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2011-12-14 02:22:16

People who have the most common type of adult muscular dystrophy also have a higher risk of getting cancer, according to a paper published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The team found that patients who have myotonic muscular dystrophy are at increased risk primarily for four types of cancer: brain, ovary, colon, and the uterine lining known as the endometrium. The team also found a possible increased risk for some other types of cancer, including cancer of the...

2011-12-14 02:20:56

Contrary to current guidelines, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that elective or primary (in patients who have had heart attacks) angioplasties performed at centers without on-site cardiac surgery capabilities pose no increased risk for patient death or emergency bypass surgery. Results of the study were published in today's Journal of the American Medical Association and have implications for how care can be delivered to heart attack patients and for performance of angioplasties at...

2011-12-09 08:00:00

ICD10monitor.com is hosting a groundbreaking live roundtable discussion with a panel of experts selected to analyze a recent decision by the American Medical Association (AMA) to make a bid to halt implementation of the ICD-10 coding system. âœAt the Crossroads: AMAâs Impact on ICD-10â is scheduled to be held 10:30 a.m.-noon EST on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Shrewsbury, NJ (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 ICD10monitor.com is hosting a groundbreaking live...

2011-12-07 11:18:43

With chubby cheeks and weighing in at a healthy 10 pounds, the imminently huggable Lexi Morrison is far removed from the 1-pound, 9 —ounce preemie she was in June when she was born premature at 24 weeks. And had it not been for antenatal corticosteroids provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital's Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Lexi's story might have ended badly for her and mom Laci Freeman. Giving antenatal corticosteroids in extremely preterm infants...

2011-12-07 11:14:35

Study finds no evidence that androgen deprivation therapy causes heart attacks Hormone-blocking therapy for prostate cancer doesn't raise the risk of fatal heart attacks — as some recent studies had suggested — according to a new report from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center. For men with high-risk prostate tumors, a combination of local treatment and drugs that block male hormones that feed prostate tumors can significantly lengthen survival. In the past few...

2011-11-28 23:12:46

A recent initiative proposes to allow patients to obtain access to their test results directly from a laboratory. But, according to researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the impact of patients having direct access to test results without physician interpretation in the picture is unclear. They are advocating for more research to guide best practices in this area. Their report considers impacts from both the physician and patient perspectives. The report was released online today in...

Salt Consumption Debate: Too Much Or Too Little?
2011-11-23 12:56:56

Doctors and health experts have warned us for years that too much salt intake is bad for our health, but a new study from researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada suggests that too little salt intake may be just as bad for our heart health as higher doses. The new study suggests that in people with heart disease, eating too little salt is linked to a higher risk of heart-related hospitalizations and deaths nearly as much as too much salt intake. It also suggests that...

2011-11-23 10:07:59

Surgery significantly improves short- and long-term outcomes in patients with heart failure caused by a bacterial infection known as endocarditis, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers. "About 60 percent of patients with heart failure in endocarditis undergo surgery during initial hospitalization," says Duke cardiologist Andrew Wang, M.D., senior author of the study which appears today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. He believes that percentage should...


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Journal of the American Medical Association
2012-05-15 08:58:52

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published weekly by the American Medical Association. It was established in 1883 with Nathan Smith Davis as the first editor of the journal. As of May 2012, the editor in chief is Howard C. Bauchner MD (Boston University's School of Medicine). JAMA is published in English, French and Spanish. JAMA publishes original research, reviews, commentaries, editorials, essays, medical news, correspondence, and...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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