Free CME Here, Get Your Free CME! | Medical Blog

For physicians practicing in most states (what gives, Indiana?), obtaining continuing medical education credits is a necessity, like it or not. For license registration, 54 boards require

Hyperlipidemia & CHD Risks | News Brief

Cumulative exposure to hyperlipidemia in young adulthood appears to raise the subsequent risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in a dose-dependent fashion, according to findings of a

Cardiometabolic Risk, Type 2 Diabetes, & Heart Disease | Feature

Cardiometabolic risk should be routinely assessed in patients with type 2 diabetes, and multiple prevention and management strategies may be required to achieve goals. Healthcare providers should have conversations with their patients about the connection between diabetes, heart disease, and stroke as well as the benefits of prevention.

Heart Disease, Sex Differences, & Mental Stress | Opinion Article

Clinical research has demonstrated that there is a relationship between mental stress and cardiovascular diseases, including ischemic heart disease (IHD). Studies indicate that emotional stress is associated

AKH CME: Lipids and Cardiovascular Disease | Opinion Article

CME Credit: 1.0 hour activity The content of this activity was initially presented live at the 2014 ISSFAL Congress held in Stockholm, Sweden.  Topics Include Mediterranean Diet, Milk

Considering Statin Eligibility for Older Patients | Feature

Guidelines on managing cholesterol recently shifted the treatment paradigm for statin therapy use, basing treatment with these drugs on an individual’s risk for a heart attack or stroke instead of their cholesterol levels. The majority of older patients now qualify for treatment with statins.

Lifestyle Strategies for Heart Risks | Opinion Article

In 2013, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology published a first-ever joint clinical practice guideline on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD)

Decision-Making Preferences After AMI | Opinion Article

In recent years, experts have called for greater partici­pation by patients in medical decision-making processes, but research suggests that shared decision making is not yet routinely incorporated

Unhealthy Heart Behaviors: Getting Ahead of the Curve | Feature

Experts are calling for unhealthy habits to be treated as aggressively as other cardiovascular disease risk factors. Other specialists need to become part of the primary practice team to improve processes and procedures.

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