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Sleep and the circadian system play a key role in cardiovascular health and antitumor activity. Night shift work disrupts sleep patterns and increases risk of death.
How Well Do You Know a Woman's Heart?
QUIZ: These 5 questions will gauge your general knowledge of how heart disease impacts women.
Statins Maybe Not a Wonder Drug for Parkinson
These agents lower cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease, but they may actually increase the risk of Parkinson disease. Caution advised.
Atrial Fibrillation: More Than an Electrical Problem
A small study highlights a big point: manage risk factors that affect the atrial fibrillation substrate and ablation therapy success rates improve (ARREST-AF Cohort Study).
Primary Care Quiz: CHA2DS2-VASc Stroke Risk Calculator
What is your command of the components of this risk prediction tool for patients with atrial fibrillation? Find out with our 4-question quiz.
Oral etidronate, IV pamidronate, and then zoledronate caused bone markers to normalize in this 80-year-old woman—temporarily. What’s going on? Answer this and questions on 3 other topics in this week’s quiz.
Snow Shoveling—Not for the Faint of Heart
If your patient asks you whether it is safe for him to get out there and shovel, here are some tips from the American Heart Association you might want to pass along.
Cough and Subungual Lesions
Is there a connection between this patient’s symptoms and the thin red-brown lines under his nails? Answer this question and 4 others in this quiz.
Atrial Fibrillation Video: Symptoms, Cardioversion Strategies
A nurse describes his own bout with atrial fibrillation—the symptoms and his attempts to cardiovert to normal rhythm—from his hospital bed.
Five Top Papers From 2014 That Will Impact Your Practice
New drugs that treat stubborn illness seen often in primary care lead this group of Top 5 Papers for 2014. Type 2 diabetes, cryptogenic stroke, and hep-C are key targets.
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