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FDA finalizes calorie information rules for menus, vending machines

November 26, 2014

The FDA finalized two rules requiring calorie information be clearly listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines, according to a statement from the agency.

“Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home, and people today expect clear information about the products they consume,” Margaret A. Hamburg, MD, FDA Commissioner, said in the statement.

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Preconception care for women with diabetes could save $5.5 billion

November 26, 2014
Health and cost burdens associated with pregestational diabetes could be prevented by universal preconception care, according to research published in the American
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Researchers identify factors associated with hypocalcemia after thyroidectomy

November 25, 2014
A low postoperative intact parathyroid hormone level, female gender and presence of malignant neoplasm all independently predicted hypocalcemia after total…
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Study shows relationship between obesity and operative time during TJR

November 25, 2014
Researchers have identified a relationship between obesity and operative time, and patient age and length of hospital stay among patients who underwent total hip and…
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Diagnosed celiac disease may increase risk for hip, other bone fractures

November 25, 2014
Clinically diagnosed celiac disease appears to be linked to an increased risk for hip fractures and other types of bone fractures, according to recent findings. In the…
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Acromegaly: Challenges in Diagnosis - Part 2 of 5

Acromegaly: Pathophysiology, Signs, Symptoms, and Complications - Part 1 of 5

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

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Risk stratification guidelines help determine treatment for thyroid cancer

November 11, 2014
Fabian Pitoia, MD,  head of the thyroid section of the division of endocrinology at the Hospital de Clinicas of…
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Acromegaly: Challenges in Diagnosis - Part 2 of 5

Acromegaly: Challenges in Diagnosis - Part 2 of 5

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

The diagnosis of acromegaly is often not made until 7 to 10 years after symptom onset. Contributing factors include low…
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