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January 17, 2013
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  • Healthy behaviors are crucial for depressed heart patients
    Smoking and being physically inactive put depressed patients with heart disease at an even greater risk of death and heart attack, according to a study of 4,676 patients. "A substantial proportion of the relationship between elevated depressive symptoms and the risk for myocardial infarction or death was explained by behavioral mechanisms, the most important of which were smoking and physical inactivity," researchers wrote. The study was published online by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. DailyRx.com (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study examines outcomes for routine diabetes screening
    Middle-aged and older adults who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes through office screening had a worse baseline risk profile than those whose type 2 diabetes was diagnosed based on clinical signs and symptoms, a study indicated. Researchers found that the risks of stroke, heart attack or cardiovascular death at more than seven years were not significantly different between the two groups. The findings were published in the Annals of Family Medicine. MedPage Today (free registration) (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Gluteal fat may increase diabetes risk
    "Pear-shaped" participants with metabolic syndrome had higher levels of chimerin and lower levels of omentin-1 -- proteins associated with insulin resistance and blood glucose, respectively -- indicating that patients with gluteal fat may show similar diabetes and heart disease risk as those who are "apple-shaped" with abdominal fat, a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism showed. However, exercise can help curb fat levels and reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome. MedicalDaily.com (1/11), News.com.au (Australia)/News Limited Network (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • High-dose statins don't raise diabetes odds in low-risk patients
    A meta-analysis in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found high-dose statin treatment may increase the risk of new onset diabetes in people with two or more risk factors for diabetes. However, those who were at low risk of diabetes did not show an increased risk of diabetes despite receiving high statin doses, researchers said. CardiovascularBusiness.com (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Nursing in the News 
  • Poll: Most nurses are satisfied in their jobs
    Seventy-six percent of 969 nurses were satisfied or very satisfied with their work, a Jackson Healthcare survey found. Most of the respondents believed that the profession faces challenges, including liability issues, shortages and heavy workloads. Men and younger nurses were more likely to be dissatisfied than than women and older nurses. Nurse.com (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  PCNA Update 
  • Register by Feb. 1 and win two nights free
    All attendees registered for the PCNA 19th Annual Symposium by Feb. 1 will be entered to win two nights' stay at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel during the conference. Registration is just $249 for PCNA members. All meals are included in the registration cost. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New blood pressure patient tool
    A new, improved version of PCNA's "Blood Pressure: How do you measure up?" patient booklet is now available for order. The new version of the booklet features a removable tape measure for patients to determine their blood pressure cuff size. PCNA members can order this patient education tool and more for free on pcna.net. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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