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Obesity Challenges in Obesity: Reducing the Burden Through Population Health Management

Challenges in Obesity: Reducing the Burden Through Population Health Management

The latest CDC findings show that 40% of US adults and 19% of US children are affected by obesity.

Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders Expert Roundtable: AHA Update on Dietary Fat Intake and CVD Risk

Expert Roundtable: AHA Update on Dietary Fat Intake and CVD Risk

The AHA now recommends replacing both saturated and trans fats with unsaturated fats from vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, and oily fish.

Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders Maternal Deaths in the United States: Sounding a Call to Action

Maternal Deaths in the United States: Sounding a Call to Action

Despite multiple measures and goals to reduce US maternal mortality rates, the latest data suggest the United States is far behind the rest of the world in maternal health care.

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The Effects of Alcohol on The Body's Major Systems

The Effects of Alcohol on The Body's Major Systems

Varying degrees of alcohol consumption affect every major organ system.

The Diagnostic Work-Up of Thyroid Nodules: Ruling out Papillary Thyroid Cancer

The Diagnostic Work-Up of Thyroid Nodules: Ruling out Papillary Thyroid Cancer

The American Thyroid Association recently published updated evidence-based guidelines for diagnosing and managing adults with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid ...

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Abdominal Obesity May Increase All-Cause Mortality With HFpEF

For patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, abdominal obesity is associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality.

Clinical Case: Worsening Palpitations in Setting of Hypertension, Obesity

A man presents to the emergency department having had palpitations for the past week, and he has a medical history of hypertension, obesity, and hyperlipidemia. What's the diagnosis?

Shortcomings of BMI to Define Obesity in Aging Women

Findings indicate that using a BMI cutpoint of 30 may lead to bias in measuring the effects of obesity on health outcomes in postmenopausal women.

Latest in General Endocrinology

FDA: Vitamin B7 May Cause Incorrect Test Results

One patient taking high levels of biotin has died following falsely low troponin test results when a troponin test known to have biotin interference was used.

Vitamind D May Reduce Depressive Symptoms, Cardiac Events

Vitamin D supplement use is linked to reduced depressive symptoms and cardiac events for patients with moderate to severe depressive symptoms.

Serum Vitamin D and Viral Load Linked in MS

Serum vitamin D levels may impact Epstein-Barr virus in people with MS, according to research presented at ECTRIMS-ACTRIMS 2017.

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