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Treatment of motor fluctuations in advanced Parkinson’s disease.

Greater Anticholinergic Use Tied to Dementia

Higher cumulative use of anticholinergics may increase the risk of dementia.

Pneumococcal Vaccination During Pregnancy

Pneumococcal vaccinations during pregnancy are believed to prevent pneumococcal disease in newborns prior to vaccine administration, although a new review found no evidence.

Insomnia Could Up Hypertension Risk

Chronic insomniacs who regularly take longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep appear to be at a significantly increased risk for hypertension.

Fish Intake and Liver Cancer Risk

A new study reviewed published studies on the role of total fish intake and risk of primary liver cancer in case-control and cohort studies.

Influenza Report, Plus Quiz for Clinicians

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a new surveillance report for the week ending January 17, 2015 on influenza-related mortality, hospitalizations, and outpatient illness, as well as the geographic spread.

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Evidence-Based Care for Atrial Fibrillation

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association is pleased to provide Evidence-Based Care of the Patient with Atrial Fibrillation: A Call to Action for Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses. This series of articles is designed to guide and support the clinical practice of those managing patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common cardiac arrhythmia in the United States.

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