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Text message support may yield significant weight loss in prediabetes

February 12, 2016

In patients with prediabetes, the use of text message support may be conducive to clinically significant weight loss, according to study findings published in Diabetes Care.

Henry H. Fischer, MD, of the adult primary care department at Denver Health and Hospital Authority, and colleagues evaluated 163 English- and Spanish-speaking adult patients recruited from Sam Sandos Westside Family Health Center, part of the Denver Health integrated health care system. Patients did not have diabetes, their HbA1c ranged from 5.7% to 6.4% and their BMI was 25 kg/m2 to 50 kg/m2. They also had mobile phones and text message capability.

Senate health committee passes Next Generation Researchers Act

February 12, 2016
The Senate health committee passed the Next Generation Researchers Act (S. 2014) with bipartisan support on Tuesday, which aims to increase opportunities for young…
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Senate: Health care IT bill will ‘end unfair practices’ for patients, providers

February 12, 2016
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions unanimously recommended a measure designed to improve health care information technology.The purpose…
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Specialty care improves metabolic control in adults with diabetes

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DKA common after bariatric surgery in high-risk patients with type 1 diabetes, obesity

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The Emerging Biosimilar Therapeutic Landscape: Scientific Foundations and Clinical Implications

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