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Smokers' taste buds 'do not allow them to taste bitterness of coffee'

Though conventional pairing has cigarettes and coffee going together, researchers have found that the toxic chemicals in tobacco may hamper taste bud regeneration, resulting in smokers not being able to adequately taste the bitterness of their regular cup of joe. 454 more words

Dr. Howard K. Boake

To motivate patients on peritoneal dialysis, first motivate staff

Asking patients to perform their own dialysis can be a tall order, even when you provide the needed training. It may take some motivation on the part of the patient—and sometimes on the part of your staff. 326 more words

Dr. Howard K. Boake

Medicare proposes coverage for hepatitis C screening

Medicare officials propose to cover screening for hepatitis C virus for adults at high risk of infection as well as a one-time screening for Baby Boomers. 416 more words

Dr. Howard K. Boake

Beta-blocker use associated with better outcomes after insular cortex infarcts

SAN DIEGO – Prior beta-blocker use may improve outcomes following insular ischemic strokes, according to a prospective, observational study of 1,014 consecutive stroke patients at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. 454 more words

Dr. Howard K. Boake

Annual mammography at age 40-59 provides no survival benefit

Annual mammography in women aged 40 to 59 years was no more effective than was physical examination or usual care for reducing breast cancer mortality when adjuvant therapy for breast cancer is readily available, according to 25-year findings from the Canadian National Breast Screening Study. 498 more words

Dr. Howard K. Boake