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USPSTF finds insufficient evidence for universal vitamin D screening

November 26, 2014

The balance of benefits and harms of screening asymptomatic adults for vitamin D deficiency cannot be assessed based on existing evidence, according to a US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation and systematic review released together in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

“It not a recommendation that says people should not screen,” Albert L. Siu, MD, MSHP, Vice-Chairperson, USPSTF, of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, told Endocrine Today. “It says the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against this practice.”

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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…
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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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Screening and Treatment of Diabetes-Associated Eye Disease

Screening and Treatment of Diabetes-Associated Eye Disease: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

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Diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of blindness among adults aged 40 years and older. Optimal outcomes necessitates…
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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 Cases

Acromegaly Cases: Expert Insights into Diagnosis and Emerging Treatment Options – Part 5 of 5

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Acromegaly is a rare chronic disorder that is typically caused by excessive growth hormone secretion, and is…
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