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Friday, November 21, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Obesity in children is a very complex problem. How children eat and what they believe about food and obesity is largely determined in their family units.
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Kidney donors may have lower 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D and phosphate levels. Their parathyroid hormone levels may be elevated, but with minimal effect on calcium levels.
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Adam Hochron
As children get older their waistlines increasingly show signs of getting wider as well and the problem extends far beyond American students. Doctors around the world are working together to find ways to combat the growing problem.
Friday, November 21, 2014
The effects of trials to improve medication adherence are inconsistent, with few studies of the highest quality demonstrating improvement in both adherence and clinical outcome, according to a review published online Nov. 20 in The Cochrane Library.
Friday, November 21, 2014
A review of evidence supports that ketogenic diets suppress appetite despite weight loss. The research was published online Nov. 17 in Obesity Reviews.
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Adam Hochron
In urban areas like Los Angeles women, particularly young mothers, may not have the money, time, and resources needed to take care of their own health. A new study has looked to find ways to help keep them healthy and also help the overall good of their families and communities as well.
Friday, November 21, 2014
The cost of diabetes care in the United States has increased 48 percent in recent years, climbing to more than $322 billion annually, according to research published in the December issue of Diabetes Care.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
By Adam Hochron
Continuing the discussion of the dangers of energy drinks the topic turns to what parents and the drink manufacturers can do to protect the youngest members of the population.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
By Adam Hochron
With their colorful packaging, energy drinks are a tempting choice for young children who see them as just another option when they are thirsty. For thousands of children, that choice has meant a trip to the doctors or even the emergency room.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
For adults with diabetes and multivessel or left main coronary artery disease, percutaneous coronary intervention is associated with increased likelihood of a composite outcome compared with coronary artery bypass grafting, according to a review and meta-analysis published in the Nov. 18 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
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