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Heart Attack Rates Unchanged for Younger Adults

Heart attack hospitalization rates among young and middle-aged adults have remained stable during the previous decade, even as seniors of Medicare age experienced a better than 20% decline in heart attacks.

Intervention for Overweight Kids, Parents Benefits Both

Using a behavioral intervention to target preschool-aged overweight children and their parents is efficacious for both children and parents.

Two-Year Weight Loss Predicts Diabetes Risk

Weight loss over two years is associated with reduced diabetes incidence and improvement in cardiometabolic risk factors.

Could Mild TBI Symptoms Be PTSD?

Persistent symptoms lasting three months after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) do not represent postconcussion syndrome (PCS) and should be considered part of the hyperarousal dimension of posttraumatic stress disorder.

Technology IDs Patients with Undiagnosed Hypertension

A technology-based program may be used to identify patients with undiagnosed hypertension in the primary care setting.

First Lots of Fluzone Shipped for 2014-2014 Flu Season

Sanofi Pasteur has announced that the first lots of Fluzone (Influenza vaccine) for the 2014-2015 season have been shipped.

Sitavig Launched for Herpes Labialis

BioAlliance Pharma announced the launch of Sitavig (acyclovir) in the U.S. by Innocutis Holdings LCC for the treatment of recurring Herpes labialis.

Tesamorelin Cuts Abdominal Fat in HIV Patients

For HIV-infected patients with abdominal fat accumulation, the growth hormone-releasing hormone analog tesamorelin is associated with reductions in visceral fat and modest reductions in liver fat.

Childhood Obesity Rates Holding Steady

The proportion of kids aged 2-18 who are classified as obese, based on their waist size, held steady at nearly 18% from 2003-2012.

Survey: Most U.S. Physicians Are Satisfied

Most U.S. physicians are satisfied, with satisfied physicians more likely to report positive trends in medicine.