Medscape Medical News Headlines 4 April 2018

Community Collaboration Improves Asthma Control

The AIR Louisville Collaborative's pairing of data analysis on corticosteroid use with a patient asthma management app led to less rescue inhaler use and more symptom-free days. Medscape Medical News

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Heart Disease Deaths Remain Higher in US Blacks

Despite modest declines in black-white disparities in cardiac death rates since 2005, rates in 2015 were 21% higher among blacks than among whites, researchers report. Medscape Medical News

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Antibiotic-Resistant 'Nightmare' Bacteria a Growing US Threat

The CDC says ramped-up containment strategy is helping to stop the spread of new and unusual types of antibiotic resistance in the US before they spread widely. Medscape Medical News

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Should You Consider Age in Your Patient Acquisition Strategy?

Each generation presents clinicians with opportunities and challenges. Medscape Reader Polls

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Prescribers, Pharmacists Arrested in DEA Opioid Crackdown

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ramps up pressure on prescribers and pharmacies that it believes 'dispensed disproportionately large amounts' of controlled substances. Medscape Medical News

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Six Billboards Draw 60 Kidney Donors for Ailing Oregon Nurse

One year after the first billboard, the Oregon nurse, who had been on dialysis for 4 years and living with failing kidneys for 10, got her transplant. A company donated the space for five of the ads. Medscape Medical News

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Saliva Testing, Ibuprofen May Aid Alzheimer's Prevention

Salivary amyloid testing may provide clues to amyloid levels and the associated risk for Alzheimer's disease, and they may inform preventive strategies, possibly including the use of NSAIDs. Medscape Medical News

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