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Hypothyroidism before age 60 leads to workplace disability, lower income increases

October 1, 2014

Individuals diagnosed with hypothyroidism before age 60 years have an 89% increased risk of receiving disability pension compared with euthyroid controls, according to recent findings.

In the observational, register-based cohort study, researchers compiled data on 1,725 singleton hypothyroid patients identified through record linkage of different Danish health registers. Each single case was matched with four euthyroid controls. The researchers also studied 277 pairs of same gender twins, one of whom had hypothyroidism and the other who did not. The mean follow-up was 5 years.

Just-in-Time management principles helped reduce patient wait time

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Applying processes used in manufacturing to streamline patient flow can successfully reduce patient wait time and increase the confidence of residents at teaching…
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Targeting adiponectin, fat loss after bariatric surgery could boost diabetes remission

October 1, 2014
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Dulaglutide exceeded, matched insulin glargine combo treatments for efficacy, safety

October 1, 2014
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Dispatch from San Francisco: Reviewing the best of American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions

Endocrine Today, August 2014
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Darier's sign and osteoporosis

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Video: Ardis Hoven, MD, explains which changes to the ACA will help physicians most

August 8, 2014
After speaking in an expert panel at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting, Ardis Hoven
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