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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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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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cardiology-454983475

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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Hands-Tied

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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Highest & Lowest Physician Assistant Salaries by State | News Brief

Taking a look at the top 10 best and worst states for physician assistant incomes. Physician assistants earn an average of $92,460 per year, according to the

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Study Finds Little Consistency in Doctor Reviews on Three Physician Rating Websites | News Brief

Researchers analyzed data from the websites: Healthgrades.com, Vitals.com and Ratemds.com. When looking for a doctor, many consumers turn to websites that post physician ratings and reviews. A

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No Association Between Having Flu During Pregnancy and Increased Child Autism Risk | News Brief

A study of more than 196,000 children found no association between a mother having an influenza infection anytime during pregnancy and an increased risk of autism spectrum

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Hyperglycemia-in--Type-2-Diabetes

Early Periods Associated with Risk of Gestational Diabetes | News Brief

The age at which girls start menstruating could flag a later risk of diabetes during pregnancy, according to a University of Queensland study. The age at which

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strategy-decreasing-fluimpact-feature

Vitamin D Protects Against Colds and Flu According to Major Global Study | News Brief

Vitamin D — the ‘sunshine vitamin’ — is thought to protect against respiratory infections by boosting levels of antimicrobial peptides — natural antibiotic-like substances — in the

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MalpracticeClaims-Feature

Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | News Brief

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

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heart-rhythm.1.147911596-2

Heart Healthy Diets: Achieving Guideline Adherence | News Brief

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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pollen-allergy-allergies-sneeze-cold-sick

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: WISC 2016 | News Brief

New research was presented at WISC 2016, the World Allergy Organization International Scientific Conference, from December 6 to 9 in Jerusalem, Israel. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

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Hospital--Medicine-2015-Feature

Hospital Floors May Pose a Larger Health Risk than Previously Thought | News Brief

Because items in the patient’s room may touch the floor, pathogens on hospital floors can rapidly move to the hands and high-touch surfaces throughout a hospital room.

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Study: Physicians Not Prepared for Male Patients who Perpetrate Intimate Partner Violence | News Brief

Family medicine physicians feel underprepared to serve patients whom they know are perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), particularly if they also provide care to the victim.

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pharmacist-pharmacy-pills-prescription-rx-script

Study Investigates Link Between Growth of Retail-Based Clinics and Nurse Practitioner Scope-of-Practice Reform | News Brief

Just as primary care provider shortages are becoming acute, retail-based clinics in pharmacies and grocery stores are set to fill the gap in accessible patient care. Yet

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A dad give inhaler for respiratory system issues

Conference Highlights: AAAAI 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at AAAAI 2017, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting, from March 3 to 6 in Atlanta. The features below

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