New Drug Product: Xigduo XR

Adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus when treatment with both ­dapagliflozin and metformin is appropriate.

Meds May Raise Elderly Pneumonia Risk

Use of anticholinergic medications may increase risk of pneumonia in the elderly, a new study suggests.

Cautious Use of Prenatal Antibiotics Advised

Women whose children are at risk for developing asthma should avoid antibiotics to the extent that they can, a study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology reports.

Guidelines on Pharmacologic Management of Obesity

In January, 2015, the Endocrine Society issued an evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the pharmacologic management of obesity (co-sponsored by the European Society of Endocrinology and the Obesity Society).

Link Between Coffee Consumption, Clogged Arteries

Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing coronary atherosclerosis, which in turn might reduce the risk for heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests

Safety of APAP Questioned

Acetaminophen may not be as safe as previously thought, with larger doses and long-term use linked to increased risk of health problem.

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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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