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Behavioral therapy plus short-term zolpidem useful for persistent insomnia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In the acute treatment of persistent insomnia, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) plus zolpidem is more effective than CBT alone, but in the long-term, outcomes are enhanced if zolpidem is discontinued, new research shows. ...

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Echocardiography predicts heart disease mortality when ECG does not

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Exercise echocardiography can predict mortality and major cardiac events in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease, but who have normal exercise ECG results, new research indicates. According to the...

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Rise in heart rate before exercise predicts sudden death risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New research suggests that an excessive increase in heart rate prior to engaging in an exercise test — a situation of mild mental stress — identifies people who are at increased risk of sudden cardiac death later...