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Low and high levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol are linked to increased mortality risk

Low and High HDL Tied to Increased Risk of Mortality

Study casts doubt on HDL as an independent cardiovascular disease risk factor
More than one-quarter of American seniors have never discussed end-of-life care

Too Few Seniors Addressing Advance Care Planning

Finding suggests efforts to encourage more planning aren't working, researcher says
The number of young children and teens hospitalized for overdosing on opioids has increased nearly two-fold in recent years

Opioid Poisonings in Children, Teens Rising Dramatically

From 1997 through 2012, 1.3 percent of children hospitalized for opioid overdose died
Reducing indoor allergens and pollutants can help control children's asthma

Clean Indoor Environment Can Help Keep Asthma in Check

Controlling allergens, household pollutants can reduce need for medication
For patients with left main coronary artery disease

PCI Noninferior to CABG for Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

PCI with everolimus-eluting stent noninferior for composite of death, stroke, or MI at three years

North American Spine Society, Oct. 26-29

The North American Spine Society 31st Annual Meeting The annual meeting of the North American Spine Society was held from Oct. 26 to...
In research published online Oct. 28 in Science Immunology

New Way Bacteria Can Trigger Inflammation in Acne Identified

Findings may lead to new avenues for treatment
Older breast cancer patients who have undergone mastectomy benefit as much as younger women from breast reconstruction

Older, Younger Women Equally Benefit From Breast Recon

No greater risk of complications for older patients; benefited as much as younger breast cancer patients
In a clinical report published online Oct. 31 in Pediatrics

Guidelines Presented for Fluoroquinolone Use in Children

Fluoroquinolones should be considered in specific situations when there is no safe, effective alternative
A five-item questionnaire plus peak expiratory flow can identify undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Questionnaire, Peak Flow Can ID Undiagnosed COPD

CAPTURE with peak flow can identify patients who would benefit from currently available therapy