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A woman’s worst enemy

Most women woefully underestimate their risk for heart disease. Although breast cancer gets more publicity, heart disease and stroke kill nearly 12 times as many American women. This article details gender-based differences in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention and discusses strategies to raise awareness of women's cardiovascular risks.

Raise your heart disease awareness: your life may depend on it

During American Heart Month, let's heed our own health promotion advice.
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Take Note – January 2007

Controversy over new Lyme disease guidelines The new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA) have run into some criticism. In fact,...

Taking the ICU to the Patient

How one rapid response team prevents cardiac arrest and provides other life-saving benefits outside the ICU.

Carotid artery stents: Opening the way to safer stroke prevention

Because of improvements in safety, stents are now the treatment of choice for many patients. Learn about the improvements and your role in patient care.

Sepsis: Stopping an insidious killer

How to recognize sepsis in time and use the therapies recommended by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign.

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Take Note – December 2006

CDC recommends HIV screening for everyone New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call for routine human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening...

Identifying complete heart block in elderly patients

How to use auscultation to distiguish sinus bradycardia from complete heart block in geriatric patients.