However, three new anticoagulants have recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration: dabigatran (Pradaxa ® ), rivaroxaban (Xarelto ® ) and apixaban (Eliquis ® ). This means that warfarin, Jantoven ® and Coumadin ® alternatives are now available for patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation who need an anticoagulant. While these new medications do not require routine lab monitoring as warfarin does, patients may pay higher medication copays, depending on insurance coverage, says Brian Kurtz, clinical pharmacist, University of Michigan Cardiovascular Medicine.
MacBook Air 11-Inch ($900)
If you're looking for an ultraportable Mac, the 11-inch Air still deserves your attention. It may not be available in gold or space gray, and you're giving up quite a bit in screen resolution—142 ppi for the Air, 226 ppi for the MacBook. But there's plenty to like. Its Core i5 CPU is better equipped for Photoshop, and it has a pair of USB ports in addition to a Thunderbolt 2 jack. You can step up to the $1,000 13-incher for better battery life (12 hours verus 9 hours) with a bit more weight ( pounds versus pounds).