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Time-Restricted Feeding Shown to Help in Shedding Body Fat

Study: eating early in the day lessens daily swings in hunger, changes 24-hour pattern of fat oxidation and energy metabolism. University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are

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sugar-diet-food-diabetes

New Study: Dietary Sugar Guidelines Based on Low-Quality Evidence

Nutritional guidelines restricting sugar intake are not based on high-quality science, finds new study led by McMaster University and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). The paper

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robots-standardize-individualize-patients-doctors-standards-cookbook

To Standardize or Not to Standardize? | Medical Blog

How much can we standardize medicine, and even if we can, is that a good thing? There was a meeting yesterday for all of our Ambulatory Care

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mixer-bartender-drinking-alcohol-cocktail

Treating cancer with drugs for diabetes and hypertension | Medical Blog

A combination of a diabetes medication and an antihypertensive drug can effectively combat cancer cells. The team of researchers led by Prof. Michael Hall at the Biozentrum

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CME/CE: Bariatric Surgery & Mental Health | Medical Blog

Mental health conditions appear to be common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery, particularly depression and binge eating disorder. These conditions may represent mental health comorbidities of obesity and warrant the same attention, both pre- and postoperatively, as more commonly discussed physical health comorbidities like diabetes and hypertension.

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bariatricsurg-mentalhealth-feature

Bariatric Surgery & Mental Health | Feature

Mental health conditions appear to be common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery, particularly depression and binge eating disorder. These conditions may represent mental health comorbidities of obesity and warrant the same attention, both pre- and postoperatively, as more commonly discussed physical health comorbidities like diabetes and hypertension.

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disparities-olderpatients-diabetes-feature

CME/CE: Disparities in Older Patients with Diabetes | Feature

Research suggests that racial disparities in risk factor control among older adults with diabetes cannot be fully explained by demographic or clinical characteristics. Efforts to reduce these disparities are critical to optimizing care for this older adult patient population.

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disparities-olderpatients-diabetes-feature

Disparities in Older Patients With Diabetes | Feature

Research suggests that racial disparities in risk factor control among older adults with diabetes cannot be fully explained by demographic or clinical characteristics. Efforts to reduce these disparities are critical to optimizing care for this older adult patient population.

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Holiday Spirit medical cartoon

Keep the Holiday Spirit in Your Heart | Feature

“Keep the Holiday Spirit in your heart all year long. It will leave less room for cholesterol!”    

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Should patients bail out when their doctor is burned out? | Feature

Google “physician burnout epidemic,” and you will find quite a few articles and blog posts on the subject. By all accounts, physician burnout is getting worse. Causes

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Mortality Risk Up for Hospital Patients With Hypoglycemia | Feature

Hypoglycemia, either with insulin or spontaneous, linked to increased short- and long-term mortality

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gavel-stethoscope-malpractice-error

Understanding damages in a medical malpractice case | Feature

There are four requirements for a medical malpractice action: duty, departure, proximate cause and damages. The first arises from the doctor-patient relationship and the second and third address

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pills-antibiotics-medication-drugs

Ultra-long acting pill releases daily doses of medicine for a month | Feature

Imagine swallowing a pill today that continues releasing the daily dose of a medicine you need for the next week, month or even longer. Investigators from Brigham

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breathalyzer

Toward a hand-held ‘breathalyzer’ for diagnosing diabetes | Feature

For several years, scientists have been working toward “breathalyzers” that can diagnose various diseases without painful pinpricks, needles or other unpleasant methods. Now, one team has developed

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fat-thin-obese-obesity-diet-body-type-woman-weight-heavy

Why Some Thin People Still Have Diabetes Risk? Answering the Riddle | Feature

For years, scientists have known that someone who is thin could still end up with diabetes. Yet an obese person may be surprisingly healthy. Now, new research

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MakingCase-IncreasingDSME-Feature

CME: 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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Medicare-Prescribing-Painkillers-Feature

E-Prescribing Increases Medication Adherence | Feature

Electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) decreases prescription errors and enhances coordination between physician and pharmacist, but what has remained unclear is how it affects patient behavior. Now a new

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diabetes-prevalence-trends_feature

Diabetes Prevalence & Trends: An Update | Feature

This Physician’s Weekly feature updating the prevalence of diabetes and associated trends was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association. According to recent

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lipidcontrol-financial-incent_feature

Lipid Control: The Impact of Financial Incentives | Feature

Despite the well-documented benefits of statins to lower LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) and help reduce cardiovascular-related mortality, research suggests that physicians underprescribe these drugs. Other data indicate that

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Cholesterol-Cartoon

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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