Nearly half of US adults have cardiovascular disease, study says

(CNN)  Nearly half of all adults in the United States have some type of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association, defining the condition as coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke or high blood pressure. Click here to read more

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Strangulation Victims: A Forensic Approach

In a recent study, external physical signs were absent during the initial examination of women in nearly 50% of nonfatal strangulation cases. Click here to read more...

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Early Physical Therapy May Reduce Opioid Use for Musculoskeletal Pain

Musculoskeletal pain is estimated to affect nearly half of adults in the United States. Since pharmacologic treatments for chronic musculoskeletal pain can often include opioids, many of these patients may have an increased risk of future persistent opioid use. Click her to read more.

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Tobacco Linked With Greater Likelihood of Opioid/Sedative Prescription

Tobacco users are more likely to receive opioid analgesics with muscle relaxants or benzodiazepines than those who do not use tobacco, according to a recent study. Click here to read more...

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Prospective memory lapses cause missed medication in adults with Diabetes.

Nearly one-quarter of adults with diabetes forget to take medication at least once every 2 weeks, and prospective memory slips are one of the primary causes, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine. Click here to read more

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Weight-associated cancers vary widely by state

The study, published Thursday in JAMA Oncology, examined the proportion of cancer cases that could be attributable to excess body weight known as population attributable fraction, or PAF. The researchers focused on adults over 30, in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Click here to read more

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Med Schools’ Business Model Is Officially Dead

Milton Packer describes the slaughter of "academic" medicine Click here to read more

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AHA: Autoimmune Response in Type 1 Diabetes May Lead to Heart Disease

Keeping type 1 diabetes under tight control through medication may help prevent people with the disease from developing an immune reaction to their own bodies, one that specifically attacks the heart, according to new research. Click here to read more

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Kids Born in August More Likely to Have ADHD Diagnosis

Immature but age-normal behaviors may be taken for ADHD symptoms Click here to read more

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CPAP or Surveillance Device?

You snooze, you lose personal information to insurers.... Click here to read more

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