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Reducing the Pain of Fibromyalgia

Dec 28, 2010

The chronic pain syndrome of fibromyalgia afflicts nearly 2% of women and a smaller proportion of men, and is both enigmatic and controversial. Many patients with fibromyalgia are misinformed and told...

Effective Resources for PAD

Nov 30, 2010

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a clinical manifestation of atherosclerosis, which occurs when atherosclerotic plaque narrows arteries and decreases blood flow to the legs. An estimated 8 to 10 mil...

Helpful Guidelines for Heart Health in Diabetes

Nov 29, 2010

This Physician's Weekly feature covering guidelines for heart health in diabetes was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association. Research has shown that patients...

Eat Your Sweet Potatoes This Thanksgiving and Live Longer!

Nov 24, 2010

A large study just released by the CDC found that consumption of high levels of alpha carotene appears to reduce the risk of dying of all causes by up to 39%. The 14-year study assessed the direct ...

Setting the Stage for Good Nutrition in Diabetes

Nov 23, 2010

This Physician's Weekly feature covering nutritional recommendations and interventions for diabetes was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association.  Medical nut...

Battling Obesity: Improving Interactions with Patients

Nov 16, 2010

Healthcare providers have frequent interaction with patients struggling with their weight. It's estimated that 60% of doctors' office visits are filled with people who are overweight or obese. While n...

Effective Approaches to Managing Newly Diagnosed Diabetes Patients

Nov 15, 2010

This Physician's Weekly feature covering effective approaches to managing newly diagnosed diabetes patients was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association. Accor...

Overcoming the Hurdles of Insulin Initiation

Nov 09, 2010

This Physician's Weekly feature covering insulin initiation and strategies to overcome hurdles was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association. According to curre...

Early Observations From Look AHEAD

Nov 09, 2010

Type 2 diabetes continues to adversely impact life expectancy, quality of life, and medical costs. Compounding the problem is that obesity among patients with diabetes is also increasing, further impa...

Myths in Diabetes Care: A Clinician’s Perspective

Oct 25, 2010

Myths in diabetes are common among patients suffering from the disease, but myths can also affect the clinicians managing these individuals. Understanding myths and misconceptions about the care of pa...

Joint Pain Unresolved with Glucosamine and Chondroitin

Sep 24, 2010

Over the past 10 years, general practitioners and rheumatologists have commonly prescribed glucosamine and chondroitin supplements to relieve joint pain in patients. Many patients buy the supplements ...

Are Parents to Blame for Their Child’s Obesity?

Aug 31, 2010

According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years … but who or what is to blame? Over the past several years, the childhood obesity/child protection issue has eme...

Dealing With Childhood Obesity

Aug 30, 2010

One-third of the nation’s children are carrying too much weight, and researchers are beginning to uncover that medical professionals are leery of proactively discussing weight issues with their pati...

Should Fast-Food Chains Serve Statins?

Aug 16, 2010

Would you like a statin with your fries? British researchers have suggested that fast-food restaurants should hand out complimentary cholesterol lowering medication (in addition to their free condimen...

"Microneedle" Flu Vaccine May Replace Conventional Injections

Aug 12, 2010

A new dissolving microneedle patch may help improve vaccination efforts against influenza compared with traditional needles. This method of vaccination may also allow people without medical traini...

American Diabetes Association 2010 Scientific Sessions

Aug 04, 2010

The American Diabetes Association held its 2010 Annual Scientific Sessions from June 25 to 29 in Orlando. The features below highlight some of the news emerging from the meeting. » Investigational...

Improving Medication Adherence in HIV

Jul 27, 2010

Since the introduction of antiretroviral therapy more than a decade ago, morbidity and mortality among patients infected with HIV has decreased considerably thanks to improved access to care, prophyla...

Improving Quality of Life for Migraineurs

Jul 20, 2010

One of the unmet needs of the migraine population is the identification of individuals who actively require treatment. When migraine is left untreated or inadequately treated, increased medical costs ...

A New Diabetes Screening Tool to Promote Early Detection

Jun 30, 2010

Research has shown that more than 60 million adults in the United States have diagnosed diabetes, undiagnosed diabetes, or prediabetes. “Approximately 30% of diabetes cases are estimated to be undia...

Emerging Drug Options: High Blood Pressure

May 03, 2010

Hypertension affects approximately 70 million Americans and is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It has been estimated that up to 65% of patients with hypertension do not have their bloo...