Drug used for menorrhagia may prevent postpartum hemorrhageA drug that is low cost and easy to administer may help prevent maternal deaths, according to results of a randomized clinical trial. Plus: Does air pollution affect menstrual regularity? Also: According to a statement published by the American Heart Association (AHA), breast cancer patients may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Statin prescribing varies in patients with diabetesWide variation exists in practice-level statin prescribing for patients with diabetes, according to a new study.
USPSTF updates recommendations for aspirin useThe guidelines, which update the group's 2007 and 2009 recommendations, are published in the "Annals of Internal Medicine."
Antithrombotic therapy to prevent migraine attacks after ASD closureClopidogrel therapy can make a difference after ASD closures.
Cardiovascular disease in pregnancy: What ob/gyns need to knowNormal physiologic complaints of pregnancy overlap with cardiac-related symptoms. A multidisciplinary approach is critically important for care of a pregnant woman with heart disease.
Mobile health reduces CVD risk behaviorsAn American Heart Association Scientific Statement about the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of using mobile health technologies to reduce CVD risk behaviors was the cornerstone of the presentation of Lora E. Burke, PhD at the AHA meeting.
Limb gangrene in cancer patients receiving warfarinVenous limb gangrene can occur in cancer patients, but the clinical picture and pathogenesis aren’t clear.
Community pharmacists take on prediabetesIn 2012, approximately 37% of the adults in America had prediabetes, and almost 90% of them didn't realize it. The importance of intervention/education by community pharmacists cannot be overestimated.
T2DM and CVD: Monitoring by pharmacists empowers patientsType 2 diabetes is associated with a two- to four-fold increase in the risk of CVD. Pharmacists can monitor and manage the risk factors.
Aspirin recommended to prevent CVD, colorectal cancerAspirin should be taken daily in low doses by certain people to not only prevent heart disease and stroke, but also colon cancer, according to new draft guidelines.