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I Tried to Protect My Mother From Dying in Pain. The Law Robbed Her of That Dignity.

— It's time to clear the roadblocks to Medical Aid in Dying in the U.S.

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Train Eyes so Myopia Doesn't Get Worse? Nurse Intervention for BP Post-Stroke

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Jun 15, 2024
Late-Window Tenecteplase for Stroke Works When Thrombectomy's Out of the Question

TRACE-III trial finds benefit for lytic given up to 24 hours after stroke onset

Jun 14, 2024
OA Patients Get Long-Term Benefit From Lifestyle Improvements

Improvement in pain and function lasted well after formal program ended

Jun 14, 2024
Doc Paralyzed After COVID; Legionella at Medicare HQ; Mystery Grand Canyon Illness

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Jun 14, 2024
OA Patients Get Long-Term Benefit From Lifestyle Improvements

Improvement in pain and function lasted well after formal program ended

Doc Paralyzed After COVID; Legionella at Medicare HQ; Mystery Grand Canyon Illness

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Increase $$ for Physicians, Institute Site-Neutral Payment, MedPAC Report Suggests

Inadequate payments could force some docs to stop accepting Medicare patients, commission warns

Jun 13, 2024
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Type 1 Diabetes in Older People Has Nearly Tripled Globally Since the '90s

But the increase marks good news for survival, study suggests

Jun 13, 2024
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98-Year-Old Man Believed to Be the Oldest American Organ Donor Ever

Increasingly, older adults can donate organs upon their death, according to one expert

Jun 13, 2024
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Postpartum Readmissions Up With High Blood Pressures Lingering From Pregnancy

Concerns about BP thresholds for antihypertensive medication initiation

Jun 12, 2024
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Oprah Hospitalized; Senator in Car Crash; Oldest American Man Dies

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Jun 12, 2024
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Alzheimer's Slowed by Intensive Lifestyle Changes

Small trial led by Dean Ornish, MD, shows cognitive improvement

Jun 11, 2024
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Unanimous Thumbs-Up From FDA Advisors for Alzheimer's Drug

Advisory committee decision smooths the way for eventual FDA approval

Jun 10, 2024
FDA ADCOMM donanemab over a computer rendering of neurons affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
Outgoing AMA President to Physicians: 'This Is Why We Fight'

Equity, inclusion, Medicare payment reform have all seen progress with association's support

Jun 10, 2024
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Nursing Homes Left in the Dark as More Utilities Cut Power to Prevent Wildfires

Facilities are being forced to evaluate their preparedness

Jun 10, 2024
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Established TAVR Platforms Evolving for Lifetime Management

New additions to Sapien, Evolut, Navitor lines aim to ensure coronary access

Jun 10, 2024
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New Tricuspid Interventions Launched into 'Broken' System

Having the technology reach the right patients is a major challenge in the real world

Jun 08, 2024
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Sugar Substitute Linked to Heart, Thrombotic Risk

Series of experiments sends a "serious warning signal"

Jun 07, 2024
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Quick Test Helps Detect Dementia

Primary care tool assesses memory recall, cognition and gait, and symbol-matching

Jun 07, 2024
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FDA Reviewers Question Patient Selection for Alzheimer's Drug Candidate

Agency's advisors will discuss efficacy, safety of investigational donanemab

Jun 06, 2024
 FDA ADCOMM donanemab over a computer rendering of neurons affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
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