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Happy New Year…and Happy 4th Birthday to Us!

January 1, 2011
Happy New Year…and Happy 4th Birthday to Us!

Four years and still going strong.  It’s hard to believe.  If you told me when we first launched Clinical Correlations that we would have posted over 700 articles tackling a potpourri of internal medicine, average 1000 hits/day with readers from all over the world, I would have laughed at the ridiculousness of the thought.  But here we are four years later and I am so proud of all we have accomplished.  I’m frequently asked  about our motivation-and to be honest, I never give the same …

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Off Label

November 19, 2010
Off Label

By Alexander Volodarskiy, MD

Faculty Peer Reviewed

In a press conference on April 27, 2010, Attorney-General Eric Holder announced that AstraZeneca had agreed to pay a $520 million fine to settle an investigation into the marketing practices of its blockbuster drug, quetiapine (Seroquel) . According to federal investigators, quetiapine, originally approved by the FDA in 1997 for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar mania, was promoted by AstraZeneca for use in unapproved (and far commoner) conditions, such as anxiety and Alzheimer’s disease. As a result …

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Breaking News: Lung Cancer Screening Shows Mortality Benefit

November 5, 2010
Breaking News: Lung Cancer Screening Shows Mortality Benefit

By David Hormozdi, MD

The weather outside may be cooling off but the debate surrounding lung cancer screening is heating up once again as preliminary results released from The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) showed 20% fewer lung cancer deaths in individuals that underwent screening with low-dose helical CT scans compared to chest X-ray. This is the first study to show a mortality benefit from lung cancer screening and could impact millions of people considered high-risk for lung cancer.  The study’s initial findings were released …

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Clinical Correlations Wins 2010 Gold Award as Best Blog from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors

May 13, 2010
Clinical Correlations Wins 2010 Gold Award as Best Blog from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors

I am pleased to announce that Clinical Correlations has received the 2010 Gold Award as best blog from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors.

From the award announcement:

The American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) recognizes editorial excellence and achievement in the field of healthcare publishing. The annual awards competition provides an opportunity for editors to measure their efforts and publications against the very best the healthcare sector has to offer. You can be proud that your efforts have earned you this highly …

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Breaking News: The Crestor Controversy

April 1, 2010
Breaking News: The Crestor Controversy

Devyani Kothari, MD

Patients are already talking about a New York Times front page article highlighting the risks associated with statin use as a preventive measure for cardiovascular events in relatively “healthy” people. The piece examines the newest FDA indications for the use of Crestor along with the controversies surrounding the drug.

Last month, the FDA approved Rosuvastatin Calcium, marketed as Crestor by AstraZeneca for use in a new patient population , based on the JUPITER trial. Crestor now carries the indication for the primary …

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The 6th Annual Medical Blog Awards-The Polls are Open

January 28, 2010
The 6th Annual Medical Blog Awards-The Polls are Open

We are honored  to once again be named as a finalist in the categories of Best Medical Weblog and Best Clinical Sciences Weblog in Medgadget’s 6th Annual Medical Blog Awards.  Reviewing the nominations in each award category is a wonderful opportunity to familiarize yourself with the medical blogosphere.  There are so many worthy sites out there that I strongly urge you to spend some time surfing the nominations in each of the categories.  There’s something here for everyone regardless of where your interest in healthcare …

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NYU in Haiti

January 24, 2010
NYU in Haiti

In response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, physicians, nurses, and staff at NYU Langone Medical Center came together to form the Haitian Effort and Relief Team (NYULMC HEART). On Friday, January 22, 2010, the first group of HEART volunteers arrived in Haiti to provide surgical services and support at General Hospital in Port-au-Prince.   Fritz Francois, MD, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Diversity at NYU, is sharing his group’s experience in a compelling blog that puts this tragedy into  real perspective.

Read the NYULMC …

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Happy New Year and Happy Birthday to Us

January 1, 2010
Happy New Year and Happy Birthday to Us

As we here at Clinical Correlations celebrate the New Year and mark our 3rd anniversary we realize that we have so much to be thankful for.  2009 has been a very productive year for our website.  Our readership has grown over 65% since last year reaching over 200,000 hits this year.  Readers visited us from over 200 countries including a reader from Greenland, the last major holdout.  We were awarded the 2009 Gold eHealthcare Leadership Award our second major award.  Last week Judith Brenner, our …

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