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Canadian pediatric obesity guidelines recommend lifestyle changes, discourage drugs or surgery

March 30, 2015

In its first update in 20 years to obesity guidelines specifically for children, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care advises routine monitoring of children’s growth and offering behavioral structured interventions to those with obesity.

The guidelines are based on a systematic review of current research and weighted by quality of evidence.

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Risk for adverse neonatal outcomes linked to glyburide

March 30, 2015
Gestational diabetes has been increasingly treated with glyburide; however, the medication is associated with a higher risk for newborns to be admitted to the neonatal…

Experts discuss whether shift in Medicare will reduce costs, improve quality of care

March 30, 2015
In response to concerns over Medicare’s current fee-for-service payment system, the Obama administration announced in January that by 2018 Medicare instead will…
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LDL management worse among women with type 2 diabetes

March 30, 2015
Women with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have out-of-target LDL cholesterol levels than men, according to a research article in the International Journal of

Funds awarded to develop weight loss maintenance toolkit

March 29, 2015
The European Commission recently awarded more than €4.9 million to a 12-member consortium to develop and evaluate a toolkit that will help people who have lost…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 3

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 3
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VIDEO: Advocacy needed for best care at the right price

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

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