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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 Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

These findings, from a team of health economists and researchers from the CDC, suggest the savings would be substantial enough to offset the cost of providing such care, according to the investigators.

Canagliflozin-metformin combo drug added benefits unproven, German quality group says

November 24, 2014
The new fixed combination of canagliflozin with metformin to treat type 2 diabetes offers no added benefit over the appropriate comparator therapy, according to a press…
In the Journals

Negative weight perception may limit weight loss outcomes in patients with bariatric surgery

November 24, 2014
In patients undergoing weight loss surgery, greater preoperative internalized weight bias is related to most postoperative depressive symptoms and a lower percentage of…

First US bariatric embolization procedure performed

November 22, 2014
The first US bariatric embolization was recently performed by physicians at Dayton Interventional Radiology, according to a press release from the institution.The…
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Treatment of Acromegaly: Current Options - Part 3 of 5

Treatment of Acromegaly: Emerging Options - Part 4 of 5

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Several medical therapies for acromegaly, including somatostatin receptor agonists, dopamine receptor agonists, and a…
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Rebecca S. Bahn, MD: Diverse leadership essential for institutional success

November 2, 2014
CORONADO, Calif. — Rebecca S. Bahn, MD, professor of medicine and consultant in endocrinology, Mayo Clinic…
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Experts Take: Dialogue on HTG

Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

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Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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Cora Peterson In the Journals

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…

Canagliflozin-metformin combo drug added benefits unproven, German quality group says

November 24, 2014
The new fixed combination of canagliflozin with metformin to treat type 2 diabetes offers no added benefit over the appropriate comparator therapy…
In the Journals

Negative weight perception may limit weight loss outcomes in patients with bariatric surgery

November 24, 2014
In patients undergoing weight loss surgery, greater preoperative internalized weight bias is related to most postoperative depressive symptoms and a…

First US bariatric embolization procedure performed

November 22, 2014
The first US bariatric embolization was recently performed by physicians at Dayton Interventional Radiology, according to a press release from the…
In the Journals

Mobile telehealth program helped shift behavior in patients with diabetes

November 21, 2014
Behaviorally driven telephone health interventions can be used to address several pathways associated with sustained lifestyle change in patients…
Lauren Sparks In the JournalsPerspective

Exercise response, epigenetic profiles key in improving type 2 diabetes interventions

November 21, 2014
Investigating exercise resistance mechanisms would lead to better understanding of how training efforts relate to type 2 diabetes and potentially…
In the Journals

Clinical practice guideline published for Paget's disease diagnosis, treatment

November 20, 2014
A clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of Paget’s disease of the bone has recently been released by the Endocrine…

NIH renews research grants on aging

November 20, 2014
The NIH has announced renewed funding of $23.4 million for 11 Edward R. Roybal Centers for Research on Applied Gerontology and the designation of two…
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Technology-based tools, EMRs improved CVD medication adherence

November 19, 2014
Leveraging technology-based tools in conjunction with electronic medical records improved chronic disease medication adherence and cardiovascular…
In the Journals

Denosumab may be useful in treating bisphosphonate-resistant hypercalcemia of malignancy

November 19, 2014
In patients with cancer and hypercalcemia of malignancy that persists despite treatment with intravenous bisphosphonates, denosumab appears to…
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