Adding niacin to statin therapy didn't reduce cardiovascular events in high-risk patients despite improvements in cholesterol levels, a new study found.
Oncologists may not always adequately treat pain in cancer patients, according to a recent survey.
This week's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 55-year-old man with a history of coronary heart disease and diabetes mellitus undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Elevated blood pressure in early adulthood is associated with a greater risk of death decades later, including overall mortality and mortality from cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease, although not from stroke, a study found.
More than a third of obese patients successfully achieved significant weight loss in two different two-year programs led by primary care physicians and funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Thrombolysis appeared to benefit patients with acute ischemic stroke who had concomitant diabetes or a history of stroke, according to a new study.
The American Geriatrics Society has released an updated draft of its Beers criteria for potential inappropriate medication use in older adults and is calling for public comment.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it will not initiate enforcement action related to noncompliance with the version 5010 electronic claims transaction standards until 90 days after the Jan. 1, 2012 compliance date. This effectively moves the enforcement date to March 31, 2012.
Beginning in 2012, clinicians will no longer be permitted to use post office boxes or lock boxes as billing provider addresses.