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Proceed To Article Treating Hypertension In The Patient With Type 2 Diabetes
A new clinical advisory issued by the National High Blood Pressure Education Program (NHBPEP) recommends that physicians pursue a more aggressive treatment approach to lower the blood pressure of patients who have both hypertension and diabetes. More...

Proceed To Article For Physicians: Text Of Important Advisory
Vidyya presents the text of the actual advisory announced by the NHBPEP this week. The purpose of this clinical advisory update is to alert clinicians about new information to be used in their clinical practice. Therapy in patients with hypertension and diabetes begins with weight reduction, increased physical activity and moderation of salt and alcohol intake. More....

Proceed To Article The Mammography Debate
An ongoing argument over the value of mammography in women aged 40 to 49 years has left both physicians and patients confused. While physicians pick and choose which recommendations they believe are best for patients, no one knows what the patients themselves believe. Read The Mammography Debate.
Proceed To Article NIH Consensus Statement : Breast Cancer Screening For Women Ages 40-49
Even the NIH doesn't have a definitive answer on the mammography debate. An NIH consensus panel found that the data currently available do not warrant a universal recommendation for mammography for all women in their forties. Each woman should decide for herself whether to undergo mammography. More...

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