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Air pollution increases CVD risk in women with diabetes

December 1, 2015

Women with diabetes exposed to long-term traffic pollution have a 44% increased risk for cardiovascular disease and a 66% increased risk for stroke, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

"Although studies have shown that people with diabetes are particularly vulnerable to the [CV] effects of acute exposures to air pollution, our study is one of the first to demonstrate high risks of [CVD] among individuals with diabetes with long-term exposures to particulate matter," Jaime E. Hart, ScD, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, said in a press release.

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Endocrine impairment common in Erdheim-Chester disease

November 30, 2015
In patients with Erdheim-Chester disease, endocrine impairment is common and patients should be evaluated for these symptoms at diagnosis and during…
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Patients with diabetes frequently readmitted soon after lower extremity amputation

November 30, 2015
Researchers of this study found 10.5% of patients with diabetes who underwent primary lower extremity amputation were readmitted within 30 days, with medical and…
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High-fat diet does not affect insulin sensitivity in women with obesity

November 30, 2015
In healthy premenopausal black and white women with overweight and obesity, consumption of a short-term, eucaloric, high-fat diet does not appear to yield a decrease in…
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VIDEO: Weight loss tips from the experts — Choose medications that encourage weight loss

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LOS ANGELES — Health care providers should review medications prescribed for patients trying to lose weight, said Donna Ryan, MD, professor emerita at Pennington…
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Managing Today's EP Challenges with NOAC Use

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VIDEO: Weight loss tips from the experts — Vary your exercise routine

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

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