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AMA seeks simpler e-prescribing

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Physicians favor research from rich countries

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AHA president suffers heart attack at AHA meeting

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Physicians behaving badly: what are grounds for termination?

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Patients Will Be Asking: Is my heart healthy enough to have sex?

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Patients Will Be Asking: Is kratom safe?

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PTC: which factors predict BRAF V600E false-negative on FNA?

Factors include old age, indeterminate pathology results, and subtype.

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Which salt prevents coronary artery calcification?

Trial compares lanthanum carbonate with calcium carbonate.

Canagliflozin reduces CV events in patients with T2DM and prior CV events | AHA
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Canagliflozin reduces CV events in patients with T2DM and prior CV events | AHA

Primary endpoint was composite of CV death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or nonfatal stroke.

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Evolocumab reduces CV and limb events in peripheral artery disease

Aggressive LDL-C reduction should be considered to reduce risk in this population.

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Recurrent PTC: 18F-FDG PET/CT best used for prognostication

Limited added diagnostic utility for 18F-FDG PET/CT compared with neck CT.

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How frequently should people be screened for diabetes?

Prediction model for individualized screening intervals can be integrated into electronic health records.

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NAFLD: text messaging intervention boosts weight loss

Results of a randomized pilot study.

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Coffee consumption cuts endometrial cancer risk

Results from a dose-response meta-analysis.

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Gestational weight gain is an independent risk factor for LGA in women with DM

Institute of Medicine guidelines on gestational weight gain should be followed.

  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Metab Res Rev
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Diabetes: thiazolidinediones fail to reduce breast cancer risk

Results of a meta-analysis of 1.089 million women with diabetes.

VTE risk may rise with increased TV viewing | AHA
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VTE risk may rise with increased TV viewing | AHA

Risk of developing de novo VTE was 1.7-fold higher in those who reported watching TV ’very often.’

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Diabetes doesn’t hinder PCI success in treating CTO

PCI success rates not worse with diabetes after accounting for prior bypass and disease complexity.

Slow eaters less likely to develop obesity or metabolic syndrome | AHA
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Slow eaters less likely to develop obesity or metabolic syndrome | AHA

Faster eating speed was associated with more weight gain, higher serum glucose, and larger waistline.

Obesity associated with higher degree of synovitis in RA | ACR
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Obesity associated with higher degree of synovitis in RA | ACR

It is important to track patients’ BMI in clinical practice.