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Cardiovascular Disease in Females—New Perspectives on Lifelong Risks

While heart disease is the number one cause of death in both sexes, it poses special considerations in women—with risks often beginning in childhood and changing at different stages of life. Insights on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in women...
2-Jul-2015 10:45 AM EDT

Wolters Kluwer Wins 16 APEX Awards for Excellence in Publishing

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce that 10 of its Lippincott Williams & Wilkins publications won 16 awards in the 27th annual APEX Awards for...
30-Jun-2015 10:35 AM EDT

Two Techniques of Temporal Migraine Surgery Are 'Equally Effective'

Two migraine surgery techniques targeting a specific "trigger site" are both highly effective in reducing the frequency and severity of migraine headaches, according to a randomized trial in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®,...
29-Jun-2015 10:35 AM EDT

Most Plastic Surgeons Now Use Fat Grafting as Part of Facelift Surgery

In recent years, a large majority of US plastic surgeons have adopted fat grafting techniques as part of their approach to facelift surgery, reports a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of...
29-Jun-2015 10:25 AM EDT

'Drink When Thirsty' to Avoid Fatal Drops in Blood Sodium Levels During Exercise

For hikers, football players, endurance athletes, and a growing range of elite and recreational exercisers, the best approach to preventing potentially serious reductions in blood sodium level is to drink when thirsty, according to an updated...
29-Jun-2015 10:00 AM EDT

Study Highlights 'Important Safety Issue' with Widely Used MRI Contrast Agents

New results in animals highlight a major safety concern regarding a class of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents used in millions of patients each year, according to a paper published online by the journal Investigative Radiology. The...
25-Jun-2015 11:55 AM EDT

Functional Class Helps Predict Mortality Risk after Surgery

Information on functional status—whether or not a person can carry out routine daily tasks independently—improves the ability to predict risk of death in patients undergoing surgery, according to a study in the July issue of Anesthesia &...
25-Jun-2015 11:45 AM EDT

Children with Severe Head Injuries Are Casualties of Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, US combat support hospitals treated at least 650 children with severe, combat-related head injuries, according to a special article in the July issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of...
25-Jun-2015 9:25 AM EDT

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