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Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Medical societies can submit press releasesProvide updates on continuing medical education activities and other society announcements.  

 

ACC Encouraged by FDA’s Commitment to Reducing Youth Vaping

11/15/18: “Traditional cigarettes are an often-lifelong habit with major health implications that usually begins in adolescence," said American College of Cardiology President C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC,

Prospective Study for NaturalVue® Multifocal Demonstrates Decreased Refractive Error Change in Fast-Progressing Myopic Children

11/9/18: Dr. Aller, who is a practicing optometrist and Visiting Scholar at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, highlighted how VTI’s unique center distance, extended depth of focus multifocal lens design continues to show promise in managing myopia in children.

New Study Cements Fact That Mammography is a Primary Factor in Reduced Breast Cancer Deaths

11/9/18: Mammography screening is not a primary factor in plummeting breast cancer deaths and reinforces the long-proven fact that Mammography Saves Lives™ according to a published study reports the American College of Radiology.

Societies Publish New Guidance for the Treatment of Slow, Irregular Heartbeats

11/6/18: In the guideline, bradycardia is defined as a heart rate of less than 50 beats per minute, compared to a normal heart rate of 50-100 beats per minute.

Leading Interventional Radiology Societies Are Calling for Expanded Stroke Training

10/29/18: The ability for patients to access thrombectomy-capable stroke centers remains stymied by geography and a shortage of interventional physicians, despite the American Heart Association’s and multiple international stroke organizations’ recommendations that endovascular thrombectomy (EVT or clot removal) be the standard of care for patients suffering acute ischemic stroke caused by blocked arteries.
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