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Primary care physicians can help prevent, reverse cardiovascular diseases

Primary care physicians can help prevent, reverse cardiovascular diseases
May 26, 2017

Cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 31% of all deaths, or 17.5 million fatalities, globally in 2012, according to WHO.

In 2016 USPSTF released guidelines recommending statin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults. However, many experts have argued that addressing upstream causes of cardiovascular disease might be a better option. Especially since in some patients, statins cause side effects ranging from muscle achiness to gastrointestinal distress, liver toxicity and even rhabdomyolysis, a potentially life threatening breakdown of muscle tissue.

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Espresso, cappuccino lower prostate cancer risk

May 25, 2017
Drinking 3 or more cups of Italian-style coffee, such as caffé espresso and moka, as well as their combinations with milk, including caffé latte…
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Screen-detected breast cancers persist without treatment

May 25, 2017
Screen-detected breast cancers that went untreated remained visible and suspicious for malignancy at next

Poor diet in adolescence, early adulthood increases risk for premenopausal breast cancer

May 25, 2017
Women who consumed an inflammation-promoting diet during adolescence and young adulthood demonstrated increased risk for premenopausal breast cancer, according to study…
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Primary care physicians can help prevent, reverse cardiovascular diseases

May 26, 2017
Cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 31% of all deaths, or 17.5 million fatalities, globally in…

In the Journals

Espresso, cappuccino lower prostate cancer risk

May 25, 2017
Drinking 3 or more cups of Italian-style coffee, such as caffé espresso and moka, as well as their combinations with milk, including…

In the Journals Plus

Screen-detected breast cancers persist without treatment

May 25, 2017
Screen-detected breast cancers that went untreated remained visible and suspicious for malignancy at next

Poor diet in adolescence, early adulthood increases risk for premenopausal breast cancer

May 25, 2017
Women who consumed an inflammation-promoting diet during adolescence and young adulthood demonstrated increased risk for premenopausal breast cancer…

FDA News

FDA advisory committee largely supports neratinib approval for early-stage HER-2–positive breast cancer

May 24, 2017
An FDA panel today largely expressed its support for the approval of neratinib in the adjuvant treatment of early-stage HER-2–positive breast…

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Heated cigarettes release same cancer-causing chemicals as traditional cigarettes

May 23, 2017
Smoke released from heat-not-burn tobacco cigarettes contains the same harmful components as conventional tobacco cigarette smoke, according to data…

One alcoholic drink per day increases breast cancer risk

May 23, 2017
Women who consume one alcoholic drink per day are at elevated risk for breast cancer, according to a report from the World Cancer Research Fund and…

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Elderly black patients more likely to develop colorectal cancer

May 22, 2017
The risk for interval colorectal cancer was 31% greater in elderly black patients enrolled in Medicare than in white patients, with a more noticeable…

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Lack of transfusion capabilities linked to underuse of hospice for blood cancers

May 22, 2017
Hematologic oncologists appeared to value hospice but may be concerned about the adequacy of services like transfusion for patients with blood…

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Two doses of HPV vaccine effectively prevent genital warts

May 22, 2017
Two doses of HPV vaccine gave girls aged 9 to 14 years as much protection as three doses against genital warts, and both regimens provided…

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