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Patients Paying Much More for Specialty Drugs
Many Americans paying less for Rx, but some having to deal with sharp rises in cost of specialty meds
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

FDA Approves Tanzeum for Type 2 Diabetes
To be used in conjunction with diet and exercise
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Health Secretary to Confront Health Care Reform Hurdles
Obama's nominee, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, will seek to burnish ACA's image amid mid-term election fray
Monday, April 14, 2014

Blood Glucose Levels Set for Achieving HbA1c Targets
Average blood glucose levels at premeal, postmeal, bedtime established for achieving HbA1c targets
Friday, April 11, 2014

Parents Feel Limited in Ability to Prevent Child Obesity
Parents feel limited in their ability to take action; favor family-focused activities
Friday, April 11, 2014

Sebelius Stepping Down As HHS Secretary
Tenure was marred by troubled introduction of Affordable Care Act
Friday, April 11, 2014

Prevalence of Childhood Obesity in U.S. Up From 1999
In 2011 to 2012, 17.3 percent of children were obese; 5.9 and 2.1 percent with class 2 and 3 obesity
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills
Reduced use of medical care, early health care reforms may be easing financial worries
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

More Justification Needed for Choosing Wisely Selections
Of the 25 societies evaluated, 60 percent had at least one service included because of higher costs
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Obese Child Incurs Extra $19,000 Lifetime Medical Costs
Finding is in comparison to a normal-weight child who maintains normal weight in adulthood
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Some Doctors Paid at Least $3 Million Each by Medicare
In total, Medicare paid individual physicians nearly $64 billion in 2012
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

NCQA Updates Recognition Standards for Medical Homes
Patient-centered medical homes should focus on care coordination, behavioral health integration
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Lifestyle Intervention Provides Lasting Benefits in IGT
Drop in cardiovascular mortality, all-cause mortality, diabetes incidence in impaired glucose tolerance
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Newly Eligible for Expanded Medicaid Are Healthier
Findings based on comparisons between newly eligible under ACA and pre-ACA enrollees
Monday, April 07, 2014

Vitamin D Supplementation May Be Beneficial in Depression
Review shows no overall effect on symptoms, but may have effect in clinically significant depression
Monday, April 07, 2014

U-Shaped Association for Sodium Intake, Mortality
Consistently reduced risk for all-cause mortality with usual versus low sodium intake
Monday, April 07, 2014

AMA Provides Resources to Aid Physicians' Collections
Resources help address physicians' financial risk during the ACA's 90-day premium grace period
Friday, April 04, 2014

Maternal Insulin Sensitivity Linked to Fetal Brain Activity
Negative link for maternal insulin sensitivity, fetal response latency 60 minutes after glucose ingestion
Friday, April 04, 2014

Anti-Inflammatory Benefits for CKD Seen With Walking
Regular walking exercise is safe with regard to immune and inflammatory responses
Friday, April 04, 2014

Interarm BP Difference May Up Cardiac Risk in Diabetes
Interarm differences in systolic blood pressure linked to increased risk of morbidity and mortality
Thursday, April 03, 2014

Half of Uninsured Don't Intend to Sign Up for Health Coverage
Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows most respondents unaware of March 31 deadline
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

ACEIs, Not ARBs, Reduce Cardiac Mortality in Diabetes
No reduction in all-cause, cardiovascular mortality with angiotensin II receptor blockers
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Lack of Clear Evidence for Health Benefits of Vitamin D
Second review suggests increased risk of death for lowest versus highest levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Seven+ Daily Portions of Fruit, Vegetables Cut Mortality
Reductions in all-cause, cancer, cardiovascular mortality for consumption of seven+ portions/day
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

CMS: Medicare Beneficiaries Saved $3.9B on Meds in 2013
In addition to savings on prescription drugs, preventive service use up for Medicare beneficiaries
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Nearly One-Third of Initial Prescriptions Remain Unfilled
Primary prescription nonadherence is common among primary care patients
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Adverse Cardiometabolic Profile With Postpartum Weight Gain
By one-year postpartum, adverse profile for women who don't lose weight between three and 12 months
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

'White Coat Effect' Is Smaller for Nurses Than Doctors
Mean blood pressures lower for nurses compared to readings made by doctors at same visit
Friday, March 28, 2014

NCHS Estimates Health Insurance Coverage for 2013
At time of interview, 14.5 percent uninsured; 10.8 percent uninsured for more than one year
Thursday, March 27, 2014

1 in 25 Inpatients Has Health Care-Associated Infection Daily
Common device-associated infections seem to be decreasing, accounting for 25 percent of infections
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

White House Extends Affordable Care Act Enrollment Deadline
Applicants need to check a box on HealthCare.gov website to gain added time, report says
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Americans Seem Unprepared for Health Insurance Exchanges
Half the population do not know about exchanges; 42 percent unable to correctly describe deductible
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Practices Can Take Steps to Improve Care Transitions
Financial incentives exist, including reimbursement and avoiding hospital readmissions
Friday, March 21, 2014

Large Waist Size Ups Risk of Premature Mortality
Obesity-related mortality associated with large waist even in those with normal body mass index
Friday, March 21, 2014

Personality Measures in Young Patients Predict Later Health
Personality ratings useful regardless of differences in level of acquaintance of informant
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Rx Expenditures Expected to Rise in 2014
2013 pharmaceutical spending slowed 0.7 percent, compared to 2012
Monday, March 17, 2014

Insurers Must Offer Same-Sex Couples Spousal Benefits
Insurers must offer same-sex couples same spousal benefits as heterosexual couples
Monday, March 17, 2014

Chronic Hyperglycemia Tied to Worse Surgical Outcomes
Findings show poor glycemic control is tied to longer hospital stays for noncardiac surgery
Friday, March 14, 2014

Improving EHR Interoperability Is a National Priority: HHS
Interoperability necessary to achieve the benefits of EHR infrastructure adoption
Friday, March 14, 2014

Gestational Diabetes Ups Risk of Early Atherosclerosis
History of gestational diabetes mellitus may be a marker for early atherosclerosis in women
Friday, March 14, 2014

CDC: Most Alcohol-Linked Deaths Occur Among Working-Age Adults
States lose thousands of people in their prime years, report finds
Friday, March 14, 2014

Health Education Not Routinely Provided to Patients
Physician assistants, nurse practitioners more often provide education than physicians
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oldest Old at High Risk for Insulin-Related Hypoglycemia
Patients 80 years or older more likely to visit the ER and be hospitalized for insulin-related errors
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Info, Motivation, Behavioral Skill Affect Med Adherence
Study suggests Information-Motivation-Behavioral skills model applicable to diabetes
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Discrepancies ID'd in Studies on ClinicalTrials.gov, Journals
Nearly all clinical trials have at least one discrepancy in cohort, intervention, or results
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Medicare Drug Plan Changes Withdrawn by White House
Proposal met heavy resistance from patient groups
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

White House: More Than Four Million Have Signed Up for ACA
Enrollment period for coverage in 2014 ends March 31 for most Americans
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

For Obese Teens, Sleep Duration Predicts Cardiometabolic Risk
Inverse and independent correlation for total sleep time with cardiometabolic risk score
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Keeping Salaries Secret Harms Worker Performance
Secret salaries decrease employees' perception that performance increase is tied to pay increase
Monday, March 10, 2014

Consultant Offers Tips for Evaluating Staff Pay
Geographic factors, professional determinations, and state labor laws all factor into discussions
Monday, March 10, 2014

AMA Grants Curriculum Efforts to Address Health Disparities
Initiatives focus on underserved populations, workforce diversity, and population health
Friday, March 07, 2014

In STEMI, Hyperglycemia Tied to Larger Myocardial Area-at-Risk
Exenatide treatment correlates with increased salvage index, independent of glucose level
Friday, March 07, 2014

Relative Value Units Useful In Evaluating Practice Finances
RVU calculations can help determine physician compensation, benchmark reimbursement
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Web-Based Mental Health Screening Feasible, Acceptable
Routine screening administered to patients waiting for appointments IDs anxiety, depression
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Alcohol, Especially Wine, May Reduce CV Risk in Diabetes
Benefits observed for moderate consumption, but risk is increased for heavy consumption
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Value-Based Insurance Plans Can Up Rx Adherence
Along with lower cost sharing, plans target high-risk patients, use mail-order drugs
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Gap in Regulatory Coverage Affects 5 to 16 Percent of Trials
Nineteen to 24 percent of trials are overlap trials, which study drugs, devices and have federal funding
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

WHO Program Improves U.S. Medical Facility Hand Hygiene
Higher hand hygiene score with higher staffing ratio of infection preventionists
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Women-Specific Research Is Still Inadequate
Women underrepresented in research; many studies fail to report sex-specific outcomes
Monday, March 03, 2014

CMS: No More Delays to ICD-10 Implementation Deadline
CMS Administrator claims CMS will be ready for ICD-10 conversion by October deadline
Monday, March 03, 2014

Low Vitamin D Tied to Markers of Inflammation in Elderly
Sufficient vitamin D may be required for optimal immune function, authors say
Friday, February 28, 2014

Going Live With EHR Leads to Frustrations, Productivity Hit
Medical Economics offers some real-world suggestions, best practices to minimize stress
Friday, February 28, 2014

Higher Child BMI in Areas With Higher-Priced Fruits, Vegetables
Higher food prices not associated with food insecurity
Friday, February 28, 2014

Hospital Size, Market Share Affect Inpatient Care Prices
Higher-price hospitals generally score well on reputational indicators
Friday, February 28, 2014

Becoming Disabled May Up Risk of Developing Diabetes
Functional decline at any level is associated with increased risk of diabetes among older adults
Friday, February 28, 2014

Stethoscopes Contaminated After Single Physical Exam
Contamination level of stethoscope similar to parts of physician's dominant hand
Friday, February 28, 2014

FDA's New Food Labels Would Focus on Calories, Sugar Content
Another goal: give consumers a better understanding of realistic serving sizes
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Experts Offer Tips to Avoid Closing Practice to New Patients
Improvements to practice management processes can ease waits, accommodate new patients
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Prevalence of Obesity Remains High in the United States
No significant changes in prevalence of obesity in youth or adults between 2003-2004 and 2011-2012
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Review Examines Incretin-Based Drug, Pancreatic Safety Link
Extensive review of trials, studies by FDA, EMA find data do not support causal association
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Review: AHA Should Include Depression As Risk Factor in ACS
Evidence shows consistent link for depression, adverse outcomes in acute coronary syndrome
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Low-Normal TSH Deemed Risk Factor for Depression in Elderly
More concurrent depression, risk of developing depressive syndrome up with low-normal TSH
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Review: Vegetarian Diet Linked to Lower Blood Pressure
Review of clinical trials and observational studies shows consistent decrease in systolic, diastolic BP
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hysterectomy and Ovary Removal Linked to Diabetes Development
After adjustment, risk of diabetes up for women with both hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Not All Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients Get Appropriate Tx
About one in five not receiving angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, receptor blockers per guidelines
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Doctors Pleased With Congress' Medicare Payment Agreement
Repeal of SGR marks transition to value and quality-based reimbursement
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Doctors Slower to Prescribe HTN Meds to Younger Patients
Study found age was a factor in how quickly patients got treatment
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

More Than Seven Million Patient Record Breaches in 2013
Breaches of protected health information up 137.7 percent; most breaches due to theft
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Prognosis Worse for Secondary Versus Primary Thyroid Cancers
Adolescents and young adults who develop secondary thyroid cancer have decreased survival
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Vitamin Prevention of CVD, CA
Final recommendation shows insufficient evidence to assess benefits and harms of multivitamins
Monday, February 24, 2014

Quality Measures Data Added to Physician Compare Website
Measures include controlling blood glucose and blood pressure in patients with diabetes
Monday, February 24, 2014

London's Bike Sharing Program Has Health Benefits
Benefits clearer for men than for women, and for older users
Monday, February 24, 2014

Distinct Effects for Excess Saturated vs Polyunsaturated Fat
Saturated promotes hepatic, visceral fat storage; polyunsaturated may promote lean tissue
Monday, February 24, 2014

'Epidemic of Diagnosis' Driving Thyroid Cancer Rates Up
Almost three-fold increase in incidence of thyroid cancer, but death rates stable from 1975 to 2009
Monday, February 24, 2014

Obese Patients Affected by Perceived Judgment of Doctor
Those who feel judged are more likely to attempt weight loss, but not more likely to be successful
Monday, February 24, 2014

FDA to Step Up Oversight of Indian Drug Makers
More inspectors planned as India emerges as growing source of pharmaceuticals
Monday, February 24, 2014

Patient-Centered Medical Homes Cut Care Costs
Findings based on analysis of 20 recently published peer-reviewed studies
Friday, February 21, 2014

A Call for Epidemiologists to Study Food Contact Chemicals
Tie between migration of packaging chemicals into food and chronic disease needs ID'ing, authors say
Friday, February 21, 2014

Novel Protocol Calculates Energy Needs, Physical Activity Ratio
PAR protocol validated in a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults
Friday, February 21, 2014

Unfilled Hospital Openings for Doctors Growing, Survey Finds
Shortages in hospitals also seen for advanced practitioners and nurses
Thursday, February 20, 2014

ACC, AHA Releases Heart Disease, Stroke App for Docs
Mobile and web-based tool estimates 10-year, lifetime risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Before Implementation, Full EHR Cost Needs Consideration
Costs of training, facilities, infrastructure and variables affecting these categories must be ID'd
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Smoking Cessation Leads to Better Mental Health
Improvements observed in both healthy and clinical populations
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve
Can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Online Ratings Do Affect Patient Choice of Physician
Whether or not physician accepts insurance plan remains top decider in selecting physician
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Direct-to-Consumer Genomic Testing Concerns Explored
Concerns include lack of evidence for association studies being appropriate as screening tests
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fitness, Not Fatness, Linked to Mortality in Prediabetes
Unfit individuals have increased risk of all-cause, cardiovascular mortality, regardless of adiposity
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Higher Food Prices Linked With Higher Blood Sugar Levels
Findings in people with type 2 diabetes, especially those with low income
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Non-Traditional Office Hours Can Reap Big Financial Benefits
Once practice overhead costs are met, patients seen in extended hours increase profitability
Monday, February 17, 2014

AAFP: Telemedicine Can Help With Increased Demand for Docs
Telemedicine can save time for patients, reduce ER visits, allow docs to see more patients
Monday, February 17, 2014

Most Patients Hospitalized With Flu Are Unvaccinated
23.6 percent of hospitalized patients vaccinated; rate even lower among those requiring ICU care
Monday, February 17, 2014

Coffee Consumption Linked With Reduced Risk of Diabetes
Association found for both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee
Monday, February 17, 2014

Stellate Ganglion Blockade Cuts Menopause Symptoms
Nerve blockage with bupivacaine cuts frequency of moderate to very severe vasomotor symptoms
Friday, February 14, 2014

Type 2 Diabetes Usually Develops in Stably Overweight
Three patterns of obesity ID'd prior to diabetes development; stably overweight most common
Thursday, February 13, 2014

CMS Extends 2013 Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline
Deadline extended, allowing providers to submit data for 2013 reporting year through March 31, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Congress Agrees on Legislation to Replace SGR Formula
New legislation emphasizes quality over quantity, with merit-based incentives
Thursday, February 13, 2014

ICD-10 Implementation Likely to Be Financial Disaster
Letter from AMA to HHS voices concerns over higher-than-expected costs of implementation
Thursday, February 13, 2014

CDC: More Americans Getting Blood Pressure Under Control
Almost two-thirds of those enrolled in health plans have been properly treated, but more must be done
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Nears 3.3 Million
About one-quarter of those signed up are now young adults, report shows
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Health Benefits for Condemnation of Behavior, Not Self
Negative health outcomes for patients who have physician interaction involving self-condemnation
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Gestational Age Inversely Linked to Insulin Levels at Birth
Similar link for insulin levels in childhood, but attenuated after adjustment for postnatal weight gain
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

FDA to Investigate Saxagliptin for Possible Heart Failure Risk
Marketed as Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR, appears to have no effect on heart attack or stroke risk
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Peer-Led Healthy Living School Intervention Deemed Effective
Effective for reducing central adiposity and improving knowledge of healthy living behaviors
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mid-Sized Companies Get Extra Year to Comply With ACA
Government sets up new deadlines for three sizes of companies
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Guidelines Issued for Managing Hospital Medicine Groups
Assessment guide comprises 10 principles and 47 characteristics for effective HMG management
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Perceived Control Reduces Mortality Risk for Lesser Educated
But similar effect not observed for higher educated individuals
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Residents Concerned About Lack of Time With Patients
Most residents agree that care coordination could improve chronic disease management
Monday, February 10, 2014

New Rule Allows Patients to Access Laboratory Test Results
Final rule allows patient or personal representative to access results directly from the laboratory
Monday, February 10, 2014

Obese Men More Likely to Have Colon Polyps
Obese individuals have increased odds of having three or more polyps, tubular adenomas
Monday, February 10, 2014

Yogurt Intake Linked With Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Consumption of low-fat, fermented dairy products associated with decreased risk of type 2 diabetes
Monday, February 10, 2014

Mediterranean Diet Has Cardiac Benefits in Young, Active Men
Greater adherence to dietary pattern inversely linked to metabolic syndrome, LDL, weight gain
Thursday, February 06, 2014

BP Patterns in Young Adulthood Predict Later Atherosclerosis
Higher blood pressure levels linked with increased risk of coronary artery calcification in middle age
Thursday, February 06, 2014

ICD-10 Transition May Impact Practice Cash Flow
Organizations may not yet understand the impact that ICD-10 will have on their businesses
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Choosing Wisely Tips Should Prompt Doc-Patient Discussion
Recommendations can form a starting point for conversations about cost, appropriate testing
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

FDA: There's Still Time for Patients to Get a Flu Shot
Younger adults seem at risk this year, FDA says
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

EHR Use During Patient Visit May Mean Missed Non-Verbal Cues
Physician-patient eye gaze patterns differ with use of electronic health records versus paper charts
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products
Says sale of cigarettes is inconsistent with a pharmacy's mission
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Dietary Counseling Has Little Effect After Gastric Bypass
Nutrient intake improves but remains inadequate in many patients
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Parents Often Underestimate Children's Weight Status
More than 50 percent of parents of overweight or obese children underestimate their weight
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Intensive BP Reduction Doesn't Prevent Cognitive Decline
Findings in older patients with existing type 2 diabetes mellitus
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

FDA Approves Continuous Glucose Monitoring System for Children
However, device doesn't perform as well in children as in adults, FDA says
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Online Medical Records Trump Colleagues As Docs' Info Source
Doctors are exposed to online medical records, prescribing software more than 200 times/year
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

IVF and Genetic Testing Used to Avoid Prion Disease
Embryos selected without mutation in a woman with a family history of the disease
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Strategies ID'd for Cutting Sodium in Restaurant Meals
Strategies include use of menu certification programs, restaurateur training, incentivization
Monday, February 03, 2014

Health Reform Differs Across States: Report
Five states play no role in federal marketplace, Medicaid expansion, or insurance reform
Monday, February 03, 2014

Parity After Fertility Evaluation Impacts Relationship
Women undergoing evaluation who do not have a child more likely to divorce or end cohabitation
Friday, January 31, 2014

Intensive Lifestyle Reverses Glucose Abnormalities in Youth
Findings based on youth participating in the Yale Bright Bodies Healthy Lifestyle Program
Friday, January 31, 2014

Osteoporosis/Osteopenia Prevalent in Chronic Pancreatitis
Nearly two-thirds of patients with chronic pancreatitis have either osteoporosis or osteopenia
Friday, January 31, 2014

Four-Stage Model Developed to Prevent Young Adult Weight Gain
Model identified factors of high priority to young adults, environmental supports for healthful lifestyle
Friday, January 31, 2014

Improving Infection Control Could Mean No More White Coats
Infection control experts issue guidance on health professionals' attire
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Higher Odds of Teen Obesity for Overweight Kindergartners
Overweight 5-year-olds four times as likely as normal-weight children to become obese
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Marital History and Support Linked to Bone Health
Marital disruption impairs bone health in men; marital support linked to high BMD in women
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Businesses Urge Change to ACA's Insurance Mandate
House panel members spar over claim that provision of health-reform law is a 'job killer'
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

High Estradiol Levels Linked to Dementia in Women
Risk even higher in women who also have diabetes
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Risk of Flu-Linked Hospitalization Up for Adults With Diabetes
Increase in all-cause hospitalization; no increase in flu-like illness, pneumonia and flu
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Insurance Eligibility Headaches Expected With ACA
Practices expected to face influx of newly insured patients, possibly without insurance ID cards
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

BMI Thresholds Predict Metabolic Syndrome in Teens
CDC thresholds better for boys, while FGram standards performed better for girls
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Role of Vitamin D in Disease Prevention Is Uncertain
Meta-analysis shows that widespread supplementation does not improve health outcomes
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Circulating Uric Acid May Play Protective Role in Obesity
Affects non-enzymatic antioxidant capacity, markers of oxidative stress, but not insulin sensitivity
Monday, January 27, 2014

Costs Cut With Workplace Wellness Disease Management
Lifestyle management component may not yield same health care cost reductions
Monday, January 27, 2014

FDA Wants to Update Food Labels
Goal is a better informed public
Monday, January 27, 2014

Financial Value Overrides Health in Supersized Food Buys
Health cues can help overcome the impact of perceived supersized pricing justification
Friday, January 24, 2014

Online Fitness Tool Users Want Images Similar to Themselves
Findings based on recommendations from young overweight African-American women
Friday, January 24, 2014

Most Patients at Diabetes Risk Consider Themselves Healthy
Although most docs discuss weight and physical activity, these factors are at lowest at-goal rates
Friday, January 24, 2014

Medical Staff Performance Goals Should Be Clear, Attainable
Staff performance reviews should involve public praise, private reprimand
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bisphenol A Exposure Cost $3 Billion in 2008
Removing bisphenol A from all food uses could potentially save nearly $2 billion
Thursday, January 23, 2014

ALA: Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates
American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Legitimacy of Publishing Pharma-Funded Research Queried
Researchers present arguments for and against stopping publication of industry-funded research
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

CDC: Use of Infertility Services Declining in the United States
Twelve percent of women or their partners ever used infertility services from 2006 to 2010
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Chinese Herb Capsule May Help Reduce Progression to Diabetes
Tianqi mixture of 10 herbs safe and effective for reducing incidence of T2DM in subjects with IGT
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

PCP Practices Not Well Organized for Providing Energy Balance Care
About one-quarter report regularly assessing BMI, providing counseling, and tracking progress
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease
Benefits seen for Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ACA Impact on Primary Practice May Depend on Location
Practices in states with expanded Medicaid may see more new, chronically ill patients
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Researchers Examine FDA Decision Making Processes
Analyses show variation in quality-of-evidence; reliance on premarket approval; reasons for delays
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

More Federal Funding of Health Centers Mitigates Access Issues
Findings among low-income, uninsured adults from 2002 to 2007
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Medication Synchronization Program Ups Adherence
Community pharmacy-based program projects increase of 20 med fills per patient per year
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Multiple Medications Increase Odds of Hospital Admission
Link modified by number of long-term conditions, with reduced effect for multiple conditions
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Data Support Sedentary Time, Mortality Link for Older Women
Linear relationship between higher amounts of sedentary time, mortality risk
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Diet-Beverage Intake Up for Obese, Overweight Adults
However, they consume more solid-food calories and have comparable calorie intake
Monday, January 20, 2014

Markers Other Than HbA1c Useful for Monitoring Diabetes
Fructosamine and glycated albumin measure short-term glycemic control
Monday, January 20, 2014

CDC: About 42.1 Million Adults Smoke in the United States
Rates higher among males, the young, poor, and those living in the South or Midwest
Friday, January 17, 2014

Genetic Factors Conferring Diabetes Don't Affect Progression
Increased rate of diabetes progression associated with increased triacylglyceride, low HDL
Friday, January 17, 2014

PAs, NPs Are Effective in Team-Based Diabetes Care
Populations served, goals important to consider in defining roles on care teams
Friday, January 17, 2014

State Insurance Marketplaces Boost Outreach Efforts
Educating the uninsured, especially young adults, is a priority, executives say
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Reliable Emotion Words ID'd to Assess Patient Experience
Word set can be used in experience-based design questionnaires for patient care
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Long-Term Cervical/Vaginal CA, Death Risk Up With Treated CIN3
Women previously treated for CIN3 have long-term elevated risk of invasive cancer and mortality
Thursday, January 16, 2014

NCPA: Access to Controlled Substances Often Delayed
Most pharmacists report three or more delays in past 18 months, usually lasting at least one week
Thursday, January 16, 2014

FDA Warns Against Rx With High Levels of Acetaminophen
Agency recommends that physicians cease prescriptions of drugs in excess of 325 mg
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Exposure to Some Phthalates Fell in the Last Decade
May be associated with bans on their use
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

School-Based Food, Drink Commercialism Still High
Study authors call for clear, enforceable nutritional standards for all foods, drinks marketed in schools
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Weight Stigma May Have Negative Consequences
Self-perceived obese women exposed to weight-stigmatizing article consume more calories
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

USPSTF Recommends GDM Screening After 24 Weeks
Insufficient evidence to evaluate benefits and harms of screening before 24 weeks
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Socioeconomic Disparities Increasing in Teen Obesity
Overall prevalence of obesity stable but increase seen in teens with low socioeconomic status
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Avocado at Lunch Cuts Hunger in Overweight Adults
Further study warranted for effects of avocado intake on weight management and insulin response
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

More Than Two Million People Have Signed Up for ACA Coverage
Nearly one in four are young adults, a demographic key to the program's success
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Wednesday Is Deadline for Feb. 1 Coverage Under ACA
Uninsured Americans can still sign up for 2014 coverage through March 31
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Nut Intake Inversely Linked to Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome
Frequency of nut intake inversely associated with obesity; weaker link for metabolic syndrome
Monday, January 13, 2014

Testosterone Often Initiated in Men With Normal Levels
Dramatic increase in testing and supplementation occurred in the last decade in the United States
Monday, January 13, 2014

Early BPA Exposure May Up Subsequent Prostate Cancer Risk
In vivo BPA exposure tied to increased incidence of prostate intraepithelial neoplasia, adenocarcinoma
Monday, January 13, 2014

CMS: New Rule Proposed for Contract Year 2015
Rule will strengthen protections, up health care quality, cut costs in Medicare Advantage, Part D
Monday, January 13, 2014

Calories, Fat, Sodium in Restaurant Meals Quantified
Nutritional value of adult meal 1,495 kcal, 28 g saturated fat, 3,512 mg sodium, 11 g fiber
Monday, January 13, 2014

ACP Introduces Free 'High Value Care' Case Studies
Five topics in interactive case studies include avoiding unnecessary testing, safe prescribing
Friday, January 10, 2014

Female Conveners Up Number of Women at Scientific Symposia
Number of invited female speakers increases by 72 percent compared with all-male conveners
Friday, January 10, 2014

CMS: Low Growth for National Health Expenditures in 2012
Low growth in private health insurance spending, Medicare and Medicaid spending
Friday, January 10, 2014

EHR Use Linked to Doc-Reported Enhanced Patient Care
Use of EHRs that meet Meaningful Use criteria, longer EHR experience linked to reported benefits
Friday, January 10, 2014

FDA Approves Farxiga for Type 2 Diabetes
To be used along with proper diet and exercise
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Administrative Demands Hurt Patient-Doctor Relationship
Extensive charting, preauthorizations, high volumes all cut time doctors spend with patients
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Smoking Rates Still Low for Most Health Care Professionals
Pattern persists with rates lowest in physicians (2 percent), highest in LPNs (25 percent)
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Experts Say Paleo Diet Is Worst, DASH Diet Is Best
From 2014 "Best Diets List" via U.S. News & World Report
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

AAFP Backs FDA Tentative Trans Fats Determination
In letter to FDA, AAFP supports finding that partially hydrogenated oils are not safe for use in food
Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Mediterranean Diet + Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Cuts Diabetes Risk
Dietary changes without weight loss reduce risk among adults at high risk of cardiovascular disease
Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Non-White Physicians Provide Disproportionate Minority Care
Non-white physicians care for more than half of minority patients, non-English speakers
Monday, January 06, 2014

Slower Eating Reduces Hunger but Not Necessarily Intake
Significantly cuts caloric intake in the normal-weight, but not in the overweight/obese
Monday, January 06, 2014

Health Law Calls for Calorie Counts on Vending Machines
Rules currently being crafted as part of the final phase of the Affordable Care Act
Monday, January 06, 2014

AMA Details Top Five Federal Issues for 2014
Issues include repeal of SGR, full implementation of ACA, roll out of ICD-10 code set
Monday, January 06, 2014

Over 100 New Accountable Care Organizations Formed
New ACOs will provide high-quality coordinated care access for ~1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries
Friday, January 03, 2014

Hypothyroidism Not Tied to Cognitive Impairment in Aged
Authors urge validation in another cohort and over a longitudinal period
Friday, January 03, 2014

