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News Archives for November 2008
 

November 28, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Michael Jaff, DO, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Discusses the Positive Impact that Physicians Make - Dr. Michael Jaff
  Local or General Anesthetic During Carotid Artery Surgery Both Lead to Similar Outcomes (Interview with Dr. Michael Gough, ChM, FRCS, Leeds General Infirmary) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Local or General Anesthetic for Carotid Endarterectomy Produce Similar Results (Interview with Dr. Michael Gough, ChM, FRCS, Leeds General Infirmary) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  LVADs Do Not Improve Post-Surgery Survival, Continued Tocolysis Does Not Prolong Pregnancy, Universal HIV Testing Could Eliminate AIDS - Dr. Susan Sharma
November 27, 2008
     
  In the Clinic - Dr. Michael Jaff, DO, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Discusses How to Treat Vascular Disease - Dr. Michael Jaff
  In the Spotlight - Randall Zusman, MD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Discusses Non-Drug Therapies for Hypertension - Dr. Randall Zusman
  New Migraine Treatment Offers Same Benefits As Current Treatments But Fewer Side Effects - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Migraine Treatment Telcagepant As Effective As Zolmitriptan But With Fewer Adverse Events (Interview with Dr. Lars Edvinsson, MD, PhD, Lund University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Young People Unaware of Junk Food Health Effects, Serotonin Regulates Bone Mass, Naturally Produced Chemical May Lead to Obesity Treatments - Dr. Susan Sharma
November 26, 2008
     
  In the Clinic - Randall Zusman, MD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Outlines the Secondary Causes of Hypertension - Dr. Randall Zusman
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Sekar Kathiresan, MD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Discusses Genetic Factors of Cardiovascular Disease - Dr. Sekar Kathiresan
  Computed Tomography Accurately Evaluates Coronary Artery Disease (Interview with Dr. João Lima, MD, Johns Hopkins University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Multidetector CT Angiography Accurately Detects Obstructive CAD (Interview with Dr. João Lima, MD, Johns Hopkins University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Heart Disease Genes More Problematic in Diabetics, Inhaled Corticosteroids Increase COPD Pneumonia Risk, Women Less Likely to Receive Liver Transplant - Allison Chow
November 25, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Randall Zusman, MD, Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts General Hospital, Discusses the Complexities of a Profession in Medicine - Dr. Randall Zusman
  In the Clinic - Professor HF Tse, University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Discusses How to Assess a Patient Who Presents With Shortness of Breath - Professor HF Tse
  If I Had...A Bruit In My Neck - Dr. Michael Jaff, DO, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital - Dr. Michael Jaff
  Physical Inactivity Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Event Among Depressed Heart Disease Patients (Interview with Dr. Mary Whooley, MD) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Association Found Between Depressive Symptoms, Cardiovascular Disease and Physical Activity Level (Interview with Dr. Mary Whooley, MD) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Continuous Blood Pressure Monitoring Better Than Office-Based, Stressful Work Environment Increases Cardiovascular Risks, Diesel Exhaust Linked to COPD Death - Dr. Susan Sharma
November 24, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Professor Keith Dip-kei LUK, University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Discusses the Commitment Required to Go Into a Sub-Specialty - Professor Keith Dip-kei LUK
  If I Had...Severe Heart Failure - Professor HF Tse, University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine - Professor HF Tse
  Mammogram May Uncover Cancers That Are Not Destined to Progress (Interview with Robert Kaplan, PhD, UCLA School of Public Health) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Mammography May Detect Cancers That Will Regress Spontaneously (Interview with Robert Kaplan, PhD, UCLA School of Public Health) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  An Egg A Day May Increase Diabetes Risk, Blood Transfusions Lead to VTE in Cancer Patients, Centenarian Offspring Live Longer and Healthier - Dr. Susan Sharma
November 21, 2008
     
