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CVD risk factors common in adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery

March 2, 2015

Adolescents undergoing weight-loss surgery often have several apparent cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to recent study findings published in JAMA Pediatrics.

According to the researchers, it is important to recognize and treat CVD risk factors to limit further progression of the disease, even in adolescents with severe obesity.

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Low daytime BP linked to cognitive decline in older adults with dementia, cognitive impairment

March 2, 2015
In a study of older adults with dementia and mild cognitive impairment, low daytime systolic BP was associated with cognitive decline in those treated with…

Boehringer Ingelheim files BLA for antidote to dabigatran

March 2, 2015
Boehringer Ingelheim announced that it has submitted a biologics license application to the FDA requesting an accelerated approval pathway for idarucizumab, an antidote…
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HHS recognizes public, private practices as Hypertension Control Champions

March 1, 2015
The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts initiative recognizes 30 U.S. public and private health care practices and systems as Hypertension…
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Video: Action needed to reduce CVD risks in HIV patients

February 28, 2015
SEATTLE — Steven Grinspoon, MD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, gives an overview of his CROI 2015 plenary session discussing…
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Best of Lipid Forum III

Best of Lipid Forum III

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

Appropriate therapies for various dyslipidemias remain a challenge for practitioners struggling to reduce residual risk…
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VIDEO: Intra-arterial thrombectomy trial results indicate 'formula for success'

February 25, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Aneesh B. Singhal, MD, vice chair of quality and safety at Massachusetts General Hospital…
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Severe Hypertriglyceridemia: Confronting the Complex Issues in Etiology and Treatment

Severe Hypertriglyceridemia: Confronting the Complex Issues in Etiology and Treatment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca.

Hypertriglyceridemia is a highly prevalent, yet modifiable, risk factor for atherosclerotic disease, pancreatitis, and…
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