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Subclinical organ damage moves hypertensive patients into high risk range for CVD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with hypertension, physicians should assess the presence of subclinical organ damage, an indication of high absolute risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Even when blood pressure (BP) is in the high...

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Don’t take Cushing’s syndrome screening guidelines literally: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Widespread screening of overweight and obese adults for Cushing’s syndrome is not supported by a new study, even when one or more features of Cushing’s syndrome are present. “Broad screening programs...

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Levothyroxine should be taken in a fasting state

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For hypothyroid patients taking levothyroxine, therapeutic levels are best maintained by taking the medication in a fasting state, at least an hour before breakfast, new research indicates. Levothyroxine has a...