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The New Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Epitomize The Drug Pricing Battles
The second of a potent new class of cholesterol lowering drugs, Amgen’s Repatha, has just been approved by the FDA. Repatha now joins Sanofi/Regeneron’s Praluent as the first PCSK-9 inhibitors available to patients for whom statins (e.g., Lipitor from Pfizer and Zocor from Merck) are not effective enough to get patients with (or at risk of) cardiovascular (CV) disease to their optimal LDL-C levels.
Forbes Health - 19 hours 44 minutes ago

How Neuroticism Gives Rise To Creativity
Some of the great thinkers of the past and present – Isaac Newton, Michelangelo, Woody Allen – have also been the most neurotic. One can’t help but wonder whether the creativity occurs in spite of their neurotic natures or because of it. There’s evidence to suggest that people who score higher on measures of neuroticism also score higher in creativity.
Forbes Health - 19 hours 48 minutes ago

Targeted for success: Identifying leaders
For the first 12 years of her career at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, Betsy D. Driggers, BSN, RN, CCRN, never thought of herself as a leader. Then her new nurse manager asked her why not. “She said, ‘What are you doing? You’re good at this and you’re such a leader,’” recalled Driggers, who works in the newborn critical care center. “That little bit of confidence meant the world to me.” - 1 day ago

A Tired Surgeon Still a Good Surgeon, Study Finds
Don't panic if your doctor worked into the wee hours of the night before he operates on you, new research suggests.
HealthDay - 1 day ago

Amputees fight Medicare proposal to limit prosthetics
Amputee groups and prosthetic makers are rallying against a Medicare proposal they say will limit access to some limbs.
CNN Health - 1 day ago

Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won't Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies
Neither exercise nor supplements such as fish oil don't seem to do much to help keep older folks mentally sharp, two new studies found.
HealthDay - 2 days ago

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