Archive for May 2011

Nephrolithiasis Evaluation and Management Reviewed

Posted by: admin on: May 31, 2011

“New information has become available on the clinical presentation, epidemiologic risk factors, evaluative approach, and outcome of various therapeutic strategies. In this report, we will review the epidemiology and mechanisms of kidney-stone formation and outline management aimed at preventing recurrences,” write Zachary Z. Brener, MD, from the Nephrology Division, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Medical […]

New Guide for Managing High BP in Seniors

Posted by: admin on: May 31, 2011

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have issued the first guidance specifically for the treatment of hypertension in patients 65 and older in the form of an expert consensus document. In general, the target blood pressure should be less than 140/90 mm Hg, although the authors acknowledged that there was some […]

Fibrate Plus Statin May Pose Heart Risk to Women

Posted by: admin on: May 30, 2011

WASHINGTON — The FDA said it was concerned about trial data suggesting that adding a fibrate drug to a statin increased the risk of cardiac events in women and will convene an advisory committee meeting next month to review the findings. The agency was reacting to a new analysis of the ACCORD-Lipid trial, which tested […]

SVSU eyes exercise as preventive medicine

Posted by: admin on: May 30, 2011

Exercise is being emphasized as a preventive medicine option at Saginaw Valley State University as the school joins a new initiative with Exercise is Medicine. “This is a new initiative that we’re looking to incorporate into our wellness program,” said Cynthia Bala, associate director of human resources at SVSU. “It’s taking our wellness program to […]


Mirroring findings in younger adults, a new study of adults 75 years and older at baseline suggests that drinking light to moderate amounts of alcohol may help protect against the development of dementia.

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