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Does political affiliation affect life span?

When it came to political ideologies, 30% of conservatives and moderates died compared with 25% of liberals.

Prescription costs forcing some patients to skimp on treatment

Although patients skimped on prescription drugs because of financial concerns at every age, patients aged 64 years or younger were more likely to do so.

Hypertension guideline adherence yields health, economic benefits

Full implementation of the new hypertension guidelines would reduce deaths and treatment costs for patients aged 45 to 74 years with cardiovascular disease.

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Does political affiliation affect life span?

Does political affiliation affect life span?

When it came to political ideologies, 30% of conservatives and moderates died compared with 25% of liberals.

Prescription costs forcing some patients to skimp on treatment

Prescription costs forcing some patients to skimp on treatment

Although patients skimped on prescription drugs because of financial concerns at every age, patients aged 64 years or younger were more likely to do so.

Hypertension guideline adherence yields health, economic benefits

Hypertension guideline adherence yields health, economic benefits

Full implementation of the new hypertension guidelines would reduce deaths and treatment costs for patients aged 45 to 74 years with cardiovascular disease.

Eating blueberries may reduce blood pressure in postmenopausal women

Eating blueberries may reduce blood pressure in postmenopausal women

Nitric oxide levels were greater in the blueberry powder group compared with baseline levels, while no changes were observed in the control group.

Protein, probiotic combo shows promise for pediatric peanut allergy

Protein, probiotic combo shows promise for pediatric peanut allergy

A new oral therapy that combines a probiotic and peanut protein appears to be a successful immunotherapy for peanut allergy.

Women, providers unhappy with cervical cancer screening changes

Women, providers unhappy with cervical cancer screening changes

Results of a survey revealed that many female patients would be more comfortable with routine Pap and HPV tests to screen for cervical cancer.

More oversight needed for compounded drugs, says OIG

More oversight needed for compounded drugs, says OIG

The report suggests CMS consider requiring more than 50 practices for accreditors to use to oversee compounded sterile preparations (CSPs).

Chronic insomnia tied to increased hypertension risk

Chronic insomnia tied to increased hypertension risk

Patients with chronic insomnia who took longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep had a 300% higher risk of hypertension.

Diet, exercise may lower plaque build-up in coronary arteries

Diet, exercise may lower plaque build-up in coronary arteries

Intensive lifestyle modifications were associated with a decrease in atherosclerotic burden in both coronary and carotid vasculature systems.

How does the public perceive medical malpractice?

How does the public perceive medical malpractice?

A survey of Massachusetts residents concluded overwhelming public support for more transparency from providers and hospitals.

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