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Health coaching improves prescription concordance/adherence

March 4, 2015

Patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, hypertension or hyperlipidemia who received health coaching were more likely to have medication concordance compared with those that received usual care, according to a randomized, controlled intervention trial.

“Health coaching involves engaging patients in their own care by helping them gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to become active, informed participants in the management of their chronic condition,” David H. Thom, MD, MPH, PhD, of the department of family and community medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote.

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Cardiac MRI detects aortic dilation in pediatric Turner's syndrome

March 4, 2015
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — The use of cardiac MRI allows detection of cases of aortic dilation in pediatric patients with Turner’s syndrome, cases that were not…
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Serum TSH may be a marker in predicting ACLF severity, mortality

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In a cohort of patients with hepatitis B virus infection-related acute–on-chronic liver failure, thyroid stimulation hormone level was a useful indicator for…

CMS releases 2015 Quality Measures Report

March 3, 2015
CMS released the 2015 National Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report, demonstrating that the nation has made significant progress in improving the health care…
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Vegetarian, meat protein provide similar appetite control, weight loss

March 3, 2015
A vegetarian-based high-protein eating plan appears to offer the same appetite control and weight loss as a meat-based plan with the same amount of protein, according to…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 3

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 3
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Autologous islet cell transplantation effective for chronic pancreatitis

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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

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The use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners continues to grow as consumers continue to purchase foods and beverages…
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