Increasing BMI Tied to Steady Increase in Health Care Costs
Cardiovascular disease was associated with the largest dollar increase per unit increase in BMI
Thursday, January 02, 2014

CDC: Updated Guidance for HBV Vaccination for Health Workers
All should be vaccinated and undergo serologic testing
Thursday, January 02, 2014

Troubled Launch of ACA Tops Health News for 2013
Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Extra Steps Urged for Regulating Compounding Pharmacies
Drug Quality and Security Act is a start, but leaves several gaps that need filling
Monday, December 30, 2013

Alendronate Reduces Adjacent-Level Vertebral Fractures
For females with osteoporosis, annual rate 1.2 percent with alendronate, 2.5 percent with placebo
Monday, December 30, 2013

Nortriptyline Doesn't Provide Gastroparesis Symptom Relief
Findings based on 15-week trial comparing nortriptyline to placebo for idiopathic gastroparesis
Monday, December 30, 2013

High Fiber, Fruit/Vegetable Intake Cuts Stroke Risk in T2DM
Linked to reduced risk of stroke, not coronary heart disease, in Japanese with type 2 diabetes
Monday, December 30, 2013

Surge in Federal Health Insurance Exchange Enrollments
More than one million people have signed up for coverage under Affordable Care Act
Monday, December 30, 2013

Daily Walking Linked to Decreased Cardiovascular Risk
Findings among adults with impaired glucose tolerance and at high cardiovascular risk
Friday, December 27, 2013

Black Women Lose Less Weight Despite Similar Dieting, Exercise
Compared with white women, black women have lower energy requirements
Friday, December 27, 2013

Odds of Uncontrolled and Unreported HTN Up for Blacks
And higher odds of self-reported HTN in black women versus men
Friday, December 27, 2013

Performance-Enhancing Drug Use Widespread in U.S.
Use of PEDs more widespread than thought; can have adverse health consequences
Friday, December 27, 2013

Physician Pay Increasingly Tied to Quality Metrics
Trend expected to accelerate as reimbursement shifts towards performance-based pay
Thursday, December 26, 2013

ACA Success Hinges on Young Adult Enrollment
Uncertainty lingers on the willingness, ability of young adults to enroll in marketplaces, Medicaid
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Impact of Planned Medicaid Expansion Discussed
Could help close substantial gaps in U.S. health care safety net if all states elect to expand
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Earlier Adiposity Rebound Linked to Metabolic Syndrome
Adiposity rebound before age 4 tied to higher BMI, lipoprotein phenotype suggesting insulin resistance
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Emphasizing Environmental Causes of Obesity Is Motivating
Acknowledging personal responsibility, environmental factors may motivate engagement
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Toxic Employees Are Damaging to Medical Practices
Performance reviews allow managers to discuss toxic behaviors and demand improvement
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Exercise Counteracts Metabolic Effects of Short-Term Overeating
Effects counteracted by 45 minutes of vigorous exercise daily
Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Public Tends to Follow Celebrities Even on Medical Issues
Health care providers need to take phenomenon seriously and counter bogus advice
Monday, December 23, 2013

Many Patients With Diabetes Not Getting Needed Eye Care
Less than half of those with diabetic macular edema were told that their eyes were affected
Monday, December 23, 2013

Burden of Heart Disease, Stroke Quantified in United States
In 2010, one in three deaths caused by CVD; costs estimated at $315.4 billion
Monday, December 23, 2013

Free Preventive Services for >25 Million Medicare Beneficiaries
Due to ACA, >25.4 million Original beneficiaries received at least one free preventive service in 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013

High Patient Satisfaction With Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Positive reports of patient-centered measures correlate with reports of high-quality care
Friday, December 20, 2013

New Rule May Exempt Many From Health Plan Penalty
People in cancelled policies can buy coverage under last-minute revision to ACA
Friday, December 20, 2013

Weight Loss Provides Lasting Cardiometabolic Benefit
After 24 months, LDL-C, CRP, insulin, triglycerides down for those with ≥10 percent body weight loss
Friday, December 20, 2013

Evidence-Based Guidelines Issued for Hypertension Management
BP goal of 150/90 mm Hg for patients aged 60 or older; 140/90 mm Hg for younger patients
Friday, December 20, 2013

Fat, Protein Impact Postprandial Glucose Excursion in T1DM
Protein/fat with carbs delays postprandial hyperglycemia; high protein reduces hypoglycemia
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Antiviral Treatment Benefits Patients With Diabetes
HCV treatment may lower risk of end-stage renal disease, stroke, acute coronary syndrome
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Metformin Tied to Modest BMI Reduction in Obese Children
Review provides moderate-strength evidence of reduction in BMI from baseline at six months
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Older Women Spend Two-Thirds of Waking Time Sedentary
More than 65 percent of waking hours spent in sedentary behavior; usually short bouts
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Acupuncture Treatments Lead to Short-Term Weight Loss
No significant difference seen between acupuncture at five ear points, Hunger point only
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Few Residency Programs Teach Cost-Conscious Medicine
Despite perceived role in limiting increasing health care costs, few residents know costs of tests
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

CDC Highlights Achievements of 2013, Goals for 2014
Top achievements include getting >100,000 smokers to quit; cut in health care facility-linked infections
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Funding for Medical Communication Firms Analyzed
May receive substantial support from pharmaceutical, medical device companies
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline to End Payments to Prescribing Doctors
Pharmaceutical giant first drug maker to adopt such a policy, report says
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Oral Multivitamin, Multimineral Safe, Not Effective After MI
Findings in cohort of older patients with history of myocardial infarction
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Physician Access Challenges Up for Those With Public Insurance
Second study notes that 14.6 percent of people in U.S. were uninsured in first half of 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

FDA Questions Effectiveness, Safety of Antibacterial Soap
Proposed rule requires manufacturers to submit trial data showing benefit versus regular soap
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Many Physicians Will Stop Practicing Due to ACA
Nearly three-quarters believe that ACA will negatively impact compensation
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Bills for SGR Repeal Pass Senate, House Committees
Near unanimous bipartisan votes from Senate Finance, House Ways and Means Committees
Monday, December 16, 2013

Determinants of Patient Loyalty to Provider Identified
More than 15 percent of patients at high risk for leaving their current physician, practice
Monday, December 16, 2013

New Rule Tweaks Affordable Care Act Deadline
Insurers pressed for flexibility on premium payments, coverage
Friday, December 13, 2013

Study Quantifies Male Dominance in Scientific Production
Women account for <30 percent of fractionalized authorships; similar pattern in first authorships
Friday, December 13, 2013

Race Affects Risk of Dementia in Older Diabetes Patients
Age-adjusted risk of dementia highest among Native-Americans and African-Americans
Friday, December 13, 2013

Outdoor Recess Ups Quantity, Intensity of Physical Activity
Findings based on measurements in urban public school students during recess outdoors, indoors
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CDC: Health Insurance Among Young Increased After ACA
Extension of dependent health coverage in 2010 has increased private coverage, decreased gaps
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CMS Finalizes 2014 Physician Payment Rates, Policies
Include provision to support care management outside of routine office interaction
Monday, December 09, 2013

Meta-Analysis: Healthier Diet Patterns Do Cost More
Comparing extremes of food-based patterns, healthier diets cost about $1.50 more per day
Monday, December 09, 2013

Issues Surround Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
Issues include methodology for determining expected readmission rates, computing penalties
Friday, December 06, 2013

Eye Care Use Low Among Low-Income Blacks With Diabetes
Utilization particularly low for young patients
Friday, December 06, 2013

Serum 25(OH)D Marker of Ill Health, Not Causative Agent
Links seen between 25(OH)D concentration and health outcomes; supplementation has little effect
Friday, December 06, 2013

Final Rule Aims to Lower Costs, Simplify Outpatient Payments
CMS introducing single outpatient visit code; payments will be packaged into single payment
Friday, December 06, 2013

Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Gestational Diabetes
CYP24A1 protein production, mRNA expression up in placental tissue from women with GDM
Thursday, December 05, 2013

Handoff Program Cuts Medical Errors, Adverse Events
Multifaceted program at children's hospital also increases physician time spent at patient bedside
Thursday, December 05, 2013

AMA's RUC Committee to Work on Improving Transparency
New means to be used to survey physicians to better determine value of procedures
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Health Reform in Mass. Didn't Change ICU Utilization
Health care reform in Massachusetts did correlate with reduction in ICU patients without insurance
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Investment Program Can Cut Global Health Disparities by 2035
Framework focuses on reducing maternal, child, infectious deaths; 10 million deaths averted by 2035
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Central Adiposity May Blunt Metabolism, Worsen Weight Gain
At BMI greater than 29.5, awake and fed thermogenesis is inversely related to body adiposity
Tuesday, December 03, 2013

FDA Starts Regulating Compounding Pharmacies
New process designed to make specialty drugs safer for patients
Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Volunteering Overseas Revives Physicians' Outlooks
Volunteer experiences often boost personal fulfillment, professional esteem
Monday, December 02, 2013

Diabetes, Cardiac Risk Up for Metabolically Healthy Obese
Risk of incident diabetes, cardiovascular disease also up for metabolically unhealthy normal weight
Monday, December 02, 2013

Racial Disparities Persist in Diabetes Care Outcomes
Black patients lag in recommended care even in setting of patient-centered medical home
Monday, December 02, 2013

Age at First Childbirth Influences Later Diabetes Risk
Childbirth at ≤19 years independently linked to increased odds of diabetes post menopause
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Normal Weight Obesity Ups Cardiac Deaths in Older Adults
Increased risk for cardiovascular mortality independent of BMI and central fat distribution
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Practices Should Start Preparing for Transition to ICD-10
Point-person should be appointed within practice; staff training also recommended
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Optimal Testosterone Levels Tied to Survival in Older Men
Men with non-optimal levels tend to have higher all-cause, ischemic heart disease mortality
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

FDA to Lift Restrictions on Diabetes Drug Avandia
Not all experts are happy with granting wider access to the troubled medication, however
Monday, November 25, 2013

Family Doc Finds Mid-Level Providers Increase Revenue
Case study describes substantial increase in doctor take-home pay with addition of mid-levels
Monday, November 25, 2013

Testosterone Therapy Doesn't Worsen Urinary Symptoms
About 30 percent of men experience an AUA symptoms index improvement of 3 or more points
Monday, November 25, 2013

American Medical Groups Protesting Physician Cuts
Action follows mass cancellations of physicians in Medicare Advantage plans in many states
Monday, November 25, 2013

White House Extends Enrollment Deadline for Health Insurance
And HealthCare.gov website capacity to double by end of month, Obama adviser pledges
Friday, November 22, 2013

Daily Text Messages Improve Diabetes Outcomes
Diabetes control and medication adherence improve; fewer trips to the emergency room
Friday, November 22, 2013

Metabolic Factors Mediate Much of BMI-Tied Excess Cardio Risk
Blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose account for much of excess coronary heart disease, stroke risk
Friday, November 22, 2013

CDC Report: Health Disparities Persist in America
CDC finds race, sex, education, location, and wealth among key factors in these inequalities
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Race May Affect Assessment of Vitamin D Status
Common genetic polymorphisms may explain patterns in vitamin D status in blacks
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Health Care Frustration Higher in U.S. Than Other Countries
Majority of U.S. adults feel that the health care system needs to undergo fundamental changes
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Comorbidity Has Considerable Impact on Life Expectancy
Comorbidity-adjusted life expectancy may help tailor recommendations for cancer screenings
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Risk of Hospitalized Fall Injury Up for Seniors With Diabetes
Risk factors include history of falling, poor standing balance, HbA1c ≥8 percent
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

AHA: Cardiovascular Fitness Declining in Young
Lower fitness observed globally since the 1960s
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Guidelines Issued for Managing Diabetes in Pregnancy
Guidelines recommend universal testing for diabetes early in pregnancy, evidence-based care
Friday, November 15, 2013

MetS No Better Than BMI for ID'ing Risk for Heart Disease
Overweight, obese are risk factors for heart disease regardless of metabolic syndrome status
Friday, November 15, 2013

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Increased Pregnancy Risks
Women with history of bariatric surgery at risk for preterm, small-for-gestational-age babies
Friday, November 15, 2013

New Guidelines Issued for Managing Overweight, Obesity
Guidelines include personalizing weight loss plans based on patient preference, health status
Friday, November 15, 2013

Lower Glucose Threshold for T2DM Prevention Ups Costs
For the conventional benchmark of $50,000 per QALY, a threshold of 105 mg/dL is cost-effective
Friday, November 15, 2013

Obama Nominates Health Care Law Backer to Be Surgeon General
Vivek Murthy, M.D., was an early supporter and advocate for the Affordable Care Act
Friday, November 15, 2013

Obama: You Can Keep Your Health Plan (for a Year)
Proposed change comes amid intense bipartisan pressure for a health-law fix
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Health Care Enrollments Fall Far Short of White House Estimates
Fewer than 27,000 people signed up for insurance through federal exchange in October, officials report
Thursday, November 14, 2013

No Promises on Nov. 30 ACA Website Fix: U.S. Tech Chief
Pressure mounts for solutions to health-law problems as deadline nears
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Obesity Ups Women's Death, Disability Risk Before Age 85
Waist circumference greater than 88 cm also tied to higher risk of death, incident disease, disability
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New Models Could Alleviate Primary Care Provider Shortage
Patient-Centered Medical Homes and nurse-managed health centers could reduce PCP shortage
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Population Aging Crisis May Have Been Overestimated
Decrease in dependency with threshold as remaining life expectancy of ≤15 years
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Many Would Give Health Plans Private Info to Save Money: Poll
Experts question whether people responding to Harris/HealthDay poll understand broader impact
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Lifestyle Management Guidance Issued for Cutting CVD Risk
Emphasize vegetables, fruits, whole grains as part of healthy diet; exercise three to four times/week
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Initial Health-Plan Enrollment Falls Below Expectations
Early reports find federal and state insurance exchanges attracted low numbers
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Many Americans Want Docs to Help Explain Genetic Tests
Even though some companies offer testing directly to the consumer
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Analysis Describes Economic Anatomy of U.S. Health Care
Despite increased resources for U.S. health care, health metrics show U.S. trailing peer nations
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

ASN: ACE Inhibitor Plus ARB No Benefit in Diabetic Nephropathy
Increased risk of hyperkalemia and acute kidney injury; safety concerns resulted in early end to trial
Monday, November 11, 2013

Obama 'Sorry' Some People Losing Health Coverage
Website repairs continue amid continued scrutiny of Affordable Care Act
Friday, November 08, 2013

Most Patients Satisfied With Telephonic Health Coaching
Most would recommend health coaching; report that it helped achieve weight-related goal
Friday, November 08, 2013

Telemedicine Represents Enhanced Care Model
Uses technology to provide better health care and more reach, but legal and other concerns exist
Thursday, November 07, 2013

FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods
Trans fats linked to cardiovascular health
Thursday, November 07, 2013

For Hospitalized Adults, Light Inversely Tied to Fatigue, Mood
Pain level positively associated with fatigue, but not directly linked to light exposure
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Family Meals, Associated Rituals Could Lower Child, Adult BMI
Lower BMI for children and adults of families who frequently eat in the kitchen or dining room
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Amount of Care Similar for Rural, Urban Medicare Users
No difference in amount of health care received or satisfaction with access to care within regions
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Metformin Little Benefit for CHD Patients Without Diabetes
No effect on mean distal carotid intima-media thickness for coronary heart disease patients
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Assisted Conception Doesn't Up Overall Cancer Risk in Children
Associated with increased risk of hepatoblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, but absolute risks small
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Sebelius on Exchange Website: 'Delay Is Not an Option'
'A couple of hundred' fixes required, she tells Senate committee
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Hyperglycemia May Increase Myocardial Infarction Mortality
Elevated glucose levels common among patients with heart attack
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Provider Reminder Tool Can Improve Screening Rates
Care coordinator and clinical reminder tool can improve clinical prevention performance rates
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Senators Seek Answers on Health Marketplace Woes
Medicare chief says HealthCare.gov is secure, site operations are improving
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Iron Status Predicts Prognosis in Patients With T2DM, CAD
Low and high serum ferritin, high serum soluble transferrin receptor levels predict poor prognosis
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Family Planning Program for Teens With Diabetes Effective
Greater knowledge and willingness to discuss reproductive health
Monday, November 04, 2013

Six People Signed Up on Day One of Federal Exchange Website
By the end of the second day, 248 people had enrolled for coverage, reports say
Friday, November 01, 2013

FDA Announces Moves to Avert Drug Shortages
The FDA's strategic plan for drug shortages involves two major strategies
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Top 100 EHR Systems Sorted by Company Revenue
Some companies offer information about their product and services, but most vendors do not
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sebelius: 'Hold Me Accountable' for Website 'Debacle'
HHS Secretary insists the troubled online registration site will be fixed by end of November
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Expedited Review Speeds Approval of New Drugs by FDA
But, drugs are tested in fewer patients, and many questions about safety remain
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2013 Health Care Quality Report Shows Some Improvements
Medicaid patients are happy with their care; antibiotic overuse still a concern
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Consultant Offers Tips for Training Staff to Use EHR System
Six tips focus on choosing a team, developing a plan, and scheduling regular training and testing
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Health Agency Chief Apologizes for Federal Website Woes
Head of CMS insists HealthCare.gov will be much improved within a month
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Clinical Pharmacists Can Aid Patients With Uncontrolled T2DM
Case study involved wheelchair-bound 64-year-old man with hemoglobin A1c of 10 percent
Monday, October 28, 2013

Most Negative Online Posts Aren't Defamation
Physicians should try to reach out to unhappy posters to fix the problem
Friday, October 25, 2013

Many Interns Don't Practice Etiquette-Based Communication
Interns overestimate the extent to which they introduce themselves and their role, sit with patient
Friday, October 25, 2013

Physicians Should Motivate and Retain Top Employees
Article notes that superstar employees are hard to replace
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Race/Ethnicity Has No Impact on Long-Term Mortality in T2DM
Long-term risk of death and death/MI/stroke does not vary with race/ethnicity
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Penalty Delayed As Federal Exchange Comes Under Fire
Lawmakers demand answers on HealthCare.gov foul-up
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blood Glucose, HbA1c Levels Linked to Memory Performance
Beneficial effects of HbA1c on memory partly mediated by hippocampal volume, microstructure
Thursday, October 24, 2013

ACP Presents Recommendations for Screening, Treating CKD
Recommendation against screening asymptomatic adults without risk factors for chronic kidney disease
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Scribes Can Be Beneficial in Medical Practices
Ensure accurate documentation of provider dictates, allowing providers to focus on patient care
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Research Backlog at NIH Due to Shutdown
Labs suffered loss of momentum with their research; grant applications pushed back to November
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Obama: 'No Excuse' for Troubled HealthCare.gov Website
But he insists that the health-reform law that created the site is good for the country
Monday, October 21, 2013

Seniors Rarely Consider Switching Medicare Plan, Provider
Despite reporting high satisfaction 59 percent cut spending for unexpected health care costs
Monday, October 21, 2013

Phentermine, Topiramate Reduce Progression to T2DM
Significant weight loss with extended-release tx for those with prediabetes/metabolic syndrome
Monday, October 21, 2013

Small Businesses Weigh Health Insurance Options
Most features of exchanges rated favorably, but prices for premiums are critical issue
Monday, October 21, 2013

Eye Contact Affects Patients' Perception of Clinician Empathy
Social touch during clinical encounter also important
Friday, October 18, 2013

Inpatient Diabetes Education Linked to Lower Readmissions
Findings seen for all-cause 30-day readmissions and to a lesser extent 180-day readmissions
Friday, October 18, 2013

In Buying Exchange Insurance, It Helps to Have Help
New online marketplaces don't do enough to let consumers weigh their options, experts say
Friday, October 18, 2013

Sebelius: Exchange Launch 'Rockier Than We Would Have Liked'
HHS secretary said improvements under way at HealthCare.gov website
Thursday, October 17, 2013

CDC: Number of Obese Adults in U.S. Holding Steady
Racial disparity in prevalence continues, with the highest rates among blacks, lowest in Asians
Thursday, October 17, 2013

'Coverage Gap' Likely to Affect 5.2 Million Uninsured Adults
Nationally, about 27 percent of uninsured adults in states without Medicaid expansion will be affected
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Steps Given to Minimize Burden of Prior Authorizations
Use payer's website, not phone; designated staff within practice should handle authorizations
Thursday, October 17, 2013

ASRM: Cinnamon Improves Menstrual Cyclicity in PCOS
May also improve fertility
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Case Vignette: Calcium Supplements in Fracture Prevention
Case vignette article notes calcium-rich diet is preferred approach to ensuring adequate intake
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Gastric, Esophageal Cancer Risk Linked to Teen Overweight
Socioeconomic status, immigrants' country of origin tied to noncardia gastric cancer risk
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Lifestyle Changes Cut Diabetes Risk in High-Risk Patients
Limited evidence of benefits of comprehensive intervention for patients diagnosed with T2DM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Algorithm Developed to Guide Physicians in Obesity Care
Algorithm emphasizes patients' overall health and reducing their risk of obesity-linked conditions
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Medicare, Medicaid Will Be Affected by Federal Debt Default
Failure to raise debt ceiling by Oct. 17 will impact nation's health care programs
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Nonprofit U.S. Hospital CEO Compensation Varies Widely
Compensation tied to hospital technology deployment and patient satisfaction
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

ASRM: Male Phthalate Levels Linked to Lower Fecundability
Second study shows higher BPA levels linked to increased risk of first trimester miscarriage
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

ASRM: Studies Examine Impact of Lifestyle on Sperm Quality
Three studies examine impact of alcohol, caffeine, and physical activity on sperm quality parameters
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Lifestyle Advice Should Be Similar With/Without Diabetes
Benefits from healthy diet may be greater in those with diabetes, but associations are similar
Monday, October 14, 2013

Hospital Care Quality Varies by Insurance Coverage
Medicare patients appear most vulnerable to receiving inferior care
Monday, October 14, 2013

Review: Vitamin D Supplements Have Minimal Effect on BMD
Meta-analysis shows minimal effect on bone mineral density, with small benefit at femoral neck
Monday, October 14, 2013

Study Discusses How to Create Value in Insurance Marketplaces
Accrediting bodies play role in performance measures, setting standards, providing feedback
Monday, October 14, 2013

Higher Magnesium Intake May Lower Diabetes Risk
May be particularly beneficial in offsetting risk of developing diabetes among those at high risk
Friday, October 11, 2013

Regional Variation Seen in Medicare ACO Formation
Measures of underlying provider integration may drive accountable care organization formation
Friday, October 11, 2013

'Cyberchondria' Worse in Those Troubled by Uncertainty
For those with fear of uncertainty, greater Internet searching leads to greater health anxiety
Friday, October 11, 2013

Rate of Cardiovascular Disease Expected to Rise in the U.S.
Declines in smoking and improved treatments offset by effects of aging and obesity
Friday, October 11, 2013

Incidentally, Non-Incidentally Discovered Thyroid CA Compared
Patients with incidentally discovered thyroid cancer likely to be older, male, have higher stage disease
Friday, October 11, 2013

Consumers Frustrated With First Days of ACA Exchanges
Three-quarters of those who tried to sign up for insurance reported problems
Friday, October 11, 2013

Levothyroxine May Be Overused for Borderline Thyroid Issues
Lowered threshold for levothyroxine initiation may result in less benefit, potential harm
Thursday, October 10, 2013

State-Run Health Exchanges Off to Smoother Start
Experts say that local insurance marketplaces are smaller so problems can be fixed faster
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Peer Review of Bariatric Surgical Skill Level Studied
Increased complications, higher mortality, longer operations, more reoperations for lowest skill quartile
Thursday, October 10, 2013

AAFP Urges Congress to End Federal Government Shutdown
Shutdown is putting health of public at risk, with no impact on ACA funding
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Greater Potential for Health Gains From Delayed Aging
Yet most medical research remains focused on fighting individual diseases
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Daytime Sleepiness Predicts Hypoglycemia in Diabetes
Findings based on self-reported information from elderly patients with type 2 diabetes
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Very Preterm Birth, Macrosomia Up Women's Diabetes Risk
Moderate preterm and low birth weight babies do not increase T2DM risk over long-term
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Patterns of Health Insurance Coverage Vary by State
States can tailor outreach efforts for coverage expansion to match the needs of their uninsured
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

PTSD Linked to Increased Risk of Metabolic Syndrome
Meta-analysis shows pooled odds ratio of 1.37 for metabolic syndrome among those with PTSD
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Patient Satisfaction Is Poor Measure of Hospital Quality
And busier hospitals tend to perform better
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Confusion Still Surrounds ACA Health Insurance Exchanges
However, Gallup poll suggests most will get insurance by December rather than pay a fine
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Doctors Need to Focus on Treatment of Unhealthy Lifestyles
Physicians should focus more on risky behaviors to prevent cardiovascular disease
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Both Patients and Doctors Tend to Be Creatures of Habit
Physicians can be reluctant to go against established grain
Monday, October 07, 2013

Design and Software Problems Plague Health Exchanges
Efforts to improve the federal registration website are under way, officials say
Monday, October 07, 2013

Senators Request Delay in Transition to Meaningful Use 2
Noting that many providers and EHR vendors are not ready, senators ask for one-year delay
Monday, October 07, 2013

U.S. Health Exchange Website Faced Intermittent Shutdowns
HealthCare.gov offline after 1 a.m. ET a few hours each night this past weekend
Monday, October 07, 2013

Pro Athletes Peddle Nutrient-Poor Products to Youth
Commercials for athlete-endorsed foods and beverages are most often viewed by teens
Monday, October 07, 2013

Majority of Physicians Concerned About Future of Medicine
But most surveyed doctors also report being satisfied with practice of medicine
Friday, October 04, 2013

Restaurant Menus Are Not Becoming Healthier
No significant changes in energy and sodium content between 2010 and 2011
Friday, October 04, 2013

Smokers With Diabetes More Likely to Attempt Quitting
Occurrence of quit attempts 13 percent higher among adults with diagnosed diabetes
Friday, October 04, 2013

Number of EMR Functions Linked to Physician Stress
Physicians with moderate versus low number of EMR functions report more stress, less satisfaction
Friday, October 04, 2013

Patient Portal Market Earned $279.8 Million in 2012
In the next five years, market is expected to reach $898.4, mainly driven by stage 2 meaningful use
Friday, October 04, 2013

Impact of Shutdown on Docs, Patients Discussed
Meaningful use incentives unlikely to be affected; Medicare reimbursements will continue in short term
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Glitches Still Dog Online Health Exchanges
Officials work to correct problems, speed up capacity
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Fallout From Increase in High-Deductible Plans Examined
Increase likely with ACA implementation; research will aid creation of more sophisticated system
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Demand for Doctors Remained High in 2012
Physician recruiters from 156 organizations conducted nearly 5,000 active searches in 2012
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Expanding Scope of Nurse Practitioners Practice Discussed
Non-physician practitioners can ease burden on physicians; valuable in team-based care model
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Government Shutdown Impacting Health Care Agencies
Activities that relate to safety of human life and protection of property will not be affected
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Technical Problems Still Vex Day 2 of ACA Exchange Rollout
Federal officials remind consumers that enrollment runs through March 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Exercise May Be As Effective As Drugs for Some Conditions
But diuretics more effective than exercise for lowering mortality in heart failure
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

AMA: More Than Half of Doctors Self-Employed in 2012
Less than one-quarter work in practices that are at least partially owned by hospitals
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Technological Advances in Health Care for Google, Apple
Google launches company that will research health and wellness, with Apple chairman as CEO
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Technical Glitches Mar Affordable Care Act Exchange Debut
Consumers are reminded that insurance enrollment runs through March 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

ECC: Diabetes May Lead to More Breast, Colorectal Cancer
Diabetes status also tied to increased cancer-specific mortality
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Poor Performance Triggering EMR Switch for Small Practices
Small physicians practices leaving vendors as software systems fail to meet expectations
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Many Health Care Professionals Oppose ACA Proposals
Despite recognizing benefits, 56 percent oppose most, if not all, proposals in law
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Affordable Care Act Exchanges Are Up and Running
'Obamacare' marketplaces open amid some technical problems and a government shutdown
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Lower National Health Spending Due to Slow Economy
Over the period of 2012 to 2022, national health spending expected to grow at 5.8 percent annually
Monday, September 30, 2013

Only One-Third of Voters Think Congress Should Delay ACA
About half of voters will blame the Republicans 'a lot' if the government shuts down
Monday, September 30, 2013

Medicare, Medicaid Will Still Run If Government Shuts Down
But other programs could be curtailed, according to contingency plans
Monday, September 30, 2013

EASD: Rich Breakfast Improves Glycemic Control in Diabetes
Big breakfast high in protein and fat better than small breakfast
Monday, September 30, 2013

EASD: Overweight Tied to Lower Mortality in Older T2DM Patients
But also increases the risk of cardiovascular events
Monday, September 30, 2013

