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Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders are frequent and can have serious consequences on patients’ health and quality of life. While some sleep disorders are more challenging to treat, most can be easily managed with adequate interventions. We review the main diagnostic features of 6 major sleep disorders (insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, sleep-disordered breathing, hypersomnia/narcolepsy, parasomnias, and restless legs […]

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Marijuana’s Effects on Brain Structure and Function: What Do We Know and What Should We Do? A Brief Review and Commentary

The present epidemic of opioid addiction and the enthusiasm about marijuana use by advocates of its legalization may have diverted attention from its reported adverse health effects. These include clinical studies that demonstrate chronic marijuana use is associated with long-term deleterious effects on cognition.1 Neuroscientists have been carefully pairing neurodiagnostic tools with newer neuroimaging technologies to […]

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Risk Estimation in Type 2 Myocardial Infarction and Myocardial Injury: The TARRACO Risk Score

Despite adverse prognoses of type 2 myocardial infarction and myocardial injury, an effective, practical risk stratification method remains an unmet clinical need. We sought to develop an efficient clinical bedside tool for estimating the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events at 180 days for this patient population. METHODS The derivation cohort included patients with type […]

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Are We Ready to Practice Lifestyle Medicine?

There is no longer any serious doubt that what each of us does in our daily lives profoundly affects our short- and long-term health and quality of life. An overwhelming body of scientific and medical literature supports this idea. But are we really utilizing this evidence to help achieve better health and quality of life […]

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Benefits of Aerobic Training on Arterial Stiffness (video)

Once again, a study confirms the positive impact of exercise on our lives. In this study, patients with metabolic syndrome participated in heart-rate targeted exercise training and experienced multiple health benefits. You can read “Aerobic Training Effect on Arterial Stiffness in Metabolic Syndrome” by Slivovskaja et al in the February 2018 issue of the American […]

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The Limits of Cardiac Performance: Can Too Much Exercise Damage the Heart?

  Routine moderate-intensity physical activity confers numerous cardiovascular benefits and reduces all-cause mortality. However, the health impact of exercise doses that exceed contemporary physical activity guidelines remains incompletely understood, and an emerging body of literature suggests that high levels of exercise may have the capacity to damage the cardiovascular system. This review focuses on the […]

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