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Additive genetic effects may influence circulating periostin, contribute to bone fragility

April 27, 2015

Shared genetic factors may influence serum periostin and sclerostin levels, contributing to the heritability of bone microstructure, according to research in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

The retrospective analysis suggests that like areal bone mineral density, bone microstructure can determine fracture risk and is also highly heritable.

Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options

April 27, 2015
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, signed into law on April 16, will make major changes in Medicare payments for physician services. Things start out…
VIDEO: Diet and lifestyle changes are key to managing PCOS Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Diet and lifestyle changes are key to managing PCOS

April 27, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Angela Grassi, MS, RD, LDN, founder of the PCOS Nutrition Center in Philadelphia, explains that polycystic ovary syndrome management requires good…
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Three-year postoperative surveillance cost-effective for patients with low-risk papillary thyroid cancer

April 27, 2015
Compared with annual surveillance, postoperative surveillance every 3 years, after 5 years of annual surveillance is projected to be cost-effective in patients with…
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Patients' ethnicity may be associated with diabetes management, care

April 27, 2015
Poor diabetes self-efficacy in older adults is linked to psychological distress, and patients’ race/ethnicity may moderate the correlation between diabetes…
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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from the American Beverage Association.

The use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners continues to grow as consumers continue to purchase foods and beverages…
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VIDEO: Name change sought for PCOS

VIDEO: Name change sought for PCOS

April 27, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Anuja Dokras, MD, PhD, director of the PENN Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Center in the University of…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4
Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

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

Obesity is associated with a wide range of comorbid conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and…
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