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Diabetes diagnoses increasing within Medicaid expansion states

March 27, 2015

States that expanded Medicaid under the ACA have significantly higher rates of diabetes diagnoses compared with patients in states that did not expand coverage, according to new data.

“This seminal study demonstrates that the ACA promotes earlier diagnosis of one of the prevalent and treatable chronic health conditions in the United States. But these benefits were not shared equally across states,” Vivian A. Fonseca, MD, FRCP, of Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, said in a press release.

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New CVD risk score can be adjusted for use in any country

March 27, 2015
A new risk equation can be recalibrated for application in any country with routinely available information, researchers reported in The Lancet Diabetes &
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Senate adjourns without voting on bill to repeal sustainable growth rate

March 27, 2015
The U.S. Senate left for its 2-week spring break without voting on a bill that repeals the sustainable growth rate, leaving physicians to face a 21% payment cut if…
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Higher CV risk with acarbose than metformin in type 2 diabetes

March 27, 2015
In the nationwide cohort study, Lee-Ming Chuang, MD, PhD, of Nationwide Taiwan University Hospital, and colleagues evaluated data from the Taiwan National Health…
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Excessive homework may influence higher obesity rates in children

March 26, 2015
Excessive homework combined with the presence of school-related stress can negatively affect children’s weight, according to study data published in…
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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.

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VIDEO: Advocacy needed for best care at the right price

March 11, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Stephen Brietzke, MD, professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Missouri Health…
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Obesity Consults

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 5
Practical Guide to Medications Approved for Chronic Weight Management

Several pharmacologic options for the management of obesity have been approved by the US FDA, giving clinicians a range…
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