EASD: First-Line Sulfonylureas Associated With Higher Mortality
Higher mortality in diabetes with sulfonylureas monotherapy compared with metformin
Monday, September 30, 2013

DOL Clarifies Employer Health Insurance Notification Duty
Companies should provide notification to employees by Oct. 1, but no fines for failing to do so
Monday, September 30, 2013

Vitamin D Alone Doesn't Better Postmenopausal Bone Health
However, vitamin D in combination with calcium, or calcium alone, reduces bone turnover markers
Monday, September 30, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: ACA Impact on Medicare Recipients Unclear
Seniors may not grasp effects of health care reform
Friday, September 27, 2013

Health Worker Roles Impacted When 'Undervalued' by Patients
Frustrations can affect both performance and pay
Friday, September 27, 2013

Practical Tips Offered for Medical Employee Satisfaction
Training, respect, and reward go a long way
Friday, September 27, 2013

Obesity Gene Testing Offers Psychological Benefit
Genetic testing results reduce self-blame, don't seem to undermine importance of lifestyle choices
Friday, September 27, 2013

Effect of Testosterone on CV Disease in Men Uncertain
Review of the literature conducted to assess low testosterone link to cardiovascular disease/mortality
Friday, September 27, 2013

CDC: Flu Shot Coverage of Health Care Personnel Increasing
CDC finds that easy access to vaccination appears to be a motivator
Thursday, September 26, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Medicaid Expansion Will Up Coverage
Many will benefit, but some will still fall through the cracks
Thursday, September 26, 2013

More Options, Lower Premiums With Insurance Exchanges
HHS report finds health insurance premiums will be even less than expected
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Exchanges Offer Options for the Uninsured
Tax credits will benefit low and moderate earners
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

ACP Provides Overview of Health Insurance Marketplaces
Ahead of enrollment, overview discusses implications for patients and physicians
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Long-Term Metabolic Effects Seen With Bariatric Surgery
Shorter duration of diabetes and higher long-term weight loss predict diabetes remission
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Health Care Reform a Mixed Bag for Workers
Those with job-based coverage can expect some changes
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

FDA Gives Final Guidance on Mobile Medical App Oversight
Oversight will be focused on medical apps that could potentially pose greater risk to patients
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

FDA Issues Final Rule for Device Identification System
The unique device identification system will improve patient safety, catalogue every device
Monday, September 23, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Young People Likely to Be Key to Success
However, only about one-quarter of young adults are aware of health insurance exchanges
Monday, September 23, 2013

HFES: Multi-Tasking Can Impair Diagnostic Performance
Performing concurrent complex memorization task has negative impact of diagnostic performance
Monday, September 23, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Health Care Exchanges Going Into Effect
Coverage could start as early as January 2014
Monday, September 23, 2013

Metformin May Increase Risk of Cognitive Impairment
Calcium supplementation may ameliorate this risk
Friday, September 20, 2013

Little Correlation Between Care Quality, Patient Experience
Strongest correlations with clinical quality were seen for patient assessments of access
Friday, September 20, 2013

Cost and Perceived Need Barriers to Diabetes Eye Care
Findings among adults with diabetes not seeking annual eye care in the previous 12 months
Friday, September 20, 2013

CDC: Evocative Campaign Motivates Smokers to Quit
Calls and visits to Tips website surges during anti-smoking campaign
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Millions Are Harmed by Unsafe Medical Care Each Year
About two-thirds of adverse events occur in low-income and middle-income countries
Thursday, September 19, 2013

EHR Systems Meeting Meaningful Use Criteria Beneficial
Most systems meet criteria; linked to time savings, reports of enhanced confidentiality
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Enhanced Care Program Set Up at Six Mayo Clinic Hospitals
Program supplements usual care with computerized system that monitors patient's condition
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

More Than 1.6 Million Americans Expected to Get Cancer in 2013
Despite increased number of survivors due to progress in research, >500,000 expected to die
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Americans Living Longer, Healthier Lives
For U.S. adults, quality-adjusted life expectancy increased by about two years from 1987 to 2008
Monday, September 16, 2013

Hypoglycemia Unawareness Takes Toll on Families
Families of patients with type 1 diabetes and hypoglycemia unawareness need support
Monday, September 16, 2013

Cinnamon Cuts Blood Glucose Levels in Diabetes Patients
But no significant effect on glycosylated hemoglobin; dose and duration of therapy are unclear
Monday, September 16, 2013

U.S. Teens Have Improved Health Behaviors, but BMI Up
Healthier eating habits and increased physical activity seen in adolescents from 2001 to 2009
Monday, September 16, 2013

Farmers' Market Coupons Up Produce Purchases for Poor
Incentive program both improves access and increases purchases of fruits and vegetables
Friday, September 13, 2013

About Half of Health Care Providers Are 'Digital Omnivores'
Use tablet, smartphone, and laptop/desktop; prefer mobile devices for all tasks
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Intervention in Home Routines May Improve Child Health
Promoting enough sleep and limited TV time may prevent child obesity in low-income families
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

'Meaningful Use' Achievement Not Uniform Across Hospitals
Critical-access, smaller, publicly-owned or nonprofit hospitals most at risk for 2015 penalties
Monday, September 09, 2013

E-Cigarettes Modestly Effective for Helping Smokers Quit
Second study shows increase in population-level quit attempts with TV advertising campaign
Monday, September 09, 2013

Obese Teens Can Also Develop Eating Disorders
Case report presents two cases of long-undetected eating disorders in obese adolescents
Monday, September 09, 2013

Telephone-Based Care Ups Pediatric Diabetes Management
More than half of all calls resolved without further referral, leading to potential cost-savings
Friday, September 06, 2013

Gestational Diabetes Tied to Increased Sleep Apnea Risk
Pregnant women with gestational diabetes lose over an hour of sleep each night
Friday, September 06, 2013

Excess HRT-Tied Breast Cancer Risk Varies With Race, BMI
HRT-linked risk up for white, Asian, Hispanic women; for low/normal BMI and dense breasts
Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Even Short Bouts of Higher-Intensity Activity Are Beneficial
Short and long bouts of higher-intensity physical activity linked to lower BMI, risk of obesity
Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Only Half of Hypertensive Adults Aware of Diagnosis
Only about a third of those treated achieve blood pressure control
Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Male-Female Physician Earnings Gap Has Persisted for 20 Years
No significant difference in the adjusted earnings of female physicians relative to males since 1987
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Docs' Confidence in Diagnosis Unrelated to Diagnostic Accuracy
Vignette study shows little difference in confidence for cases diagnosed correctly, incorrectly
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Workaholics Have Poorer Physical and Mental Health
Working more than 50 hours per week linked to reduced physical and mental well-being
Monday, September 02, 2013

Employer-Based Health Insurance Premiums Rose Modestly in 2013
Smaller firms and those with many lower-wage workers asking beneficiary to pay more
Monday, September 02, 2013

Diabetes Apps Among Top 10 Doctors Recommend to Patients
Other apps include ones assessing cardiac risk, monitoring IBS symptoms, locating nearby hospitals
Friday, August 30, 2013

Chronic Fatigue Highly Prevalent in Type 1 Diabetes
Fatigue linked to functional impairments, but only weakly related to glucose parameters
Friday, August 30, 2013

Eating More Fruits Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk
Consuming more fruit juice associated with higher diabetes risk
Friday, August 30, 2013

Hormone Test May Indicate Risk of Gestational Diabetes
Low levels of adiponectin prior to pregnancy may identify women at high risk for GDM
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Final Rules Issued for Individual Shared Responsibility Mandate
Individual mandate starting in 2014; individuals expected to carry health insurance or get fined
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Researchers Discuss Overdiagnosis of Thyroid Cancer
Increasing incidence of small and indolent thyroid cancer but mortality rate stable since 1979
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Health Care Savings With Early Accountable Care Organizations
Reduced spending for elderly Medicare beneficiaries, but not necessarily improved quality
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

T2DM Family Hx Tied to Higher Prediabetes Risk in Non-Obese
Family history of type 2 diabetes ups prediabetes risk by 26 percent, but link only seen in non-obese
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Weight Maintenance Program Effective in Black Women
Program focuses on maintaining rather than losing weight
Monday, August 26, 2013

Large-Scale Program Increases Hypertension Control
Approach includes performance metrics, guidelines, and medication
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Implications, Solutions for U.S. Health Disparities Discussed
Considerable disparities linked to geographic location, demographics; many can be prevented
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lasting Benefits With Insulin Pump Therapy for Children
Sustained improvement in glycemic control; drop in severe hypoglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Expansion of Pharmacists' Practice Will Benefit Patients
Ethical, legal, financial, professional implications for docs; communication key during transition
Monday, August 19, 2013

HHS Awards $67 Million to Marketplace Navigators
Navigators will need to complete initial and ongoing training, renew certification annually
Monday, August 19, 2013

Controversy Surrounding 'Fat Letters' Discussed
Screening letters raise awareness, promote discussion about healthy eating, exercise, weight
Monday, August 19, 2013

Daily Calorie Distribution May Affect Fertility in PCOS
Eating about half of daily calories at breakfast rather than dinner improves measures of fertility
Friday, August 16, 2013

Severe Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Tied to Cardiac Disease
Patients with type 1, type 2 diabetes experience severe HTN, hypokalemia, QT prolongation
Friday, August 16, 2013

IOM Describes Themes Relating to Patients' Role in Health Care
Sessions describe their roles in informed care decisions, knowledge generation, value improvement
Friday, August 16, 2013

Liraglutide Augments Weight Loss in Pre-Type 2 Diabetes
Significantly more weight loss; improved insulin resistance, SBP, glucose, triglycerides
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Involved Patients Have Better Health Care Experiences
Patient knowledge, skills, and confidence influences response from the provider
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Doctors Pessimistic About Future of U.S. Health Care
Physician unsure that benefits of EMRs outweigh costs, have little confidence in transition to ICD-10
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Depression Linked to Cognitive Decline in Type 2 Diabetes
Over 40-months, patients with depression showed greater cognitive decline on multiple tests
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Stroke Risk in Some People
Counteracts effect of gene variant associated with increased glucose and lipids
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Perceived Doc Verbal Abuse Impairs Nurses' Work Attitude
Link between verbal abuse and job satisfaction, organizational commitment, intent to stay
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New Initiative Announced for Patient-Doc Collaboration
Center for Patient Partnership in Healthcare will include patient organizations, docs, nurse, PA
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

U.S. Hospitals Up Exchange of Electronic Health Information
Exchange of clinical care summaries and medication lists remains limited
Monday, August 12, 2013

Medical Center Farmers Market Aids in Medical Home Goals
Medical center-based farmers market can contribute to patient-centered care
Monday, August 12, 2013

Behaviors Associated With Child Obesity Can Differ by Gender
Protective behaviors include school sports in boys and milk consumption in girls
Monday, August 12, 2013

ASA: Working Moms Experience More Stresses Than Dads
For mothers, job-linked concerns spill over into free time; thinking about family matters tied to stress
Monday, August 12, 2013

Guidelines for Post-HIV Exposure Management Updated
Exposed personnel should be provided with close follow-up, including counseling, HIV testing
Monday, August 12, 2013

Depression Modifies Type A Behavior, Mortality Link in T1DM
Type A behavior inversely linked to all-cause mortality in those with low BDI scores
Monday, August 12, 2013

Physicians' Malpractice Concerns Predict More Testing
Changing defensive practices must target physicians' underlying malpractice concerns
Friday, August 09, 2013

Obese Youth More Likely to Develop Asthma
Asthma exacerbations needing aggressive tx more frequent with moderate, extreme obesity
Friday, August 09, 2013

First-Trimester Biomarker May Help Identify Early GDM Risk
Glycosylated fibronectin may identify women in first trimester at risk for gestational diabetes
Friday, August 09, 2013

Cardiovascular Health Benefits With Active Travel to Work
Reduced likelihood of overweight for those who take public transport, cycle, walk to work
Thursday, August 08, 2013

Higher Glucose Levels Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
Significantly increased risk of dementia seen for older adults with and without diabetes
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Obesity Down for Low-Income Preschoolers in Many States
Significant decrease in rates observed in 18 states and U.S. Virgin Islands from 2008 to 2011
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Telephone Health Coaching Service Doesn't Cut Admissions
No reduction in admissions, secondary care costs for patients with chronic health conditions
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Cumulative Metformin Linked to Mortality Post-Prostate Cancer
Both all-cause, prostate cancer-specific mortality reduced in elderly men with diabetes
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Italian Study Shows Gender Disparity in Diabetes Care
Patient and physician attitudes can play an important role in process measures and outcomes
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

AMA, AHA Call for Realignment of Meaningful Use Stage 2
Letter to HHS expresses concern about readiness for stage 2; urges flexibility in adoption
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

For Women, Child Abuse Linked to Adult Thyroid Conditions
Abused women have significantly increased odds of thyroid condition in fully adjusted model
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

No Increased Cancer Risk With Glargine Versus Human Insulin
Consistent results seen for any cancer and for breast, prostate, colon cancers
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Patient-Specific Priorities May Help Clinicians Optimize Care
A mathematical model illustrates preferred choice and order of preventive services based on benefit
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Diet Encouragement Linked to Disordered Eating in Youth
Behaviors more common for those encouraged to diet by significant others, particularly in females
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

IOM Describes Model to Evaluate Prevention of Obesity
Framework includes inputs and resources, strategies and actions, and outcomes and impact
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Sugary Drinks, Obesity Linked Even in Very Young Children
In face of mixed data, study findings support association in children 5 years old and younger
Monday, August 05, 2013

Antioxidants Don't Up Fertility Outcomes for Subfertile Women
Findings based on review of antioxidants versus placebo, no treatment, or another antioxidant
Monday, August 05, 2013

Participation Increases in Online CME Activities
In 2012, 82 percent of accredited CME activities did not receive commercial support
Monday, August 05, 2013

Obesity Markers Linked to Cancer Risk in Barrett's Esophagus
Increased leptin levels, insulin resistance linked to increased esophageal adenocarcinoma risk
Monday, August 05, 2013

Electrical Lighting Alters Human Circadian Clock
Changes in constructed environment affect timing of sleep and wakefulness
Friday, August 02, 2013

ASID: Doctors May Be to Blame for Antimicrobial Resistance
Five experts discuss the roles of animals, airlines, doctors, drug companies, nursing homes
Thursday, August 01, 2013

No MI Rate Advantage for Aggressive T2DM Glucose Control
More aggressive strategies do not reduce rate of myocardial infarction or preserve renal function
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Severe Hypoglycemia Common in Type 2 Diabetes
Highest risk for those with near-normal or very poor glycemic control
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bisphenol-A Has Detrimental Effects on Oocytes
Increased rates of abnormal oocyte maturation observed in vitro
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Severe Hypoglycemia Ups Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes
Meta-analysis of cohort studies shows severe hypoglycemia linked with cardiovascular disease
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Health 'Mutual Accountability' Pilot Program Launching
MedEncentive's health outcomes/costs improvement program to be tested over three years in Oklahoma
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Reversal of Medical Practices Common Over Past Decade
Over 40 percent of studies that tested current practice led to medical reversal
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Glucose Intolerance Not Linked to Alzheimer's Pathology
Measures of glucose intolerance, insulin resistance not tied to AD pathology, in vivo β-amyloid burden
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Model Quantifies Energy Excess Underlying Obesity in Children
Development of childhood obesity requires much greater excess energy intake than adult obesity
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Portable Breath Acetone Analyzer Measures Fat Burning
Prototype portable breath analyzer accurately measures breath acetone concentration
Friday, July 26, 2013

Skipping Breakfast Doesn't Result in Energy Compensation
No or small increase in lunch intake resulting in overall reduction in total daily energy intake
Friday, July 26, 2013

Weight Discrimination Increases Obesity Risk
Discrimination appears not to motivate people to lose weight
Thursday, July 25, 2013

IOM Confirms Geographic Variation in Health Spending
Geographically-based value index unlikely to be beneficial; decision making occurs at individual level
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Review Estimates Risk of Physical Disability in Diabetes
Meta-analysis including 26 studies shows significantly increased risk of disability
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Docs Need to Follow Patients' Lead, Embrace Social Media
As more patients discuss, manage their health care online, doctors need to make use of social media
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

U.S. Physicians Not Supportive of Changes in Payment Models
Although docs agree on need to reduce costs, most don't want to eliminate fee-for-service approach
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pros and Cons of Electronic Cigarette Regulation Discussed
Two editorials discuss implications of regulations of ECs as medicinal devices in U.S., Europe
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Recommended Calorie Intake Info Has No Direct Impact
Calorie benchmarks have no direct effect on food purchases; don't moderate impact of calorie labels
Monday, July 22, 2013

Tablets Help Physicians Keep Up With Medical Research
Smartphones mainly used to access drug information, to access research, communicate
Monday, July 22, 2013

Premiums Expected to Be About 20 Percent Lower in 2014
Proposed premiums for 2014 lower than expected for individual market and small group market
Monday, July 22, 2013

Top Challenges for Docs Include Financial Management
Challenges include shifting reimbursement models, insufficient time with patients, ACA effects
Friday, July 19, 2013

Missed Diagnoses, Med Errors Most Common Malpractice Claims
Missed diagnosis represents 26 to 63 percent of all primary care claims across included studies
Friday, July 19, 2013

Low Vitamin D Linked to Limited Function in Aging Adults
In adults 65 and older, vitamin D deficiency is associated with short time to functional decline
Thursday, July 18, 2013

In 2010, Racial Discrepancy in Life Expectancy 3.8 Years
Death rates up for heart disease, cancer, homicide, diabetes, perinatal conditions for blacks vs whites
Thursday, July 18, 2013

Antipsychotics Induce Insulin Resistance Without Weight Gain
Drugs also do not affect mechanisms regulating eating behavior
Thursday, July 18, 2013

Financial Incentives Can Drive Health IT Adoption
Financial incentives increased e-prescribing use even among existing users
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Gastric Surgery in Diabetes Changes Stimulus Response
Surgery improves glucose tolerance but worsens endogenous glucose production
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

CMS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Could Benefit Docs
However, proposed implementation of sustainable growth rate formula threatens primary care
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

EHRs May Slow Growth in Ambulatory Health Care Costs
Among projected savings are significant decreases in ambulatory radiology costs
Monday, July 15, 2013

AAIC: Metformin Treatment Linked to Lower Dementia Risk
Initiating treatment with sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones, and insulin does not lower risk
Monday, July 15, 2013

Lower Extremity Amputations Fall in Medicare Patients
Drastic amputations at proximal levels drop, while orthopedic treatments for diabetic foot ulcer rise
Friday, July 12, 2013

Patients Benefit From Primary Care Wellness Program
Findings independent of whether providers embrace these lifestyle practices personally
Friday, July 12, 2013

Agricultural Policies Impact Obesity Trends
Public health has largely been absent from agricultural policy discussions
Friday, July 12, 2013

AMA Offers Guidance for Improving EHR Effectiveness
Policies established to help docs navigate patient communication while using electronic devices
Friday, July 12, 2013

Physicians Frustrated by Third-Party Interference
Frustrations vary for those employed in hospitals/institutions or in practice, partners
Friday, July 12, 2013

Grants of $150 Million for Community Health Centers
Walgreen Co. to distribute brochures to inform consumers about health law, obtaining coverage
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Health Searches May Be Leaked to Third Parties
Third-party tracking generally not present on government or physician-oriented sites
Thursday, July 11, 2013

U.S. Adults Value Health Care Provider Skill Evaluation
Most adults feel health care providers who treat them should adhere to a recertification program
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Docs Don't Often Talk to Patients About Dietary Supplements
Primary care docs discuss dietary supplements with patients in about one-quarter of visits
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Low-Income Patients Prefer Hospital to Outpatient Care
Urban patients cite lower cost, ease of access, and better care as reasons for using hospital care
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Increasing Physical Activity is Not Curbing Obesity Prevalence
Each 1 percent increase in physical activity prevalence linked to 0.11 percent drop in obesity
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donors
Blood donations down about 10 percent in June; 50,000 fewer donations than expected
Thursday, July 11, 2013

One in Five U.S. Adults Will Have Trouble Paying Medical Bills
In 2013, 10 million adults with year-round health insurance expected to have bills they can't pay
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Cardiometabolic Disease Risk
In addition to increased risks, different brain responses evoked by artificial sweeteners
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Early Advice on Diet Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Youth
Dietary counseling for parents and child from infancy linked to improved insulin sensitivity
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Chronic Illness Positively Linked to Receipt of Preventive Care
The presence of chronic illness is associated with being up to date on preventive health services
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tablets More Useful Than Smartphones for Docs Using EHRs
Fifty-one percent of tablet users access EHRs, compared with 7 percent of smartphone users
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Health Insurance Marketplaces Not Required to Verify Claims
Due to legislative and operational barriers, they can rely on self-reported information
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Improvement Needed in Drug Post-Marketing Studies
Many studies have not yet been started and studies with delays have doubled
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Improvements Noted in U.S. Health From 1990 to 2010
Improvements seen in age-standardized death rate, life expectancy, healthy life expectancy
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Digital Divide Plagues Underserved Areas
Lower adoption of EHRs seen in underserved areas across the United States
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Vitamin D, Coronary Heart Disease Link Varies by Race
Low concentrations of 25(OH)D linked to increased risk of CHD for whites, Chinese
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Meeting Dual HbA1c & LDL-C Goals Improves Diabetes Care
Greater clinical, economic benefit seen with meeting both goals versus either alone
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Adoption of Electronic Health Records Is Progressing
In 2012, 44 percent of hospitals have an EHR; 42 percent implement stage 1 meaningful use
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Practices Are Not Ready for Implementation of ICD-10
Only 4.8 percent of practices report significant progress or are ready for implementation
Monday, July 08, 2013

Weight Gain Attenuates Smoking Cessation Benefits
Gaining 5 kg or more attenuates link between smoking cessation and coronary heart disease
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Obama Administration: ACA's Employer Mandate Delayed
Major news out of the White House: the delay of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Post-Breast Cancer, Metformin Has No Effect on Mortality
No effect seen on all-cause, cancer-specific death for women with breast cancer and diabetes
Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Sucralose Affects Response to Oral Glucose Load in Obese
For obese who do not use non-nutritive sweetener, sucralose affects glycemic, insulin response
Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Salsalate Improves Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes
But drug also has some undesirable cardiac and renal effects
Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Early Respiratory Infections Linked to Type 1 Diabetes Risk
Infections in the first year of life linked to increased risk of islet autoantibody conversion
Monday, July 01, 2013

Diabetic Retinopathy Severity Inversely Tied to Cognition
Lower cognitive impairment scores, less dementia for patients with no/mild retinopathy
Monday, July 01, 2013

Sleep-Restricted Adults With Late Bedtimes Gain More Weight
Increased caloric intake and late-night high-fat calorie consumption play roles
Monday, July 01, 2013

Volunteer Work Cuts Risk of Hypertension in Older Adults
Volunteering four hours a week or more for a year linked with lower risk of developing hypertension
Friday, June 28, 2013

Avoidable Health Care Costs Exceed $200 Billion in 2012
Progress being made, with increases in meds adherence, use of generics, drop in antibiotics Rx
Friday, June 28, 2013

Bipartisan Recommendations Can Strengthen Health System
Recommendations related to Medicare, tax policy reform, preventive care, empowering states
Thursday, June 27, 2013

Adults With Chronic Conditions Earn C+ for Meds Adherence
Twenty-four percent completely adherent; about half have two or more non-adherent behaviors
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

HHS Launches Insurance Marketplace Website, Call Center
Initiatives form part of consumer-focused education effort to help prepare for enrollment
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

8.5 Million Enrollees to Receive Health Insurance Rebates
Rebates averaging $100 per family to be paid as part of ACA '80/20' rule
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Socioecological Factors Contribute to Diabetes Epidemic
American Diabetes Association calls for public health environmental approach
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Publicly Reported Mortality Predicts Hospital Performance
Hospitals with high performance on publicly reported index conditions have lower overall death rate
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Guide Issued for Tying Primary Care to Regional Organizations
AHRQ guide will help assess readiness for linking EHRs to regional health information organizations
Monday, June 24, 2013

Survival of England's National Health Service Questioned
Financial austerity, administrative reorganization, report of shortcomings have caused turmoil in NHS
Monday, June 24, 2013

Single Moderate Exercise Session Ups Insulin Sensitivity in Obese
Improvement noted after moderate exercise, but not with intensive exercise, versus no exercise
Friday, June 21, 2013

AHRQ Offers Strategies to Prevent Adverse Drug Events
Strategies provided for stages of ordering, transcribing, dispensing, administration of meds
Friday, June 21, 2013

CMS Implementing Physician Quality Reporting System
System offers incentives to physicians and practices that submit data on quality measures
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Obesity Is a Disease, Says American Medical Association
New designation may intensify focus on prevention and treatment
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Flu Shot Averted About 13 Million Illnesses Over Six Years
Vaccines also averted over 100,000 influenza-related hospitalizations from 2005 to 2011
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Practices Are Not Prepared for Implementation of ICD-10
Problems include lack of response from vendors, lags in internal software testing, external testing
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Potential of Mobile Remote-Presence Devices Discussed
Potential to increase access to and delivery of health care in developed, developing world
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Tied to Increased Diabetes Risk
Increased rate of type 2 diabetes in women with childhood, adulthood secondhand smoke exposure
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

EHR Implementation First Step Toward Quality Improvement
Farzad Mostashari urges physicians to redesign care flow to maximize productivity of EHRs
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Rule Proposes Insurance Program Integrity Guidelines
Rule focuses on integrity of state Marketplaces; aims to safeguard federal funds, protect consumers
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Internet Grocery Service Seems Feasible in Urban Food Deserts
Proteins, fruits, vegetables, caloric nondairy beverages frequently purchased, but not sweets
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

State-Based Health Care Price Websites Lacking
Greater focus needed on pricing for predictable, non-urgent services subject to deductibles
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

About 15 Percent of People Currently Uninsured in U.S.
In 2012, 6.6 percent of children, 26.4 percent of 19- to 25-year-olds uninsured at time of interview
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Physical Function Limitations Prevalent in Prediabetes
Middle-aged and older adults with prediabetes have increased odds of physical function limitations
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Unauthorized Immigrants Make Up 1.4% U.S. Medical Spending
Infectious disease services, participation in insurance marketplaces may aid access to care
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Local Health Departments Beginning to Use Twitter
More than half of departments with Twitter accounts tweet about diabetes
Monday, June 17, 2013

Increasing Red Meat Intake Ups Future Risk of T2DM
Increase of 0.5 servings/day linked to 48 percent increased risk in pooled analysis of three cohorts
Monday, June 17, 2013

Initiating Statins Linked to Increased Risk of T2DM
Increased risk persists after adjustment; seen after initiation of simvastatin and atorvastatin
Monday, June 17, 2013

ENDO: Skipping Breakfast Tied to Insulin Resistance in Obese
Obese women have higher insulin, free fatty acid total AUC after one day of skipping breakfast
Monday, June 17, 2013

FDA Discusses Cybersecurity for Medical Devices, Hospitals
Medical device manufacturers and health care facilities should take appropriate preventive action
Monday, June 17, 2013

Weight Loss Improves Sexual Function in Diabetes
Improves sexual function in obese women with type 2 diabetes
Friday, June 14, 2013

Thyroid Disease-Pregnancy Complications Link Explored
Increased risk of ICU admission, preeclampsia, and preterm birth linked with hypo/hyperthyroidism
Friday, June 14, 2013

Diet Rich in Unsaturated Fat May Up Insulin Sensitivity
OmniHeart Trial shows that composition of diet may be another way to up insulin sensitivity
Friday, June 14, 2013

Healthy and Less Healthy 'Kid's Menu' Meals Similar in Price
Contrasts with higher price of healthy food at the grocery store
Friday, June 14, 2013

New Treatments Outperforming Placebo Becoming Less Common
Comparative effectiveness studies may be needed
Friday, June 14, 2013

Educational Intervention Aids Food-Insecure Diabetes Patients
Findings among low-income patients with diabetes receiving self-management support
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Metformin Doesn't Reduce Gestational Diabetes With PCOS
Deterioration of insulin sensitivity is not affected by metformin treatment
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Survey Examines Physician Satisfaction With EHRs
About one-quarter of practices have no EHR; more than half of adopters report increased efficiency
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Use of EHRs Can Enhance Doc-Patient Communication
EHR use during clinical encounters can invite patients into participatory model of care
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Short Post-Meal Walks Control Postprandial Hyperglycemia
For older people, three 15-minute bouts of walking seem more effective than 45-minute walk
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Church-Based Diet, Physical Activity Program Effective
Participant engagement in educational sessions and vehicle access predict individual success
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Medicare Beneficiaries Use More Brand-Name Drugs Than VA
Findings based on prescriptions filled by seniors with diabetes during 2008
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Two-Way Tie for Hypoglycemia, Dementia in Diabetes
For older adults with diabetes, bidirectional association seen after multivariate adjustment
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Most Doctors Feel They Are Under-Using Mobile Apps
Most favor iPhones, tablets/iPads; most would use additional functionalities if they were available
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

