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CDC's 10 most important public health challenges of 2014

December 18, 2014

In a year that has been fraught with public health crises, the CDC has had more than its share of important work to do. While 2014’s Ebola epidemic dominated international headlines, the response to this crisis was only one mission the CDC undertook during the past year.

“CDC’s Ebola response is the largest global effort in the agency’s history, but we’re carrying out many other public health missions crucial to protecting American lives,” CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, said in a press release. “We’re taking action on a wide range of health threats.”

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Researchers observe effect of single tibial artery revascularization on microcirculation

December 18, 2014
Single tibial artery revascularization was associated with similar improvements in dorsal and plantar microcirculation, concluded new data. Furthermore, roughly half of…
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MicroRNA profiling could be biomarker of heart transplant rejection

December 18, 2014
Expression of microRNA could be a noninvasive biomarker of heart transplant rejection, according to recent study data.Researchers identified four microRNAs with…
Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 1

December 18, 2014
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of today’s…

Yoga may improve CVD risk factors, cardiometabolic health

December 18, 2014
Results of a new systematic review and meta-analysis suggest that yoga may improve risk factors for CVD and cardiometabolic health.“In recent years, clinical…
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Challenges and Opportunities in the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Key Points for the Emergency Physician

Challenges and Opportunities in the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

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According to the American Heart Association Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2013 Update, approximately 795,000…
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VIDEO: Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, discusses 'practice-changing' IMPROVE-IT results

December 14, 2014
CHICAGO — The "practice-changing" results from the IMPROVE-IT trial presented at the American Heart Association…
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Lipid Forum II Highlights

Lipid Forum II Highlights

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Risk stratification and appropriate therapies for various dyslipidemias remain difficult concepts for practitioners…
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