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Biomarkers predict outcomes in lower extremity revascularization patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Biomarkers of systemic inflammation are independent predictors of mortality, cardiovascular events, and amputation-free survival in patients undergoing lower extremity revascularization (LER), new research shows. “The...

Supplementation is critical

Vitamin D deficiency epidemic in children

Elizabeth Szalay, MD, Professor of Pediatric Surgery, University of New Mexico, discusses the epidemic of vitamin D deficiency in children in the USA. Only 16% of children in New Mexico were recently shown to have adequate levels of vitamin D, indicating...

It's time for doctors to start shaking hands and stop hiding behind white coats

Doctors should treat patients as equals

Alan Greene, MD, FAAP, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine, makes the case for doctors to start treating patients as equals, citing the examples of Thomas Jefferson and Michelle Obama. For more information about...