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Just Say No to Below-the-Knee Tx for Mild PAD (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:14pm
(MedPage Today) -- Most low-grade blockages of vessels below the knee aren't appropriate for endovascular intervention, according to new guidance from the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.

Just Say No to Below-the-Knee Tx for Mild PAD (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:14pm
(MedPage Today) -- Most low-grade blockages of vessels below the knee aren't appropriate for endovascular intervention, according to new guidance from the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.

Stones, Pus, and Glycocalyx: The FOAMed Report

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:01pm
(MedPage Today) -- A regular update of emergency department must-reads from Free Open Access Meducation (FOAMed). Here are seven recent items.

Stones, Pus, and Glycocalyx: The FOAMed Report

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:01pm
(MedPage Today) -- A regular update of emergency department must-reads from Free Open Access Meducation (FOAMed). Here are seven recent items.

HPS2-THRIVE: Game (Mostly) Over for Niacin (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 3:54pm
(MedPage Today) -- Publication of landmark trial results affirmed no benefit and worrisome adverse events from adding extended-release niacin to statin therapy, but many physicians weren't ready to concede failure of the purported HDL mechanism.

HPS2-THRIVE: Game (Mostly) Over for Niacin (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 3:54pm
(MedPage Today) -- Publication of landmark trial results affirmed no benefit and worrisome adverse events from adding extended-release niacin to statin therapy, but many physicians weren't ready to concede failure of the purported HDL mechanism.

Buck(shot) Naked Is Safer? That's Improbable!

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 2:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- A weekly report from our friends at Improbable Research.

Buck(shot) Naked Is Safer? That's Improbable!

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 2:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- A weekly report from our friends at Improbable Research.

Hot Topics: Crohn's Disease Revisited

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:47pm
(MedPage Today) -- In January, we asked, "What will be the most important clinical development in Crohn's in 2014?" Now, at the half-year mark, we return to our experts to ask them how their predictions are holding up.

Hot Topics: Crohn's Disease Revisited

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:47pm
(MedPage Today) -- In January, we asked, "What will be the most important clinical development in Crohn's in 2014?" Now, at the half-year mark, we return to our experts to ask them how their predictions are holding up.

This Week in the Endocrine Journals

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:34pm
(MedPage Today) -- Studies making an impact in endocrinology this week: levothyroxine interactions, sevelamer for type 2 diabetes?

This Week in the Endocrine Journals

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:34pm
(MedPage Today) -- Studies making an impact in endocrinology this week: levothyroxine interactions, sevelamer for type 2 diabetes?

AIDS Activists Stunned by Malaysian Air Crash

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- MELBOURNE, Australia -- Many HIV/AIDS researchers and activists were on board Malaysian Airways MH17, the passenger jet that was knocked out of the sky Thursday over Ukraine.

AIDS Activists Stunned by Malaysian Air Crash

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- MELBOURNE, Australia -- Many HIV/AIDS researchers and activists were on board Malaysian Airways MH17, the passenger jet that was knocked out of the sky Thursday over Ukraine.

Fla. Announces 2nd Locally Acquired Chikungunya Case

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- Shortly after the CDC announced that the first domestically acquired case of chikungunya virus infection had been confirmed in Florida, state authorities there said they had identified a second.

Ancient fossils sport modern brains

news@nature - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:21pm

Marine predators from the Cambrian era had brains wired like some in living inverterbrates.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15565

Tweet of the Week: What Beer Are You?

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:12pm
(MedPage Today) -- Welcome to another edition of the MedPage Today Tweet of the Week! Every Friday, the editorial team highlights its favorite 140-character contribution from the healthcare twittersphere.

PTH Drug Passes Test in Dialysis Patients

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:46am
(MedPage Today) -- An investigational drug for secondary hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease patients on dialysis met its primary endpoint, Amgen announced.

IAC: Tragedy, Low Attendance Won't Stop Meeting

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:09am
(MedPage Today) -- MELBOURNE, Australia -- The 2014 International AIDS Conference will go on as planned, despite the deaths of dozens of delegates aboard the airliner said to have been shot down over eastern Ukraine.

Morning Break: Pot Edibles, Obamacare (Partly) Canceled

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:46am
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.
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