November 1, 2012
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Two men (one age 57 with no prior significant illnesses and one age 67 with type 2 diabetes) from northwestern Missouri presented separately to a hospital with illnesses characterized by fever, fatigue, diarrhea, thrombocytopenia and leukopenia.
Conceding that the effectiveness of risk-based hepatitis C virus testing has plateaued, public health officials are rolling the dashboard dice to capture the grand-daddy of all birth cohorts: Baby Boomers.
In this issue: Dementia and benzodiazepines; effectiveness of omega-3 fatty acid and Ginkgo biloba supplements; and FDA actions.