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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.

AAFP, AMA: Congressional Budget Office report shows AHCA needs work

May 25, 2017
The presidents of AAFP and AMA have unleashed a new round of criticism regarding the American Health Care Act, the bill initiating the repeal of the Affordable Care Act

Q&A: How to engage patients in managing obesity

May 25, 2017
As a potential risk factor for conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes, obesity is an aspect of overall health that should be monitored as part of routine

Congressional Budget Office estimates $119 billion in savings over 10 years for House-passed AHCA

May 24, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office — a non-partisan scoring agency — and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation released its cost estimate for the…
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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…

AAFP, AMA: Congressional Budget Office report shows AHCA needs work

May 25, 2017
The presidents of AAFP and AMA have unleashed a new round of criticism regarding the American Health Care Act, the bill initiating the repeal of the

Q&A: How to engage patients in managing obesity

May 25, 2017
As a potential risk factor for conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes, obesity is an aspect of overall health that should be monitored

Congressional Budget Office estimates $119 billion in savings over 10 years for House-passed AHCA

May 24, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office — a non-partisan scoring agency — and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation released its cost…

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