APIC: CDC Develops Toolkit to Assist With Patient Notification
Toolkit includes resources to help notify patients after potential exposure to infectious organisms
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Estrone Levels Predict Incident Type 2 Diabetes in Men
Findings based on analyses of men participating in the Framingham Heart Study generation 2
Monday, June 10, 2013

Depression, Antidepressant Use Linked to Future CVD Risk
For participants with type 2 diabetes, correlation seen with development of CVD risk over four years
Monday, June 10, 2013

Higher Vitamin D Linked to Reduced Diabetes Risk
Analysis pools results from 21 studies
Friday, June 07, 2013

Large Randomized Trial Will Compare Diabetes Medications
GRADE, a pragmatic, unmasked clinical trial, will evaluate each of four meds added to metformin
Friday, June 07, 2013

FDA Panel Votes to Loosen Restrictions on Avandia
Expert panel reviews data on heart damage attributed to controversial drug
Friday, June 07, 2013

Lixisenatide Non-Inferior to Exenatide for Diabetes
Once-daily lixisenatide gives similar diabetes control as twice-daily exenatide
Thursday, June 06, 2013

Fish Oil Supplementation May Lower Risk of Diabetes
Meta-analysis shows fish oil supplements moderately increase circulating adiponectin
Thursday, June 06, 2013

HHS: Marketplaces Open New Insurance Options for Consumers
New health insurance choices will be available in most states via Health Insurance Marketplaces
Thursday, June 06, 2013

Few Physicians Meeting Meaningful Use in Early 2012
Managing patient populations with electronic systems not easy for many physicians
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Weight Loss Diets Improve Renal Function in Obese
Low-fat, Mediterranean, and low-carbohydrate diets are similarly effective regardless of diabetes
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

CDC: Small Drop in Those With Difficulty Paying Medical Bills
Decrease in adults (<65 years) and children in families with difficulty paying medical bills
Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Final Rules on Employment Wellness Programs Released
Rules support participatory wellness programs and rewards for health-contingent programs
Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Health of Nation Reviewed With Focus on Emergency Care
Twenty percent of people reported visiting emergency department at least once in last year
Monday, June 03, 2013

Patients Like Commercial Programs for Weight Loss
Patients say they want support and motivation, not education, in weight management programs
Friday, May 31, 2013

Aggressive Lowering of BP May Up Risk of CHD in Diabetes
Blood pressures below 120/70 mm Hg linked with increased risk of coronary heart disease
Friday, May 31, 2013

Economics, Health Explain U.S. Women's Mortality Inequalities
Employment, smoking contribute to widening mortality gap across education levels
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Patients Who Share in Care Decisions May Up Costs of Care
Hospitalized patients who preferred to be involved in care decisions had longer stays and higher costs
Thursday, May 30, 2013

One-Third of Medical Students Have Implicit Anti-Fat Bias
Most are unaware of their significant implicit bias, although it could affect quality of care
Thursday, May 30, 2013

For Women, Calcium Intake Tied to Reduced Mortality Risk
Link not modified by vitamin D intake; no link observed with vitamin D or calcium intake in men
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Doc Passengers Assist in Half of In-Flight Medical Emergencies
Most common in-flight medical problems syncope, respiratory symptoms, nausea and vomiting
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Billions Can Be Saved With Pharmacy Benefit Management
Strategies include use of generic drugs, affordable brands, negotiation of pharmacy dispensing fee
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Modified Genes Present After Maternal Bariatric Surgery
Modifications consistent with reduced cardiometabolic risk
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Transparency Key to Improving Value Care for Patients
Data on price, utilization, and quality should be made publicly available to ensure greater value
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

ACSM: Minneapolis-St. Paul Tops 2013 U.S. Fitness Index
As in 2012, Minneapolis-St. Paul tops rankings; Washington, D.C., second; Oklahoma City last
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

HHS: End-of-2013 Targets for EHR Use Already Reached
>50 percent of doctor offices, 80 percent of eligible hospitals using electronic health records
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

USPSTF Recommends Gestational DM Screening After 24 Weeks
Few data available for gestational diabetes screening before 24 gestational weeks
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

FDA Approves A1c Test for Diabetes Diagnosis
Test is first of its kind to receive clearance for this purpose
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Docs Anticipating Changes Ahead As ACA Progresses
Most expect ACA to continue as planned; expect further integration for themselves, hospitals
Monday, May 27, 2013

Depression Linked to Severe Hypoglycemia in Diabetes
Shorter time to first episode, higher number of severe episodes in depressed versus non-depressed
Friday, May 24, 2013

Large Number of Youth Notice Posted Fast Food Calorie Info
Girls and obese youth are more likely to use posted calorie information
Friday, May 24, 2013

No Benefit of Intensive Insulin Rx in Hyperglycemia in Hospitalized
Guidelines from the American College of Physicians note that insulin may cause harm
Friday, May 24, 2013

Comorbidities Common With Alopecia Areata
Including autoimmune diagnoses, mental health, GI reflux, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia
Friday, May 24, 2013

In Utero Smoke Exposure Ups Subsequent Health Risks
Mothers' smoking increases daughters' chances of gestational diabetes, obesity
Friday, May 24, 2013

About One in Four Uninsured Could Be Excluded From ACA
Twenty-seven percent of those eligible for assistance tax credits do not have checking account
Friday, May 24, 2013

Data Support Basing Health Decisions on Both Benefit, Cost
Health care cost varies from $2 to $224 per month of health status-adjusted life expectancy
Friday, May 24, 2013

Overweight and Obese Are More Likely to Doctor Shop
Doctor shopping tied to increased rate of emergency department visits for overweight, obese
Friday, May 24, 2013

Studies Discuss Complications of Type 2 Diabetes in Youth
Series of studies, editorials discuss complications, including retinopathy, cardiovascular disease
Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cardiologist Calls for Action on Added Sugars
Despite evidence linking excess consumption with various health issues, official bodies are skeptical
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Systematic Screening of Med Adherence Will ID Barriers
Tailored interventions will be feasible following systematic monitoring of adherence
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

CDC Presents Recent Trends in Health Behaviors of U.S. Adults
About 20 percent current smokers; 64.9 percent current drinkers; 62.1 percent overweight, obese
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Body Fat Reduction Best Predicts Exercise-Induced HbA1c Change
Improved fitness also highly predictive of HbA1c changes in response to exercise
Monday, May 20, 2013

Digital Divide Exists With Physician EHR Adoption
Adopters found to be optimistic about IT's potential, while non-adopters remain skeptical
Monday, May 20, 2013

AHA: Variation in Outpatient Cardiac Risk Factor Management
Considerable variation in hypertension and hyperlipidemia control; tobacco screening
Friday, May 17, 2013

Marijuana Use Tied to Lower Fasting Insulin Level, HOMA-IR
Current users have lower fasting insulin, lower insulin resistance, smaller waist circumference
Friday, May 17, 2013

Prednisolone Disturbs Carbohydrate Metabolism
Patients with inflammatory diseases should consider other anti-inflammatory agents
Friday, May 17, 2013

ASH: People With Hypertension Prefer Higher Salt Taste
Use of other seasonings in food can curb preference for higher salt intake
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hospital Hypoglycemia Rates Up in Black Men With Diabetes
Home diabetes regimen partially explains the increased risk of hypoglycemia
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Passive Smoking Exposure Tied to Lower HDL-C Among Teen Girls
Girls, but not boys, exposed to passive smoke from birth have lower HDL-C levels at age 17
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

ECO: Industry-Funded Reviews Query Sweet Drink, Obesity Tie
Industry-funded reviews find weak evidence for link; other reviews show well-founded evidence
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Healthy Lifestyle Offsets Cardio Risks From Job Strain
With job strain, healthy lifestyle linked to 53 percent lower CAD risk versus unhealthy lifestyle
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

No Change in Sodium Content of Ready Food From '05 to '11
And, meals at sit-down restaurants have nearly a full day's worth of fat, more than a day's sodium
Monday, May 13, 2013

Even Mild Iodine Deficiency Can Affect Child's Cognition
Mild deficiency during pregnancy has effect on fetal neuro-cognition that persists at age 9
Monday, May 13, 2013

New FDA Survey to Assess Doc Attitudes on DTC Advertising
New survey will examine attitudes among non-physicians, including nurses, physician assistants
Monday, May 13, 2013

'Eating More Protein' Strategy Helps Women Lose Weight
Strategy of eating more protein linked to weight loss over two-year period for middle-aged women
Friday, May 10, 2013

Insurer Incentive Program for Obese Encourages Walking
Most met their step targets and appreciated the value of the program
Friday, May 10, 2013

User Satisfaction With Electronic Health Records Down
Twelve percent decrease in user satisfaction since 2010; increase in very dissatisfied users
Friday, May 10, 2013

Poor Service, Bedside Manner Top Patients' Online Complaints
Review of 'rate-your-doctor' websites reveals patients' most common gripes
Friday, May 10, 2013

Title V Coverage Varies Across States for Diabetes
Children with diabetes in 32 states eligible to Title V programs; based on link to federal poverty limit
Thursday, May 09, 2013

Smartphones, Smartphone Apps Increasingly Used by Docs
Two reports show use of smartphones and apps for professional purposes is increasing
Thursday, May 09, 2013

HHS Releases Data on Inpatient Charges for Hospital Services
HHS is also providing funding to data centers to collate, analyze, publish data to assist consumers
Thursday, May 09, 2013

Virtual Reality Beneficial for Weight Maintenance
Virtual reality not as good as face-to-face for weight loss; better for weight maintenance
Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Application for Health Coverage Has Been Simplified, Shortened
First-time consumers will be able to complete one three-page application, see all available options
Wednesday, May 08, 2013

For Men, Obesity in Youth Ups Cardiometabolic Risk by Age 55
Young obese men have increased risks, including type 2 diabetes, venous thromboembolism
Tuesday, May 07, 2013

LAP-BAND Safe, Effective for Obese With BMI <40 kg/m²
Improvements in weight loss, quality of life, and comorbidities through two years
Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Genetic Variant May Explain Weight Loss Post-RYGB Surgery
Locus identified at 15q26.1, which is linked to weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Diabetes, Hypertension Prevalent With Spinal Stenosis
Findings among nonelderly lumbar spinal stenosis patients, compared with controls
Tuesday, May 07, 2013

ACOG: Nutritional Components of Diet Impact Fertility
Protein intake of more than 25 percent linked to increased blastocyst development, pregnancy rate
Monday, May 06, 2013

CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Meets Exercise Guidelines
In 2011, 20.6 percent of adults met guidelines for both aerobic activity and muscle strengthening
Friday, May 03, 2013

Patients Most Annoyed by Long Waits, Unclear Test Results
Survey regarding doctor's office grievances identifies patients' top pet peeves
Friday, May 03, 2013

~13 Percent of Total Calories Come From Added Sugars
Most of the calories from added sugars come from food, not beverages, and are consumed at home
Friday, May 03, 2013

Medicaid Coverage Doesn't Lead to Better Physical Health
After two years, no reductions noted in measured BP, cholesterol, or glycated hemoglobin levels
Thursday, May 02, 2013

Health Industry Payment Details to Be Publicly Available
New CMS website will detail financial ties between drug, device manufacturers and docs, hospitals
Thursday, May 02, 2013

AHA: Mediterranean Diet Improves Cholesterol Measures
Findings in men with metabolic syndrome, even without accompanying weight loss
Thursday, May 02, 2013

Social Network Interests Can Predict Obesity Prevalence
Higher obesity prevalence for areas with more people with TV-related interests on Facebook
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Renewed Efforts From AAFP to Repeal OTC Provision in ACA
Provision will increase costs to health care system; add to burden on physician offices
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mediterranean Diet Adherence Cuts Cognitive Impairment
Lower likelihood of incident cognitive impairment, especially among individuals without diabetes
Monday, April 29, 2013

Zoledronic Acid Linked to Early Increase in Sclerostin Levels
For postmenopausal women, sclerostin up within two days; returns near to baseline after 360 days
Monday, April 29, 2013

FDA Announces New Network to Focus Exclusively on Patients
Interactive tool designed to educate patients and advocates about processes of drug development
Monday, April 29, 2013

Teen Moms More Likely to Be Subsequently Overweight
Findings based on a large, nationally representative cross-sectional survey
Friday, April 26, 2013

Medical Interns Spending Less Time With Patients
More time being spent at a computer since work hours were limited in 2011
Friday, April 26, 2013

EB: Displaying Exercise Needed to Burn Food Calories Effective
Displaying amount of exercise needed to burn off menu items shows benefits over just listing calories
Friday, April 26, 2013

Post-Fracture Targeting Boosts Osteoporosis Management
Mail-based interventions demonstrate better cost-effectiveness than usual care
Friday, April 26, 2013

Report Updates Impact of Hypoglycemia in Diabetes
Reviews outcomes, strategies, and current gaps in knowledge
Friday, April 26, 2013

Saturday Marks Sixth Annual Rx Drug Take-Back Day
Collection sites will be available around the country
Friday, April 26, 2013

Risk of Delay in Response to Patient E-Mails Up Over Weekend
Increased risk of messages not being opened within 12 hours, not receiving response in 36 hours
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Air Pollution Linked to Marker of Atherosclerosis
Greater exposure to air pollution associated with greater increases in artery thickness
Thursday, April 25, 2013

One 12-Ounce Sweet Drink a Day Ups Risk of T2DM 22 Percent
Association for sweet drinks persists, even after adjustment for energy intake, body mass index
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Physicians Less Empathetic in Talking to Heavy Patients
Patient weight plays no role in quantity of physicians' biomedical communications
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Teens Targeting Strength, Cardio Fitness Battle Insulin Resistance
Findings detected among assessed youth followed into young adulthood
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Diabetes Target Achievement Up From 1999 to 2010, More Needed
Only 14.3 percent meet targets for glycemic control, BP, LDL cholesterol, and tobacco use
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Diagnostic Errors Are the Leading Type of Malpractice Claim
Diagnosis-related payments from 1986 to 2010 totaled $38.8 billion
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

AMA Reveals First Step Toward Improving Health Outcomes
First stage of initiative focuses on prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Behaviors Indicative of More Trips to Buffet Table Identified
Serving oneself immediately and using larger plate linked to more trips at all-you-can-eat buffet
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Food-Tied Parenting Practices Common in Parents of Teens
Use of food restriction and pressure-to-eat practices varies with adolescent weight
Monday, April 22, 2013

TEDMED: Patients Can Become Leaders on the Health Team
Communities can raise their own leaders; may be key approach to change at community level
Monday, April 22, 2013

Teen Type 1 Diabetes Outcomes Up With Internet Interventions
Better outcomes with diabetes management education and behavioral interventions
Monday, April 22, 2013

TEDMED: Is the Obesity Crisis a Disguise for a Deeper Problem?
Surgeon-researcher discusses hypothesis that we may be 'blaming the victims'
Monday, April 22, 2013

TEDMED: Get the Joy Back Into Health and Wellness
Surgeon General talks about importance of bringing joy back into movement and medicine
Monday, April 22, 2013

Pot Smoking Linked to Some Metabolic Changes
Increase in visceral adiposity and adipose tissue insulin resistance
Friday, April 19, 2013

Patient-Centered Decision Making Ups Health Outcomes
Health care outcomes improved for 71 percent of contextual factors that were addressed by PCDM
Friday, April 19, 2013

Community Gardening Programs Linked to Lower BMI
Findings in both male and female participants compared to otherwise similar neighbors, siblings
Friday, April 19, 2013

Family-Centered Teaching Rounds Good for Patients, Students
Higher patient satisfaction with exam room presentations; many residents have concerns
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Essay Questions Conventional Etiology of Obesity
To make progress in fight against obesity it is necessary to accept alternative hypotheses
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Relative Proportion of MRSA Increasing in S. aureus Isolates
Methicillin-sensitive S. aureus becoming more resistant to antibiotics
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Community Benefit Spending Varies for Tax-Exempt Hospitals
Most spent on charity care, patient services; less spent on community health improvement
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Glutamine, Antioxidants No Benefit to Critically Ill Patients
Glutamine linked to increase in 28-day mortality among critically ill adults with multiorgan failure
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Overall Prevalence of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Is Low
Healthy lifestyle behaviors after a coronary heart disease or stroke event vary by country
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Endocrine Therapy Often Incomplete after Breast Cancer
Study examines factors associated with initiation and persistence of treatment
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Factors Weighing in on Long-Term Diabetes Survival Studied
Those able to survive more than 40 years are likely to have better glycemic, BP, lipid control
Monday, April 15, 2013

Risk of New-Onset Diabetes Varies With Different Statins
Lowest risk for pravastatin 40 mg/day; higher risk for rosuvastatin 20mg/day versus placebo
Monday, April 15, 2013

4.4 mmol/L Is Optimal Fasting Glucose Cutoff for GDM Screening
Chinese study concludes strategy could halve oral glucose tolerance tests needed in pregnancy
Monday, April 15, 2013

Cardiac Function Unaffected by Prior Intensive Insulin Therapy
Prior glycemic exposure and not prior intensive insulin therapy impacts cardiac parameters
Friday, April 12, 2013

Vitamin D Not Tied to Subclinical Atherosclerosis in T1DM
Vitamin D metabolite levels not tied to coronary artery calcium; carotid intima-media thickness
Friday, April 12, 2013

Drug-Facilitated Weight Loss Benefits Cardiometabolic Status
Weight loss, including phentermine/topiramate-induced, linked to reductions in lipids, blood pressure
Friday, April 12, 2013

Restricting Soda Size May, Gulp, Actually Increase Consumption
Businesses have strong incentive to offer soda bundles when drink size is limited, study finds
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Speech Details Practices to Improve U.S. Health Systems
Mayo Clinic CEO outlines key steps to create high-quality, low-cost care in America
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Overweight Adults Back Weight-Loss Health Benefits
But, study finds, few are willing to pay extra for whatever their plan might offer
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sales Representatives Provide Inadequate Safety Information
Physicians ready to prescribe with lack of data on harmful effects of promoted medicines
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Calorie Reduction, Not Bypass Surgery, Ups Diabetes Control
Reduced calorie diet in absence of surgery has larger effect than after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Population-Wide Weight Loss, Gain Linked to Diabetes Burden
Cuban experience of 1980 to 2010 shows weight loss and regain linked to diabetes, CVD burden
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Patients Using Different Rx Strategies to Save Money
Cost-saving strategies differ by age, health insurance status, and poverty status
Tuesday, April 09, 2013

BMI at T2DM Diagnosis Has U-Shaped Link With Mortality
Normal weight, obese patients have significantly increased mortality risk versus overweight
Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Risk of Comorbidities Up With Hypoglycemia in T2DM
Risk of cardiovascular events, hospitalization, mortality up with mild, severe hypoglycemia
Monday, April 08, 2013

Growth Hormone Ups Height in Pediatric Dialysis Patients
Bone formation rates are higher with growth hormone, regardless of bone histologic features
Friday, April 05, 2013

Diabetes Has Negative Impact on Individual's Ability to Work
Review shows those with disease were absent more days a year and retired earlier
Friday, April 05, 2013

Walking Reduces CHD Risk Factors as Much as Running
Decreases similar with equivalent energy expenditure by moderate/vigorous intensity exercise
Friday, April 05, 2013

Primary Care Model Ups African Americans' Glycemic Control
Education, coaching, medication intensification approach beneficial in type 2 diabetes
Thursday, April 04, 2013

Timing, Duration of Obesity Impact Adult Diabetes Risk
Persistent adolescent obesity is associated with increased odds of later disease onset
Thursday, April 04, 2013

Prevalence of Self-Reported Hypertension Rises in U.S.
Increase is small, but significant, and proportion of adults taking medication is up as well
Thursday, April 04, 2013

Peer Coaching Model Beneficial for Patients With Diabetes
Peer health coaching linked to improved glycemic control for patients from public health clinics
Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Decreased Melatonin Secretion Tied to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
More research needed to assess if this is a modifiable risk factor, researchers say
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Group-Based Weight Loss Incentives Are More Effective
Program of individual-based rewards falls short at weigh-ins over a 24-week period
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

New Drug Approved for Type 2 Diabetes
Invokana blocks reabsorption of glucose by the kidneys
Monday, April 01, 2013

Diabetes Care for African-Americans Can Be Improved
Review shows health care-promoted interventions have potential to improve quality of T2DM care
Monday, April 01, 2013

Runners Achieve Greater Weight Loss Than Walkers
Male and female walkers spend less energy walking than runners spend running, study finds
Monday, April 01, 2013

Many Uninsured Vets Will Be Eligible for Medicaid Under ACA
But most of uninsured will have new coverage options only if their state expands Medicaid
Friday, March 29, 2013

Using Internet Search Logs Can Help Identify Drug Interactions
Tool may alert authorities to potential problems and aid in surveillance of adverse events
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Study: Primary Care Extension Program Should Be Funded
Authors say PCEP important to improving public health, translating research into practice
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Regional Variation Noted in Prevalence of Delayed Care
Populations in counties with high prevalence likely to be Hispanic, have low income, chronic disease
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Inpatient Deaths Fell by 8 Percent in Last Decade
But total number of hospitalizations increased by 11 percent
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Field Stories Can Shape Public Policy for Obesity Prevention
Collaborations with CDC and state agencies enhance messages for healthier eating, lifestyles
Friday, March 22, 2013

AHA: Active Docs More Likely to Advise Patients to Be Active
Review sees link between health care providers' physical activity level, counseling offered
Friday, March 22, 2013

Mobility Impaired May Have Difficulty Accessing Docs
Inability to transfer patient from wheelchair to examination bed most commonly reported issue
Friday, March 22, 2013

Telehealth in Addition to Usual Care Not Cost-Effective
For adults with long-term health conditions, no increase in quality adjusted life years
Friday, March 22, 2013

Impact of Budget Sequestration on Health Care Discussed
Cuts will not be equal: Medicaid protected; 2 percent cut for Medicare; 8.2 percent cut for NIH
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Most People With Prediabetes in the Dark About Their Condition
Increased awareness needed to keep them from progressing to type 2 diabetes
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Annual BP Checks May Improve Hypertension Identification
Annual screening rather than at every office visit improves specificity, no effect on sensitivity
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Can Also Reduce Cancer Risk
Adherence to six or seven ideal health metrics linked to 51 percent lower risk of cancer
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Effect of Immigration Status on Medicaid Eligibility Discussed
Seventeen percent of low-income, uninsured nonelderly are unauthorized or recently legal
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Chlorthalidone No Better Than Hydrochlorothiazide for HTN
Increased risk of hypokalemia seen with chlorthalidone among older adults
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

AHA: Burden of Sugary Drink-Related Deaths Quantified
2010 Global Burden of Diseases Study finds over 180,000 deaths tied to sugar-sweetened beverages
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ER Discharge Dx/Disposition Discordant With Chief Complaint
Presenting complaints don't differ amongst patients needing primary care, urgent care, hospital admission
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures Common at 2011 AAOS Meeting
All featured symposia at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons disclosed conflicts
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Barrier Assessment Improves Care for Elderly With Diabetes
Assessment of barriers to self-care, development of strategies to cope beats usual care
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Exercise Improves Quality of Life in Type 2 Diabetes
Aerobic, resistance programs yield significant boosts to both physical and general health
Monday, March 18, 2013

Pharmacist-Led Home BP Program Shows Success
Patients report reduced readings, better control, and improved care for hypertension
Monday, March 18, 2013

Final Rule in Notice of Benefit, Payment Parameters Issued
Rule expands on existing standards for risk adjustment, reinsurance, risk corridors
Friday, March 15, 2013

Pharmaceutical Companies Are Reducing Promotional Spending
Much less spent to promote biologics compared with small molecule drugs, study finds
Friday, March 15, 2013

Cardiac Benefits of Physical Activity in Diabetes Studied
Moderate physical activity may negate the impact of diabetes on cardiovascular mortality
Friday, March 15, 2013

Health Insurance Exchanges Will Mainly Be Run by Feds
Federal government will establish exchanges for 26 states; state-run exchanges for 17 states, D.C.
Friday, March 15, 2013

Vitamin D3 Supplementation Lowers Systolic BP in Blacks
Oral regimen for three months found to be effective, but no result seen on diastolic readings
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Patients With Diabetes Don't Wear Custom Footwear Enough
Insufficient adherence for those with recently healed ulcers; seen particularly at home
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

$120 Million to Be Sequestered From Health Centers in 2013
Losses likely to be more severe for health centers that are especially grant dependent
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Neonatal Size Unaffected by Gestational Diabetes Drugs
Changes in metabolic markers similar with metformin and insulin treatment
Friday, March 08, 2013

ACC: Financial Incentives Enhance Sustained Weight Loss
Improve weight loss at one year together with education with, without behavior modification
Friday, March 08, 2013

Estimated Cost of Diabetes $245 Billion in U.S. in 2012
Largest component of medical expenses is hospital inpatient care, accounting for 43 percent of cost
Friday, March 08, 2013

Clinical Trials Published Almost Two Years After Completion
Funding source, number of participants, and journal impact factor all affect time to publication
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Most Docs Report Information Overload in EHR-Setting
Docs who report information overload more likely to have missed results leading to delayed care
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Mortality Index Can Accurately Identify 10-Year Mortality Risk
Findings among community-dwelling adults older than 50 years from Health and Retirement Study
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Prospective Human Data Link Mercury Exposure to Diabetes
Increased risk of incident diabetes in highest versus lowest quintile of mercury exposure
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Newborns of Obese Mothers Have Thicker Aortic Walls
Significant correlation between maternal BMI, newborn aortic intima-media thickness
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Diagnostic Testing Does Little to Reassure Patients
Physicians overestimate value in cases where there is a low risk of serious illness
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

U.K. Health Performance Worse Than Comparable Countries
Tobacco, high blood pressure, high BMI leading risk factors for disability-adjusted life-years
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Exercise Tied to Mental Health in Bariatric Sx Candidates
Physically active bariatric surgery candidates are less likely to have depression and anxiety
Monday, March 04, 2013

Panel Recommends 10 Patient Safety Strategies
Ten strategies strongly encouraged for adoption; a further 12 strategies encouraged
Monday, March 04, 2013

CMS Reports on Progress Toward Improved Health Care
Progress includes slowing of growth in health care spending, decrease in readmissions
Monday, March 04, 2013

Computerized Provider Order Entry System Cuts Rx Errors
Given effect size, CPOE use, estimated reduction of 12.5 percent in medication errors each year
Monday, March 04, 2013

Sequestration to Impact Health Care-Related Programs
Medicare providers and medical researchers brace for cuts from fiscal impasse
Friday, March 01, 2013

Hyperbaric Oxygen No Benefit for Diabetic Foot Ulcers
No improvement in healing or prevention of amputations with hyperbaric oxygen
Thursday, February 28, 2013

Glucagonlike Peptide 1-Based Tx Increases Pancreatitis Risk
Findings among adults with type 2 diabetes taking exenatide, sitagliptin phosphate
Thursday, February 28, 2013

Glycemic Control Not Linked to Adverse Outcomes After TKA
No increased risk of revision, deep infection, DVT, or PE with controlled or uncontrolled diabetes
Thursday, February 28, 2013

Variation ID'd in Increased Demand for Primary Care Docs
Overall, increased demand modest, but some areas have >10 percent increase in demand
Thursday, February 28, 2013

Overall Sedentary Time Shows Major Cardiometabolic Impact
Sedentary time found to be strong indicator of cardiometabolic health in adults at risk of T2DM
Thursday, February 28, 2013

Home-Based Telehealth Not Effective for Chronic Conditions
No benefit on quality of life, psych outcomes for patients with COPD, diabetes, heart failure
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sleep Restriction Impacts Gene Regulation
Affects genes associated with circadian rhythms, sleep homeostasis, oxidative stress, metabolism
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Preparation Underway for Implementation of ACA in 2014
Medicaid and CHIP are still main source of insurance coverage for children, pregnant women
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

USPSTF: Vitamin D, Calcium Supplements Don't Prevent Fx
For postmenopausal community-dwelling women, low-dose daily supplements not recommended
Monday, February 25, 2013

Bariatric Surgery Does Not Appear to Cut Health Care Costs
Over a six-year period, costs are not significantly lower for patients undergoing bariatric surgery
Monday, February 25, 2013

Hands-On Cooking Education Aids Docs' Nutrition Knowledge
After educational workshop physicians felt better able to give patients nutrition advice too
Friday, February 22, 2013

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits Expanded
New rule from HHS outlines standards for essential health benefits
Friday, February 22, 2013

Fast Food Accounts for >11 Percent of Daily Calories in U.S.
Non-Hispanic black adults, obese consume higher percentage of calories from fast food
Friday, February 22, 2013

CMS Proposes Payment and Policy Updates for 2014
Suggested changes will increase value and protection for beneficiaries
Thursday, February 21, 2013

