According to recent estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke affects more than 795,000 individuals in the United States annually and represents the fifth leading cause of death in the country.1 Stroke is also associated with substantial long-term disability and with costs estimated at $34 billion each year. Atrial fibrillation (AF), which…
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Jemima Albayda, MD, discusses the cardiac complications in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.
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It is estimated that more than 166 million Americans use dietary supplements and many healthcare providers are unfamiliar with how and whether these substances are regulated by the FDA.
Are dietary supplements necessary?
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