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Early menopause linked to lower AF risk

May 26, 2015

BOSTON — Younger age at menopause was independently associated with decreased risk for atrial fibrillation, according to new data from the Women’s Health Study.

“Our findings present a possible pathophysiological link between duration of exposure to estrogen and AF in women,” Jorge A. Wong, MD, and colleagues wrote in an abstract presented at the Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions.

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Iron deficiency may increase HbA1c levels

May 25, 2015
Iron deficiency in adults with or without anemia may increase HbA1c levels, potentially leading to a misdiagnosis of type 2 diabetes, according to research in…
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Obesity may predict bleeding during warfarin treatment

May 25, 2015
Adults with obesity have an elevated risk for bleeding while assigned warfarin therapy compared with adults who are normal weight, researchers reported at the American…

Couple donates $1 million to Foundation for Prader-Willi Research

May 24, 2015
Philanthropists Leon and Irina Shaulov contributed $1 million to the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research to support research programs and clinical initiatives in what…

Chief medical editor instated as president of the American College of Endocrinology

May 23, 2015
Endocrine Today’s Chief Medical Editor was recently inaugurated as president of the American College of Endocrinology at the AACE 24th Annual Scientific and…
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Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

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: Year in Pituitary Disease examines new developments

VIDEO: Year in Pituitary Disease examines new developments

May 20, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In this video exclusive, Mark Molitch, MD, discusses a number of new developments in…
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Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss

Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss: Building a Foundation that Really Works

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

Obesity has increased dramatically in the past 2 decades and is now considered a health care epidemic in the United…
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