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Wendy Williams Has Frontotemporal Dementia. What Is FTD?

An explainer of the talk show host's recently diagnosed condition

6 Hrs Ago
Opinion
Palliative Care Has a Branding Problem

Changing how it's perceived can break down silos

Feb 22, 2024
How Beneficiaries Really Feel About Medicare Advantage vs Traditional Medicare

MA plans offer "extra benefits" but many go unused. Is Medicare Advantage really better?

Feb 22, 2024
Intravascular Imaging-Guided PCI Reaches a Turning Point With Survival, MI Benefits

Updated meta-analysis provides strong impetus for IVUS, OCT adoption

Feb 21, 2024
How Beneficiaries Really Feel About Medicare Advantage vs Traditional Medicare

MA plans offer "extra benefits" but many go unused. Is Medicare Advantage really better?

Intravascular Imaging-Guided PCI Reaches a Turning Point With Survival, MI Benefits

Updated meta-analysis provides strong impetus for IVUS, OCT adoption

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Alzheimer's Biomarkers Show Specific Changes 20 Years Before Diagnosis

CSF and imaging markers changed in a temporal sequence

Feb 21, 2024
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There's Still Time to Switch Medicare Advantage Plans This Year

Beneficiaries have until March 31 to find a new plan; doctors should check plans, too

Feb 21, 2024
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Net Danger? Ophthalmologists Have Their Eyes on Pickleball

While it's not as risky as many other sports, growing pastime still spawns optical injuries

Feb 21, 2024
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Dietary Thiamine Linked With Cognition

J-shaped curve emerges between vitamin B1 in diet and cognitive decline

Feb 20, 2024
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Opinion
When It Comes to Isolation, COVID Shouldn't Be Singled Out From the Pack

It's time for CDC to update its guidance

Feb 20, 2024
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Transient Left-Sided Weakness, Facial Palsy in Middle-Age Man

Timely recognition of this rare phenomenon considered crucial to prevent recurrent stroke

Feb 20, 2024
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Sublingual Acute Stroke Neuroprotectant Dazzles in Phase III Trial

Experts raise concerns about analysis and reporting in Chinese study

Feb 20, 2024
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Opinion
Primordial Prevention Can Protect Black Women's Cardiovascular Health

Let's block the risk factors before they start

Feb 19, 2024
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Do We Simply Not Care About Old People?

The pandemic was a wake-up call on how we care for older adults

Feb 18, 2024
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Reversing Anticoagulation in Hemorrhagic Stroke; E-Cigs for Smoking Cessation

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Feb 17, 2024
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Hypertension, Diabetes in Pregnancy Affects Offspring's Heart Health in Adolescence

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes are both on the rise

Feb 16, 2024
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RNA Silencer Zilebesiran: Infrequent Injections Bring Down BP

Sustained BP reductions seen in early trial whether patients got one or two doses in 6 months

Feb 16, 2024
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Looking for Source of Knee Implant Failure? Biomarkers May Help

Blood or synovial fluid tests can help pinpoint what went wrong, studies suggest

Feb 16, 2024
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Another Study Backs Treatment for Preclinical Rheumatoid Arthritis

Progression to full-blown RA slowed

Feb 16, 2024
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