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Telephone counseling improves diabetes management among urban adults

July 30, 2015

Urban-area adults with diabetes improved both their HbA1c and diabetes self-management routines following telephone counseling with community-based health educators, according to research in American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

In a study of predominantly Latino residents of the South Bronx in New York City, researchers found that participants randomly assigned to telephone calls from Spanish-speaking individuals trained in diabetes management saw a greater HbA1c improvement compared with participants who received only printed diabetes self-management materials.

Charis Eng, MD, PhD In the Journals

Risk calculator an accurate, cost-effective prescreening tool for PTEN mutations

July 30, 2015
The PTEN Cleveland Clinic score appeared to be a cost-effective prescreening tool to identify patients with Cowden-like disease who are appropriate candidates for…
David Weber In the Journals

Fractures common in type 1 diabetes

July 29, 2015
Increased risk for fracture, beginning in childhood and extending through life, is associated with type 1 diabetes, according to recent study findings published in…
In the Journals

Weight loss from lifestyle changes associated with improved NASH

July 29, 2015
Weight loss after changes to diet and exercise routines among patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis was associated with an improvement in nonalcoholic…
Lara Dugas, PhD, MPH In the Journals

Childhood obesity increases during summer break

July 29, 2015
Obesity in children is likely to spike during the summer months, according to a recent press release. “The problem is appears to be greater in low-income, minority…
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Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

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Anti-VEGF is well established as first-line therapy for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) and age-related…
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VIDEO: War on diabetes continues since founding in 1940

VIDEO: War on diabetes continues since founding in 1940

June 12, 2015
BOSTON — Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, discusses the war on diabetes declared in 1940 after an alarming 750,000…
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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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