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29 million people remain uninsured in the USA
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29 million people remain uninsured in the USA

Although the Affordable Care Act improved coverage, economic, gender, and racial inequalities still persists

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Have we addressed income-based disparities in health care?

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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LVAD is a bridge to recovery in a surprising number of HF patients

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes
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T2DM: treatment deintensification uncommon despite safety concerns

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Vitamin E not looking good to prevent dementia

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Vasodilator ularitide no home-run hitter in acute HF

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Achieving BP below 120/70 is linked to poor CVD outcomes in high-risk patients

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Hypertension screening still holds top spot for health impact in primary care

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High-risk arthritis: celecoxib linked to fewer GI bleeds than naproxen

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Do diet sodas cause dementia?

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Strategic use of extenders can boost profit

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Study links cannabis laws to fewer drug prescriptions

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AMA supports EHR training for medical students

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Physician doesn't have to treat cannabis-using patient: court

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Will birth control affect my quality of life?

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Nonparoxysmal Afib: is catheter ablation better than antiarrhythmics?

Cochrane review and meta-analysis tackles the question systematically.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol
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Early-onset Alzheimer’s: how are patients affected by anosognosia?

Lack of awareness of one's own illness tends to make it worse.

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Sudden cardiac death, ventricular arrhythmia risk is greater with Afib

Effect seen across age groups and even with antiarrhythmic use.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Heart
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LABAS, corticosteroids are safe in patients with COPD and CVD

Findings may ease long-standing concerns.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Formos Med Assoc
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Osteoporosis: muscle strength may be more important than muscle mass

Weaker grip correlated with higher rates of osteoporosis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Psychiatry
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Psychotropic medication tied to fracture risk

Findings show increased fracture risk with SSRIs, antipsychotics, and benzodiazepines.

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Hypertension Vitals for April 2017
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Hypertension Vitals for April 2017

BP goals in high-risk patients | Value of hypertension screening | No link between BP, BCa.

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Single dexamethasone dose helps sore throat sufferers by day 2

No relief at 24 h, though.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Vaccine
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PCV-13 more effective in patients with diabetes

A post-hoc analysis of the CAPiTA randomized controlled trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Thromb Haemost
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Low body weight may underlie differential DOAC trial outcomes

Thrombotic risk related to BMI category regardless of dose may be an explanatory factor.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Hosp Palliat Care
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Did you receive palliative care training as a fellow? Did you need it?

Results suggest an unfilled need among cardiology fellows in the US.

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CKD prevalence increased in US from 1988 to 2014 | NKF
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CKD prevalence increased in US from 1988 to 2014 | NKF

The unadjusted prevalence of CKD has fluctuated over time, with an overall increase from 12% to 15.5%.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes
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Rivaroxaban: negative and positive associations show a sex bias in older patients

In those with a new Afib diagnosis, men see reduced ischemic stroke risk.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Card Fail
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Early HFpEF seems to be more prevalent in paroxysmal Afib patients

Small studies points to yet another relationship between the two.

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