Prevention

Addition of Bariatric Surgery to Intensive Medical Therapy More Effective at Resolving T2D Hyperglycemia

Addition of Bariatric Surgery to Intensive Medical Therapy More Effective at Resolving T2D Hyperglycemia

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Bariatric surgery improved outcomes in weight, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, and quality of life compared with intensive medical therapy alone.

Low Vitamin B12 Levels Associated With Long-Term Metformin Use

Low Vitamin B12 Levels Associated With Long-Term Metformin Use

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Researchers found that those at risk for low vitamin B12 levels are often not properly monitored.

Chemopreventive Impact of Metformin and Sulfonylurea in Women With Diabetes

Chemopreventive Impact of Metformin and Sulfonylurea in Women With Diabetes

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An observational study was conducted to assess the effect of metformin vs sulfonylureas on breast cancer risk in women with diabetes.

Physician Opioid Prescribing Practices Linked to Long-Term Patient Use

Physician Opioid Prescribing Practices Linked to Long-Term Patient Use

The top quarter of emergency department doctors prescribed opioids to almost 25% of their patients.

Should Blood Pressure Goals Differ in Patients With and Without Diabetes?

Should Blood Pressure Goals Differ in Patients With and Without Diabetes?

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Aggressive antihypertensive treatment (<130 mm Hg) may not be necessary in patients with diabetes.

2017 Updated Immunization Schedules Released by ACIP

2017 Updated Immunization Schedules Released by ACIP

The recommendations include several updates regarding influenza, HPV, hep B, and pneumococcal among others.

Nutrition and Insulin Management Guidelines for Exercise in Type 1 Diabetes

Nutrition and Insulin Management Guidelines for Exercise in Type 1 Diabetes

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Exercise management for patients with type 1 diabetes should be individualized, depending on insulin concentrations and exercise type/intensity.

Childhood Blood Pressure Trajectory Indicative of Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Childhood Blood Pressure Trajectory Indicative of Cardiovascular Disease Risk

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Blood pressure trajectory monitoring can provide "an important approach" to identify those at high risk of developing hypertension and CVD, according to study investigators.

Intentional Weight Loss in Postmenopausal Women Associated With Reduced Endometrial Cancer RIsk

Intentional Weight Loss in Postmenopausal Women Associated With Reduced Endometrial Cancer RIsk

Weight loss during menopause is associated with a lower risk of endometrial cancer.

How Effective is UV Terminal Room Disinfection for Reducing Nosocomial Infection?

How Effective is UV Terminal Room Disinfection for Reducing Nosocomial Infection?

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Study finds that patients were 10% to 30% less likely to acquire a multidrug-resistant organism or C difficile if enhanced disinfection strategies were used in hospitals.

AHA Scientific Statement: Effects of Meal Timing on CV Health

AHA Scientific Statement: Effects of Meal Timing on CV Health

The American Heart Association releases a new statement suggesting that eating more earlier in the day may be healthier

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