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NLA Issues New Dyslipidemia Management Recommendations

The National Lipid Association (NLA) has released new recommendations for the management of dyslipidemia that incorporate the need for a multifaceted approach incorporating each patient risk and risk factors, rather than specific medication categories.

Brain Workaround for Alzheimer's Markers Discovered

Scientists believe that they may have uncovered an explanation as to why some individuals with beta-amyloid buildup retain normal cognitive function, while others develop dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Olanzapine/Fluoxetine Combination vs. Fluoxetine Monotherapy in Treatment-Resistant Depression

A new article reports on a study comparing the safety and efficacy of olanzapine/fluoxetine combination therapy (OFC) v.s fluoxetine monotherapy in patients with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder (MDD).

Herbal and Dietary Supplements for Type 2 Diabetes Management Reviewed

Based on new research, the strongest evidence for lowering blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes using herbal and dietary supplements was seen with alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) and fenugreek.

Lithium: All Around Us, Yet Ignored and Stigmatized

A new op-ed highlights the lack of research on lithium as a naturally-occurring element present in our drinking water that could have beneficial health effects, even at miniscule doses, and the stigma associated with it as a treatment for bipolar disorder.

"Artificial Spleen" Cleans Blood in Sepsis Treatment

Researchers from Harvard University found inspiration from the spleen in developing a new technique to draw microbes and their toxins from the blood of patients with sepsis.

Apple's HealthKit to Be Pilot Tested for Glucose, Blood Pressure Monitoring in Major Hospitals

Apple's HealthKit will soon be tested in major U.S. hospitals for the tracking of patient vitals relating to chronic diseases, with a goal of evaluating the accuracy and speed of reporting data from patients to physicians.

Accidental Ingestion of These Drugs Send Kids to ER the Most

From 2007-2011, there were nearly 10,000 emergency hospitalizations per year for unsupervised prescription medication ingestion by young children.

Antimicrobials Overprescribed for Children with ARTI

Just over one-quarter of U.S. children with acute respiratory tract infections (ARTI) have bacterial illness, yet antimicrobials are prescribed twice as frequently as expected during ARTI outpatient visits.

HPV Vaccine Knowledge Doesn't Predict Vaccination

Neither parents' nor adolescents' knowledge about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines predicts vaccination compliance.