Many with atherosclerotic CVD not meeting LDL-C goals

(HealthDay)—A high proportion of patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) do not achieve recommended low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) goals, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association, held from Nov. 16 to 18 in Philadelphia. Joseph Allen, from the American College of Cardiology in Washington, D.C., and colleagues examined LDL-C goal attainment (LDL-C

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Wearable and implantable devices may transform care for patients with kidney failure

A feature article appearing in an upcoming issue of CJASN highlights the potential of wearable and implantable devices for treating kidney failure. In their feature article, Shuvo Roy, Ph.D. (University of California, San Francisco) and his colleagues note that traditional hemodialysis performed in clinics has a number of shortcomings, with patients reporting burdens related to fatigue, poor sleep, inability to […]

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New way of measuring white blood cell function offers better insights to help patients with sepsis

Caring for a patient with sepsis requires walking a treatment tightrope. Clinicians must identify the pathogen that is causing a patient’s infection, carefully monitor the patient’s response to antibiotics and supportive measures and race against the clock to prevent potential organ failure and death. Most of the time, physicians can control the infection itself. What ultimately leads to multi-organ system […]

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Alex Rodriguez on Parenting With J. Lo: ‘Before She Gets Home, I’m the Boss’

Alex Rodriguez joked about who’s the “boss” in his blended family with wife-to-be, Jennifer Lopez — and no, it’s not him! During an appearance on Today with Hoda & Jenna, guest cohost Andy Cohen asked the former Yankees player “who wears the pants” in the power couple’s relationship. “Before she gets home, I’m the boss,” Rodriguez, 44, said on Wednesday, […]

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Katie Holmes 'Sometimes' Works Out With Daughter Suri: 'I Don't Force Her'

In it together! Katie Holmes and her 13-year-old daughter, Suri, “sometimes” exercise together. “It just depends on the day,” the actress, 40, said in her December Shape cover story, published on Wednesday, November 6. “We have our routines, and occasionally they overlap. But I don’t force her to work out with me because I know that’s lame.” The Dawson’s Creek […]

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Pete Wentz Doesn't 'Have all the Answers' Coparenting With Ashlee Simpson

Pete Wentz has been raising his 10-year-old son, Bronx, with his ex-wife, Ashlee Simpson, since their 2011 divorce, but doesn’t “have all the answers” to coparenting. “Telling somebody what the key to [coparenting] is would be insane,” the Fall Out Boy member, 40, recently told Us Weekly exclusively at the Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos grand opening. “I think it’s […]

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The first test to detect dysphagia in patients with cognitive problems

Researchers from the Mind, Brain and Behaviour Research Centre (CIMCYC) of the University of Granada (UGR) have designed a test to detect dysphagia, a disorder that prevents people from swallowing when eating. It affects 8 percent of the world’s population. Dysphagia is prevalent among older people in particular (30 percent to 40 percent of the elderly people admitted to hospitals […]

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Researchers find risk factors for unemployment with multiple sclerosis vary by age

A recent study by Kessler Foundation researchers explored numerous factors that contribute to the high unemployment rate among individuals of different ages with multiple sclerosis (MS). This is the first investigation to consider age within the context of disease- and person-specific factors affecting employment in MS. The article, “Unemployment in multiple sclerosis across the ages: How factors of unemployment differ […]

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