  If I Had...Lower Back Pain - Professor Keith Dip-kei LUK, University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine - Professor Keith Dip-kei LUK
  If I Knew Then - Professor HF Tse, University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Encourages Students to Engage in Medical Research - Professor HF Tse
  Using Scale Regularly May Lead to Weight Loss, Autumn Birth Increases Asthma Risk, Bisphenol A Exposure May Reduce Fertility - Dr. Susan Sharma
November 20, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Dr. David M. Nathan, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical School, Discusses the Satisfaction of Helping Patients - Dr. David M. Nathan
  National Screening Program for Colorectal Cancer (Interview with Dr. Nea Malila, MD, PhD, Finnish Cancer Registry) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Fecal Occult Blood Testing Adequate to Screen for Colorectal Cancer (Interview with Dr. Nea Malila, MD, PhD, Finnish Cancer Registry) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Smoking During Pregnancy Leads to Vascular Damage in Children, Asthma Often Misdiagnosed, Researchers Consider Fast-Food Ad Ban - Dr. Susan Sharma
November 19, 2008
     
  If I Had - Diabetes - Dr. David M. Nathan, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical School - Dr. David M. Nathan
  Genetic Testing No More Useful Than Known Risk Factors for Predicting Type 2 Diabetes (Interview with Dr. James Meigs, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Genotype Score Helps Predict Type 2 Diabetes Risk, But No Better Than Known Risk Factors (Interview with Dr. James Meigs, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Stem Cells Prevent Trachea Transplant Rejection, Ginkgo Biloba Not Effective Against Development of Alzheimer's, Early Antiretroviral Treatment for HIV Lowers Infant Mortality - Dr. Susan Sharma
November 18, 2008
     
  If I Had - Wrinkles - Dr. Jeffrey Dover, MD, FRCPC, Yale University School of Medicine - Dr. Jeffrey Dover
  Bevacizumab Linked To Increased Risk for Blood Clots (Interview with Dr. Shenhong Wu, MD, PhD, Stony Brook University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Bevacizumab Therapy Linked to Increased Risk for VTE (Interview with Dr. Shenhong Wu, MD, PhD, Stony Brook University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Insufficient Sleep Raises Cancer Risk Despite Regular Exercise, IVF Raises Risk of Birth Defects, NSAIDs May Mask Prostate Cancer - Dr. Susan Sharma
November 17, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Jeffrey Dover, MD, FRCPC, Yale University School of Medicine, Discusses the Intricacies of Cosmetic Dermatology - Dr. Jeffrey Dover
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Brian Day, MB, Ch.B, MSc, FRCS (C), 2007-2008 President of the Canadian Medical Association, Discusses Problems Facing Canadian Health Care - Dr. Brian Day
  If I Had - An Outdoor Job - Dr. Cheryl Rosen, MD, University of Toronto - Dr. Cheryl Rosen
  Plant Extract Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine May Help Treat Psoriasis - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Indigo Naturalis Shown To Be Effective Topical Treatment for Plaque Psoriasis - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Preoperative Briefings Reduce Delays, Vitamin C and E Supplements Do Not Prevent Cancer, Blood Testing Offers New Method for Tracking Cancer - Dr. Susan Sharma
November 14, 2008
     
  Gardasil May Prevent Genital Warts in Men - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Gardasil Shows 90% Efficacy in Preventing Genital Warts in Men - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Higher Alcohol Taxes Could Save Lives, Placebo Acupuncture and Pregnancy, Exercise Improves Quality of Life Among Heart Failure Patients - Dr. Susan Sharma
November 13, 2008
     
  Clinical Assessment Plus ECG Does Not Increase Ability to Predict Coronary Events - Dr. Susan Sharma
  ECG Offers Little Predictive Value for Those With Suspected Angina - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Waist Size May Predict Premature Death Risk, Heart Attack and Coronary Angioplasty, Highway Proximity Affects Asthma Control Among Children - Dr. Susan Sharma
November 12, 2008
     
  If I Had - Ultraviolet Light Exposure - Dr. C. William Hanke, MD, MPH, FAAD, President of the American Academy of Dermatology - Dr. C. William Hanke
  Direct Brain Stimulation Eases OCD Symptoms, Includes Risk of Serious Side Effects - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Active Stimulation Of the Subthalamic Nucleus Improves OCD Symptoms, Risk of Serious Adverse Events - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Childhood Obesity and Early Heart Disease, Education Protects Against Alzheimer's, Google Launches Flu Tracker - Dr. Susan Sharma
November 11, 2008
     
