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March 2, 2009

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Online CE: Interpreting 12-Lead ECGs: A Piece by Piece Analysis

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How Proper Documentation May Reduce Your Lawsuit Risk

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Salmonella Outbreak Eases Way for Food Safety Reform

The recent Peanut Corp. of America outbreak has revealed several gaps in the nation's food safety system, including a personnel shortage that has led the FDA to contract out inspections to state officials. More

New Safety, New Concerns in Tests for Down Syndrome

A handful of biotech companies are racing to market a new generation of tests for Down syndrome, a development that promises a safer way to spot the most common genetic cause of mental retardation early in pregnancy even as it introduces a host of moral and ethical dilemmas. More

Preventive Removal of the Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes Reduces Risk of Breast, Ovarian, and Fallopian Tube Cancers Among Women with BRCA Mutations
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania concluded that the preventive removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes is strongly associated with a 79% reduction of the relative risk of ovarian and fallopian tube cancers and a 51% reduction of the relative risk of breast cancer in women with BRCA mutations. More

Taking B Vitamins Can Prevent Vision Loss
Taking B vitamins can prevent a common type of vision loss in older women, according to the first rigorous study of its kind. It's a slight redemption for vitamin supplements, which have suffered recent blows from research finding them powerless at preventing disease. More
Secondhand Smoke May Raise Dementia Risk
According to researchers at the University of Cambridge in England, exposure to secondhand smoke may raise the risk of dementia or similar cognitive problems. More
Psoriasis Drug Could Cause Deadly Brain Infection
The FDA cites three confirmed cases, and a possible fourth, of people diagnosed with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy after being treated with Raptiva. More


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