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Report offers additional tools to determine heart disease risk, treatment in type 2 diabetes

February 6, 2016

The risk for coronary heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes is lower than previously believed; however, proper risk assessment and strategies of care are still critical.

“By properly evaluating the level of CHD risk, physicians will know when to prescribe more aggressive and less aggressive treatment strategies for their patients,” Matthew J. Budoff, MD, an LA BioMed lead researcher and chair of The Imaging Council of the American College of Cardiology, said in a press release.

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Eradication plan reduces poliovirus in Nigeria

February 6, 2016
The installation of several public health innovations has increased progress toward the eradication of poliovirus within Nigeria and its neighboring countries, according…

Children’s Research Institute at Children’s Mercy appoints chief scientific officer

February 6, 2016
Tom Curran, PhD, FRS, has been hired as chief scientific officer and executive director of Children’s Research Institute at Children’s Mercy Kansas City.The…
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VIDEO: Surgeon gives update on uses for amniotic membrane

February 6, 2016
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye, Roxana Ursea, MD, discusses the applications for amniotic membrane in treatment of ocular surface diseases. Among newer indications…
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`Smoker’s paradox’ exists in some patients with reperfused STEMI

February 6, 2016
In patients with reperfused STEMI, smoking independently predicted more favorable left ventricular remodeling after infarction, consistent with the “smoker’s…
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Early to Advanced AMD: Defining the Importance of Prompt Diagnosis and Treatment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Management of the geographic atrophy seen in late-stage dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) poses several…
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Multisite Assessment of Nursing Continuing Education Learning Needs Using an Electronic Tool

The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, February 2016, Volume 47 Issue 2
A continued education needs assessment and associated education plan are required for organizations on the journey for…
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VIDEO: Surgeon says physician consulting necessary for drug, device development

February 4, 2016
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