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Studying the Link Between Exercise and Insulin Sensitivity
Investigators recruited 20 middle-aged and sedentary patients who were at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and subjected them to an 8-week program of walking and cycling. Most of the patients saw significant increases in their insulin sensitivity (and thus significant reductions in their risk of developing T2DM), but insulin sensitivity remained unchanged in a handful of patients.
Asthma Predisposition High Among Children With Food Allergies
The study claims to be “one of the largest primary care cohorts ever assembled to describe epidemiologic characteristics of healthcare provider-diagnosed eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and food allergy.”
New Study Tests Effectiveness of Public Housing Smoking Ban
Previous research showed that non-smoking residents of multi-unit buildings were still at risk due to smoke infiltration: nicotine concentrations were comparable from unit to unit regardless of whether or not the resident smoked.
Depression Contributes to Heart Attack Risk in HIV-Positive People
People with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have a 30% increased risk for acute myocardial infraction (AMI) when compared to non-infected people.
Must-Know Tips for Flying with Pets
August 26 is National Dog Day, and like all family trips, traveling with a dog takes planning. Here are some tips on how to keep your dog, and cat, safe when flying.
5 Easy Ways to Save on Your Cellphone Bill
Let's face it - many of us no longer have a landline. Our mobile phone has become our go-to device for telephony, messaging and mobile access to the internet. So let's talk about 5 easy ways we can save on this expensive but necessary service.
30 Day Mindful Financial Practice with Dr. Wise Money
I've seen and heard about so many inspirational 30-day challenges all over the media, including Facebook, Family Life Radio, even on Pandora. After a decade of physical inactivity, I recently completed the 30-Day Yoga challenge with Adrienne. I feel great! I will continue my yoga practice with more free YouTube videos.
How Are You Rewarding Doctors For Innovating?
Physician employment contracts include many things. But, few actually say anything about how doctor employees would be rewarded for innovating.

Product News

FDA Approves Dual Bronchodilator
FDA Approves Dual Bronchodilator
The US Food and Drug Administration approved a long acting dual bronchodilator.
FDA to Ban Powdered Gloves
Powders used to make it easier to put on surgical gloves can cause asthma in patients and doctors. They can result in adhesions and even tumors in surgical patients. The dangers have been known for years and alternative products are available.
Nasal Powder for Migraine Relief Gets FDA Approval
The FDA has approved sumatriptan nasal powder (Onzetra Xsail/Avanir Pharmaceuticals) for treating of adults suffering from acute migraines with or without aura.
Hep C Drug Approved for Genotypes 1 and 4
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a combination of elbasvir and grazoprevir (Zepatier/Merck) for treatment of adults with chronic hepatitis C infection.
Lung Drug Gets FDA Approval
The US Food and Drug Administration approved selexipag (Uptravi/Actelion Pharmaceuticals US) for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in adults.
FDA Approves Nasal Spray Naxolone
An easy-to-use nasal-spray version of naxolone hydrochloride (Narcan) got rapid FDA approval. It is available only by prescription, but requires no medical training to administer.

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