CDC: Children's Caloric Intake Decreased in Last Decade
Protein intake up, carbohydrate intake down; saturated fat above recommended 10 percent
Thursday, February 21, 2013

Faster Adoption of Electronic Health Records Needed
Penalties under 2009 law start in 2015
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Women's Awareness of Heart Disease Improving
Awareness has improved over past 15 years; racial disparity still exists in rate of awareness
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Anti-Müllerian Hormone Levels Can Predict IVF Success
Increased likelihood of pregnancy and live birth in women with high hormone levels
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Birth Order May Affect Metabolic, Cardiac Risk
First-borns have reduced insulin sensitivity and increased daytime blood pressure
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Multimodality Approach Needed to Reengineer Health Care
Rethinking, redesign, and application of necessary tools suggested for health care value reform
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CMS: Unnecessary Medicare Regulations to Be Reformed
Proposed rule aims to increase ability of health care professionals to improve patient care
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Patient Care
Modeling shows that computers can improve medical decisions and outcomes at lower costs
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A1C, Blood Pressure, LDL Goals Improving in Diabetes
More patients achieving ABC goals, but can be further improved, especially for minorities
Friday, February 15, 2013

Health Care-Associated Infections Decreased in 2011
Largest drop in central line-associated bloodstream infections; surgical site infections also down
Friday, February 15, 2013

Cell Phone Cameras Improve Self-Reported Dietary Recall
Pictures up accuracy of self-reported fruit, vegetable intake versus mypyramidtracker.gov alone
Friday, February 15, 2013

Physician Beliefs About Obesity Impact Nutritional Counseling
Beliefs about the causes of obesity linked to counseling provided for obese patients
Friday, February 15, 2013

IOM Urges International Action to Eradicate Fake Drugs
Falsified and substandard meds are ineffective; may trigger resistance and cause illness, death
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Psychological, Sexual Impact of Female Breadwinners Explored
Men who are outearned by their wives more likely to use erectile dysfunction medications
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Consumer Advocates Urge FDA to Set Sugar Limits for Soda
Experts concerned that soft drinks are unsafe for regular human consumption
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Post-Pregnancy Deterioration in Glycemic Control in T1DM
Women with type 1 diabetes also experience lasting increases in weight and body mass index
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Selumetinib Ups Radioiodine Uptake in Thyroid Cancer
Increases radioiodine uptake and retention in patients with radioiodine-refractory disease
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Oregon Experiment Will Provide Insight Into ACO-Based Reform
Program centered on coordinated care organization highlights challenges of contracting with ACOs
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Diabetes Practice Patterns, Knowledge Gaps Identified
Findings presented for almost 1,000 health care providers who manage type 2 diabetes
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Health Insurance Exchanges Are Top Priority on U.S. Agenda
Fifty-five percent view establishment of insurance exchange as top policy priority for their state
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Potency of OTC Vitamin D Supplements Varies Widely
Over-the-counter pills from USP-verified manufacturers may have better accuracy
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Gradual Dietary Sodium Reductions Will Save Lives
Up to half a million lives could be saved over the next decade simply by reducing sodium intake
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Red Meat Intake May Raise Risk of Gestational Diabetes
While higher intake of vegetable protein, especially nuts, associated with significantly lower GDM risk
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Increasing Patient Activation Tied to Lower Health Care Costs
Having a higher score on the Patient Activation Measure linked to improved outcomes, lower costs
Monday, February 11, 2013

Creatinine Excretion Rate Linked to Higher Mortality in T2DM
Lower creatinine excretion rate linked to higher all-cause mortality in type 2 diabetes, nephropathy
Monday, February 11, 2013

Most Youth With Type 1 Diabetes Don't Meet HbA1c Goals
Majority of children, adolescents meet blood pressure, lipid, and BMI targets
Friday, February 08, 2013

Long-Acting Daily Opioids Increase Risk of Hypogonadism
In men taking daily opioids, duration of action, but not dose, affects risk of hypogonadism
Friday, February 08, 2013

Most Dietary Supplement Use Not Recommended by Docs
Study looks at reasons motivating use of dietary supplements in adults
Friday, February 08, 2013

Less Benefit for Obese With Lumbar Disc Herniation Tx
Surgery beneficial versus non-operative treatment for obese and non-obese patients
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Baseline Factors Impact Lifestyle Intervention Success
Dietary restraint at baseline impacts weight loss outcomes post-intervention
Thursday, February 07, 2013

For Female Nurses, Working Nights Tied to Increased BMI
Small but significant increase for female nurses working night or mixed shifts versus day shifts
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Midway Waist Circumference Better Than Iliac Crest Measure
Particularly in women, midway measurement better defines central obesity-related risks
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Health-Plan, Employer-Based Programs Studied for Diabetes
Kaiser Permanente's NEXT-D study testing two approaches to reduce diabetes risk
Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Predictors of Higher Diabetes Health Care Costs Identified
High costs linked to suboptimal glycemic control, impaired renal function, and proteinuria
Monday, February 04, 2013

IT Improves Pediatric Obesity Screening and Treatment
Review of thirteen studies shows improvements in access to screening, treatment; but effect unclear
Monday, February 04, 2013

Low Adiponectin in First Trimester Linked to GDM
Also linked to insulin resistance regardless of adiposity or glycemic measurements
Friday, February 01, 2013

Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Linked to Immune Suppression
May affect responses to HIV by blocking HIV-1 coreceptors, increasing rate of HIV-1 replication
Friday, February 01, 2013

Adiposity, Hyperglycemia Tied to Cognitive Performance
For middle-aged adults, high BMI and high HbA1c linked to poor cognitive performance
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Common Obesity Beliefs Often Unsupported by Science
Researchers identify myths and presumptions and facts supported by evidence
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bile Acid Sequestrant Reduces Glucose Concentration in T2DM
Colesevelam cuts fasting, postprandial glucose in subjects taking metformin; no effect on insulin
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

T1DM Insulin Intensification Patterns, Outcomes Studied
In youth studied, sociodemographics impact odds of switch; better outcomes with more intensive regimens
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

In STEMI, Diabetes Linked to Worse Long-Term Outcomes
Diabetes linked to worse mortality, reinfarction, stent thrombosis, target vessel revascularization
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Physicians Commonly Report Unsafe Hospital Workloads
Findings from an online survey of hospitalists show excess workload affects patient outcome
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Brain Scans Show Doctors Empathize With Patients
Regions associated with pain relief and reward activated
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Less CVD Hospitalization When SBP, LDL-C Controlled in T2DM
In patients with type 2 diabetes, HbA1c control not linked to lower cardiac hospitalization risk
Monday, January 28, 2013

Weight Counseling Declining Among Primary Care Doctors
Rate of weight counseling declining, even in those with obesity/weight-related comorbidities
Monday, January 28, 2013

Sclerostin Linked to Vascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetes
Serum levels higher in patients with both type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic disease
Monday, January 28, 2013

AAP Releases Guidelines for Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes
Recommendations suggest integration of lifestyle modifications together with medication
Monday, January 28, 2013

FDA: Three New Treatments Approved for Type 2 Diabetes
Nesina, Kazano, and Oseni, all based on alogliptin, approved for use with diet and exercise
Monday, January 28, 2013

Performance Differences Seen in Continuous Glucose Monitors
In head-to-head-to-head comparative effectiveness study, Navigator was most accurate CGM device
Friday, January 25, 2013

Retinopathy Severity Linked to Cardiovascular Outcome
In type 2 diabetes, retinopathy severity and progression are determinants of CV outcomes
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Physician Education Ups Communication for New Meds
Patients rate the new medication information transfer higher for docs in intervention group
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cancer Prevalence Higher With Long Duration of Diabetes
Prevalence also higher among adults with type 2 diabetes who use insulin
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Large Teaching Hospitals Face More Readmission Penalties
After adjustment, likelihood of being penalized highest for safety-net hospitals
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Care Transition Initiative Decreases Rehospitalizations
However, no significant reduction in 30-day rehospitalization as percent of hospital discharges
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Gestational Diabetes Ups Costs of Maternity Care by One-Third
In addition, GDM contributes to higher rate of C-section and neonatal care unit use
Monday, January 21, 2013

Accelerated Cognitive Decline Seen With T2DM in Middle Age
Cognitive decline seems to increase with increased time with diabetes
Monday, January 21, 2013

Coronary Artery Calcium Predicts Cardiovascular Death in T2DM
Improves risk classification versus Framingham risk score for patients with type 2 diabetes
Friday, January 18, 2013

Efforts Failed to Up Primary Care, Rural Resident Training
Net growth in primary care training, but outpaced by growth in non-primary care training
Friday, January 18, 2013

Physical Activity Requirement in <40 Percent of College Programs
In 2010, 39.55 percent require physical education compared with 97 percent in 1920s and 1930s
Friday, January 18, 2013

Fasting Plasma Glucose Beats HbA1c for Diabetes Screening
Algorithm may cut number of glucose tolerance tests for those undergoing coronary angiography
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Even Brief Interruptions Dramatically Increase Errors
Error rate doubled or tripled in response to brief interruptions of only 2.8 to 4.4 seconds
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Family Docs Are Early Adopters of Electronic Health Records
Sixty-eight percent currently use EHR systems; likely to surpass 80 percent by 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Education, Wealth Levels Impact Mortality in Diabetes Patients
Those with less education, financial wealth have a significantly increased risk of death
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Certain Online Behaviors of Docs Warrant Investigation
Consensus in seven of ten vignettes; outcome less clear for other doc online behavior scenarios
Monday, January 14, 2013

Top Five Issues for Docs and Patients Identified for 2013
Issues include access to care, physician shortages, preparation for 30 million new patients
Monday, January 14, 2013

Insulin LY2605541 Tops Glargine for Glycemic Control in T1DM
Better glycemic control, reductions in nocturnal hypoglycemia, weight, mealtime insulin dose
Friday, January 11, 2013

National U.S. Health Care Spending Relatively Stable
But during 2011, personal health care spending growth accelerated
Friday, January 11, 2013

High Unawareness of Distal Sensorimotor Polyneuropathy
Most older adults with prediabetes or diabetes who have DSPN are unaware of their condition
Thursday, January 10, 2013

SPIRIT 2013 Clinical Trial Protocol Guidelines Issued
Thirty-three-item SPIRIT checklist will serve as guideline for the minimum content of clinical trial
Thursday, January 10, 2013

Multiple Stressors Contribute to Readmission Within 30 Days
Sleep deprivation, poor nutrition, pain and discomfort contribute to post-hospital syndrome
Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Americans Sicker, Die Younger Than Other Developed Nations
Pattern of poorer health means Americans less likely to live to age 50
Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Vitamin D Does Not Improve Knee OA Progression, Symptoms
Supplementation to raise levels above 36 ng/mL has no impact on knee pain, cartilage volume loss
Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Microaneurysm Turnover IDs Macular Edema Development
Higher microaneurysm turnover linked to earlier development of clinically significant macular edema
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Maternal Vitamin D Levels Tied to Growth in Term Infants
Vitamin D status independently associated with higher birth weight, head circumference
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Fetuin-A Levels Linked to Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Link between high fetuin-A and lower cardio risk modified by T2DM, obesity, insulin resistance
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Health Care Use Dropped Among All During Recession
Little evidence of racial or ethnic disparities, except for fewer physician visits for Hispanics
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Metformin Cuts Cardio Events in High-Risk Type 2 Diabetes
Three-year treatment with metformin reduces cardiovascular events more than glipizide
Monday, January 07, 2013

Shared Savings May Promote Care Coordination Entity Use
Sharing savings with dually eligible patients may foster enrollment in coordinated care entities
Monday, January 07, 2013

Patient-Doctor Communication Affects Medication Adherence
Poorer communication ratings tied to lower adherence, especially for hypoglycemic medications
Friday, January 04, 2013

Fracture Risk Down With Adherence to Bisphosphonates
Second study shows more than half of U.S. vets with rheumatoid arthritis are non-adherent
Thursday, January 03, 2013

TPN-Linked Hyperglycemia Ups Death for Non-Critically Ill
Total parenteral nutrition linked to 5.6-fold higher in-hospital mortality risk for noncritically ill
Thursday, January 03, 2013

Association Between Health Care Cost, Quality Inconsistent
Review of 61 studies shows inconsistent evidence for the direction of the association
Thursday, January 03, 2013

Review: All-Cause Mortality Down for Mildly Overweight
Compared with normal weight, increased risk for grades 2, 3 obesity; lower risk for overweight
Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Glucose, Fructose Affect Cerebral Blood Flow Differently
Significantly greater reduction in hypothalamic cerebral blood flow after glucose versus fructose
Wednesday, January 02, 2013

House Joins Senate to Avert Medicare Cuts
U.S. health care could be significantly affected by failure to reach 'fiscal cliff' agreement
Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Travel-Based Interventions May Be As Effective As Diet on BMI
Lowering either by even a small amount can reduce BMI over time
Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Little Change in Global Infertility Rates Since 1990
However, due to population growth, nearly 50 million couples affected by infertility
Monday, December 31, 2012

Low Insulin Secretion Tied to Depressive Symptoms in Women
Risk of new-onset depressive symptoms up for middle-aged women with lowest insulin secretion
Friday, December 28, 2012

Primary Care Physicians Perform Well on Diabetes Care Measures
Higher rates of lifestyle advice, medication intensification than covering docs, midlevels
Friday, December 28, 2012

Dietary PA/OA Fat Ratio May Affect T2DM Risk in Women Only
Diet high in oleic acid improves insulin sensitivity; tied to lower metabolic, oxidative stress markers
Friday, December 28, 2012

Teen Vitamin D Intake Not Related to Adult RA or SLE Risk
No link between dietary vitamin D intake during adolescence, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus risk
Thursday, December 27, 2012

Indicators Show Little Change in Overuse of Ambulatory Care
In U.S., improvement in six of nine underuse indicators; two of 11 overuse indicators
Thursday, December 27, 2012

Early Menopause Tied to Greater Type 2 Diabetes Risk
BMI, waist circumference, and smoking do not significantly alter the association
Thursday, December 27, 2012

Fewer Than a Quarter Call 911 During Acute Heart Problem
During heart attacks, women are significantly more likely to call 911 than men
Thursday, December 27, 2012

C-Peptide Levels May Predict Mortality in Angiography Patients
C-peptide in highest versus lowest tertile linked to increased all-cause, cardiovascular mortality
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Released for 2013
New aspects of care include detailed guidelines for self-monitoring glucose, blood pressure goals
Friday, December 21, 2012

Meds Adherence Self-Report Valid in Type 2 Diabetes
Bias from depression severity found in some types of self-reporting
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Metformin Treatment Beneficial for Obese Children, Teens
Twice-daily metformin improved body mass index SD score, metabolic risk factors, adipokines
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Two Distinct High-Risk Diabetes Populations ID'd in Children
High-risk A1C and impaired fasting glucose identify different groups and risk markers
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Intensive Lifestyle Changes Do Raise Odds of T2DM Remission
Although overall remission rates are modest
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Aerobic Exercise Optimal for Reducing Fat Mass, Body Mass
Combined approach with resistance training ups time commitment with no added loss
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Significant, Complex Link ID'd Between Sleepiness, Vitamin D
For individuals with vitamin D deficiency, relationship is affected by race
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dietary Fat Increases Glucose Level and Insulin Needs
In type 1 diabetes, high-fat meal significantly increases insulin requirement and hyperglycemia
Monday, December 17, 2012

Health Care Satisfaction Rated As High by Unacculturated Hispanics
Unacculturated or biculturated Hispanics give higher ratings for health care experiences
Monday, December 17, 2012

Leisure-Time Physical Activity Could Add Up to Five Years to Life
Increases in longevity for somewhat-active and active non-Hispanic white and black men, women
Friday, December 14, 2012

Imeglimin Beneficial As Add-On to Metformin in T2DM
As add-on therapy, new oral agent improves glycemic control; generally well tolerated
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Exercise Performance Enhanced With Virtual Partner
Biggest increase in exercise duration for those who exercise with a superior virtual partner
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Raising Taxes on Sugars, Fats May Be Viable Health Strategy
Food pricing strategies linked to pro-health outcomes in analysis of lower socioeconomic groups
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Prevalence of Nonrefractive Visual Impairment Increasing
From 1999-2002 to 2005-2008, increase linked to rising prevalence of long-duration diabetes
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Beneficial in Diabetes
MBCT improves emotional distress, quality of life for patients with low emotional well-being
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

NHANES Data Don't Support BPA, Chronic Disease Link
Use of cross-sectional data may not be appropriate for analyzing these associations
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Maternal BMI Negatively Linked to Child Cognition
Negative link between maternal pre-pregnancy BMI, children's cognitive performance at age 5, 7
Monday, December 10, 2012

Gene-Environment Interaction Ups Risk of Preeclampsia
Genetic variant in AGT2R in mothers, fathers, neonates raises risk in mothers with high BMI
Monday, December 10, 2012

EHR Algorithm Can Be Used to Detect, Classify Diabetes
Data in electronic health records detect more cases than ICD-9 codes; can distinguish between type 1, 2 diabetes
Monday, December 10, 2012

Health Care Law Boosts Savings on Meds for Medicare Recipients
Savings on prescription drugs has reached $5.1 billion; for more than 5.8 million beneficiaries
Friday, December 07, 2012

FDA: Public-Private Venture Set to Improve Regulatory Science
Medical Device Innovation Consortium will collaborate with FDA to better evaluate new devices
Thursday, December 06, 2012

Resistance Exercise Offers More Prolonged Glycemic Control
Glucose levels remain lower four to six hours after resistance exercise versus aerobic exercise
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

High Fructose Corn Syrup Availability Linked to Diabetes
Countries with high availability have 20 percent increased prevalence, regardless of obesity
Monday, December 03, 2012

Topical Simvastatin Accelerates Wound Healing in Diabetes
Acceleration is due to direct effect on lymphatics and indirect effects via macrophages
Monday, December 03, 2012

Increasing Number of Workers in Self-Insured Health Plans
In 2011, 58.5 percent with health coverage self-insured; increase driven by large employers
Monday, December 03, 2012

Resveratrol Doesn't Improve Metabolic Risk Factors in Obese
No effect seen on inflammatory or metabolic biomarkers, blood pressure, or body composition
Friday, November 30, 2012

Risk Estimator ID'd for Sight-Threatening Diabetic Retinopathy
Two consecutive digital retinal photographic screenings can estimate future risk of STDR
Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cigarette Tax Would Cost Federal Government in Long Term
Initial drop in spending to 2021, but increased longevity would ultimately increase spending
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Political Leaders Face Voter Opposition to Medicare Cuts
Voter poll analysis portends conflict in ACA implementation
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Doc Earnings Growth Lags Behind Other Health Professionals
Adjusted physician earnings dropped by 1.6 percent from 1996-2000 to 2006-2010
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Growing Number of Drugs Possibly Inhibited by Grapefruit
All drugs orally administered; have low-to-intermediate bioavailability; metabolized by CYP3A4
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Growth in Health Benefit Cost Per Employee Slowed in 2012
Workforce health management is strategy to cut costs, with incentives offered to up participation
Friday, November 23, 2012

Prevalence of Diabetes in U.S. Youth Set to Rise Considerably
Projected estimates through 2050 indicate serious diabetes burden among youth
Thursday, November 22, 2012

Obama Administration Moving Forward With Health Care Law
From 2014, insurance companies prohibited from discrimination based on pre-existing conditions
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Online Access by Patients to Health Records Ups Utilization
Rates of office visits, phone and ER encounters, after-hours clinic visits, hospitalizations up
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Research Supports Role of BMI in Incident Asthma in Children
Dose-response effect seen for BMI; gender difference noted, with larger effect in obese boys
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Energy Content of Fast-Food Menu Items Has Changed Little
Despite increase in number of items on menu, few changes in energy content from 1997 to 2010
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Testosterone Doesn't Add to Erectile Response With Sildenafil
Sildenafil + testosterone not superior for men with erectile dysfunction, low testosterone
Monday, November 19, 2012

Obesity More Common Among Children With Psoriasis
Excess adiposity and waist circumference more common with severe disease; particularly in U.S.
Monday, November 19, 2012

Study Assesses Bidirectional Link for Diabetes, Depression
Stronger association seen for depression predicting onset of type 2 diabetes
Monday, November 19, 2012

Education Program Delivered in Routine Care Beneficial in T1DM
Longer term improvement in glycemic control, quality of life with structured education program
Monday, November 19, 2012

Mental Illness, Job Stress Both Factors in Physician Suicides
Docs more likely to have antipsychotics, barbiturates, not antidepressants on toxicology testing
Friday, November 16, 2012

Parents Offer Advice for Parenting Overweight Teens
Advice includes setting up healthful home, modeling healthful behavior, providing positive support
Friday, November 16, 2012

Hearing Impairment More Prevalent in Diabetes
Meta-analysis shows two-fold higher prevalence of hearing impairment in diabetes patients
Friday, November 16, 2012

U-Shaped Link for BMI at Diagnosis With Mortality in T2DM
Both normal weight and those with BMI over 35 kg/m² have higher mortality risk
Friday, November 16, 2012

Earlier Menarche Linked to Overall Adiposity
No association identified for parity or menopausal age with measures of adiposity
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Higher Quality of Life for Adoptive Parents
Parents who undergo unsuccessful IVF and live without children have lower quality of life
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Genetic Variants May Impact Link Between Vitamin D, Health
Risk of major health outcomes varies with minor alleles at SNP in vitamin D receptor
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

ACR: Overweight, Obesity Tied to Increased RA Risk in Women
Being overweight, obese has stronger effect on risk for seronegative than seropositive RA
Monday, November 12, 2012

Higher Pulse Wave Velocity Seen in Well-Controlled Diabetes
Correlates with white matter lesion volume, even after adjustment for confounding variables
Friday, November 09, 2012

Black Tea Intake Tied to Low Diabetes Prevalence Worldwide
Data mining approach ID'd link between black tea and diabetes, but not other health indicators
Friday, November 09, 2012

Maternal Age at Menopause Tied to Daughter's Ovarian Reserve
Early maternal menopause associated with advanced depletion of the ovarian reserve
Thursday, November 08, 2012

Even Physically Active Women Found to Sit Too Much
Women who meet exercise recommendations spend as much time sitting as those who don't exercise
Thursday, November 08, 2012

Study Compares Exenatide, Liraglutide for Type 2 Diabetes
Greater drop in glycated hemoglobin with liraglutide; adverse events occur less often with exenatide
Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Sulfonylureas Up Cardio Events Versus Metformin
Sulfonylureas for initial treatment of diabetes linked to increase in composite of MI, stroke, death
Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Fewer Meals Eaten in Front of Television After Intervention
However, after brief primary care intervention in 3-year-old children, no effect seen on TV time or BMI
Monday, November 05, 2012

AHA Reaffirms Sodium Reduction Advice
Group expresses methodological concerns with studies published since 2011 concluding otherwise
Monday, November 05, 2012

Short Sleep Duration Found Not to Lead to Insulin Resistance
But, less sleep may predispose to overeating by different mechanisms in men and women
Friday, November 02, 2012

CDC: Diabetes Mortality Declining in Youths
Decrease not as prominent in teenagers
Thursday, November 01, 2012

Once-Yearly Zoledronic Acid Benefits Men With Osteoporosis
Significant drop in risk of new vertebral fractures, increased bone density, lower bone turnover
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Risk Factors for Childhood Overweight ID'd in Infancy
Maternal pre-pregnancy weight, birth weight, weight gain, maternal smoking linked to increased risk
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fenofibrate/Simvastatin Benefit in Dyslipidemia Explored
Combination treatment reduces triglycerides for all but atherogenic apoB48 only in dyslipidemic
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

CCC: Single High-Fat Meal Has Negative Vascular Effects
Impaired microvascular but not macrovascular function noted two hours after meal consumption
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

U.S. Medicare Spending on Elderly Has Outpaced Canada's
Growth three times faster in the U.S., while Canada offers more comprehensive benefits
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Resveratrol Has No Metabolic Benefit for Non-Obese Women
Does not affect its putative targets in fat or muscle in women with normal glucose tolerance
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Overweight, Obese Teens at Risk for End-Stage Renal Disease
Elevated BMI is a substantial risk factor for both diabetic and non-diabetic renal disease
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Old Order Amish Children More Active, Less Likely Overweight
OOA children are about 3.3 times less likely to be overweight; significantly more physically active
Monday, October 29, 2012

Independent Link for Child BMI, Adult Cardio Risk Questioned
In the few studies that adjust for adult body mass index, the effect sizes are attenuated
Friday, October 26, 2012

Insulin Sensitivity Normally Highest After Breakfast
Increased beta-cell responsiveness to glucose, disposition index; lower hepatic insulin extraction
Friday, October 26, 2012

Family Obesity Approach Promising for Black Girls
Promising effects on weight-related behaviors; but across studies, effect is often nonsignificant
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hormonal Changes at Menopause Up Abdominal Obesity
Changes account for increase in total body and abdominal fat; can be improved by estrogen
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Genuine Very Large Effects in Trials Rare in Medicine
Very large effects typically seen in small trials and diminish subsequently; seldom address mortality
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Legume-Rich Diet Can Improve Glycemic Control in T2DM
Incorporation of legumes linked to improved glycemic control; lower coronary heart disease risk
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Genetic Predisposition to Diabetes Ups Risk of CVD
Each additional diabetes-risk allele associated with a 3 percent increased risk of cardio disease
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Heart Function, Structure ID'd
Improvement/resolution of HTN, hyperlipidemia, diabetes; ups myocardial mass, diastolic function
Monday, October 22, 2012

Parental Stress Linked to Obesity in Offspring
Parent perception of stress related to child fast-food consumption
Monday, October 22, 2012

Obese Young Males Have Lower Testosterone Levels
Low testosterone not secondary to an increase in estradiol concentrations
Monday, October 22, 2012

Higher Calcium Intake May Lower Risk of Hyperparathyroidism
Increased dietary calcium lowers risk of primary hyperparathyroidism in women
Friday, October 19, 2012

Sedentary Time Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk
Association also seen for increased risk of cardiovascular disease, CVD and all-cause mortality
Friday, October 19, 2012

Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Tied to Lasting BP Drop
Positive airway pressure lowers systolic and diastolic blood pressure in a real-world setting
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Exercise Stimulates Adiponectin, Raises HDL Levels
Intensive lifestyle intervention significantly raises HDL in obese/overweight with type 2 diabetes
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Direct Link ID'd for Sleep Deprivation, Insulin Sensitivity
Short-term sleep deprivation reduces insulin sensitivity in adipocytes and peripheral tissue
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Zonisamide 400 mg Enhances Weight Loss for Obese
But high incidence of gastrointestinal, nervous system, and psychiatric adverse events
Monday, October 15, 2012

Diabetes Independently Predicts Severe Osteoarthritis
Type 2 diabetes also predicts arthroplasty; probability increases with duration of diabetes
Friday, October 12, 2012

Gastro Illness in Infancy Linked to Islet Autoimmunity
Link observed in infants exposed to wheat or barley before 4 months or ≥7 months of age
Friday, October 12, 2012

Add-On Therapy Doesn't Improve Weight Watchers' Results
Adding professional behavioral program doesn't improve weight loss outcomes for overweight adults
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Use of More Costly Diabetes Medications Varies Widely
Even within integrated VA system with set formulary and utilization management tools
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Exercise Intensity Affects Risk of Metabolic Syndrome
Intensity of exercise plays a larger role than volume of physical activity in reducing risk
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Interventions Helpful for Breast Cancer-Induced Menopause
Cognitive behavioral therapy, exercise alleviate symptoms of treatment-induced menopause
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Diverse Forms of Distress Have Distinct Impact in Diabetes
Depressive symptoms affect self-care behaviors; diabetes-related distress impacts glycemic control
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Proneurotensin Linked to Increased Disease, Death Risk
In women, levels also tied to risk of breast cancer
Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Mathematical Model Can Help Predict Chances of Conception
Model assesses when couples should begin fertility investigation and treatment
Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Pre-Op Factors Predict Post-Gastric Op Glycemic Response
Independent predictors include diabetes duration, BMI, fasting C-peptide concentrations
Monday, October 08, 2012

Low Vitamin D Linked to Mortality in Black, White Elderly
High levels of parathyroid hormone also associated with increased mortality
Monday, October 08, 2012

Bisphenol A Linked to Thyroid Changes During Pregnancy
Bisphenol A exposure during pregnancy linked to lower maternal T4, male neonatal TSH levels
Friday, October 05, 2012

Moderate Drinking Ups A-Fib Risk in Adults at Risk for CVD
Increased risk for moderate, heavy drinking in older adults at high risk of cardiovascular disease
Thursday, October 04, 2012

Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Not Linked to Drop in Mortality
Screening patients at increased risk not linked to decrease in CVD-, cancer-, diabetes-linked death
Thursday, October 04, 2012

EHRs Linked to Improved Care, Outcomes in Diabetes
EHRs associated with improved drug treatment intensification, monitoring, and control
Thursday, October 04, 2012

