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  • Remote Monitoring in Heart Failure: No Additional BenefitAutomatic remote monitoring of heart-failure patients with CIEDs in two trials failed to show additional benefit in outcomes but did reduce healthcare utilization and patient travel costs in one.
  • Study Confirms Higher CVD Risk in Late-Onset AsthmaAlthough early- and late-onset asthma are often lumped together, the risk for CVD events follows distinctly different paths in these patients, the authors caution.
  • Florida Court Rules Physician May Be Liable in SuicideThe husband of a woman who hanged herself sued the family doctor who prescribed her depression medication. The case may have a chilling effect on those treating depressed patients, some say.


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  • It's Ethically Wrong to Diagnose Clinton and Trump From Afar   It may be interesting for doctors to diagnose presidential candidates whom they haven't actually examined, but an ethicist says that doing so is ethically despicable.
  • Should Physicians Help Terminal Patients Die?   Physician-assisted dying is legal in some states, but many doctors feel that it violates their oath to do no harm. Experts offer compelling reasons for and against physician-assisted death.

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