Game-changing cholesterol-buster further reduces heart attack, stroke April 16, 2017 By Tracey Walker A new outcomes study shows that the PCSK9 inhibitor Repatha significantly reduced the risk of hard major adverse cardiovascular events in high-risk patients by 20%. How to care for stroke patients Optometrists are able to address the visual needs of stroke survivors, an underserved population. Tdap vaccine: No connection found to microcephaly A study looks at whether receiving the Tdap vaccine in pregnancy increases the risk of microcephaly. Plus: Are younger or older women more at risk of stroke during pregnancy? Medicare Part D patients not taking blood pressure meds correctly September 20, 2016 By Tracey Walker Expert offers specific actions for managed care execs to take Genetic testing raises difficult questions for payers September 16, 2016 By Tracey Walker A new database helps payers understand which genetic tests are available, which genes they test for, and which tests would be appropriate to use to inform patient management. Integrating IoT devices into healthcare June 20, 2016 By Ralph Burns Integrating IoT devices within healthcare systems allows professionals and individuals to have access to new health-related data used for informed, personalized healthcare applications and situations. USPSTF updates recommendations for aspirin use The guidelines, which update the group's 2007 and 2009 recommendations, are published in the "Annals of Internal Medicine." Fall-related ICH incidence in elderly on warfarin A study of nearly 32,000 aging veterans revealed the unsuspected vulnerability of this population. Driving down heart disease costs: Tips for plans, providers April 25, 2016 By Karen Appold Heart disease takes a heavy toll on the healthcare system, but promising new treatments are emerging Mail order boosts med adherence for stroke patients March 02, 2016 By Christine Blank Stroke patients were more adherent to mail order prescriptions versus picking up their medications at retail pharmacies, according to new research presented at the recent International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles, Calif.