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Obstructive sleep apnea could lead to atrial fibrillation

May 25, 2017

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may be at greater risk for atrial fibrillation, according to findings recently presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference.

“Evidence for a causal relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and atrial fibrillation (AF) is limited and conflicting,” Tetyana Kendzerska, MD, MSc, PhD, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, and colleagues wrote.

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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VIDEO: Precision medicine will ‘revolutionize’ psychiatry

May 24, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Gene-targeted medicine can improve diagnosis and treatment of numerous mental health disorders, according to Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD, of Columbia…
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Validating Health Literacy and Numeracy Measures in Minority Groups

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, Spring 2017, Volume 1 Issue 2
Validation studies of existing health literacy or numeracy tools among racial/ethnic minorities are limited. This study…
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The Stoplight Method: A Qualitative Approach for Health Literacy Research

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, Spring 2017, Volume 1 Issue 2
The Stoplight Feedback Toolkit was developed to engage patients with low health literacy in qualitative research, to…
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