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High Uric Acid Levels Tied to Early Death in Seniors

High Uric Acid Levels Tied to Early Death in Seniors

Association strongest with cardiovascular mortality in the elderly.

Statins Increasingly Prescribed for Primary Prevention in Elderly

Statins Increasingly Prescribed for Primary Prevention in Elderly

But researchers note little evidence exists on the benefits and dangers of doing so.

Using Lipid Guidelines in Diabetes Care

Using Lipid Guidelines in Diabetes Care

Speakers address the different guidelines for management of dyslipidemia and discuss how best to incorporate them into clinical practice.

Lipophilic Statins Better for Heart Failure

Lipophilic Statins Better for Heart Failure

Meta-analysis shows superior treatment effects on inflammation, cardiac function.

Tinzaparin Non-Superior to Warfarin for Recurrent VTE in Cancer

Tinzaparin Non-Superior to Warfarin for Recurrent VTE in Cancer

No difference in major bleeding, overall mortality, but reduction in clinically relevant nonmajor bleeding

Long-Acting Analog Insulin Doesn't Boost Heart Attack Risk in T2DM

Long-Acting Analog Insulin Doesn't Boost Heart Attack Risk in T2DM

No significant difference in risk for long-acting analog, other basal insulin therapies.

Long Working Hours Linked to Stroke

Long Working Hours Linked to Stroke

Association with coronary heart disease is smaller; dose-response association seen for stroke.

Why Heart Safety of Testosterone in Older Men Remains a Concern

Why Heart Safety of Testosterone in Older Men Remains a Concern

Most men prescribed testosterone have age-related hypogonadism, for which treatment is not FDA-approved

Some Stroke Patients Fail to Get Rapid Care

Some Stroke Patients Fail to Get Rapid Care

Researchers find transport time to specialized center sometimes longer than 2 hours.

Eat Spicy Foods, Live Longer, Study Suggests

Eat Spicy Foods, Live Longer, Study Suggests

Regularly eating chili peppers, other spicy foods linked to lower mortality risk during study period.

Insulin Pump Linked to Reduced Mortality in Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Pump Linked to Reduced Mortality in Type 1 Diabetes

Long-term use of insulin pump reduces fatal coronary heart disease, CVD, all-cause mortality.

Both Low and High Physical Activity Linked to Heart Failure in Men

Both Low and High Physical Activity Linked to Heart Failure in Men

Largest risk reduction for heart failure seen for walking/cycling for at least 20 minutes per day.

Serum Chloride Levels Linked to Mortality in Heart Failure Patients

Serum Chloride Levels Linked to Mortality in Heart Failure Patients

Independent and inverse correlation seen for mortality with acute decompensated heart failure.

Southern Diet Linked With Heart Attack, CHD-Related Death

Southern Diet Linked With Heart Attack, CHD-Related Death

People with a steady diet of foods such as processed meats and sugar-sweetened beverages had a 56% greater risk of acute coronary heart disease.

Some Minorities Less Likely to Call EMS for Stroke

Some Minorities Less Likely to Call EMS for Stroke

Hispanic and Asian individuals and African American women have lower usage of EMS transport for stroke.