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February 14, 2018

Breast Cancer Treatment Increases Cardiovascular Risks
in Survivors

Better chemotherapy agents and other new drugs have proven lifesaving for women with breast cancer. Some of the benefit comes with a cost, however. Find out the cardiovascular risks associated with breast cancer treatment and what can be done to mitigate them.

Why Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics Are Usually Better for Pediatric ARTIs
Broad-spectrum antibiotics aren’t necessary in most children with common acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs), according to a new study. Even beyond good antibiotic stewardship, researchers point out that the more-powerful drugs create more adverse effects, complicating recovery. Here are the details.

Drugs Used to Lower CV Risk Factors Don’t Cause
Erectile Dysfunction

Pharmacists may or may not get a lot of questions on how cardiovascular preventive drugs affect erectile function; it is a difficult issue for many men to discuss. Either way, a new study provides a reassuring answer. Find out what it concludes.

A New Way Pharmacists Can Promote Vaccination: Advise That Flu Increases AMI Risk
Some adults are hard to persuade when pharmacists urge them to be immunized against influenza. A new study should help. Find out how much the risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) increases in the first week after a flu diagnosis is confirmed.

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