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Weight Loss Improves Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiometabolic Profile
Results of the LEGACY study show long-term weight loss decreases AF burden and supports sustained sinus rhythm. A short slide show summarizes the 2015 ACC late-breaking abstract.
Have You Heard This (Week's) News?
Microbes in the gut affect metabolic pathways involved in the pathogenesis of obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. Antibiotics can alter gut microbiota.
Oral Anticoagulation: Would You Recognize a Candidate?
What does the patient with atrial fibrillation who would benefit from oral anticoagulation look like today? Q & A, here.
Aflibercept (Eylea, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals), a second ophthalmic vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor, has received FDA approval for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema.
Three questions for you about this week's breaking medical news on the risks of sitting still, diabetic eye disease, and antibiotics and insulin resistance.
Falls End Lives; Good Balance Saves Them
Sage advice for your patients: people who don’t change their behavior to prevent falls are almost sure to have them.
Batting Averages and Sex Improvement
Here’s a look at what’s new and interesting on the Web for health care professionals.
Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome in a Young Woman
This gastrovascular disorder is rare yet life-threatening when it occurs. It is caused primarily by any process that leads to increased acuity of the aortomesenteric angle.
Heart-Wrenching Photo of Doctor Crying Goes Viral
ED physicians DO cry—and this one was caught in the act. Far from being universally villified for “losing it,” his all-too-human emotion has struck a much deeper chord.
Chest Pain, Dyspnea, and a Negative Stress Test in a 46-Year-Old Man
The patient drove himself to the ED after experiencing symptoms while playing basketball. He has a history of anxiety, but is this more than a case of nerves over a missed foul shot?
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