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Effect of bariatric surgery on relationships

Patients who undergo bariatric surgery are more likely to get divorced or get married, according to a study in JAMA Surgery. Read more via Jamanetwork.com.

Early-onset hypertension in women and dementia risk

Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be more likely to develop dementia years later, according to a study in Neurology. Read...

Tai chi improves quality of life for perimenopausal women

A systematic review in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing reports that tai chi improves pain, general health, vitality, mental health, and the spine dimension of...

Behavioral interventions can combat cognitive fatigue in patients with MS

Behavioral interventions, such as potentially winning money as a goal, can reduce cognitive fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study...

Anemia in bariatric surgery patients

A study in JAMA Surgery reports a high rate of anemia 10 years after patients had undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for weight loss. Read More...

Guideline for management of chronic pain in persons with HIV

The Infectious Diseases Society of American has released a guideline for managing chronic pain in persons living with HIV. The guideline includes management of...

Ablation of AF improves QOL more than drugs

Ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) improves quality of life (QOL) more than drugs, according to a study presented on Aug. 29 at the European...

Self-administration of sedation in ICU for patients on mechanical ventilation

Selected patients on mechanical ventilation may safely self-administer dexmedetomidine to manage their anxiety, according to a study in the American Journal of Critical Care....

Many afib patients not receiving recommended oral anticoagulant therapy

Many afib patients at highest risk of stroke are not receiving recommended oral anticoagulant therapy, according to a study in JAMA Cardiology. Read more...

New guidelines on opioid in chronic pain

On March 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released “CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, United States, 2016.” Read...