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Thyroid surgery complications more common than previously believed

Thyroid surgery complications more common than previously believed
May 22, 2017

Thyroid surgery-specific complications developed within 1 year of thyroid surgery in 12% of adults with differentiated or medullary thyroid cancer, and 6% developed general complications, according to published findings.

“From the provider perspective, referring physicians should be aware that select populations with thyroid cancer may be more vulnerable to post-operative complications,” Maria Papaleontiou, MD, assistant professor of metabolism, endocrinology and diabetes at Michigan Medicine, told Endocrine Today. “These include patients older than 65 years old, those with other coexisting medical conditions and those with more widespread disease.”

Cybersecurity expert: 5 things physicians should consider to help protect data

May 22, 2017
In this guest commentary, Zuly Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of Light Point Security and former cybersecurity expert at the National Security Agency, discusses what

Q&A: Why health care remains a target to cyberattacks like WannaCry

May 22, 2017
Earlier this month, hackers executed a worldwide ransomware attack that has impacted more than 100 countries and infected tens of thousands of computers. More than 30…
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Normal weight in childhood lowers males' risk for adult colon cancer

May 22, 2017
Overweight boys are at increased risk for adult colon cancer compared with normal-weight boys; however, achieving a healthy weight by young adulthood diminishes that…
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VIDEO: New NLA president discusses updates to PCSK9 inhibitor recommendations

May 22, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — In this Cardiology Today video exclusive, James A. Underberg, MD, MS, FACPM, FACP, FNLA, new president of the National Lipid Association, discusses…
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Improving Bone Strength and Reducing Fracture Risk in Osteoporosis

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue leading to reduced…
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VIDEO: Bone screens still necessary in type 2 diabetes despite normal, high BMD

April 3, 2017
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Diabetic Retinopathy: Preferred Practice Patterns in Screening and Management

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Regeneron.

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a major cause of blindness among American adults aged 40 years and older. The prevalence…
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