AHA EPI/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions

The latest news from the AHA EPI/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions, with physician perspective, researcher insights and more.

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Social isolation may worsen functional, mental health in patients with HF

March 3, 2016
In patients with HF, the greater the social isolation, the worse the functional and medical health, regardless of comorbidities, according to…
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Tax on sugary drinks, subsidized fruits and vegetables could improve CVD outcomes

March 2, 2016
A 10% price reduction on healthy foods combined with a 10% price increase for sugar-sweetened beverages could prevent 515,000 CVD-related deaths in…
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Moderate tea consumption may be cardioprotective

March 2, 2016
Moderate tea consumption was associated with decreased progression of coronary artery calcium and lower incidence of major adverse CV events…
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ID Week: Invasive pneumococcal disease and seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

October 20, 2012
SAN DIEGO – Sheldon L. Kaplan, MD discusses recent study results indicating that the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine sharply reduced…
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Inappropriate antibiotic use common in C. difficile

October 20, 2012
SAN DIEGO — Inappropriate antibiotic use was common among patients prior to diagnosis of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile, according…
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Infliximab showed no benefit in children with Kawasaki disease

October 20, 2012
SAN DIEGO — Infliximab may soon be a treatment addition for Kawasaki disease, as it was found to be safe and well-tolerated and also reduced…
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ID Week: Early exposure to antibiotics associated with weight gain

October 19, 2012
SAN DIEGO – Andi Shane, MD, MPH, MSc, discusses recent study results indicating that exposure to antibiotics during the first 6 months of life…
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CDC: Voriconazole recommended as treatment for fungal meningitis

October 19, 2012
SAN DIEGO — The death toll has reached 20 in the fungal meningitis outbreak as of Oct. 18, officials from the CDC reported here at ID Week…
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Higher doses of antifungal agents needed to effectively treat children

Infectious Diseases in Children, November 2012
SAN DIEGO — Children generally require higher doses of antifungal agents than adults to provide clearance of infection, according to a…
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Higher doses of antifungal agents needed to effectively treat children

October 19, 2012
SAN DIEGO — Children generally require higher doses of antifungal agents than adults to provide clearance of infection, according to a…