Today's Health News

Postdischarge Mortality Up for Patients With Heart Failure

Of conditions targeted by Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, only heart failure mortality increased

Health Care Utilization Up for Seniors With Untreated Apnea

Beneficiaries with OSA also demonstrate higher annual costs across all points of service

Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs

Nonprofit Civica Rx reached deal with Blue Cross Blue Shield and 18 of its member organizations

Fewer Than Half of Clinical Trials Comply With Reporting Laws

Compliance with Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 low, not improving

Abdominal Obesity Linked to Recurrent Atherosclerotic CVD

Risk for recurrent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease increased after myocardial infarction

JumpstartMD Commercial Program Seems Effective for Weight Loss

Frequent health coach meetings are major determinant of weight loss for men and women

Systolic BP Variability in Young Adults May ID Later CVD Risk

Variability independent of the mean in SBP in young adults linked to CVD events, all-cause mortality

Time of Day for Taking Warfarin Does Not Matter

Morning or evening administration makes no difference on time outside target INR range

Prolonged ECG Monitoring for Syncope in ED Feasible, Safe

Diagnostic accuracy of ECG monitoring fair, but sensitivity increases with >12 hours of monitoring

Low-Carb, Low-Fat Diets Not Tied to Mortality Overall

However, unhealthy low-carb diet, low-fat diet associated with higher total mortality