The Nationally accepted congestive heart failure (CHF) Clinical Guidelines have changed in the following important ways• Changes in the underlying conceptualization of the heart failure syndrome.• Recognition of the need for early and accurate detection of heart failure.• A new standard for staging disease severity and identifying reversible causes.• Emphasis on the need for prompt titration of lifesaving neurohormonal antagonists.• Recognition of the potential benefits of treating underlying an
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Coconut Oil as Alzheimer's Remedy? - If it only were true! According to Mary T. Newport, M.D., ketones found in coconut oil seem to slow the progression of Alzheimer's and a number of other diseases. In select people the claim is that it may actually prevent certain diseases. Her book: "Alzheimer's Disease: What if There Was a Cure?" If it only were true!
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The majority of physicians welcome comparative effectiveness research (CER), especially if it helps them help patients
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