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BMI inaccurate marker for cardiometabolic health

February 5, 2016

Some U.S. adults are being incorrectly labeled as cardiometabolically unhealthy when using BMI category criteria, according to study findings.

“Many people see obesity as a death sentence,” A. Janet Tomiyama, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, said in a press release. “But the data show there are tens of millions of people who are overweight and obese and are perfectly healthy.”

ABIM continues to engage physicians on MOC updates

February 5, 2016
The ABIM has announced several new efforts aimed at including internists and subspecialists in the process of improving Maintenance of Certification assessments…
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Thyroid peroxidase antibody reference levels stable across age groups

February 5, 2016
Estimated reference ranges for thyroid peroxidase antibodies in healthy euthyroid adults are different for men and women but do not vary by age for either sex, according…
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Major depression treatment reduces risk for death among older adults with diabetes

February 5, 2016
Mental health treatment resulted in a statistically significant effect on mortality for diabetes among older patients with major depression, highlighting the need for…
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Malignancy prevalence higher in primary aldosteronism than hypertension

February 5, 2016
Patients with primary aldosteronism tend to have a higher prevalence of malignancies than patients with hypertension, according to recent study findings. Researchers…
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Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

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: Weight loss tips from the experts — Better sleep means better weight loss

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Avoiding “Loss of Chance”… Improving the Screening, Treatment, and Referral of Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United…
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