Lower-Extremity Amputations in Diabetes Down in Scotland
From 2004 to 2008, ~30 percent fewer lower-extremity, 40 percent fewer major amputations
Thursday, October 04, 2012

Limiting the Problem of Missing Data Urged for Clinical Trials
Special report: analysis methods can not compensate for missing data, simple fixes ruled out
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Fertility Treatment Linked to Multiple Sclerosis Worsening
Changes in immune function linked to reproductive hormones
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Observation Units Could Save $3.1 Billion Nationally Per Year
Hospital observation units could save $1,572 per patient; $4.6 million annually per hospital
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Patients Benefit From Access to Physician Notes
Patients frequently access visit notes; almost all patients want open note policy to continue
Monday, October 01, 2012

Standards for Diabetes Education, Support Updated
Task force updates national standards for diabetes self-management education and support
Friday, September 28, 2012

History of Sexual Abuse Slows Response to Bariatric Surgery
Systematic review suggests less initial weight loss, but increased weight loss seen over time
Friday, September 28, 2012

Review Finds Little Impact of Exercise Interventions on Kids
Meta-analysis finds interventions to up physical activity have little effect on activity levels
Friday, September 28, 2012

Trio of Studies Look at Impact of Sugary Drinks on Weight
Three studies show the magnitude of the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages on obesity
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Efficacy of Black Cohosh for Menopausal Symptoms Unclear
Does not reduce frequency of hot flashes versus placebo; insufficient evidence regarding safety
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Drugs Similar in Efficacy for Neuropathic Pain in Diabetes
Amitriptyline, duloxetine, and pregabalin reduce pain; differ in sleep quality, adverse effects
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Taste Perceptions Differ for Obese, Non-Obese Children
Obese children are less able to identify taste qualities, including concentrations of sweetness
Monday, September 24, 2012

AHA: Race Affects Impact of BMI on BP in Children
Black children's blood pressure significantly higher than white children of same age and BMI
Friday, September 21, 2012

Stress-Reducing Effect of Acute Exercise Persists
Anxiolytic effects of exercise resistant to exposure to negative or arousing emotional stimuli
Thursday, September 20, 2012

AHA: Yogurt Consumption May Reduce Hypertension Risk
Adults who consume >2 percent of calories from yogurt have reduced risk versus non-consumers
Thursday, September 20, 2012

African-Americans Less Adherent to DASH Diet for Lowering BP
Greater DASH diet adherence linked to greater BP drop, independent of weight loss
Thursday, September 20, 2012

Higher Dietary Fructose Tied to Lower Liver Energy Stores
Elevated uric acid levels associated with more severe hepatic ATP depletion with fructose intake
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A 5 Percent Reduction in BMI Could Alter U.S. Obesity Course
Obesity rates, obesity-related disease rates, and obesity-related costs could be improved by 2030
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bisphenol A Linked to Obesity in Children and Teens
Elevated urinary levels associated with two-fold higher risk of obesity
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hip Circumference Inversely Tied to Diabetes Risk
Association between height and diabetes significant only in women
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ethnic Variation Seen in Level of Pancreatic Triglycerides
Hispanics have highest level of pancreatic triglycerides, but lower insulin secretion
Monday, September 17, 2012

White Matter Structural Changes ID'd in Children With T1DM
For young children, structural differences correlate with glycated hemoglobin values
Monday, September 17, 2012

Mechanism of Smoking-Induced Insulin Resistance Elucidated
Nicotine induces mTOR activation; prevents IRS-1 phosphorylation which is tied to insulin resistance
Monday, September 17, 2012

Spindle Abnormalities Seen in Oocytes of Severely Obese
Significantly more oocytes have two spindles; prevalence of disarranged spindles up in obese
Friday, September 14, 2012

Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Up Over Time in Oldest Old
Increased TSH not linked to mortality; elevated free T4 positively linked to death
Friday, September 14, 2012

For Youth, Only Vigorous Activity Reduces Cardiometabolic Risk
Vigorous, but not light/moderate, physical activity cuts odds of overweight, elevated BP
Friday, September 14, 2012

Review: Inflammation's Role in Obesity-Colorectal Cancer Link
Immunological and metabolic profiles of obese adipose tissue differ from those of lean adipose tissue
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Diabetes Outcome Better for Patients With Empathetic Docs
Physician empathy correlates with clinical outcome for patients with diabetes mellitus
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Rare Cancer Syndrome Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk
Patients with PTEN mutations have greater insulin sensitivity but are also more likely to be obese
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Review: Omega-3s Do Not Reduce Risk of Cardio Events
Meta-analysis of 20 studies shows no correlation with mortality, cardiac mortality, MI, stroke
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Obese Teens Self-Report Eating Less Than Healthy-Weight Peers
Young children report higher intake of energy than healthy-weight peers; may lead to onset of obesity
Monday, September 10, 2012

Not All Docs/Nurses Want to Be Asked About Hand Hygiene
Few were asked in the past month; more than a quarter do not want patients to remind them
Friday, September 07, 2012

Genetic Counseling Doesn't Affect Pre-Diabetes Behavior
Doesn't significantly alter motivation, prevention program adherence for overweight at-risk adults
Thursday, September 06, 2012

Maternal Smoking Link to Teen Obesity Mediated by Fat Intake
Teens exposed to prenatal smoking have increased fat intake; lower amygdala volume
Thursday, September 06, 2012

Clopidogrel After MI Less Effective in Diabetes Patients
Less reduction in risk of all-cause, cardiovascular death in patients with diabetes versus without
Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Metabolic Syndrome Affects Teens' Cognitive Performance
Evidence points to changes in the brain's structural integrity in adolescents with metabolic syndrome
Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Study Quantifies Effect of TV Viewing on Adolescent BMI
For adolescents, but not for adults, reduction in TV viewing linked to lower BMI z score at one year
Friday, August 31, 2012

Fructose and Sugar Substitutes Alter Gut Microbiota
Changes in host-microbe interactions may lead to development of metabolic disorders and obesity
Friday, August 31, 2012

HbA1c ≥6.5 Percent Is Specific, Not Sensitive for T1DM
Across four studies, HbA1c ≥6.5 percent specific, but not sensitive, early indicator of T1DM in youth
Friday, August 31, 2012

Effective Short-, Long-Term Weight-Loss Strategies Differ
Findings from secondary analysis of data for overweight/obese postmenopausal women
Friday, August 31, 2012

Even Normal Range Albuminuria Ups Cardiovascular Risk
Increased risk seen in type 2 diabetes; link lost with ACE inhibitors
Friday, August 31, 2012

Lung Cancer Risk Unaffected by Metformin Use in Diabetes
In nested-case control analysis, risk of lung cancer not lower in metformin-treated type 2 diabetes
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Highest Cardiovascular Mortality for Normal BMI, Central Obesity
Mortality higher for those with normal BMI, high waist-to-hip ratio than for obese based on BMI
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sleep Apnea Tied to Insulin Resistance in Young, Lean Men
Rise in insulin secretion noted after glucose load to maintain normal glucose levels
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Poor Survival for Obese Women With HR+ Breast Cancer
Obesity linked to inferior survival for women with hormone receptor-positive operable disease
Monday, August 27, 2012

Muscle-Related Statin Effects Seem to Correlate With Potency
Fluvastatin is apparent exception to potency prediction of muscle-related adverse effects
Friday, August 24, 2012

Reporting of Dietary Intake Methods in Obesity Trials Poor
In childhood obesity intervention trials, more care needed in reporting dietary intake methods
Thursday, August 23, 2012

Modifiable Risk Factors Key in Social Inequality of Diabetes
Repeated measures of health behaviors, BMI account for about half of social differential
Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in Obese
Surgery especially effective for those with impaired fasting glucose
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Evidence-Based Public Health Interventions Identified
American Heart Association IDs interventions to improve diet and exercise, cut smoking rates
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Family Hx of Early Death Ups Risk of Early Cardiac Disease
Risk of cardiovascular disease before 50 up for those with family history of early cardiac death
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Study Identifies Sleep Apnea in 50 Percent of Women
Obstructive sleep apnea in women linked to age, obesity, hypertension, not daytime sleepiness
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

2012 Indicators of Well-Being for Older Americans Issued
Indicators of population, economics, health status, health risks, and health care described
Monday, August 20, 2012

Soy Linked to Exacerbated Congenital Hypothyroidism
Soy products seem to interfere with levothyroxine absorption in infants
Monday, August 20, 2012

Yo-Yo Dieters Still Benefit From Weight Loss Efforts
Moderate and severe weight cyclers still benefit from lifestyle intervention, diet, and/or exercise
Monday, August 20, 2012

Delayed Gratification at Age 4 Predictive of BMI in Adulthood
Performance on preschool delay-gratification task accounts for 4 percent of variance in BMI
Friday, August 17, 2012

Computer-Based Obesity Tx Programs Show Promise
Less effective than in-person session, but more effective than no or minimal intervention
Thursday, August 16, 2012

ABO Blood Group Correlated With Coronary Heart Disease
Risk up for non-O blood group versus O, even after adjustment for cardiovascular risk factors
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cocoa Flavanols May Improve Cognitive Function in Elderly
Benefit seen in elderly with mild cognitive impairment; partly mediated by insulin sensitivity
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Poor Follow-Up of Hospital Tests Often Due to Late Orders
Tests performed on day of discharge represent 6.8 percent of all tests, 46.8 percent of missed results
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Competitive Food Laws Tied to Less BMI Change in Teens
Fewer BMI units gained for students in states with strong laws at baseline, and through follow-up
Monday, August 13, 2012

Regular Exercise in Middle Age Lowers Inflammatory Markers
An increase in physical activity further lowers C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 levels
Monday, August 13, 2012

Phone Intervention Cost-Effective for Glycemic Control
Modest cost to achieve small decrease in hemoglobin A1c; more costly to achieve goal of <7 percent
Friday, August 10, 2012

Statin Benefits Outweigh Risk of Developing Diabetes
Diabetes risk only increased in those with one or more major risk factors
Friday, August 10, 2012

Self-Perceived Overweight in Teens Impacts Weight Gain
Normal-weight teens who feel overweight have larger weight gain in early adulthood
Friday, August 10, 2012

Psyllium Reduces Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors
Fiber supplement linked to improved glucose levels, insulin response, blood pressure, lipid profile
Thursday, August 09, 2012

CDC: Increase in Prevalence of Walking in the United States
Walkers are significantly more likely to meet the aerobic physical activity guideline than non-walkers
Thursday, August 09, 2012

Vaccine Transiently Modifies Autoimmunity in Diabetes
Tuberculosis vaccine increases insulin production in patients with long-term type 1 diabetes
Thursday, August 09, 2012

After Bariatric Op, Controlled Diet Can Aid CaOx Supersaturation
Diet with normal calcium, moderate protein, reduced oxalate beneficial after bariatric surgery
Thursday, August 09, 2012

Bariatric Surgery Cuts MI Incidence in Obese With T2DM
No effect on stroke incidence seen for obese with type 2 diabetes undergoing bariatric surgery
Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone Ups Cognition in Elderly
Findings applicable to both healthy older adults and those with mild cognitive impairment
Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Mortality Up for Normal-Weight Adults With Incident Diabetes
Compared with obese/overweight, risk of total, cardiovascular, noncardiovascular mortality up
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Donor Obesity Ups Risk of Poor Pediatric Transplant Outcome
Severe obesity in donor increases risk of graft loss, mortality in pediatric liver transplant recipients
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Skin Intrinsic Fluorescence Tied to Coronary Artery Disease
Association seen for middle-aged individuals with long duration of type 1 diabetes
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Drug Helps Control Glucose in Congenital Hyperinsulinism
Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor antagonist controls blood glucose and insulin levels
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Weight Training Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in U.S. Men
Second study shows physical activity linked to lower mortality risk for those with diabetes
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Clinicians Can Unintentionally Prompt Nocebo Effect
Negative expectations, being informed about complications up likelihood of adverse effects
Thursday, August 02, 2012

Low Vitamin D, Frailty Impact Mortality Risk in Elderly
In older adults, low vitamin D levels increase likelihood of frailty; together up risk of mortality
Thursday, August 02, 2012

Nutrition Type Affects Endocrinology in SGA Infants
Adiponectin and insulin growth factor elevated in formula-fed small-for-gestational-age infants
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Brain Connectivity Altered in Type 2 Diabetes
Patients have reduced functional connectivity in default mode network; linked to insulin resistance
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Task Force Still Recommends Against Routine ECG Screening
Recommendation against screening for low-risk adults; insufficient evidence for high-risk adults
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

No Link Between Telomere Length and Diabetes Risk
No independent association found in multiethnic cohort of postmenopausal women
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pre-Op Statin Use Ups Insulin Resistance in Heart Surgery
Increased insulin resistance seen in dyslipidemic patients without diabetes taking statins pre-CABG
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Women With Diabetes Report Low Sexual Satisfaction
Insulin-treated women more likely to report difficulty with lubrication and orgasm
Monday, July 30, 2012

Good Long-Term Limb Salvage for Diabetic Foot Patients
Fewer major amputations; survival remains poor, especially with comorbid PAD, renal insufficiency
Friday, July 27, 2012

Racial Disparity in Diabetes Mostly Due to Lifestyle
Black, Hispanics, and Asian postmenopausal women have increased risk versus whites
Friday, July 27, 2012

Excess Maternal Iodine Linked to Congenital Hypothyroidism
Findings based on case studies of three infants and their mothers' nutritional supplement history
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pramlintide Improves Glucose Control in Type 1 Diabetes
Improvement in postprandial glycemia with pramlintide given as part of a closed-loop system
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Adoption of New Screening Guidelines Ups GDM Diagnosis
In Israel, new recommendations would increase gestational diabetes diagnosis by ~50 percent
Friday, July 20, 2012

Drop in Children's Milk Intake Not Tied to Sweet Drink Intake
Significant, positive correlation between changes in milk and juice intake from fifth to eighth grade
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Poorer Patient Experience at Safety-Net Hospitals
Worse performance on nearly every measure of patient experience; discrepancy persisted over time
Thursday, July 19, 2012

~12,000 Preventable Deaths in English Hospitals Annually
Main causes are poor clinical monitoring, diagnostic errors, and inadequate drug/fluid management
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Obesity Linked to Economic Status in Developing Countries
In low- and middle-income countries, socioeconomic status plays an important role in obesity
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Physical Inactivity Accounts for Considerable Disease Burden
Causes up to 10 percent of major non-communicable disease burden, 9 percent of premature deaths
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Social Network Analysis IDs Informal Physician Networks
Geographic variation in network characteristics; similar physician, patient features within networks
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Physical Abuse Doubles Risk of Metabolic Syndrome in Women
Risk up in midlife women with childhood physical abuse history, after adjusting for covariates
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Prevalence of Gout Increases With Increasing BMI
Elevated burden of gout exists in overweight and obese; link independent of serum uric acid
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

NYC Restriction Tied to Lower Trans Fat Content of Fast Food
Decrease accompanied by small increase in saturated fat content of fast food purchases
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Playing Team Sports Can Reduce Teen Obesity by ~25 Percent
Walking or biking to school at least four days a week may also reduce obesity
Monday, July 16, 2012

Using a Pedometer Ups Leisure Walking Time for Older Adults
Use of pedometer-based intervention rather than time-based goals increases walking time
Monday, July 16, 2012

Dietary Self-Monitoring Linked to Greater Weight Loss
Food journal use ups weight loss; less loss for postmenopausal women who skip meals, eat out
Monday, July 16, 2012

Hyperfiltration Independent Risk Factor for Diabetic Neuropathy
Persistent hyperfiltration tied to greater declines in renal function, nephropathy in type 2 diabetes
Friday, July 13, 2012

Maternal Obesity Linked to Impaired Fetal Iron Transfer
Impairment may be due to chronic proinflammatory environment, increased hepcidin
Friday, July 13, 2012

Vaginal Dilation Outcomes Equivalent to Vaginoplasty
After two years, nearly half of patients still have sexual dysfunction, distress regardless of therapy
Friday, July 13, 2012

Chemo Combo Promising for Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors
Greater benefit with temozolomide, bevacizumab for patients with pancreatic versus carcinoid NETs
Friday, July 13, 2012

Resistance Exercise Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Obese Boys
Aerobic and resistance exercise effective for reducing visceral fat, waist size, without caloric restriction
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Turmeric Component Reduces Type 2 Diabetes Incidence
Also improves β-cell function, insulin resistance, and adiponectin in adults with prediabetes
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Social Influence, Choice of Friends Impact Teen Obesity
Social influence impacts obesity even after adjustment for tendency to choose similar friends
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Resistance Training Improves Some Inflammatory Markers
Resting levels of C-reactive protein significantly reduced independent of weight loss
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Insulin Delivery, Glucose Monitoring Methods Compared
Adding real-time continuous glucose monitoring to continuous subcutaneous insulin is beneficial
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Reducing Sedentary Behavior Could Increase Life Expectancy
In United States, reducing excessive sitting, TV viewing may add one to two years to life expectancy
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Lower Risk of Adverse Outcomes Seen in Obese With Heart Failure
Outcomes better for women and men with high body mass index, waist circumference
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Vitamin D Status Impacts Weight Gain in Older Women
25-hydroxyvitamin D status correlates with weight change for older women who gain weight
Monday, July 09, 2012

Nonnutritive Sweetener Role in Cutting Sugar Intake Explored
Potentially useful, as long as they don't lead to compensatory increase in energy intake
Monday, July 09, 2012

Top Medical Organizations Support Hormone Replacement
HRT deemed safe and acceptable treatment for menopausal symptoms
Monday, July 09, 2012

Correlates of Diabetic Foot Complications Identified
Include PAR immunoreactivity, reduced abundance of type 1 procollagen, impaired skin structure
Friday, July 06, 2012

Obesity Is a Risk Factor for Poor Remission Rates in RA
Study looks at patients with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis treated with TNFα therapies
Friday, July 06, 2012

Early Intensive Diabetes Therapy Preserves β-Cell Function
β-cell function preserved for 3.5 years with insulin plus metformin or triple oral therapy
Friday, July 06, 2012

Elementary Student Access to High-Calorie Drinks Declining
Encouraging trends show reduced student access to sugar-sweetened drinks and high-fat milk
Friday, July 06, 2012

Patient Decision Aid Beneficial in Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Useful to increase medical knowledge, decrease decisional conflict regarding use of radioiodine
Thursday, July 05, 2012

High-Dose Vitamin D 'Somewhat Favorable' in Fracture Prevention
Benefits for elderly women consistent regardless of baseline levels, age, calcium intake
Thursday, July 05, 2012

Limited Evidence Links Pioglitazone to Bladder Cancer
Thiazolidinediones, specifically pioglitazone, may increase bladder cancer risk in type 2 diabetes
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Apolipoproteins Are Biomarkers for Diabetic Retinopathy
Serum apoliproteins linked to markers of systemic, retinal microvascular dysfunction in diabetes
Friday, June 29, 2012

Biophysical Abnormalities Seen in Aorta of Obese Children
Increased left ventricle mass, altered diastolic properties, poor exercise capacity also noted
Friday, June 29, 2012

Chronic High Calcium Intake Increases Fat Oxidation
Acute high calcium intake also increases fat oxidation; sensitivity analysis reveals weak effect
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform Law
'Individual-mandate' insurance requirement deemed constitutional
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Omega-3 Supplements Reduce Inflammation in Overweight
Low- and high-dose omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids beneficial for healthy sedentary adults
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Muscle Mass Linked to Parameters of Bone Health
Gender differences exist in association with skeletal muscle mass and bone architecture
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hyperinsulinemia in Early Adulthood Tied to Later HTN
Increased incidence of hypertension indepenent of sex, ethnicity, or body weight
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Linagliptin Noninferior to Glimepiride in Type 2 Diabetes
Significantly fewer patients have hypoglycemia, cardiovascular events with use of linagliptin
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Duplicate Payments by Federal Government Increasing
Dually enrolled patients in the VA and Medicare account for substantial, duplicate costs
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Home-Based Intervention Linked to Lower BMI at Age 2
Visits from trained community nurses delivering a staged intervention over 24 months effective
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Task Force Recommends Screening All Adults for Obesity
And, limited health benefit seen for behavioral counseling intervention for general population
Monday, June 25, 2012

ENDO: Pre-Diet Hormone Ratio IDs Likely Weight Regainers
Baseline leptin/ghrelin ratio is noninvasive tool for predicting obese dieters prone to regaining weight
Monday, June 25, 2012

ENDO: Ovarian Stimulation Linked to Shorter Children
Shorter than naturally-conceived controls, even after adjustment for genetic height potential
Monday, June 25, 2012

ENDO: Serum Phthalate Levels Higher in Obese Children
Dose-dependent increased obesity risk seen with increase in serum di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
Monday, June 25, 2012

Absolute Incretin Effect Reduced in Type 2 Diabetes
Both phases of insulin secretion impaired in T2DM; incretin primarily enhances first-phase secretion
Monday, June 25, 2012

Unhealthy Food Predominates Youth Sports, Parents Report
Few healthful food and beverage options available; unhealthful options commonly consumed
Monday, June 25, 2012

Obese Asthma Patients Have Reduced Treatment Response
Neutrophil counts up in obese women; less corticosteroid-induced improvement in obese
Monday, June 25, 2012

Telehealth Intervention Linked to Lower Admission Rates
Remote exchange of data between patients, health care professionals also linked to lower mortality
Friday, June 22, 2012

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Ups Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
For middle-aged women, BMI, glucose, sex hormonebinding globulin-circulating levels impact risk
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sleep Apnea Linked to Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Independent association seen for patients with type 2 diabetes; potential mechanisms identified
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Diabetes Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults
Poor glucose control linked to worse cognitive function, even after multivariable adjustment
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Half of Residents Report Working While Sick
Most frequent reasons for presenteeism include feeling obligation to colleagues and to patient care
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Early Loss of Glucagon Response to Hypoglycemia Found in Teens
Response lost as early as one month, median of eight months after diagnosis of type 1 diabetes
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Diabetes Linked to Increased Cause-Specific Mortality
Diabetes correlates with increased risk of death from diseases, including several forms of cancer
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

ASMBS: Bariatric Surgery Helps Resolve Diabetic Nephropathy
Remission of diabetic nephropathy for 55 percent of patients five years after bariatric surgery
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hemoglobin A1C Inadequate for Postpartum Diabetes Screening
Diagnosis of abnormal carbohydrate metabolism not sufficiently sensitive, specific with HbA1c test
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Psoriasis Independently Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Dose-dependent link; patients with severe psoriasis more likely to receive diabetes pharmacotherapy
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Psychological Distress Increases Cerebrovascular Death Risk
Simple General Health Questionnaire may have value in screening for psychological distress
Monday, June 18, 2012

ASMBS: Alcohol Use Disorder Up Post-Bariatric Surgery
Increase in second year post-surgery; linked to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, male sex, younger age
Monday, June 18, 2012

Sleep Apnea Severity Linked to Glycated Hemoglobin Levels
For adults without diabetes, OSA severity independently linked to impaired glucose metabolism
Monday, June 18, 2012

Increase in Visceral Fat Noted After Liposuction
Exercise training effectively counteracts this compensatory increase
Friday, June 15, 2012

Review: Vitamin D Plus Calcium Linked to Mortality Reduction
Effect not seen for vitamin D alone in either individual patient data or trial level meta-analyses
Friday, June 15, 2012

New Tool Identifies Teens With Impaired Fasting Glucose
TAG-IT-A screening tool more useful than BMI alone for identifying impaired fasting glucose
Friday, June 15, 2012

Weight Loss Linked to Reduced Cancer Incidence, Mortality
Effect more consistent with intentional weight loss; risk reduction up for women, obesity-linked CA
Friday, June 15, 2012

Factors ID'd in Healing Failure of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Patients have increased inflammation and aberrant growth factor levels
Friday, June 15, 2012

Brain Volume Linked to Walking Outcomes in Diabetes
Findings stronger in those with peripheral neuropathy versus those with foot-sole sensation
Thursday, June 14, 2012

CDC: Preventive Health Services Underused Before 2010
Underutilized services include cholesterol screening, BP control, smoking cessation assistance
Thursday, June 14, 2012

ADA: Salsalate Doesn't Up Endothelial Function in T2DM
No change in flow-mediated, endothelium-dependent dilation; lower Hb1Ac, inflammatory markers
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

ADA: Impact of Insulin Glargine on Cardio Outcomes Negligible
Modest weight gain and increase in severe hypoglycemia when compared to standard care
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Breast Cancer Incidence Down With Metformin Use in Diabetes
Risk slightly up for postmenopausal women with diabetes treated with meds other than metformin
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

ADA: Hypo-Hyperglycemia Minimizer System Feasible
Two studies show system is able to predict changes in glucose and manipulate insulin delivery
Monday, June 11, 2012

Thiazolidinedione Use Linked to Diabetic Macular Edema
Increased risk seen at one- and 10-year follow-up; no difference for pioglitazone, rosiglitazone
Monday, June 11, 2012

ADA: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Don't Cut Cardiovascular Death
No significant effect seen for patients with dysglycemia and other cardiovascular risk factors
Monday, June 11, 2012

ADA: Type 2 Diabetes Rising Significantly in U.S. Youth
From 2001 to 2009, 21 percent increase seen in prevalence among youth aged 10 to 20 years
Monday, June 11, 2012

ADA: Reversion of Prediabetes to Normal Cuts Diabetes Risk
Lower risk of developing diabetes for those with prediabetes who achieve normal glucose regulation
Monday, June 11, 2012

Waist Size Independently Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Link independent of body mass index; particularly strong association seen for women
Friday, June 08, 2012

Prediabetes Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke
Impaired glucose tolerance with/without impaired fasting glucose linked to modest increase in risk
Friday, June 08, 2012

Early Rapid Growth Partly Mediates Genetic Obesity Risk
Children at higher genetic risk have rapid early weight gain; reach adiposity rebound earlier
Thursday, June 07, 2012

High-Fiber Diets Linked to Lower Visceral Fat in Teens
Negative link for fiber with plasma C-reactive protein, fibrinogen; positive link with adiponectin
Thursday, June 07, 2012

Racial Gap in Life Expectancy Down From 2003 to 2008
Gap in life expectancy between blacks and whites decreased by about one year for men and women
Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Racial Difference in Effect of Physical Activity on Obesity
Black teen girls are less sensitive to the effects of physical activity in preventing obesity versus white
Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Aspirin Ups Risk of Bleeding in All But Diabetes Patients
Patients with diabetes have increased risk of major bleeding, independent of aspirin use
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Childhood Famine Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Even short period of undernutrition in early years increases risk of type 2 diabetes in adults
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Arterial Stiffness in CKD
Waist circumference, SBP independent predictors of arterial stiffness in chronic kidney disease
Monday, June 04, 2012

Dark Chocolate May Prevent Cardio Events in High-Risk
Daily consumption of dark chocolate effective, cost-effective for those with metabolic syndrome
Friday, June 01, 2012

Pioglitazone Use Ups Bladder Cancer Risk in Type 2 Diabetes
Highest risk for those with more than 24 months of exposure, cumulative dose of >28,000 mg
Friday, June 01, 2012

Heart Rate Affected by Nocturnal Hypoglycemia in T1DM Patients
Hypoglycemia linked to reduction in low-frequency component of heart rate variability in type 1 diabetes
Friday, June 01, 2012

Depression Found to Increase Risk of Death in Diabetes
Effect of depression independent of previous cardiovascular events, glycemia control assignment
Friday, June 01, 2012

Intensive Glucose Control Helps Surrogate Renal End Points
Meta-analysis shows that intensive control does not improve clinical renal end points in diabetes
Thursday, May 31, 2012

BMI Thresholds for Gestational Diabetes Differ by Race
Asian and Filipina women have relatively high prevalence even at normal body mass index
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Link Between Obesity and Lower-Extremity Lymphedema Explored
Study finds that as BMI increases there may be a threshold above which lymphatic flow is impaired
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mobile Technology Helps Improve Lifestyle Coaching
Greatest benefit seen with increasing fruits, vegetables; decreasing sedentary leisure time
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Glucose Levels at Admission Predict Death in Pneumonia
Risk of death at 90 days up for patients without preexisting diabetes presenting with hyperglycemia
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Diabetes Linked to Lung Cancer in Postmenopausal Women
Postmenopausal women with diabetes have higher risk of lung cancer, especially if using insulin
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Risk Models Only Slightly Up Prediction of Complex Diseases
Modest improvement for risk models that consider gene-gene, gene-environment interactions
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lower Limb Muscle Limitations Hamper Walking in Diabetes
Diabetes linked to slower walking speed; partly due to diabetes-related skeletal muscle impairments
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Low-Glucose Suspend Function in Insulin Pumps Deemed Safe
Findings based on overnight events with two-hour suspension with no adverse outcomes
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Low Vitamin D Intake Tied to Risk of Thromboembolic Stroke
During 34 years of follow-up, increased risk seen for men in lowest versus highest vitamin D quartile
Thursday, May 24, 2012

