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Intervention program reduces CVD risk in Appalachian patients with diabetes

February 2, 2016

Community lifestyle intervention classes through the Complete Health Improvement Program reduced CVD risk factors in patients with elevated fasting blood glucose or a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes living in Appalachian Ohio, researchers reported in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Researchers conducted a retrospective analysis on short-term changes in CVD risk factors in 110 participants of six Ohio University CHIP cohorts in Appalachian Ohio from 2011 to 2012.

In the Journals

CV risk factors increase mortality in patients with dementia

February 1, 2016
CHD, congestive HF, diabetes, male sex and smoking may increase the risk for death in older adults with dementia. Irene E. van de Vorst, MD, of the Julius…
In the Journals

Long-term niacin therapy may raise risk for new-onset diabetes

January 28, 2016
Results of recent meta-analysis suggest a moderately increased risk for new-onset diabetes after treatment with niacin, regardless of background therapy with statins or…
In the Journals

Diabetes duration an important predictor of stroke in patients with AF

January 19, 2016
In patients with diabetes and atrial fibrillation, the duration of diabetes may be a more important predictor of ischemic stroke than glycemic control.Utilizing data…
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VIDEO: Data on smoking cessation, diabetes therapies promising for CVD prevention

January 5, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Pamela B. Morris, MD, associate professor of medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and chair of the American…

A paradigm shift in BP management: Results of SPRINT and other recent trials

January 4, 2016
by Haitham M. Ahmed, MD, MPH; Seamus P. Whelton, MD, MPH; and Roger S. Blumenthal, MDIn 2015, we have seen groundbreaking updates in the treatment of…
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Bariatric surgery reduces diabetes, myocardial infarction risks

December 22, 2015
The risks for type 2 diabetes and myocardial infarction were reduced with bariatric surgery, according to recent study findings published in…
CME

Secondary Prevention of Atherothrombotic Events: Current Insights on Advancing Science

December 23, 2015 Expires: 12/22/2016
Prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is critical in light of its associated mortality, morbidity, and economic burden. Preexisting conditions –…
FDA News

REMS no longer needed for medicines containing rosiglitazone

December 16, 2015
The FDA today announced that it is eliminating the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy for rosiglitazone-containing type 2 diabetes medications…
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Metformin may improve CV risk profile in patients at risk for diabetes

December 16, 2015
Four months of metformin therapy modestly improved the cardiovascular risk profile in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction, or STEMI, at…
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VIDEO: Daniel P. Kelly, MD, details ‘vicious cycle’ between obesity, diabetes and CVD

December 15, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Daniel P. Kelly, MD, scientific director at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in Orlando, Florida, delves…
CME

The High-risk Patient with Dyslipidemia

December 16, 2015 Expires: 12/15/2016
As many as 40% to 50% of Americans are estimated to have lipid abnormalities including elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), low…
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Combat injury severity linked to elevated risk for hypertension, CAD, diabetes, CKD

December 14, 2015
A retrospective study of U.S. veterans of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan showed that the more severe a veteran’s combat injury, the…

Mexican societies to establish network affiliated with ACC's PINNACLE registry

December 12, 2015
The American College of Cardiology and two Mexican societies signed an agreement to make Mexico the fourth country outside the United States to…
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