Updating Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Management | Feature

By Andy Skean, Senior Editor, Physician’s Weekly The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) recently published an update to their

#PWChat: Healthcare Predictions/Expectations for 2018 | Feature

Join us Wednesday, January 31 at 3:00pm ET for our live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on the biggest predictions and expectations in healthcare for 2018.

OTC Medications for Diabetics: 7 Considerations | Feature

Many over-the-counter medications contain carbohydrates that can affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes. When recommending OTC medications to this patient population, clinicians can consider seven key points.

Making Patient Education a Two-Way Street | Feature

With the increased focus on patient engagement to improve outcomes, we as clinicians must think hard about the efficacy of an important step in patient engagement: education.

Common Male Medical Condition Linked to Vascular Disease | News Brief

Men who suffer symptoms from varicoceles, enlarged veins in the scrotum, are more likely to develop vascular disease and metabolic disease, such as diabetes, according to a

#PWChat Recap: Diabetes Management in the Cardiovascular Outcome Trial Era | Feature

Physician’s Weekly co-hosted another installment of the #PWChat series on Monday, Nov. 27 to address diabetes management in the Cardiovascular Outcome Trial Era. Joined by former AACE president,

Frequent Mouthwash Use Could Lead to Type 2 Diabetes | News Brief

A new study from Harvard University claims that frequent mouthwash use is associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The association, however, only existed for

Researchers Discover Key to Regenerating Blood Vessels | News Brief

A new study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) identifies a signaling pathway that is essential for angiogenesis, the growth of new

#PWChat – Diabetes Management in the Cardiovascular Outcome Trial Era | News Brief

Join us Monday, November 27 at 3:00pm ET / Noon PT for a live, interactive tweetchat with former AACE president, Yehuda Handelsman, MD, FACP, FACE, FNLA. Topics

Key Changes to Biosimilar Reimbursement Policy | Feature

Smart changes to Medicare Reimbursement will mean a more competitive market and more options for patients.

2017 Diabetes Facts & Statistics | Feature

Diabetes costs the U.S. economy over $245 billion per year, making it the country’s most expensive disease. But the damage obviously extends well beyond dollars and cents.

#PWChat Recap – Exercise as Medicine: Helping Patients Cut Through all the Noise | News Brief

Physician’s Weekly, along with Greg Wells, PhD, co-hosted the first part of a #PWChat on how to help patients make sense of all the exercise-related information found online

CME/CE – MACRA: 5 Tips to Protect Your Practice’s Reputation | News Brief

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is bringing a lot of change to healthcare, including reimbursement based on quality, value, and results of care. While physicians determine which MACRA measures to complete in this 2017 transition year and how they will affect payment, the same careful attention should be paid to how quality measures will affect physician reputation.

#PWChat – Exercise as Medicine: Helping Patients Cut Through all the Noise | News Brief

Join us Wednesday, October 4 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Greg Wells, PhD, on how to help patients make sense of all the

Study Reveals Diabetes and Heart Disease Linked By Genes | News Brief

Examining genome sequence information for more than 250,000 people, the researchers first uncovered 16 new diabetes genetic risk factors, and one new CHD genetic risk factor; hence

New Tool Identifies Diabetes Patients at Risk for Low Blood Sugar Emergencies | News Brief

A team led by Kaiser Permanente researchers has developed and validated a practical tool for identifying diabetes patients who are at the highest risk for being admitted

Is Outpatient Care Quality Improving Over Time? | Feature

More than a decade ago, landmark studies found that adults in the United States only received slightly more than half of the recommended healthcare services they should

New CDC report: How many Americans have diabetes or prediabetes? | Feature

Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2015. More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according

Potential Mechanism for BCG Vaccine Reversal of Type 1 Diabetes | News Brief

Interim results from a FDA-approved clinical trial testing the generic vaccine bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes are being presented at the 75th Scientific

CME/CE: Encouraging Smoking Cessation After AMI | News Brief

Persistent smoking after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) appears to worsen angina symptoms and quality of life, but smoking cessation can improve these outcomes. The findings support the importance of counseling, incentivizing, and motivating AMI patients to quit smoking.

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