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Demographics and Epidemiology of Sudden Deaths in Young Athletes

  Sudden deaths in young competitive athletes are tragic events, with high public visibility. The importance of race and gender with respect to sport and the diagnosis and causes of sudden death in athletes has generated substantial interest. Methods The US National Registry of Sudden Death in Athletes, 1980-2011, was accessed to define the epidemiology […]

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Caught on Capsule: Iron-deficiency Anemia Due to Hookworm Infection (video)

A tiny ingestible camera identified an otherwise elusive source of anemia in a 63-year-old man. The patient presented to an outside hospital with a 2-week history of generalized weakness, malaise, nausea, and loss of appetite. He denied rectal bleeding. His past medical history was significant for a Billroth II gastric bypass and prior gastric angioectasias. […]

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Joseph S. Alpert, MD

Despite Advances, DVT Rates Remain High (video)

Despite advances in identification, prophylaxis, and treatment between 1985 and 2009, the annual event rate of venous thromboembolism has increased and remains high. Read new research in the October 2014 issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

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Joseph S. Alpert, MD

New Research: Stroke Rates Fall by 40% (video)

Incident strokes in the Medicare population fell by nearly 40% over the last 2 decades, a greater-than-expected decline. Check out Trends in Stroke Rates, Risk, and Outcomes in the United States, 1988 to 2008 the July 2014 issue of The American Journal of Medicine to learn more.

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March 2014: Differences in Right and Left Arm Blood Pressure (video)

What does it mean when a patient’s blood pressure in the left arm is different from his blood pressure in the right arm? Check out this video and related research in the March 2014 issue of the American Journal of Medicine. Here is a link to the research study: The Systolic Blood Pressure Difference Between […]

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