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The PEG dilemma: feeding tubes are not the answer in advanced dementia.(Guest Editorial)
June 1, 2006 ... Dilemma: a) a problem involving a difficult choice; b) a difficult or persistent problem ... What is distressing or painful about a dilemma is having to make a choice one does not want to make. MERRIAM-WEBSTER ONLINE ...

Amount of sleep affects risk of diabetes, hypertension.
June 1, 2006 ... Inappropriate amounts of rest can lead to diabetes and hypertension. Men who get fewer than 6 hours, or more than 8 hours, of sleep each night have a significantly higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared with men who regularly...

Diabetes and depression.(care and treatment)(Brief article)
June 1, 2006 ... 25% of adult diabetics are depressed. Of 221 survey participants (mean age 54), 25.3% reported clinically significant depression. Of those, 76% had received some treatment: 52% antidepressants, 63% mental health providers, 19% alternative...

Effects of estrogen on breast cancer.(Brief article)
June 1, 2006 ... Postmenopausal women taking estrogen alone are not at increased risk for breast cancer, according to an analysis of Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Estrogen Alone Trial data. However, the therapy does increase the likelihood of an abnormal...

Shock wave lithotripsy linked to DM, HTN.(diabetes mellitus, hypertension)(Brief article)
June 1, 2006 ... Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) of renal and proximal ureteral stones increases risk of developing diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension (HTN), report Amy E. Krambeck, MD, and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. "We were...