP in pneumococcal pneumonia.

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Parkinson's disease: meta-analysis confirms efficacy of adjuvant entacapone

Adding entacapone to levodopa reduces motor fluctuation in later disease.

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Anxiety and opioid misuse go hand-in-hand

Clinicians should keep an eye on this patient population.

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Are gabapentinoids really useful for chronic low back pain?

They come with significant adverse effects.

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Ischemic stroke: clinical factors predict risk after septicemia

7 factors predict long-term risk for ischemic stroke after hospitalization for septicemia.

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Virtual house calls found feasible, time-saving for managing Parkinson’s disease

Although convenient, adding virtual visits to usual care did not significantly affect QoL.

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Keeping the opioids away after total knee arthroplasty

Balancing pain management with avoiding opioids is important.

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Biomarkers help determine best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis

Scoring system eases the decision-making process.

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