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Senate approves $1.1b in Zika funding as part of stopgap spending bill

September 28, 2016

The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to keep the federal government running through Dec. 9, including $1.1 billion in long-awaited emergency funding for prevention and treatment of the Zika virus, according to reports.

The 72-26 vote came just 2 days before federal agencies were set to run out of money, and represents a break in the months-long stalemate over the issue of funding a response to the Zika virus, which has been confirmed to cause microcephaly and other birth defects. The bill also provides $37 million to fight opioid addiction, and includes funding to provide assistance to Flint, Michigan, to address the lead in its water supply.

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CV risk factors, HF increased in patients with polymyositis, dermatomyositis

September 28, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Marked increases in CV risk factors and HF incidence were common in patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis, according to a poster…
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Post-TAVR cognitive function varies among individual patients

September 28, 2016
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement appears to yield cognitive improvement in patients with preprocedural cognitive impairment, but some patients instead experience…
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Stroke risk increases with low-normal TSH levels

September 28, 2016
Patients with thyroid-stimulating hormone levels within the upper limit of the reference range have a lower risk for stroke compared with those whose levels are nearer…

NIH funds trial of chelation therapy for patients with diabetes, prior MI

September 28, 2016
Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida announced that it and Duke Clinical Research Institute have received an NIH grant of $37 million to fund a second study of IV…
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Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Pay careful attention regarding evaluation and management services and the global surgery period

September 28, 2016
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and…
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VIDEO: Strategies to prevent HF rehospitalization must transcend focus on 30-day readmission rates

September 18, 2016
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Discoveries from ACC 2016: Angina

Discoveries from ACC 2016: Angina

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VIDEO: Comparison of stents in long peripheral lesions reveals difference in fracture rates

September 21, 2016
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