Print Issue: February 01, 2009

Hemoglobin target still stands for most diabetics

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Diabetes Association (ADA), and American Heart Association (AHA) issued a joint statement urging clinicians not to abandon the groups’ generally recommended hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) target of <7% for people with diabetes.

Covering of head during sleep associated with increased risk of SIDS

Level 2: Mid-level evidenceCovering of the head during sleep was associated with an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), based on a systematic review of 10 case-control studies with data on prevalence of head covering during sleep in 1,234 cases and 3,822 controls (Arch Dis Child. 2008;93:778-783). All studies distinguished covering of the…

In MS, the myelin sheaths around the brain’s axon nerve fibers (purple) are destroyed.

Comorbidities slow MS diagnosis

Chronic conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, high BP, or high cholesterol, seem to delay multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnoses.

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