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New York City Ebola Doctor Slams Media And Governors Christie And Cuomo

The response in the US to the Ebola crisis last year brought out the worst in the media and our politicians. By comparison, our response to the recent measles crisis– by no means a model for public health communication– had the sophistication and intelligence of a debate at the Oxford Union. 491 more words

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Medtronic And Boston Scientific Plan To Resume Blood Pressure Trials This Year

Medtronic and Boston Scientific have announced plans to start phase 2 clinical trials this year for their updated renal denervation catheters. The once promising new technology is intended to treat hypertension unresponsive to drug therapy. 40 more words

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No, The New Cholesterol Drugs From Sanofi And Amgen Aren't Going To Cost $150 Billion A Year

In an article on the Health Affairs blog 4 CVS executives speculate that the new cholesterol lowering PCSK9 inhibitors from Amgen and Sanofi might achieve yearly sales of $150 billion or even higher. 30 more words

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More Guideline Controversy: The Tricky Business Of Calculating Cardiovascular Risk

Calculating cardiovascular risk has become a central and highly controversial component of cardiovascular guidelines. Now a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that most of the commonly employed tools seriously overestimate the risk of people today. 9 more words

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Very Simple High-Fiber Diet Stands Up To American Heart Association Diet

Diets notoriously fail to help people lose a lot of weight. One problem is that most diets include a broad range of restrictions and guidelines that many people find difficult to follow. 72 more words

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New US Guidelines Will Lift Limits On Dietary Cholesterol

The influential  Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has recommended that limitations on dietary cholesterol be removed from the upcoming 2015 edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans… 40 more words

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No, Too Much Jogging Probably Won't Kill You

One again lazy health journalists have fallen down on the job and performed a disservice to the public. The new outrage: a multitude of media reports about a small study on the effect of jogging on mortality. 86 more words

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