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    15-Mar-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709567

Ablation better than drugs for reducing Afib, improving QOL, but not for reducing death

Mayo Clinic

Atrial fibrillation is a common arrhythmia that affects an estimated 30 million people worldwide. New research shows that catheter ablation, a common cardiovascular procedure, appears no more effective than drug therapy to prevent strokes, deaths and other complications in patients with atrial fibrillation. But patients who receive catheter ablation experience much greater symptom relief and long-term improvements in quality of life. And they have fewer recurrences of their atrial fibrillation and fewer hospitalizations than those who receive only drugs. You can learn more about this new research in the March 15 issue of JAMA.

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13-Mar-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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    14-Mar-2019 1:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 709607

New study on Serious Illness Care Program underscores significant benefit of more, better, and earlier conversations between clinicians and patients

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

A new study shows that an innovative communication program developed by Ariadne Labs and tested at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute resulted in more, earlier and better conversations between patients and their oncology clinicians, and led to significant reductions in emotional suffering for patients with advanced cancer.

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13-Mar-2019 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709481

Skin Patch for Children with Peanut Allergy Shows Benefit in Phase 3 Trial

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

After one year of wearing a peanut patch as immunotherapy for their peanut allergy, 35 percent of participating children (aged 4 to 11 years) were able to tolerate a significantly higher dose of peanuts before experiencing an allergic reaction, according to results from an international Phase 3 randomized clinical trial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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12-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709326

Study: Urban African-Americans More Likely to Live in Trauma Deserts

University of Chicago Medical Center

A new study from the University of Chicago Medicine shows African-American communities were the only racial/ethnic group to have consistent disparities in geographic access to trauma centers. A new Level 1 trauma center at UChicago Medicine, which opened in 2018, reduced those racial disparities in the city 7 fold.

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8-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
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    6-Mar-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 709059

Estimates of Older Patients With Fractures Associated with Walking Leashed Dogs

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Dog walking is often suggested as something older adults can do to improve their health. But older adults are at increased risk of fractures.

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4-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EST
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    6-Mar-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 709072

Bone Fractures Increasing as Seniors Walk Dogs to Stay Active

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Between 2004 and 2017, dog-walking-related fractures in people 65-or-older more than doubled

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4-Mar-2019 6:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 709176

Less-invasive procedure helps surgeons pinpoint epilepsy surgical candidates

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A minimally invasive procedure to determine whether patients with drug-resistant epilepsy are candidates for brain surgery is safer, more efficient, and leads to better outcomes than the traditional method, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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6-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 709130

Integrated therapy treating obesity and depression is effective

University of Illinois at Chicago

An intervention combining behavioral weight loss treatment and problem-solving therapy with as-needed antidepressant medication for participants with co-occurring obesity and depression improved weight loss and depressive symptoms compared with routine physician care, according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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5-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 709046

Study: More Than One-Third of Patients Risking Major Bleeding By Doubling Up on Blood Thinners

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study finds patients were taking too many antithrombotics for no reason, leading to a significant increase in bleeding events.

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4-Mar-2019 1:25 PM EST
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Article ID: 708816

Opioid use in the family may influence adolescents’ opioid risk after surgery

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Having a family member with persistent opioid use may be a risk factor for young adults continuing prescriptions long after their own surgeries, a new Michigan Medicine study suggests.

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27-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

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