Collaborations between PCPs, community, needed to tackle obesity epidemic

January 15, 2018
Efforts to help patients who have overweight or obesity — which CDC data suggest affects nearly 40% of adults and 20% of children in the U.S…
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New guideline widens hypertension definition, incorporates CV risk

Cardiology Today, January 2018
A newly released, long-awaited guideline published by the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and nine other societies has…
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Chemotherapy use declines in early-stage breast cancer

January 14, 2018
The use and recommendation of chemotherapy for women with both node-negative and node-positive early-stage breast cancer has declined in recent…
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One in three patients with type 2 diabetes fail to take medication

January 11, 2018
One-third of patients with type 2 diabetes prescribed metformin do not take their recommended doses, possibly because of adverse events related to…
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Shorter sleep duration may be linked to depression, anxiety

January 11, 2018
Individuals who sleep less than the recommended 8 hours per night are more likely to have negative repetitive thoughts, similar to those seen in…
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Black children experience higher risk of mortality after surgery

January 10, 2018
Risk factors for mortality after surgery, including use of ventilation, oxygen support and wound infections, are more prevalent in black children…

Older male doctors in small Southern practices prescribe most antibiotics

January 9, 2018
Outpatient antibiotic use — much of it unnecessary — is a main driver of antibiotic resistance. But which physicians in the United States…

Physicians skeptical of ‘raw water’ health benefits, certain of its dangers

January 9, 2018
In late December, The New York Times published an article about an emerging “raw water” trend. aw water collected through naturally…
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Ibuprofen use may limit fertility in men

January 9, 2018
In healthy men, ibuprofen use for 6 weeks was associated with the development of compensated hypogonadism when compared with men assigned a placebo…

Testing for iron deficiency, anemia beneficial for young women

January 8, 2018
Female adolescents should undergo blood tests within a few years of menses to assess for iron deficiency, according to results of two cross-sectional…
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AACE, ACE announce updated type 2 diabetes algorithm

January 8, 2018
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American College of Endocrinology announced the publication of the 2018 AACE/ACE…

DASH, Mediterranean diets top U.S. News & World Report ranking

January 6, 2018
The DASH diet and the Mediterranean diet tied for U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of Best Diets Overall, Best Heart-Healthy…
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Dual therapy superior in low-income patients with type 2 diabetes

January 5, 2018
Dual therapy outperformed metformin monotherapy or transitioning therapies and may be preferred for low-income individuals with newly diagnosed type…
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Prevalence of alcohol use disorder not increasing in the US

January 4, 2018
The rate of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders did not significantly increase among adults in the U.S. between 2002 and 2014, according to a…

7% of visitors at NYC attraction shed respiratory virus in spring, summer

January 2, 2018
About 1 in 14 visitors to a major New York City tourist attraction were found to be shedding a common respiratory virus during spring and summer…
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Despite progress made in polio eradication, initiative phaseout poses threat to at-risk countries

January 2, 2018
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative has been paramount in the near-eradication of polio; however, the dismantling of this program once…
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Meta-analysis: Sugar-sweetened beverages independently linked with overweight, obesity

January 2, 2018
A high intake of sugar-sweetened beverages is independently associated with greater BMI or BMI z score, according to findings from a meta-analysis…
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Autism prevalence plateaus among children, adolescents

January 2, 2018
There was no significant increase in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among children and adolescents between 2014 and 2016, according to…

2017 saw record number of FDA approvals for drugs

January 1, 2018
The FDA approved 46 drugs in 2017, tying a record set for approvals in 2015. Cancer medications led the way, with 16 oncology and 11 hematology drugs…

AHA CEO: Work remains on initiative to lower consumption of sugary drinks

December 28, 2017
Despite some progress, more work is needed to reduce calories consumed from beverages, according to a statement from American Heart Association CEO…
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