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Emphasize exercise for CAD testing, disease prevention

Exercise capacity is the single most power predictor of cardiovascular events, whether or not symptoms are present.
1 Jun 2014

Get rid of GERD without unneeded costs, tests

Gastroesophageal reflux disease can be diagnosed in the office, without the need for expensive tests such as endoscopy. Learn how to make the right diagnosis while avoiding confounding symptoms that might steer a patient toward the wrong specialist.
1 Jun 2014

Consider country, culture when caring for Latino patients

Cultural competency can conquer concerns about cultural barriers, said a panel of experts who discussed how to approach and manage patients in the Latino community.
1 Jun 2014

Pearls help diagnose, manage drug-resistant hypertension

A few diagnostic pearls can help internists suss out when a patient truly has drug-resistant hypertension and what to do about those cases.
1 Jun 2014

For effective smoking cessation, turn ambivalence into action

Smokers sometimes want to want to quit. The ambivalence is the effect of nicotine, which rewires the brain. Instead of being wary of the patient's mixed feelings, use them as a sign to try nicotine replacement therapy systems that make the cravings more manageable.
1 Jun 2014

Oncologic ‘horrors' can beset hospitalized patients

Common crises that can happen during the management of oncology patients include increased intracranial pressure, metabolic problems, infections, and toxic side effects from drugs. Learn how to manage these conditions.Exercise capacity is the single most power predictor of cardiovascular events, whether or not symptoms are present.
1 Jun 2014

Expert gives advice on perioperative medication management

Much confusion remains about perioperative management of anticoagulants, even though the drugs have been available for several years. And they are only going to become more prevalent, an expert said.
1 Jun 2014

New cholesterol guideline focuses on statin intensity, not LDL

A new cholesterol guideline focuses on the intensity of statin therapy, the 10-year risk or lifetime risk, and the balancing of those benefits with the risks and side effects of the medicine. Also, the therapeutic response should be considered when managing hyperlipidemia.
1 Jun 2014

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