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September 2009 - Posts

David Plaut: Off the Cuff

Warfarin and Dabigatran
September 28, 2009 12:52 PM by David Plaut
Coumadin (Warfarin) has long been used to treat patients with atrial fibrillation. There is no doubt that Coumadin reduces the risk of stroke in the patients. However, the risk of hemorrhage and systemic embolism is increased. In addition to the risk Read More...
PSA Progress
September 21, 2009 12:21 PM by David Plaut
Prostate cancer (PCa) remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. as in most Western societies. Most men with PCa will not die from the disease but with it. Since the mid-1980s, screening with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood Read More...
Multitasking: Myth or Manageable?
September 10, 2009 12:10 PM by David Plaut
The concept of multitasking demands our attention. Is it really possible? If so, in what situations? What is known about multitasking? To begin, quite simply, there are times when multitasking clearly works--most people can walk and chew gum or carry Read More...


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