AUA: Prevalence of Kidney Stones in U.S. Is 8.8 Percent
Obesity and diabetes found to correlate strongly with history of kidney stones
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Extending Care Helps Maintain Long-Term Weight Loss
Patients receiving extended care maintained an additional 3.2 kg of weight loss over 17.6 months
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Diabetes-Linked Cardio, All-Cause Mortality Decreasing
Significant decreases in CVD, all-cause death rates for U.S. adults with diabetes from 1997 to 2006
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Maternal Weight Ups Infant Size More Than Glucose Intolerance
Excess weight gain during pregnancy, pre-pregnancy BMI are better predictors of large-for-gestational-age
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

DDW: Diabetes Linked to Higher Adenoma Detection in 40s
Patients aged 40 to 49 with diabetes have similar rates to 50- to 59-year-olds without diabetes
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Genetic Testing Doesn't Up Post-Test Health Care Use
But individuals who complete multiplex genetic testing have more physician visits pre-test
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

For Older Women, Saturated Fats Linked to Worse Cognition
Higher intake of monounsaturated fats linked to improved cognition, verbal memory trajectories
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

DDW: Estrogens Tied to Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Studies show HRT increases risk of ulcerative colitis, oral contraceptives up risk of Crohn's
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Weight Loss Reduces Potential Breast Cancer Biomarkers
Diet, diet + exercise lower testosterone, serum estrogens in overweight, postmenopausal women
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Altered Amino Acid Metabolism Precedes Hyperglycemia
Circulating amino acid levels may serve as markers of future glycemia in general population
Monday, May 21, 2012

Cardiac Disease Risk Factors Prevalent Among U.S. Teens
From 1999 to 2008, increase in diabetes, no change in rates of HTN, high LDL cholesterol
Monday, May 21, 2012

ATS: Sleep Apnea Tied to Increased Risk of Cancer Death
Dose-response association seen with risk of cancer mortality increases with severity of apnea
Monday, May 21, 2012

Increase in Physical Activity in Men Optimizes Peak Bone Mass
Increased physical activity over five-year period linked to favorable development of BMC, BMD
Friday, May 18, 2012

Generic Versions of Plavix Approved
Dispensed with Medication Guide that provides important instructions on use, drug safety
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Retinal Vessel Diameter Linked to Heart Disease, Hypertension
Predictive of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, LEAD in African-Americans with type 1 diabetes
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Statins Benefit Those at Low Risk for Vascular Events
Review shows benefit even for those with five-year risk of major vascular events of <10 percent
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Causality Link Between HDL Cholesterol, MI Challenged
Carriers of LIPG 396Ser, those with high genetic score, have high HDL but no reduction in MI risk
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Screening for Retinopathy Every Two Years Deemed Safe
No increased risk of vision loss for patients with type 2 diabetes without diabetic retinopathy
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

ECO: New Weight Loss Drug Effective in Advanced Obesity
Phentermine/topiramate linked to elevated weight loss; dose-response association noted
Monday, May 14, 2012

ECO: Behavioral Treatment for Obesity Effective in Children
Treatment effective for moderate and severe obesity in young children; less effective in teens
Monday, May 14, 2012

AHA: Middle-Aged Fitness Lowers Health Care Costs Later
Findings persist even after adjusting for other risk factors in both men and women
Friday, May 11, 2012

ECO: Entering Parent Bed Lowers Odds of Child Obesity
For young children predisposed to overweight, entering parents' bed may have protective effect
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Substantial Survival for Older Adults With Diabetes
Five-year survival exceeds 50 percent for most adults over age 50, regardless of health status
Thursday, May 10, 2012

HRS: Waist-to-Hip Ratio Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death
Significant association seen in adjusted model, after accounting for obesity-related comorbidity
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Glycemic Variability Affects Mood and Quality of Life
In women with type 2 diabetes, glycemic variability associated with negative mood and lower QoL
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Team-Centered Multicondition Care Deemed Cost-Effective
Collaborative care intervention lowers outpatient costs for comorbid psychiatric, medical disease
Thursday, May 10, 2012

ECO: Normalizing Testosterone in Men Linked to Weight Loss
Testosterone shots linked to reduced BMI, waist circumference, BP, improved metabolic profile
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Long Auto Commutes Found to Be Hazardous to Health
Commuting distance adversely tied to physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness, obesity, metabolic risk
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Chromosomal Screening Improves IVF Pregnancy Rates
Genomic hybridization + morphology beats morphology alone in single embryo transfer
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Amino Acid Levels Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Variant of GKCR, hyperglycemia, and insulin resistance linked to amino acid levels
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Oxygen Treatment Beneficial in Diabetes-Prone Mice
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy cuts diabetes incidence, preserves β-cells in nonobese diabetic mice
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Obesity Prevalence Set to Increase 33 Percent by 2030
If obesity were to remain at 2010 levels, savings over next 20 years would be $549.5 billion
Monday, May 07, 2012

ACOG: Menstrual Dysfunction Improved Post-Bariatric Surgery
Marked improvement in menstrual dysfunction and signs of hyperandrogenism
Monday, May 07, 2012

ACOG: Intrauterine Device Insertion Linked to Weight Loss
Postpartum or interval insertion of LNG-IUS or CU-T linked with weight loss over two years
Monday, May 07, 2012

ACOG: Birth Defect Rates Vary Depending on Fertility Treatment
Fertility treatment tied to birth defects, but unclear as to whether technology or biology is to blame
Monday, May 07, 2012

Pleasure Eating Stimulates Chemical Reward System
Hedonic eating, but not non-hedonic, correlates positively with ghrelin, endocannabinoid 2-AG
Friday, May 04, 2012

CMS Policy Helping Hospitals to Prevent Targeted Infections
Despite positive impact, less time spent on nontargeted infections, especially in large hospitals
Friday, May 04, 2012

Gene Variants Linked to Hot Flashes in Women Who Smoke
Smoking plus genetic variants in sex steroid metabolism impact hot flash frequency, severity
Friday, May 04, 2012

Many COPD Comorbidities Independently Tied to Mortality
Twelve comorbidities include cancers and cardiovascular problems
Friday, May 04, 2012

Low Vitamin D Linked to Poorer Outcomes in Lung Recipients
Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased rates of acute rejection, infection, death at one year
Thursday, May 03, 2012

For Thyroid Cancer, Thyrotropin + Low-Dose Radioiodine Effective
Two studies show low-dose radioiodine plus thyrotropin as effective as high-dose radioiodine
Thursday, May 03, 2012

Endotoxemia Influenced by Diet Type
Western-style diet induces 71 percent increase, versus 31 percent decrease with prudent-diet
Thursday, May 03, 2012

Body Fat Linked to Reduced Fracture Risk for Women
Percent body fat predicts hip fractures for women, not men; effect size similar to bone density
Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Lower All-Cause, Cardio Mortality in Obese With RA
But substantially increased risks of comorbidities, total joint replacement, and greater pain
Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Causal Link ID'd Between BMI, Ischemic Heart Disease
Causal link identified in instrumental variable analyses is consistent with observational studies
Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Nonsupportive Family Members Sabotage Diabetes Self-Care
Nonsupportive behavior linked to poor medication adherence, worse glycemic control
Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Methodological Heterogeneity Seen in Clinical Trials
Trials registered with ClinicalTrials.gov from 2007 to 2010 mainly small, single-center
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Caloric Restriction Linked to Reduced Inflammation Markers
For obese postmenopausal women, weight loss diet ± exercise cuts inflammatory biomarkers
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Obesity, Increased Incidence of Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked
Rise in obesity accounts for more than 50 percent of concurrent increase in RA incidence
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Index Identifies Clot Risk in Outpatient Surgery Patients
High-risk outpatient surgery patients have blood clot rates of 1.18 percent
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Imaging Provides Clues to Distribution of Fat in Children
Imaging studies reveal childhood patterns of fat distribution, link to metabolic disorders
Monday, April 30, 2012

Electronic Reminders Up Meds Adherence in Short Term
Electronic reminders, especially SMS reminders, are effective in short term for chronic medications
Monday, April 30, 2012

PAS: Combined Treatment Ups Glycemic Control in Young
Rosiglitazone plus metformin beats metformin alone or lifestyle interventions in adolescents with T2DM
Monday, April 30, 2012

Stress Reduction Ups Health Status in Type 2 Diabetes
Intervention lowers depression, improves health, has no effect on albuminuria at one year
Friday, April 27, 2012

Early Axonal Dysfunction Precedes Diabetic Neuropathy
Excitability testing may be useful as a biomarker for early development and severity
Friday, April 27, 2012

Sunscreen Use May Lead to Vitamin D Deficiency
Amount and SPF of sunscreen recommended by the WHO suppresses vitamin D production
Friday, April 27, 2012

Sleep of Short Duration Common in U.S. Workers
Prevalence particularly high in night-shift workers
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thiazolidinediones Tied to Lower Cancer Risk in Diabetes Patients
Pioglitazone, rosiglitazone linked to lower liver cancer risk; rosiglitazone tied to lower CRC risk
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Early Menopause Ups Risk of Osteoporosis, Fractures, Death
Menopause before age 47 increases mortality risk, fragility fractures, osteoporosis at age 77
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Warfarin Keeps Stroke Risk Low in Patients With A-Fib
Review shows risk of stroke per year higher in the elderly, females, patients with stroke history
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Meds, Clinic Noncompliance Linked to Mortality in Diabetes
Medication, clinic appointment noncompliance ups mortality in insulin-treated type 2 diabetes
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

High BMI Tied to Non-Specific Foot Pain, Plantar Heel Pain
Limited evidence suggesting reduced symptoms after weight-loss surgery; warrants further study
Monday, April 23, 2012

Massachusetts Saw Recent Drop in Pediatric Obesity
Smaller decrease seen for children younger than 6 insured by Medicaid versus privately insured
Monday, April 23, 2012

Insulin Resistance Cut-Off Established From Clamp Data
Cut-offs also established based on clinical and biochemical variables
Monday, April 23, 2012

Metabolites Linked to Insulin Resistance in Normoglycemia
Metabolites include amino acids, intermediates in glucose synthesis, ketone bodies, and fatty acids
Monday, April 23, 2012

Patient-Centered Approach Key for T2DM Management
Emphasis on diet, exercise, and education; glycemic targets, therapies should be individualized
Friday, April 20, 2012

Metformin + Insulin Comparable to Insulin Alone in T2DM
More data needed to determine whether combined use of oral therapy and insulin adds benefit
Friday, April 20, 2012

Impaired Fasting Glucose Affects Male Sexual Health
For men with sexual dysfunction, IFG linked with severe erectile dysfunction, overt hypogonadism
Friday, April 20, 2012

Bariatric Surgery Effective Therapy for Diabetes in Obese
Most patients experience diabetes remission, improvements in hypertension, dyslipedemia
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Long-Term Air Pollution Linked to Multiple Diseases
Greater increase in hospital admissions for long-term versus short-term exposure
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Review Shows Gum Disease Does Not Cause Heart Disease
Common risk factors for atherosclerotic vascular, periodontal diseases; but no causal relationship
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Room for Improvement in Knowledge of ABC Levels, Goals
Participant knowledge of their last ABC level only correlates with meeting targets for LDL level
Thursday, April 19, 2012

CV Autonomic Neuropathy Risk for CVD Despite Albumin Status
Normoalbuminuric type 1 diabetes patients with CV autonomic neuropathy can show signs of CVD
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Numerous Genetic Variants Linked to Bone Mineral Density
Fourteen bone mineral density-associated loci linked with fracture risk
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Testosterone Ups Exercise Capacity in Heart Failure
Meta-analysis indicates benefit for patients with moderate-to-severe heart failure
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Evidence Lacking for Value of CKD Screening and Monitoring
Variable quality of evidence found for effect of chronic kidney disease treatment options
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Liver Insulin Resistance Correlates With Cardiac Risk
Close association with levels of cholesterol, C-reactive protein, and triglycerides in men
Monday, April 16, 2012

Social Adversity Contributes to Obesity in Girls
Preschool-aged girls with significant cumulative social adversity twice as likely to be obese
Monday, April 16, 2012

Metal Binding Important for Metformin Action
Mechanism of action may involve copper binding
Friday, April 13, 2012

Pegaptanib Reduces Foveal Thickness in Macular Edema
Concomitant improvement in visual acuity, macular sensitivity, color discrimination in diabetes
Friday, April 13, 2012

Isomaltulose Doesn't Improve Glycemic Control in Diabetes
Substitution of sucrose with isomaltulose linked to lower triglyceride levels in type 2 diabetes
Friday, April 13, 2012

Obesity Costs Are Higher Than Previous Estimates
New calculation method estimates higher health care costs for obesity-related illness
Friday, April 13, 2012

Prolonged Inadequate Sleep Linked to Obesity and Diabetes
Poor sleep patterns lower the resting metabolic rate and reduce pancreatic insulin secretion
Thursday, April 12, 2012

U.S. Fertility Measures Largely Unchanged Since 2002
Data from National Survey of Family Growth illustrate fertility measures for 15- to 44-year-olds
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Role of Omega-3 in Secondary Prevention of CVD Questioned
Meta-analysis finds inconclusive evidence of benefit in secondary prevention of cardiovascular events
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bevacizumab Offers Lasting Improvement in Macular Edema
Best-corrected visual acuity significantly improved at two years for patients with diabetes-related CSME
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Study Assesses Glucose Monitoring Trends in Tweens
Reduced adherence common during transition to adolescence; negatively impacts HbA1c levels
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

For Obese, Deep Organs Receive Lower Doses of Radiation
Phantom study shows less effect for shallow organs; increasing tube potential ups dose to organs
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Variety of Fruits, Vegetables Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk
Consuming greater quantity of vegetables, but not fruit, linked with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes
Monday, April 09, 2012

Evidence Lacking for Sleep Length, Energy Metabolism Link
Review indicates insufficient evidence for effect on energy expenditure or energy metabolism
Monday, April 09, 2012

Statins Moderate Effect of Metformin on Prostate Cancer
Taking both metformin and statins significantly reduces the incidence of prostate cancer
Monday, April 09, 2012

Two Novel Genetic Variants Linked to Childhood Obesity
Two loci, previously identified in meta-analysis of adult BMI, also valid in extreme childhood obesity
Monday, April 09, 2012

Low Blood Adiponectin Predicts Future Asthma Risk in Women
Women with levels in lowest tertile at year 15 have about two-fold increased asthma risk at year 20
Friday, April 06, 2012

Endodermal Progenitor Cells Generate Into Multiple Cell Types
Derived from embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells, endodermal progenitor cells are not tumorigenic
Friday, April 06, 2012

Toddlers Getting Little Daily Parent-Supervised Outdoor Play
Girls and nonwhite preschoolers especially less likely to have active outdoor play
Friday, April 06, 2012

Low-Energy-Density Diets Effective for Managing Weight
Review of evidence shows link between low-energy diet patterns and weight loss, maintenance
Thursday, April 05, 2012

Medical Malpractice Claims Incur Substantial Defense Costs
Costs higher for claims resulting in indemnity payments; significant variation by specialty
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Importance of Diabetes Genetic Variants Unclear
Diabetes-associated genetic variants do not impact GLP-1 levels or response in healthy individuals
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Heavy Baby Girls at Future Risk of Cardiometabolic Disease
Females, but not males, born heavy are at risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes at age 17 years
Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Waist Measurements Specify Lipid, BP Levels in Obese Teens
Increased weight-to-height ratio associated with worse lipid profile, hypertension in adolescents
Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Obesity Epidemic in U.S. Worse Than Previously Thought
BMI underdiagnoses 39 percent of adults diagnosed as obese using DXA
Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Serious Eye Disease Linked to Bisphosphonate Use
First-time oral bisphosphonate users at higher risk of developing uveitis and scleritis
Monday, April 02, 2012

Most Americans Getting Adequate Amounts of Vitamins, Nutrients
However, disparities in nutritional status do exist among some groups
Monday, April 02, 2012

More Complications After Thyroid Surgery in Elderly
Elderly thyroid patients have higher rates of cardiac, pulmonary, and infectious complications
Monday, April 02, 2012

In Taiwan, Diabetes Linked to Increased Parkinson's Risk
Relationship strongest in young men aged 21 to 40 years and in women older than 40 years
Monday, April 02, 2012

AACR: Metformin May Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients
Metformin may improve prostate-specific antigen levels and slow cancer growth
Monday, April 02, 2012

Swimming Improves Vascular Function, BP in Older Adults
Previously sedentary older adults experience drop in systolic BP, increase in carotid artery compliance
Friday, March 30, 2012

Lasers Remove Inches From Fat Trouble Spots
Significant circumferential reductions throughout the body after two weeks of low-level laser therapy
Friday, March 30, 2012

Poor Health-Related Function, Diabetes Combo Ups Death Risk
Increased cardiovascular mortality for those with combo versus diabetes or impaired HRF alone
Friday, March 30, 2012

Statin Discontinuation Linked to Mortality in RA Patients
Increases risk of cardiovascular, all-cause death; suggests importance of treatment compliance
Thursday, March 29, 2012

High Fruit Consumption Not Linked to Gestational Diabetes
Association with fruit juice consumption seems nonlinear; warrants further investigation
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Lifestyle Intervention Helps Overweight Diabetes Patients
Mobility spared through weight loss and improved fitness
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Moderate Drinking Cuts Mortality in MI Survivors
Inverse link between moderate alcohol consumption and all-cause, cardiovascular mortality
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Insulin Resistance Increases Risk of Colorectal Adenomas
Significant interaction between HOMA-IR and gender; correlation mainly seen in men
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Prolonged Sitting Increases All-Cause Mortality Risk
In adults age 45 or older, mortality up for those sitting eight or more hours per day
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Chocolate Consumption Tied to Lower Body Mass Index
Finding persists even after adjusting for calories, saturated fats, and depression
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

ACC: Bariatric Surgery Improves Glycemic Control in Diabetes
Significantly more patients achieve glycemic control with surgery plus medical therapy than with medication alone
Monday, March 26, 2012

Simple, Realistic Diet and Exercise Guidelines Needed
Consumers find healthy eating, physical activity, and weight-related recommendations confusing
Friday, March 23, 2012

Aspirin Enhances Platelet Isoprostanes in Type 2 Diabetes
Effect mitigates aspirin-mediated platelet thromboxane A2 inhibition
Friday, March 23, 2012

Optimal Prediabetes HbA1c Threshold is 5.7 Percent
Lowering the HbA1c level to 5.7 percent is cost effective, even when intervention costs are high
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Health Care Team Members Key for Antimicrobial Stewardship
Epidemiologists, preventionists help stop infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Differences in Interarm BP Linked to Increased Mortality
For patients with hypertension, systolic difference of 10 to 15 mm Hg significantly increases death risk
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Carbohydrate-Modified Diets As Effective As Portion-Controlled
For obese children, low carb and reduced glycemic load effective, but lower adherence to low carb
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cardiovascular Health Metrics Reduce Total, Cardio Mortality
Meeting a greater number of the seven AHA recommendations linked to reduced risk of death
Monday, March 19, 2012

Poorer Health Literacy Linked to Increased Mortality
About one-third of older adults in England have medium or low functional health literacy
Friday, March 16, 2012

AHA: Electronic Diary Improves Adherence to Diet Program
Personal digital assistant, with/without feedback, improves adherence to weight-loss program
Friday, March 16, 2012

AHA: Healthy Docs Tend to Promote Healthy Lifestyle
Doctors who exercise, don't smoke more likely to recommend JNC VII interventions to patients
Thursday, March 15, 2012

AHA: Physical Activity, TV Impact Genetic Effects on BMI
Physical activity attenuates, TV watching accentuates, genetic predisposition to elevated BMI
Thursday, March 15, 2012

AHA: Palmar Cooling Improves Exercise Tolerance in Obese
Cardiovascular parameters improve for women who exercise with a rapid thermal exchange device
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

AHA: Dietary Patterns Can Be Classified Into Five Groups
Dietary patterns differ across demographic and socioeconomic groups in the United States
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Daily Exercise Doesn't Further Improve Glycemic Control
Prevalence of hyperglycemia reduced to the same extent with exercise every day or every other day
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Higher Spending by Hospitals Improves Outcomes
Lower mortality, readmission for acute patients admitted to hospital in highest tercile of spending
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Higher Red Meat Consumption Linked to Risk of Death
Substituting daily red meat serving with fish, poultry, or low-fat dairy lowers mortality risk
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

U.S. Mortality Rates Dropped 60 Percent From 1935 to 2010
For every year, heart disease, cancer, and stroke are among the five leading causes of death
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sugary Beverages Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk
Link seen in study of men age 40-75; no increased risk with artificially sweetened beverages
Monday, March 12, 2012

Behavioral Program Successful in High-Risk Obese Population
Two-year intervention program aids weight loss, blood pressure control in high-risk obese patients
Monday, March 12, 2012

Flu Vaccine Up Among Medical Staff When They Believe It Works
Hospital health care workers more likely to get vaccinated when committed to preventing flu
Friday, March 09, 2012

Surrogates Tend to Misinterpret Poor Prognosis Information
Statements about low risk of death interpreted accurately; poor prognosis viewed optimistically
Friday, March 09, 2012

Eating Fruits and Vegetables Improves Skin Color
Modest dietary changes could enhance apparent health and attractiveness
Thursday, March 08, 2012

Buprenorphine Maintenance Therapy Not Recommended
Abstinence-based therapy recommended instead for opioid-addicted health care professionals
Thursday, March 08, 2012

Obesity Not Linked to Mortality in Elderly People Over 85
However, obesity associated with increased mortality risk in those aged 75 to 84 years
Thursday, March 08, 2012

Interrupting Sitting Lowers Glucose, Insulin Levels in Obese
Short bouts of light- or moderate-intensity walking tied to lower postprandial glucose, insulin
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Financial Burden of Medical Care Affects One in Three
More than one in five poor or near-poor adults younger than 65 have bills they are unable to pay
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Long-Term Cardiac Effects for Childhood Cancer Survivors
Cardiovascular abnormalities, markers of systemic inflammation and atherosclerotic disease seen
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Pten Gene Linked to Longevity and Weight in Mice
Mice with extra copies of gene are protected from cancer, have increased energy expenditure
Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Electronic Test Result Access Does Not Reduce Test Ordering
Office-based physician access to computerized images may up image ordering by 40 to 70 percent
Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Diabetic Polyneuropathy Not Up With Impaired Glycemia
Retinopathy and nephropathy rates higher in those with new diabetes but not with impaired glycemia
Friday, March 02, 2012

Increasing Shift From Islet Antibody Positivity to Diabetes
Shift in antigens and autoantibodies seen at diagnosis when incidence of T1DM is increasing
Friday, March 02, 2012

Gestational Diabetes, Obesity Impact Pregnancy Outcomes
Maternal obesity, gestational diabetes independently tied to adverse pregnancy outcomes
Friday, March 02, 2012

Risk of Stroke Increases With Each Year of Having Diabetes
In patients with diabetes for 10 or more years, the risk of stroke triples
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Trans Fat Intake Tied to Stroke in Postmenopausal Women
Association independent of lifestyle/dietary factors; may be modified by aspirin use
Thursday, March 01, 2012

More Added Sugar Calories Come From Food Than Drink
Highest sugar intake in non-Hispanic white children and comes from foods eaten at home
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Behavioral Intervention Slims Waistlines of Obese Men
Promotion of physical activity, healthy eating linked to modest reduction in waist circumference
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Despite Benefits of Selenium, Supplements May Be Harmful
Supplements not indicated for those with selenium concentration of 122 µg/L or higher
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

FDA Approves Label Changes for Statins
Cognitive and blood sugar side effects added; recommendation of routine liver monitoring dropped
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fast Heart Rate Predictive of Cardiac Events in High-Risk HTN
Elevated heart rate in patients with high-risk hypertension is warning signal for cardiac event
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Less Than Half of New Diabetes Patients Achieve A1C Goals
Those starting with lower A1C levels more likely to achieve A1C goal within five months
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Active Video Games May Not Increase Activity in Children
No additional physical activity or health benefit noted for kids receiving active video games
Monday, February 27, 2012

Combo of Diabetes, Depression Increases Post-MI Mortality
Increased risk exceeds the risk of either condition alone in years following a heart attack
Monday, February 27, 2012

Many Obese With CKD Want to Lose Weight
But many are following dietary interventions that contribute to decline in renal function
Monday, February 27, 2012

Bolus Calculation, Flexible Insulin Up Diabetes Control
Flexible intensive insulin therapy and automated bolus calculation improves glycemic control
Friday, February 24, 2012

Family History Ups Risk of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Patients with first-degree relative, especially sibling, with thyroid cancer have elevated risk
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Highest Diabetes Death Rates Seen in Trials Selecting for CKD
Selection for chronic kidney disease associated with highest mortality rates in randomized trials
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

C-Peptide Still Produced After Decades of Diabetes
C-peptide responsive to hyperglycemia, suggesting residual β-cell function
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Women With MI More Likely to Present Without Chest Pain
Gender difference also seen for in-hospital mortality rates; attenuated with increasing age
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Medtronic Stent Approved to Treat Coronary Artery Disease
Including people with diabetes
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Resistance Training Improves Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes
Similarly improved metabolic features, insulin sensitivity for resistance training, aerobic exercise
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Insulin Acts As Satiety Signal in Postprandial Period
Intranasal insulin administration associated with decreased appetite, intake of palatable snacks
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Substituting Fructose for Other Carbs Doesn't Up Weight Gain
Free fructose at high doses providing excess calories increases body weight
Monday, February 20, 2012

Group-Based Lifestyle Program Beneficial in Prediabetes
Improves healthy eating, physical activity, motivation, mood; reduces waist and weight
Monday, February 20, 2012

Lipid Sensor GPR120 Linked to Obesity in Mice and Humans
Variant of GPR120 which inhibits GPR120 signaling linked with increased risk of obesity
Monday, February 20, 2012

Psychiatric History Common in Gender Identity Disorder
Second study shows gender nonconformity in youth is indicator of childhood abuse
Monday, February 20, 2012

Smoking Bans Lead to Less, Not More, Smoking at Home
In countries with smoke-free legislation, rate of home smoking has decreased, not increased
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Excess Mortality for Adults With Young-Onset Diabetes Persists
Coronary artery disease and renal failure are leading causes of death in young-onset diabetes
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Nutrition Therapy Does Not Improve Cancer Mortality Rate
Oral supplements for malnourished cancer patients improve quality of life, but not mortality
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Inactivating Mutation in KISS1 Prevents Pubertal Progression
Four affected members of a consanguineous family all have a loss-of-function mutation in KISS1
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Vitamin D Doesn't Improve Cardiac Measures in CKD Patients
No improvements in left ventricular mass, measures of diastolic dysfunction with paricalcitol therapy
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hemoglobin A1c, Fasting Plasma Glucose Relationship Studied
Oral therapies impact relationship; should be considered when interpreting A1C levels
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Active Time Improves Youth Cardiometabolic Measures
Findings consistent regardless of amount of time spent sedentary among children
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fibromyalgia Symptoms More Severe in Obese Patients
Poorer quality of life, worse fibromyalgia symptoms seen in severely obese
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Urinary Tract Infections More Common in Obese
Obese patients, especially women, more likely to be diagnosed with a UTI or pyelonephritis
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Healthier Brain Matter
Mediterranean-style diet associated with lower burden of white matter hyperintensity volume
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lipid Genetics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Genetic predisposition to low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides associated with increased risk
Monday, February 13, 2012

Insulin Defects Seen in Obese Teens With Normal Blood Glucose
Teenagers with glucose tolerance initially in the normal range exhibit impaired sensitivity, secretion
Monday, February 13, 2012

Vitamin D Not Linked to Insulin Sensitivity in Teens
Plasma 25(OH)D concentration not tied to glucose homeostasis, insulin sensitivity, β-cell function
Friday, February 10, 2012

Brain Changes ID'd in Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes
Decrease in gray matter volume and T2 relaxation time for youth with type 1 diabetes
Friday, February 10, 2012

Testosterone Patches Improve Low Sexual Desire Disorder
Transdermal testosterone patches relieve symptoms in postmenopausal women
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Fasting Augments Chemo in Cancer Cells, Mouse Models
As effective as chemo in delaying progression of specific tumors; augments effectiveness in culture
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Fen-Phen Derivative Likely Caused >1,000 Deaths in France
From 1976 to 2009, drug may have contributed to approximately 3,100 hospitalizations, 1,300 deaths
Thursday, February 09, 2012

About One-Third of U.S. Adults Receive Advice to Exercise
Increase in prevalence of advice from physicians or health professionals over past decade
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Antenatal Screening for Hypothyroidism Not Beneficial
Screening and maternal treatment does not improve cognitive function in children at age 3
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Heart Failure Tied to Increased Osteoporotic Fracture Risk
Association persists after adjustment for risk factors, medications, and bone mineral density
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

