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February 11, 2013
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  • Baby boomers have more chronic disease than their parents
    West Virginia University researchers say baby boomers today are not as healthy as their parents were at the same age, having higher rates of diabetes, obesity, hypertension and self-reported disability than the generation before them. The study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that while fewer baby boomers smoke, the previous generation got more regular exercise. MedPage Today (free registration) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How should prehypertension be treated?
    Some attendees at the 2013 International Conference on Prehypertension and Cardiometabolic Syndrome said they are not waiting for study data and are treating high-risk patients with prehypertension using low-dose drug therapy. Dr. Flavio Fuchs, who presented data from the Prevention of Hypertension in Patients with Prehypertension study, said he had not been convinced nondrug interventions were effective but changed his mind after recent studies showed lower systolic blood pressure when participants adopted a low-salt and low-calorie diet. Medscape (free registration)/TheHeart.org (Montreal) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Senate bill takes aim at 2.3% medical device tax
    A bipartisan bill that would repeal the 2.3% medical device tax has been introduced in the Senate. Industry leaders and lawmakers in favor of the repeal said the tax will threaten job growth and medical innovation. "In order to compete in the global economy, our medical device businesses need a level playing field," said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. Reuters (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Obama renominates Tavenner as CMS chief
    President Barack Obama asked the Senate to confirm Marilyn Tavenner as CMS administrator. Tavenner has been acting administrator of the agency since 2011. The Senate has not confirmed a CMS chief since 2006. Bloomberg (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Berman Course is May 2-4
    ASNC is pleased to co-sponsor the annual "Recent Advances in Clinical Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT – State of the Art Updates and 101 Evidence-Based Case Reviews" with ACCF again this year. Course Directors include Daniel S. Berman, M.D., FACC, FASNC, FSCCT; Guido Germano, Ph.D, MBA, FACC; Jamshid Maddahi, M.D., FACC; and James K. Min, M.D., FACC, FSCCT. The program will be held May 2-4 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. For cardiac imaging and non-imaging cardiovascular professionals, this stimulating and interactive two-and-a-half-day course explores advances in nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT and other imaging modalities across the spectrum of patients routinely seen in a typical practice. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Archived Webinar: The Basics of MPI
    The popular live webinar on MPI basics is now archived on ASNC's website. If you missed this live program on Jan. 30, you now have the chance to view it at your convenience. This was the first of six MPI webinars that will be offered as part of a joint educational series between ASNC and IAEA in 2013. Look for announcements on the second webinar, which will be held in late March, titled "The Value of MPI." LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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