Increase in Prescribed Credits Offers Preceptorship Attendees Increased Value at No Additional Cost

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The AAFP CME Accreditation Department and the Commission on Continuing Professional Development has notified us that our preceptorship course has been approved for up to 17.25 Prescribed credits—8.25 more than previously allowed. We’re thrilled to be able to offer this increased value to our course attendees at no additional cost. The increased credits will be available at our next Preceptorship course, which will …

BaleDoneen Method Contributions Mentioned in Story at The Plain Dealer

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — For decades, doctors have been putting tens of millions of Americans on drugs that lower their blood pressure and cholesterol. They have good reason to, experts say. People with elevated cholesterol and blood pressure are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. But here’s something few patients know: Research shows that a large percentage of …

Blisstree “cholesterol concerns for women” (also includes Dr. Bale)

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Q&A: Cholesterol Concerns for Women by Peggy Rowland Bradley Bale, MD and Amy Doneen ARNP answered my questions on cholesterol concerns for women. They specialize in the prevention of heart attacks and ischemic strokes. You can read more about them at Bale Doneen Method. How often should women have their cholesterol checked? Women should have their cholesterol checked at least …

Larry King Cardiac Foundation Partners With Rush University Medical Center

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Larry King Cardiac Foundation Partners With Rush University Medical Center To Provide Heart Care For The Underserved The Larry King Cardiac Foundation and Rush University Medical Center have joined forces to provide life-saving cardiac care for patients who have no insurance or limited means. The goal is to bring critical care to people who have run out of options.Cardiologists and …

ESPN: Seahawks take risk of heart disease seriously

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Seahawks take risk of heart disease seriously Do NFL players face a greater risk of heart disease? An Internet search for “NFL Heart Disease” brought up: A 2005 Associated Press story that 49ers lineman Thomas Herrion had heart disease and evidence of previous heart trouble when he collapsed and died after a game. A 2008 Science Daily story about a …

International Symposium on Atherosclerosis, Boston, 2009

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Dr. Libby’s discussion on Atherosclerosis as an Inflammatory disease: The Unstable Atherosclerotic Plaque (Dr. Peter Libby – Boston, MA, USA) Dr. Libby started out by eloquently discussing “event reality” – basically a thrombus that blocks the flow of blood rather than a cholesterol build-up.  We all know the strongest evidence for this comes from the IVUS work.  Prior to IVUS, …

Arterial Inflammation Biomarkers

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Story by Dr. Bradley Bale in July edition of ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory Link: Arterial Inflammation Biomarkers  (External URL) Link: Digital Issue  (External URL)

Another look at ENHANCE

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Normal IMT progression is approximately 0.01mm annually. There was no statistical difference between the Simvastatin (Zocor) arm and the Simvastatin/Ezetimibe (Vytorin) arm in IMT values at the end of the two year trial. There were no safety concerns revealed in the study regarding treatment with the two drugs. The population selected for the study included a very unique heterozygous familial …