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Updating Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Management | Feature

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists has updated its algorithm for the comprehensive management of type 2 diabetes. The algorithm emphasizes obesity as a risk factor for diabetes and its complications. It also stresses titrating medications appropriately and reinforcing the need to lose weight loss and use lifestyle therapies.

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New Survey Tool May Reduce Rates of Malnutrition in Hospitals | News Brief

University of Waterloo researchers have created a tool aimed at decreasing the rate of malnutrition in hospitals.

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physician-doctor-united-states-america-flag (3)

What the Future of Healthcare Will Look Like Under President Trump (Part II) | Feature

Physician’s Weekly, along with Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP, hosted its second live Tweet Chat on March 22 as a one-month follow-up discussion on the future state of our nation’s healthcare system.

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asthma-inhaler-elderly-woman

Characterizing Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome | Feature

Patients with asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) appear to be younger and experience more disparities in care than those with COPD alone, according to a study. Patients with

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CME/CE – Heart Healthy Diets: Achieving Guideline Adherence | Feature

A scientific statement offers practical tips, tools, and dietary approaches to help patients adapt to recent guidelines on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk.

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physician-doctor-patient-exam-blood-pressure-hypertension

Comparing Strategies for Systolic Blood Pressure Control | Feature

A lower SBP goal would reduce events more than a standard goal, but little data is available in which direct comparisons have been made. Studies have shown

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Tuberculosis/HIV Co-Infections Up 40% Across Europe Over the Last Five Years | News Brief

New data released by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe ahead of World TB Day show that

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Conference Highlights: ACC 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at ACC 2017, the annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology, from March 17 to 19 in Washington, DC. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

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Team Of Expert Doctors Examining Medical Reports at Hospital

A Physician’s Eye View: The Benefits of Utilizing Physician Assistants | Feature

The author of this article is Amy Wright, PA-C. She did a clinical rotation with Joseph A. Girgis, MD, at Superior Medical Care when she was a

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Intensive Medical Treatment Outlined To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes | News Brief

Intervention induced several months of remission in up to 40% of clinical trial participants. Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment using oral medications,

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New Drug Evolocumab, Alongside Statins, Can Significantly Cut Cholesterol, Study Says | News Brief

A new class of cholesterol-lowering drug has been found to help patients cut their risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and heart attack. In a trial of more

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2011 Norepinephrine Shortage Upped Mortality in Septic Shock | News Brief

Patients with septic shock in hospitals affected by drug shortage had increased rate of in-hospital death

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Preparing to Be a Good Samaritan | Feature

Many emergency physicians (EPs) can expect to provide Good Samaritan care during their careers, but EPs could be better prepared by carrying a kit with supplies and medications that are most likely to be used in such events.

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New Blood Thinner Better at Preventing Recurrent Blood Clots than Aspirin | News Brief

An international research team with prominent Canadian leadership has found that the blood thinner rivaroxaban is as safe as aspirin, and more effective at preventing recurrence of

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Drug Shown to Reduce New Attacks/Symptom Progression in Some Multiple Sclerosis Patients | News Brief

In separate clinical trials, a drug called ocrelizumab has been shown to reduce new attacks in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), and new symptom progression

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Statin Timing and Dosage May Improve Heart Surgery Outcomes | News Brief

Cholesterol-lowering drugs are important, especially on the day of coronary bypass surgery. Patients on statins should not stop taking the cholesterol-lowering medication before heart surgery — even

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Low Gluten Diets Linked to Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes | News Brief

Study participants who ate less gluten tended to eat less cereal fiber, a known protective factor for developing type 2 diabetes. Eating more gluten may be associated

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10 Signs of Child Trafficking in Medical Care | Feature

A critical summary of screening and intervention techniques all health professionals should be aware of. Human trafficking is often thought of as an issue faced by other

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Electronic-Communication-Feature

Physicians Practice: Embracing Email With Patients | Feature

The author of this article is Tom Furr, who founded PatientPay, a healthcare payment solutions company. The healthcare industry is undergoing major changes in how, when, and

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Most Atrial Fibrillation Patients Don’t Get Preventive Drug Before Stroke | News Brief

Anticoagulants were not used according to guidelines, despite evidence they prevent strokes. More than 80 percent of stroke patients with a history of atrial fibrillation either received

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