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Canadian Obesity Network calls for media to consider how obesity is portrayed

March 26, 2017

The Canadian Obesity Network and partner Novo Nordisk are requesting a reexamination of how people with obesity are characterized in the media. Specifically, the partnership wants to see media outlets utilize more respectful, non-biased images and descriptions.

A recent survey found 86% of Canadians believe that lifestyle choices concerning diet and physical activity are the leading cause of obesity; 55% also said that they thought people living with obesity did not have self-discipline, according to a press release from the organization.

Trials begun to evaluate empagliflozin for treatment of HF

March 25, 2017
Two trials begun to study empagliflozin for the treatment of adults with HF with or without type 2 diabetes, according to a press release from Boehringer Ingelheim and…
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Stress fracture risk varies by race, sex

March 24, 2017
White U.S. Army soldiers were more likely to sustain a stress fracture over 10 years vs. soldiers of other races, with the highest risk observed among white women…
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Increased insulin resistance found in patients with mild lupus

March 24, 2017
Patients with mild lupus had increased insulin resistance and hyperglucagonemia, while having normal glucose tolerance and a preserved beta-cell function and skeletal…

GOP, Trump pull AHCA due to lack of support

March 24, 2017
Reportedly acting on orders from President Donald J. Trump, House Republican leaders today again postponed a vote that would have overhauled the nation’s health…
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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: How a physician can perform well in MIPS

March 23, 2017
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Practical Lipidology®: Volume 3, Number 1

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Amgen

The reduction of low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) is recognized as the primary strategy for decreasing…
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