  Nonfasting Triglyceride Levels May Predict Stroke Risk (Interview with Dr. Borge Nordestgaard, MD, D.MSc, University of Copenhagen) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Nonfasting Triglycerides May Predict Risk for Ischemic Stroke (Interview with Dr. Borge Nordestgaard, MD, D.MSc, University of Copenhagen) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Trans Fats and Cholesterol Levels, Long-Term Therapy After Heart Attack, New Law Requires Vision Test for Elderly Drivers - Dr. Susan Sharma
November 10, 2008
     
  Amount of Sleep Linked to Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Especially Among Older Individuals With High Blood Pressure - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Short Sleep Duration Linked to Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Especially Among Older Individuals With Hypertension - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Herbal Tea May Lower Blood Pressure, Signs of Autism Possibly Evident By 12 Months of Age, Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk of Blood Clots - Dr. Susan Sharma
November 7, 2008
     
  Patients Who Undergo Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) More Likely to Require Further Procedure (Interview with Dr. Iain Squire, MD, FRCP, University of Leicester) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Patients Who Undergo PCI More Likely to Require Further Coronary Revascularization (Interview with Dr. Iain Squire, MD, FRCP, University of Leicester) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Genetically Modified Pigs to Produce Human Organs for Transplant, Migraine Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk, Dietary Supplement Improves Fitness In the Elderly - Dr. Susan Sharma
November 6, 2008
     
  Early Head Injuries To Children Increase the Likelihood of ADHD, But Do Not Cause the Condition (Interview with Dr. Heather Keenan, MD, MPH, University of Utah) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Early Head Injuries to Children Predict a Later Diagnosis of ADHD, But Are Not a Causative Factor (Interview with Dr. Heather Keenan, MD, MPH, University of Utah) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Coffee May Slow Liver Disease Progression, Cancer Patient Genome Decoded, Children Living With Smokers More Likely to be Underfed - Allison Chow
  Coffee May Slow Liver Disease Progression, Cancer Patient Genome Decoded, Children Living With Smokers More Likely to be Underfed - Dr. Susan Sharma
November 5, 2008
     
  Synthetic Drug May Help Fight Obesity, Long-Term Treatment for Opioid Drug Addiction Works Best, Hepatitis C Infection Increases Risk of Kidney Cancer - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Synthetic Drug May Help Fight Obesity, Long-Term Treatment for Opioid Drug Addiction Works Best, Hepatitis C Infection Increases Risk of Kidney Cancer - Allison Chow
November 4, 2008
     
  If I Had - A Baby With a Lung Complication - Jonathan M. Davis, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine - Jonathan M. Davis
  First Month After Heart Attack A Period of Increased Vulnerability For Sudden Cardiac Death (Interview with Dr. Veronique Roger, MD, MPH, Mayo Clinic) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  First Month Following Myocardial Infarction (MI) A Period of Increased Vulnerability For Sudden Cardiac Death (Interview with Dr. Veronique Roger, MD, MPH, Mayo Clinic) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Eating Fish Lowers Kidney Disease Risk in Diabetics, Treanda Approved for Lymphoma Treatment, Small Amounts of Caffeine Linked to Low Birth Weight - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Eating Fish Lowers Kidney Disease Risk in Diabetics, Treanda Approved for Lymphoma Treatment, Small Amounts of Caffeine Linked to Low Birth Weight - Allison Chow
November 3, 2008
     
  If I Had - Contact Dermatitis - Dr. Joel DeKoven, MD, FRCPC, University of Toronto - Dr. Joel DeKoven
  Research Suggests Possible Link Between Amount of Precipitation and Autism (Interview with Sean Nicholson, PhD, Cornell University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Research Suggests Amount of Precipitation As Possible Environmental Trigger For Autism (Interview with Sean Nicholson, PhD, Cornell University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Vigorous Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Risk, Children More Medicated Than Ever, Early Peanut Exposure May Actually Reduce Allergy Risk - Dr. Susan Sharma