• A-fib and rate control: Don't go too low 

    Deane, Kristen; Jones, Kohar; Stevermer, James J. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2010-08)
    Aim for a heart rate of <110 beats per minute (bpm) in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation. Maintaining this rate requires less medication than more stringent rate control, resulting in fewer side effects and no ...
  • Help smokers quit: Tell them their “lung age” 

    Deane, Kristen; Stevermer, James J.; Hickner, John (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2008-09)
    Perform spirometry on patients who smoke -- even if they're asymptomatic -- and show them their lung age that is, the average age of a nonsmoker with a forced expiratory volume at 1 second (FEV1) equal to theirs. Doing ...