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Prescription omega-3 fatty acid medications effectively lower high triglycerides

Advisory Highlights: Four grams per day of prescription omega-3 fatty acid medication effectively lower high triglyceride levels, but identification of secondary causes of high triglycerides, such as hypothyroidism and poorly managed type 2 diabetes as well as lifestyle changes should be addressed before prescribing drugs. Prescription omega-3 fatty acid medications come in two different formulations:… Read More »

Cancer hospital affiliation tied to lower cancer surgery mortality rates

(Reuters Health) – Community hospitals may have lower mortality rates for cancer surgeries when they’re affiliated with a top-ranked cancer center, a U.S. study suggests. Public perception in the U.S. is that community hospitals provide better care when they’re affiliated with top-ranked hospitals, researchers note in JAMA Oncology. But research to date hasn’t offered a… Read More »