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Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Research has shown that probiotics may help improve insulin resistance, impaired insulin secretion, and metabolic defects associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
An article published recently in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice reviews the mechanisms by which microalbuminuria causes renal and cardiovascular disease. The authors also describe appropriate interventions.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
A review in the online version of Gerontology makes it eminently clear that age-related morbidities often follow hormone-regulated homeostasis changes in later life.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
For obese hyperinsulinemic children, metformin seems to decrease perceived hunger and increase perceived fullness, according to a study published online Dec. 8 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Low-glycemic index diets may not improve cardiovascular risk factors such as insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, and systolic blood pressure, according to research reported in the Dec. 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Digital self-scheduling is set to increase considerably in the next 5 years, according to a report published by Accenture.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
For insulin-treated patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hypoglycemia is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in Diabetes Care.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Under the Affordable Care Act, information must be made available to allow the public to compare physicians, although there are considerable challenges surrounding the development of the physician performance website, Physician Compare. These challenges are addressed in a health policy brief published online Dec. 11 in Health Affairs.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
By Andrew Smith
Yet another large study has found that testosterone replacement therapy is more likely to reduce than increase the risk of major adverse cardiac events.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
With the issuing of the new US Senate report on interrogations, the American Medical Association is reminding physicians of their ethical obligations relating to torture and interrogation.
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The end of the year has a number of significant financial implications that we should not lose sight of in our merriment. And being aware of some of them will allow us to feel better and maybe save some money, even if we are sometimes profligate in our holiday shopping.
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