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There Is No Such Thing as Too Much TV in This Doctor’s Office: A Different Approach to Patient Engagement | Feature

A recent Accenture report found that patients in the United States are increasingly accessing their electronic health records (EHRs), with rates rising from 27% in 2014 to

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Making the Case for Increasing DSME/S Use | Feature

Diabetes self-management education and support (DSME/S) is critical to improving ongoing care for patients with type 2 diabetes. A new position statement provides the evidence and strategies for providing DSME/S when managing adults with the disease.

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CME: An Update on Preventing CVD in Diabetes | Feature

Diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is the most common cause of death among adults with diabetes. “This relationship underscores the need

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CME – Smoking & PAD: Assessing the Costs | Feature

Tobacco use among patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) substantially increases the short-term annual risk for PAD-related hospitalizations due to heart and vascular events, with significantly greater costs. Immediate provision of tobacco cessation programs would most likely be cost effective.

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Physician Debt & Compensation: Where Does Your Specialty Fall? | Feature

Who is still paying off student loans? Who has suffered loss due to practice issues? Here are the highlights from Medscape’s Physician Debt and Net Worth Report

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An Update on Preventing CVD in Diabetes | Feature

The American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association have issued a revised joint scientific statement on the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in adults with type 2 diabetes. The guide can be used as a one-stop resource to get the most recent information regarding CVD prevention.

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Conference Highlights: ADA 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at ADA 2016, the annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, from June 10 to 14 in New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

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Bad Cholesterol | Feature

“Your good cholesterol is fine, but your bad cholesterol is plotting to hack into your computer, empty your bank account, and steal your wife.”      

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Conference Highlights: DDW 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at DDW 2016, the annual Digestive Disease Week conference, from May 22 to 24 in San Diego.

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Assessing Barriers to Eye Care Among Older Diabetics | Feature

About 25% of older patients with diagnosed diabetes do not receive annual eye care. Healthcare providers are urged to address concerns about costs and lack of insurance to improve utilization of these services and to remind patients that they need annual eye care.

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Heroes in Medicine: Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD | Feature

Congratulations to Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital for being the winner of the“Heroes

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New BMI Cut Points for Diabetes in Asian Americans | Feature

The American Diabetes Association has lowered the BMI cut point at which it recommends screening Asian Americans for type 2 diabetes. The guidelines are concordant with evidence showing that many Asian Americans develop the disease at lower BMI levels than other patient groups.

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Assessing Gaps in Diabetes Care | Feature

The “cascade of care” concept is a relatively new approach to disease management in that it shows in visual form the number of people living with a

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Medical School: Sex Differences & Academic Rank | Feature

According to current estimates, women now make up half of all graduates of medical schools in the United States. Despite this progress, studies suggest that sex disparities

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An Effective Strategy for Managing Obesity | Feature

According to published studies, obesity rates in the United States have climbed nearly 50% since 1997. One in three patients today is overweight, and one in three

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Diversity in the Physician Workforce | Feature

In the past several years, the goal for better diversification of the physician workforce in the United States has become increasingly important. Despite this need, few assessments

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Can Diabetes Be Overtreated? | Feature

Diabetes is highly prevalent among patients aged 65 and older. However, optimal glucose management in this population is not well defined. Most of the evidence used for

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Smoking & PAD: Assessing the Costs | Feature

Tobacco use among patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) substantially increases the short-term annual risk for PAD-related hospitalizations due to heart and vascular events, with significantly greater costs. Immediate provision of tobacco cessation programs would most likely be cost effective.

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CME: Key Determinants for Diabetes Drug Adherence | Feature

Several modifiable and non-modifiable factors appear to be associated with adherence to anti-diabetic medications. Providers and healthcare system leaders should collaborate to develop strategies to reduce out-of-pocket costs in order to improve adherence.

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