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New stroke guidelines aim to improve care amid COVID-19

Top stroke experts have issued new guidance to ensure stroke patients receive safe, timely care while preventing the transmission of COVID-19. The guidelines urge the use of telemedicine to speed treatment and advise EMS crews how to determine the best facility to treat the patient’s needs. The recommendations, from the American Heart Association’s Stroke Council, […]

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New guidelines for treating the sickest COVID-19 patients

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise and the deaths mount, the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) has drafted a set of recommendations for health care workers on the front lines, to help them make decisions on how to treat the most critical patients, those with severe lung or heart failure […]

Health Problems

Dangerous skin tumor now has treatment guidelines

It starts as a yellow or shiny bump on the eyelids, face or body that grows and doesn’t go away, unlike a pimple. The bump is sebaceous carcinoma, a cancer of the oil glands diagnosed in thousands of patients in the U.S. every year. If not removed and treated promptly, it can spread to other […]

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Pediatric group issues updated ADHD guidelines

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is in the news a lot, and now newer research has prompted a leading pediatricians’ group to update its guidelines for diagnosing and treating the disorder for the first time since 2011. Dr. Mark Wolraich, lead author of the guidelines, noted that there weren’t any dramatic differences between these and previous guidelines. […]

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Adherence to surgical guidelines low for salpingo-oophorectomy

(HealthDay)—Only two-thirds of all health care providers are fully adherent to surgical guidelines for risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Annelise M. Wilhite, M.D., from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and colleagues retrospectively evaluated health care provider adherence to the surgical protocol endorsed by the National […]

Personal Health

How to Prevent Dementia, According to New WHO Guidelines

You can reduce your chances of suffering from dementia by following a few healthy living guidelines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement yesterday. The guidelines are simple and also support other areas of personal health. They include regularly exercising; controlling your weight; eating healthy foods; refraining from smoking and drinking excessively; and controlling your blood pressure, blood sugar, […]

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Dairy consumption guidelines ‘should be revised’

It found that higher overall consumption of dairy products is linked to a lower risk of premature death from all causes and “cerebrovascular causes” such as stroke. Drinking milk, on the other hand, was found to be associated with a higher risk of coronary heart disease. However, the researchers also say that this needs further […]