News tagged with internal medicine

Redefining normal blood pressure

As many as 100 million Americans may currently be misclassified as having abnormal blood pressure, according to Dr. Brent Taylor from the Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Health
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Antidepressants may increase risk of stroke and death

Postmenopausal women who take antidepressants face a small but statistically significant increased risk for stroke and death compared with those who do not take the drugs. The new findings are from the federally-funded, multi-institution, ...

dateDec 14, 2009 in Medications
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Quantifying fragmentation of medical information

It's widely recognized that fragmentation of medical information is a problem in health care, but the extent of the problem and how many patients may be at risk haven't been well quantified. In a new retrospective study, ...

dateDec 13, 2010 in Other
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Not all doctors follow cancer screening guidelines

Only one-fifth of primary care physicians in the US follow practice guidelines for colorectal cancer screening for all the tests they recommend, according to Dr. Robin Yabroff from the National Cancer Institute and her colleagues. ...

dateOct 14, 2010 in Cancer
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