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American Heart Association: Pay More Attention to Radiation in Imaging Procedures

The American Heart Association is urging physicians to better understand the risks of radiation in cardiac imaging procedures. When ordering these procedures physicians should understand the appropriate use of each procedure, the radiation dose associated with the procedure, and the risks associated with that dose. 82 more words

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Why Bad Doctors Are Like Bad Writers: The Curse Of Knowledge

Steven Pinker, the Harvard psychologist and best-selling author, has a wonderful essay in the Wall Street Journal about why smart people are so often bad writers. 95 more words

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New England Journal Of Medicine Declines To Retract Papers From Disgraced Research Group

Like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the two New England Journal of Medicine papers by disgraced Dutch researcher Don Poldermans will never stand straight. But like the famous Tower they are also unlikely to topple anytime soon. 62 more words

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Embattled HDL Laboratory CEO Resigns Amid Federal Investigation

Tonya Mallory, the embattled President and CEO of troubled Health Diagnostics Laboratory, has resigned her positions, the company announced today. Mallory said she was leaving to help her brother start a new business. 85 more words

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A 'Disappeared' Article, Finally Published, Finds A Desultory Response To Scientific Misconduct

Back in January an article in the European Heart Journal raising the disturbing possibility that guidelines based on fraudulent research may have been responsible for as many as 800,000 deaths was  122 more words

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Cardiology Group Withdraws 'Choosing Wisely' Recommendation

In the end it wasn’t wisdom for the ages. The American College of Cardiology said today that it was withdrawing one of its five recommendations in  103 more words

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Counterintuitive Advice About Staying Alive After A Heart Attack

An interventional cardiologist– the cardiologists who put in stents and usually treat heart attack patients in the first few hours– asked an electrophysiologist– the cardiologists who treat arrhythmias– whether wearable defibrillators should be used post-MI. 69 more words

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