1 – Coursera – Free Online Health & Medicine Courses Starting Today!

– Easing the burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease – University of Sidney

– Leading Healthcare Quality and Safety – The George Washington University

– Introduction to the Biology of Cancer – Johns Hopkins University

– Understanding Clinical Research: Behind the Statistics – University of Cape Town

– Health Across the Gender Spectrum – Stanford University

– Public Health in Humanitarian Crises – Johns Hopkins University

– Major Depression in the Population: A Public Health Approach – Johns Hopkins University

– Genomics: Decoding the Universal Language of Life – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

– Living with Dementia: Impact on Individuals, Caregivers, Communities and Societies – Johns Hopkins University

– Health Care IT: Challenges and Opportunities – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

– The People, Power, and Pride of Public Health – Johns Hopkins University

– The Science of Health Care Delivery – Arizona State University

– PrEParing: PrEP for Providers and Patients – Johns Hopkins University

 

2 – Management of Cardiac Involvement Associated With Neuromuscular Diseases: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association (free PDF)

News release: Experts aim to improve treatment for heart complications in people with neuromuscular disorders (free)

Top Ten Things to Know: Management of Cardiac Involvement Associated With Neuromuscular Diseases (free PDF)

Commentary: Statement on the Management of Cardiac Involvement Associated With Neuromuscular Diseases – Practice Update (free registration required)

 

3 – Comprehensive primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in women – Clinical Cardiology (free)

 

4 – Opinion: Cardiology Is Dead. Long Live Public Health – Cardiobrief (free)

 

5 – 11 Drugs You Should Seriously Consider Deprescribing – Medscape Slideshow (free registration required)

Related: Canadian Deprescribing Network (CaDeN) (free) AND CaDeN Deprescribing Guidelines and Algorithms (free) AND Deprescribing guidelines for the elderly – Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network (free) AND Deprescribing proton pump inhibitors: Evidence-based clinical practice guideline – Canadian Family Physician (free) AND Too Many Meds? America’s Love Affair With Prescription Medication – Consumer Reports (free) AND Patient often prescribed potentially futile drugs in their final months of life – Science Daily AND The Challenge of Polypharmacy: From Rhetoric to Reality – Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Royal College of General Practitioners Partnership (free PDF) Current and future perspectives on the management of polypharmacy – BMC Family Practice (free)

 

6 – Educating Girls, Ending Child Marriage – World Bank (free)

Related infographic and report: Putting a Price Tag on Child Marriage

“By keeping girls in school, girls would have a better chance for safety and security, to health and education, and to make their own life choices and decisions”.

“Being born to a mother younger than 18 increases the risk dying by the age of 5” (RT @WBG_Health see Tweet)

 

7 – Guidance on Forgoing Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment – Pediatrics (free)

News Release: Balancing act: Weighing the decision to withhold life-sustaining medical treatment (free)

 

8 – Palliative Care in Heart Failure: The PAL-HF Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial – Journal of The American College of Cardiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Palliative Care Intervention Improves Quality of Life in Advanced Heart Failure Patients – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free) AND Palliative Care & CHF: PAL-HF trial – Pallimed (free)

 

9 – Development and risk factors of type 2 diabetes in a nationwide population of women with polycystic ovary syndrome – The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Type 2 diabetes risk four times higher in women with PCOS – Medical News Today (free) AND Researchers reveal link between PCOS, type 2 diabetes – The Endocrine Society, via EurekAlert (free)

 

10 – Addressing the Social Needs of Hypertensive Patients: The Role of Patient–Provider Communication as a Predictor of Medication Adherence – Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes (free)

Commentaries: Hypertension Medication Adherence May Be Improved by Collaborate Communication – Cardiology Advisor (free) AND Better Provider Communication Might Improve Medication Adherence – Medscape (free registration required) AND Talk Why, Not What for Better Antihypertensive Adherence – MedPage Today (free)

“Odds of poor med adherence 6x greater when patient-provider interactions don’t address patients’ unmet social needs” (RT @CircOutcomes see Tweet)

 

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