December 30, 2016
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Diastolic Blood Pressure Goals
An analysis of the community-based ARIC study showed that low diastolic blood pressures were associated with higher baseline and subsequent troponin T levels and adverse cardiac events, but not stroke.
Cranberry Capsules Are Not Effective in Preventing Bacteriuria with Pyuria in Elderly Women in Nursing Homes
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial found that giving cranberry capsules to elderly women residing in nursing homes did not result in any significant benefits, including no reduction in symptomatic urinary tract infections.
How Safe Is Your Honey?
The FDA reports finding small amounts of the weed killer glyphosate in samples of U.S. honey.
Benefits of TB Screening Confirmed
Make it your job — and the job of your primary care colleagues — to screen persons at risk for latent TB.
Prasterone Vaginal Insert (Intrarosa)
Prasterone is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe dyspareunia, a symptom of vulvar and vaginal atrophy, due to menopause.
In this section: prostate cancer outcomes, stroke prevention, and a connection between vascular health and psoriasis.