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Children with type 1 diabetes can safely delay vision screenings

September 4, 2015

Eye screenings for diabetic retinopathy in children with type 1 diabetes should begin at age 15 years or 5 years after diabetes diagnosis, whichever comes later, according to research in Ophthalmology.

In a retrospective cohort study of children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes receiving eye exams, researchers found that diabetic retinopathy in children was rare, even in those with poor glucose control or diagnosed at a very young age.

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Long-term diabetes control better with surgery than standard therapy

September 4, 2015
More effective control of type 2 diabetes in patients was found with metabolic or bariatric surgery compared with standard medical treatments, according to recent study…
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NAFLD prevalent in adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery

September 4, 2015
In the Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery study, researchers found that more than half of obese adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery had nonalcoholic…
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PATHWAY-3: Amiloride-hydrochlorothiazide combination superior to either alone for uncontrolled hypertension

September 4, 2015
LONDON — A combination of half doses of amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide was superior to full doses of either treatment alone in patients with uncontrolled…
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Sickle cell trait may lead to CV disorders in adults with type 2 diabetes

September 4, 2015
The presence of sickle cell trait in African adults with type 2 diabetes may lead to increased vascular dysfunction, oxidative stress and abnormal blood rheology…
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Obesity Consults

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 5
Practical Guide to Medications Approved for Chronic Weight Management

This activity is supported by educational grants from Eisai, Inc. and Vivus, Inc.

Several pharmacologic options for the management of obesity have been approved by the US FDA, giving clinicians a range…
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VIDEO: Chef integrates food and medicine in promotion of cardiometabolic health

VIDEO: Chef integrates food and medicine in promotion of cardiometabolic health

August 10, 2015
NEW ORLEANS — Chef Leah Sarris, program director at the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane…
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Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss

Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss: Building a Foundation that Really Works

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

Obesity has increased dramatically in the past 2 decades and is now considered a health care epidemic in the United…
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