Unpredictability of advanced heart failure complicates end-of-life care, doctors say

Some people with advanced heart failure live for a long time, while others don’t. That uncertain timeline poses challenges for doctors, their patients and families dealing with end-of-life care. “We’ve had quality indicators for cancer for many years, which have been used to make sure that end-of-life patients get high-quality care,” said Dr. Rebecca Hutchinson, […]

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Chlamydia, gonorrhea rates up among young women in the US

There has been an age shift in positivity for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae among women, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Harvey W. Kaufman, M.D., from Quest Diagnostics in Secaucus, New Jersey, and colleagues assessed trends in positivity over time using all Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae […]

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