New Guidelines Recommend Metformin in Type 2 Diabetes
Monotherapy recommended if lifestyle change inadequate; add second agent if necessary
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Fructose Stimulates Insulin Via Sweet Taste Receptors
Potentiates glucose-stimulated insulin release via receptors on beta cells
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Continuous Exercise in Hypoxia Beneficial in Type 2 Diabetes
Greatest improvements in acute, moderate-term glucose control for continuous exercise in hypoxia
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Change in Fitness or Fatness Impacts Cardio Risk Factors
Positive change in fitness or fatness impacts cholesterol, hypertension, metabolic syndrome
Monday, February 06, 2012

Mechanism for Metabolic Effects of Resveratrol Elucidated
Resveratrol inhibits phosphodiesterase 4 in mice, resulting in indirect activation of s irtuin 1
Monday, February 06, 2012

No Improvement in C-Peptide Levels With GAD-Alum
GAD-alum and placebo produce similar C-peptide decreases in children with type 1 diabetes
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Insulin Secretion Impaired in the Insulin-Resistant
Impaired glucose-stimulated insulin secretion in type 2 diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Fenofibrate Found Safe in Diabetes With Renal Impairment
Reduced total cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes and moderate renal impairment
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Diabetes Drugs Affect Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Metformin linked to lower risk in women; sulfonylureas, insulin associated with higher risk
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fructose Linked to Increased Cardiometabolic Risk in Teens
High fructose consumption by adolescents raises risk factors for heart disease and diabetes
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Physician Overweight/Obesity Impacts Obesity Care
Survey shows overweight physicians less likely to counsel obesity patients on weight-loss issues
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Females With Diabetes Have Decreased Pure Tone Average
Significant decreases for women aged <60 years, 60 to 75, with well- or poorly-controlled diabetes
Monday, January 30, 2012

Prenatal Testosterone Levels a Risk Factor for Language Delay
Study finds prenatal testosterone levels a risk factor for language delay in males, but not for females
Friday, January 27, 2012

Bydureon Approved for Type 2 Diabetes
A once-weekly injection
Friday, January 27, 2012

Better Dysglycemia Screening With Fasting Triglyceride Levels
Current ADA screening techniques have low sensitivity for detecting impaired glucose tolerance
Friday, January 27, 2012

Many Obesity Interventions Cost-Effective in Long-Term
Most favorable cost-effectiveness for interventions which modify a population's environment
Friday, January 27, 2012

Decline in Rate of Diabetic Lower-Extremity Amputation
But rate of amputation still higher for patients with diabetes than for those without the disease
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Survival Reduced for Patients With Cancer Who Have Diabetes
Type of cancer and diabetes treatment influence survival
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Exposure to Iodinated Contrast Media Affects Thyroid Function
Linked to subsequent development of incident hyperthyroidism, incident overt hypothyroidism
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Positive Affirmation Improves Medication Adherence
But, does not significantly reduce blood pressure in African-Americans with hypertension
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Foods Fried in Olive Oil Not Linked to Heart Disease
Similar findings for foods fried in sunflower oil, according to a Spanish study
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Overuse of Health Care Services Understudied
Research limited primarily to unnecessary antibiotic use and a few cardiovascular procedures
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Unemployed Have Poorer Mental and Physical Health
And are less likely to receive needed medical care and prescriptions
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Negative Social Interactions Linked to Inflammation
Negative and competitive interactions associated with elevated levels of inflammatory cytokines
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sleep Disturbance Linked to Cardiometabolic Disease Risk
Disturbed sleep tied to elevated risk of obesity, diabetes, stroke, MI, coronary artery disease
Monday, January 23, 2012

Four Novel Biomarkers May Predict Diabetic Kidney Damage
Panel of four protein biomarkers may serve as predictors of early renal decline in type 1 diabetes
Friday, January 20, 2012

Design Flaws Cast Doubt on Million Woman Study
Evidence review suggests that study findings do not adequately satisfy principle of causation
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Osteoporotic Fracture Risk High in Systemic Mastocytosis
Higher prevalence of osteoporotic manifestations in men with indolent systemic mastocytosis
Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Equation Accurately Predicts Body Fat Percentage
Equation correlates with cardiometabolic risk factors better than BMI or waist circumference
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Prevalence of Obesity Unchanged in Adults/Children
Rates of adult and childhood obesity remain high in the United States
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Coffee May Inhibit Human Islet Amyloid Aggregation
Caffeine, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid inhibit toxic hIAPP amyloids; affect secondary structure
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Excess Weight Found to Double the Odds of Acne in Teen Girls
Same association not observed in adolescent boys
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Access to Quality Primary Care Reduces Mortality Risk
Key quality attributes include comprehensiveness, patient-centeredness, and extended hours
Monday, January 16, 2012

Integrated Diabetes-Depression Treatment Improves Outcome
Improved glycemic control, depression remission with integrated primary care treatment approach
Monday, January 16, 2012

Parents Are Primary Target for Pediatric Obesity Programs
Parents identified as modality of change in review of family- and home-based intervention programs
Monday, January 16, 2012

SNP on CD36 Linked to Fat Gustatory Perception
G-allele homozygotes at the rs1761667 SNP have lower detection threshold for oleic acid, triolein
Monday, January 16, 2012

Cut Points Established for the Diabetes Distress Scale
Three patient subgroups ID'd based on associations between diabetes distress scale, diabetes variables
Friday, January 13, 2012

U.S. Health Care Expenditure Still Unevenly Distributed
In 2008 and 2009, 1 percent of population account for ~20 percent of spending
Friday, January 13, 2012

Novel Anticancer Agents ID'd From NIH Drug Collection
Quantitative high-throughput drug screening method identifies novel anticancer drug candidates
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Type 1 Diabetes
Expose to cord blood-derived multipotent stem cells safe, may reverse autoimmunity
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Physical Activity in Work or Leisure Tied to Lower MI Risk
Sedentary indicators, such as car and television ownership, linked to increased heart attack risk
Thursday, January 12, 2012

CDC: 2010 Saw Decrease in Age-Adjusted Death Rates
Homicide no longer in top 15 causes of death; replaced by pneumonitis due to solids and liquids
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Complications Increase With Delay of BP Control in Diabetes
For newly-diagnosed diabetes, one-year delay in control of systolic BP unlikely to cause complications
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

GLP-1R Agonists Found Effective for Weight Loss
Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists also reduce blood pressure and total cholesterol
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Surgeons Aged 35 to 50 Years Perform Best Thyroidectomies
Concave association seen for surgeons' performance with their length of experience, age
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Gestational Hypothyroidism Higher Than Estimated
But less than a quarter of pregnant women undergo screening for gestational hypothyroidism
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Diabetes Lifestyle Intervention Program Could Save Billions
Second study indicates benefit of risk-assessment and encouragement of lifestyle change
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Long-Term Prognostic Value of Dobutamine Stress Echo Limited
Long-term predictive value restricted for patients with diabetes unable to take an exercise stress test
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Statins Increase Diabetes Risk for Postmenopausal Women
Association significant even after adjusting for variables; seen for all types of statins
Monday, January 09, 2012

Larger Trabecular Holes Explain Bone Fragility in Diabetes
More porous bone may up fracture risk despite normal bone density in postmenopausal women
Monday, January 09, 2012

Biomarker Patterns Indicative of Weight Loss Benefits
Biomarkers reveal cumulative health benefits of dieting despite partial weight regain
Monday, January 09, 2012

Hypoglycemia in Intensive Diabetes Control May Up Survival
Inverse relationship seen between number of hypoglycemic episodes and risk of death
Friday, January 06, 2012

Glucose-Lowering Algorithm Safe in Coronary Care Unit
With target serum glucose 90 to 117 mg/dL, no difference in hypoglycemia symptoms, outcomes
Friday, January 06, 2012

New Criteria ID Fewer Cases of Post-Op Diabetes Remission
Significantly lower remission rate after gastric bypass with use of new definition of remission
Friday, January 06, 2012

Exercise Benefits Insulin-Treated Obese Patients With Diabetes
Exercise counters adverse CV effects of insulin in overweight/obese patients with type 2 diabetes
Friday, January 06, 2012

Few With Diabetes Risk See Need for Lifestyle Counseling
Perceived need for counseling doesn't translate into actual counseling attendance
Friday, January 06, 2012

Poor Sleep Worsens Health in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes
Poor sleep linked to increased health and behavioral problems in young people with diabetes
Friday, January 06, 2012

In-Hospital, 30-Day Standardized Mortality Measures Differ
In-hospital risk-standardized mortality rates vary between hospitals; linked with length of stay
Thursday, January 05, 2012

Cancer Incidence, Mortality Higher in Adults With Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes has a greater effect on cancer outcomes than on the risk of incident cancer
Thursday, January 05, 2012

Dietary Protein Affects Energy Expenditure, Not Body Fat
Low-protein diet group has less weight gain, no increase in energy expenditure, body protein
Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Most Type 2 Diabetes, CAD Patients Present With Angina
History of β-blocker use, previous percutaneous coronary intervention tied to typical angina
Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Burden of Treatment in Diabetes Rarely Addressed
Chances to offer options to improve adherence, satisfaction often missed in office visits
Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Usual Care Doesn't Stop Muscle Loss in Idiopathic Fracture
Men have reduced muscle mass, physical function, quality of life six years after vertebral fracture
Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Reduced CVD Events, Mortality
Significantly fewer cardiovascular deaths and events for obese who undergo bariatric surgery
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Maternal Diabetes, Low Income Up ADHD Risk in Children
Maternal gestational diabetes, low socioeconomic status combo increases ADHD risk 14-fold
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Traditional, Disease Risk Factors ID'd in SLE Osteoporosis
Fracture occurrence nearly five-fold higher for women with systemic lupus erythematosus
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Lack of Resources Barrier to Vets' Weight-Management Plan
Organizational readiness, champion needed for MOVE! implementation in VHA study
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Early Childhood Factors ID'd for Predicting Adult Obesity
Maternal BMI, childhood obesity, and socioeconomic status among predictors of adult obesity
Thursday, December 29, 2011

Metformin Hikes B12 Deficiency in Type 2 Diabetes
OTC supplements fail to correct B12 deficiencies in type 2 diabetes, regardless of metformin therapy
Thursday, December 29, 2011

Air Pollution Linked to Diabetes
Air pollution from traffic may contribute to an increase in new diabetes diagnoses
Thursday, December 29, 2011

More Fat Than Lean Mass Regained During Weight Regain
For postmenopausal women who regain weight, greater fat than lean mass accumulation identified
Thursday, December 29, 2011

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Overactive Bladder in Females
Metabolic syndrome diagnosed in significantly more patients with overactive bladder than controls
Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Equation Accurately Predicts Body Fat Percentage
Has better correlation with cardiometabolic risk factors than BMI, other anthropometric measures
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Perceptions of Inappropriate Care Prevalent Among ICU Staff
For ICU staff in Europe, Israel, perceptions independently linked to higher intent to leave job
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Postmenopausal HRT Improves Sexual Function
HRT, dehydroepiandrosterone, tibolone all improve quality of sexual function and frequency
Thursday, December 22, 2011

CDC Outlines HPV and Hep B Vaccine Recommendations
Vaccine recommendations based on efficacy and safety data in specific patient populations
Thursday, December 22, 2011

ADA Updates Standards of Care for Driving With Diabetes
Patients with diabetes should be assessed individually to determine their risk
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Long-Term Increase in Resting Heart Rate Ups Mortality
Higher RHR tied to greater risk of dying from ischemic heart disease and all-cause mortality
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Little Risk to Offspring From Maternal Inhaled Steroids
But may be associated with increased risk of endocrine/metabolic disorders
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Blood Pressure in Middle Age Affects Lifetime CVD Risk
People with healthy BP levels by age 55 have the lowest lifetime risk for CVD
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Initial Wound Debridement Faster With Maggot Therapy
Benefit over conventional therapy during first week of treatment loses significance by day 15
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Physician Opinions on Benefits of Open Visit Notes Vary
And, 79 percent of patients are interested in sharing their personal health record information
Monday, December 19, 2011

Suboptimal Intensive Statin Therapy Use After ACS
Poor persistence after discharge for newly initiated IST after acute coronary syndrome
Monday, December 19, 2011

Quitting Smoking Improves Happiness, Quality of Life
Findings could be used to motivate individuals attempting to quit
Friday, December 16, 2011

High-Dose Aspirin Impacts Fibrin Network in Diabetes
Aspirin at 320 mg increases fibrin network permeability in patients with type 1 diabetes
Friday, December 16, 2011

Intense Interval Training Impacts Diabetic Blood Glucose
High-intensity interval training enhances markers of skeletal muscle mitochondrial capacity
Friday, December 16, 2011

School-Based Clinics Feasible for ID'ing Chronic Fatigue
Children with CFS/ME detected through school-based clinics do well once treated
Thursday, December 15, 2011

Physical Activity Tied to Sexual Function in Young Men
Young, healthy men with sedentary lifestyles have increased dysfunction in validated questionnaire
Thursday, December 15, 2011

High Prevalence of Obesity Found Among Adults in Spain
Older age, lower education levels are associated with higher frequency of obesity
Thursday, December 15, 2011

Statins Lower Death Risk in Adults Hospitalized With Flu
Statins given before or during hospitalization reduce mortality in adults with influenza
Thursday, December 15, 2011

Risk Factors for Stillbirth ID'd at the Start of Pregnancy
And, racial disparity seen in stillbirth-related obstetric complications, placental abnormalities
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Over and Under Nutrition Tied to Increased Stroke Risk
Some evidence suggests dietary patterns impact stroke risk; reduced risk tied to prudent diets
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Infection Prevention Up in VA, Non-Federal Hospitals
But catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention practices remain low
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Low Vitamin D Levels Seen in Obese Children
Signs of insulin resistance, too, seen with sub-par vitamin D levels
Friday, December 09, 2011

SABCS: Starch Intake Tied to Breast Cancer Recurrence
A 5-g/day increase in starch intake ups recurrence risk by 3 percent in women with low-grade tumors
Friday, December 09, 2011

Factors Affecting Micro-RNA Detection Accuracy Identified
Include variations in plasma samples, collection method, anticoagulant used, inhibitors in plasma
Friday, December 09, 2011

Child Obesity Prevention Interventions Can Be Effective
Interventions do not result in unhealthy dieting, body image sensitivity
Friday, December 09, 2011

Risk of Dementia Up in Patients With Depression, Diabetes
Significantly increased risk of dementia for patients with type 2 diabetes, comorbid depression
Thursday, December 08, 2011

Sympathetic Nervous System Activity Predicts Weight Loss
Resting muscle sympathetic nerve activity independently predicts weight loss in obesity
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

SABCS: Dyslipidemia, Obesity After 60 Tied to Breast CA Risk
Diabetes, obesity after age 60, abnormally low lipid levels linked to increased breast cancer risk
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Acupuncture May Help Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Pilot study shows positive effect in nerve conduction study after acupuncture
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Androgen Deprivation in Prostate Cancer Not Tied to CVD Death
But, ADT is associated with reduced risk of prostate cancer-specific mortality, all-cause death
Tuesday, December 06, 2011

FDA and FTC Crack Down on Homeopathic Weight Loss Drug
Marketers of off-label HCG issued warning letters
Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Eating Little or No Fish Ups Young Women's CVD Risk
Women who never eat fish have three-fold higher disease risk than those who eat fish every week
Monday, December 05, 2011

Medical Students Fail to ID Hand Hygiene Indications
Preclinical phase medical students lack knowledge about hand disinfection indications
Monday, December 05, 2011

Childhood Risk Exposure Tied to Weight Gain in Adolescence
Reduced self-regulatory capacity, seen in children exposed to risks, mainly accounts for weight gain
Monday, December 05, 2011

Serum Glucose Levels Tied to Colorectal Cancer Risk in Women
No association found between serum insulin, homeostasis model assessment and cancer risk
Friday, December 02, 2011

Eating Out of Home Linked to Higher Calorie and Fat Intake
Associated with lower micronutrient intake; in particular, vitamin C, calcium, and iron
Friday, December 02, 2011

Portal Thrombosis Preventable in Islet Transplantation
Heparinization, ablation of portal catheter tract, limiting packed cell volume prevent thrombosis
Friday, December 02, 2011

F2-Isoprostanes Inversely Linked to Diabetes Risk
Significant association for isoprostanes iPF2α-III, 2,3-dinor-iPF2α-III, and iPF2α-VI
Friday, December 02, 2011

Racial Disparities in U.S. Diet, Exercise, Weight Explained
Socioeconomic status, not nutrition-, health-related psychosocial factors contribute to disparity
Friday, December 02, 2011

Basal Hyperglycemia Dominates at High A1C Levels
Contribution reduced to about one-third after basal insulin, two-thirds after alternate regimen
Thursday, December 01, 2011

Waist-to-Height Ratio Beats BMI for Cardiometabolic Risk
Better predictor than waist circumference, body mass index for cardiometabolic risk
Thursday, December 01, 2011

MK-0941 Safe, Efficacious for Short-Term Glucose Control
Improvements in A1C, two-hour postmeal glucose seen at week 14 were not sustained by week 30
Thursday, December 01, 2011

Snack Timing Affects Fruit, Vegetable Intake, Weight Loss
Lower weight loss in mid-morning snackers; higher fruit, vegetable intake in afternoon snackers
Thursday, December 01, 2011

Birth Weight Inversely Impacts Diabetes Risk
More weight gain than expected from 48 months to adulthood tied to impaired fasting glucose, diabetes
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pronounced Childhood Effects Seen With MC4R Deficiency
Individuals with MC4R deficiency have increased childhood BMI; elevated risk of type 2 diabetes
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

U.S. Patients Highly Satisfied With Outpatient Medical Care
Patient satisfaction scores tied to waiting time, time spent with provider, and age category
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Risk Factors ID'd for Radiation-Induced Hypothyroidism
Female gender, neck surgery up risk; Caucasians at higher risk than African-Americans
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nonfasting Tests Useful for Peds Dysglycemia Screening
Random blood glucose, nonfasting glucose challenge test more reliable than HbA1c
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Prediagnosis BMI Predicts Mortality in Patients With CRC
And, patients with CRC and type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of mortality than those without T2DM
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

High-Performing Docs Learn Equally From Success, Failure
High performers learn from successes, failures; low performers have asymmetric learning rates
Monday, November 28, 2011

Short Stature Tied to Low-Frequency, Rare Gene Deletions
Children with short stature have greater copy-number variant length, global burden of CNVs
Monday, November 28, 2011

GIP Identified As Bifunctional Blood Glucose Stabilizer
Glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide infusion affects glucagon levels, insulin release
Monday, November 28, 2011

Everolimus Ups Survival in Carcinoid Syndrome
For patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors, octreotide LAR + everolimus improves PFS
Monday, November 28, 2011

Processed Red Meat Tied to Incident Type 2 Diabetes
Increased risk of incident diabetes for five or more versus less than one serving per week
Friday, November 25, 2011

Drugs ID'd in Most Older Adult Emergency Hospitalizations
Warfarin, insulin, oral antiplatelets, hypoglycemics implicated in most emergency hospitalizations
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Improves Glycemic Control
Real-time monitoring gives patients with type 2 diabetes not on prandial insulin sustained control
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Oliguria in Bariatric Surgery Not Tied to Intra-Op Fluids
Oliguria in laparoscopic bariatric surgery persists regardless of intra-op fluid administered
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Adverse Effects of Pediatric Acupuncture Usually Mild
Mild adverse effects include pain, bruising, bleeding, and worsening of symptoms
Monday, November 21, 2011

Largest Percentile Gain in BMI Seen in Elementary School
Largest gain in proportion of children with BMI in top quartile seen between first, third grades
Monday, November 21, 2011

Nonpunitive Method Improves Medical Error Reporting
Most common errors: misfiled or incorrectly entered patient info
Monday, November 21, 2011

Restrictive Policies Push Gene Influence on Smoking Behavior
Monozygotic twins more likely to quit smoking within a similar time frame than dizygotic twins
Monday, November 21, 2011

African-American Women Lose Less Weight in Trials
Most promising results offered by well-designed, intensive trials with medically at-risk population
Monday, November 21, 2011

Growth Hormone Replacement Ups Diabetes Incidence
Higher plasma glucose, HbA1c in adult patients with growth hormone deficiency
Friday, November 18, 2011

Self-Reported Eating Rates, Lab-Measured Rates Concur
And, food type affects eating rates, which remain consistent between subjects
Friday, November 18, 2011

Hyperglycemia, Mortality Linked in Pulmonary Embolism
But hospital readmission rate unaffected by elevated glucose with pulmonary embolism
Thursday, November 17, 2011

Energy Deficits Induce Adverse Neuroendocrine Changes
Changes may adversely impact body composition by accrual of adipose tissue, loss of lean body mass
Thursday, November 17, 2011

AURKA, MYCN Overexpressed in Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer
Neuroendocrine marker expression suppressed by treatment with Aurora kinase inhibitor
Thursday, November 17, 2011

Obese to Nonobese BMI Change Lowers Cardiovascular Risk
Change from obese childhood to nonobese adults versus persisting high BMI cuts cardiovascular risk
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Whole-Body Vibration Does Not Improve Bone Density
WBV at 90 or 30 Hz well tolerated; doesn't improve bone density, structure in postmenopause
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

AHA: Three Kiwi Fruit a Day Lowers 24-Hour Ambulatory BP
Lower ambulatory systolic and diastolic blood pressure compared to eating an apple a day
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

AHA: Notable Weight Loss With Remote, In-Person Support
Enhanced counseling with meal replacement, medication produces greater weight loss
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Patients Without Insurance Have Shorter Hospital Stays
Uninsured have shorter stays for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions, or non-ACSCs
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

AHA: IQ in Male Teens Tied to Waist-Hip-Ratio in Adulthood
High waist-hip-ratio predictor of cardiovascular disease and associated with low IQ in adolescence
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Researchers Develop Working Pituitary Gland in Mouse Model
Model offers new hope for patients with pituitary gland disorders
Monday, November 14, 2011

Copayment Elimination Ups Post-MI Medication Adherence
Enhanced coverage also decreases patient spending without increasing overall health costs
Monday, November 14, 2011

Intensive Diabetes Therapy Lowers Risk of Impaired GFR
Intensive therapy benefits attenuated by adjusting for glycated hemoglobin, albumin excretion
Monday, November 14, 2011

Dairy/High Protein Ups Bone Health During Weight Loss
High protein and dairy diet during weight loss ups bone health in overweight premenopausal women
Friday, November 11, 2011

Western Diet in Youth May Up Diabetes Risk in Middle-Age
High school eating patterns could thwart health later on
Friday, November 11, 2011

Diazoxide Lowers Glucose Production in Humans, Rats
Hypothalamic KATP channels involved in regulation of endogenous glucose production
Friday, November 11, 2011

Recurrent Pelvic Inflammation Ups Infertility, Pelvic Pain
Nearly doubles infertility risk; ups chronic pelvic pain more than four-fold
Friday, November 11, 2011

Overactive Bladder Prevalent in Patients With Diabetes
Seen in 22.5 percent of patients with diabetes; increased prevalence with age, diabetes duration
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Half of U.S. Adult Smokers Tried to Quit Last Year
Cessation services, however, tend to be under-utilized
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Glove Use Linked to Reduced Hand Hygiene Compliance
Gloves often worn when not indicated, and not worn when indicated
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Evidence Shows Reduced Sodium Intake Lowers BP
But increase seen in levels of renin, aldosterone, adrenaline, noradrenaline, cholesterol, lipids
Thursday, November 10, 2011

NASS: Low Vitamin D Common in Spinal Surgery Patients
With vitamin D inadequacy and deficiency in 57 and 27 percent of patients, respectively
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Banning Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Cuts In-School Access
But U.S. state policies that ban sugar-sweetened beverages have no effect on overall consumption
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Great Achievement at Young Age Function of Time, Not Field
Age dynamics tied to proportion of theoretical work, age of attainment of foundation knowledge
Monday, November 07, 2011

Impact of Exercise Lessened by Metformin in Prediabetes
No significant difference for exercise, metformin, combo; but metformin attenuates exercise effect
Monday, November 07, 2011

Exenatide Tied to Modest Weight Loss for Obese Women
A subset of women, termed high responders, lost 5 percent or more of their body weight
Monday, November 07, 2011

Exercise Lowers CVD Death Risk Irrespective of Metabolic Factors
Physical activity protective for CVD mortality in healthy adults, those with metabolic risks
Monday, November 07, 2011

Vigorous Exercise Moderates Diet-Induced Weight Gain
Men and women running more than 8 km per day have lower BMI increase per meat or fruit serving
Friday, November 04, 2011

Receptionists Contribute to Safety of Repeat Prescriptions
Clinicians often unaware of input of receptionists and administrative staff in repeat prescribing
Friday, November 04, 2011

Rooms of Patients With A. baumannii Often Contaminated
Supply carts, floors, infusion pumps, ventilator touch pads are most commonly contaminated
Friday, November 04, 2011

Adoption of English Diet Could Reduce U.K. Mortality
Following a diet with nutritional quality of the English diet would reduce U.K. mortality rates
Friday, November 04, 2011

Rectal CA Radiotherapy Tied to Lower Testosterone Levels
Testosterone levels after long-course radiotherapy are significantly lower than pretreatment levels
Thursday, November 03, 2011

No Medicare Savings From Disease-Management Hotline
Modest improvement in quality of care, but no reduction in costs of care or acute care utilization
Thursday, November 03, 2011

Risks for C. difficile Infection, Colonization Identified
Host, pathogen factors differentially affect this health care-associated infection, colonization
Thursday, November 03, 2011

Resveratrol Induces Metabolic Changes in Obese Humans
Thirty-day resveratrol supplement in obese induces metabolic changes mimicking calorie restriction
Thursday, November 03, 2011

CDC: Opioid Overdoses Have Reached Epidemic Proportions
Overdose death rates, sales, OPR-related treatment admissions increased between 1999 and 2008
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Childhood Diet Tied to Adult Glycemic, BP Control
Low-fat, high-fiber diet in childhood may improve glycemic, blood pressure control in adult women
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

APHA: Majority of Obese Teens Want to Lose Weight
But, engage in behaviors unlikely to help them achieve this goal
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Radiation Dose Predicts Growth Hormone Deficit
For children with brain tumors, dose, time after irradiation predicts growth hormone deficiency
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Sex Steroid Levels Tied to Body Composition in Older Men
No association for estradiol, but high testosterone, SHBG linked to less loss of lean mass
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Switching From IV to Oral Meds Cuts Health Care Costs
In patients eligible for oral intake, switch from IV to oral equivalents cuts hospital costs
Monday, October 31, 2011

Paternal Fetal IGF2 Variants Up Maternal Glucose Levels
Four paternally transmitted variants tied to higher maternal glucose in third trimester
Friday, October 28, 2011

ATA: Thyroidectomy Improves Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Significant decrease in snoring frequency; lower scores in question of snoring bothering others
Friday, October 28, 2011

Weight Loss in Obese Tied to Low-Order Cognitive Upturn
Study heterogeneity, but low-order effect seen on executive/attention function, memory
Friday, October 28, 2011

Last Decade Saw Marked Drop in Diabetes-Linked Retinopathy
Increase in multiple injections/infusions, decrease in HbA1c for teens with type 1 diabetes
Friday, October 28, 2011

Adipose Tissue Inflammation Tied to Fat Deposition
Subcutaneous adipose tissue inflammation ups VAT deposition, hepatic fat fraction
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Obesity Tied to Impaired Immunity After Flu Vaccine
Reduced levels of influenza antibody titers, decreased CD8+ T-cell responses in obese
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ovarian Stimulation Ups Risk of Ovarian Tumors in Later Life
Increased risk of ovarian stimulation for IVF seen in particular with borderline ovarian tumors
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bedtime Medications Offer Better BP Control in CKD
Taking at least one medication at bedtime reduces sleep-time, ambulatory BP, cardiovascular events
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hormonal Alterations Persist One Year After Weight Loss
Peripheral hormone levels one year after weight loss significantly different from baseline
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ghost Authorship Prevalent in About One-Fifth of Articles
Prevalence of honorary, ghost authorship, down from 29.2 to 21.0 percent from 1996 to 2008
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

AACR: Adulthood Weight Gain Ups Endometrial Cancer Risk
Weight gain, not weight cycling, tied to increased endometrial cancer risk in postmenopausal women
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vandetanib Ups Survival in Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma
Improved progression-free survival, disease control rate, objective and biochemical response
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

CHEST: Sleep Deprivation Tied to Obesity in Male Teens
Sleeping less than eight hours on weekdays associated with obesity in male, not female teens
Monday, October 24, 2011

Multiple Hormones Influence Breast Cancer Risk
Risk increases with each elevated hormone level
Friday, October 21, 2011

Predictors of Infant Adiposity in GDM Tied to Fetal Sex
Main predictors of adiposity are maternal glycemia in male, maternal BMI in female infants
Friday, October 21, 2011

Sodium-Sensitive Populations Fail to Curb Intake
Overconsumption of sodium not limited to sub-groups
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Neighborhood Poverty Level Linked to Obesity, Diabetes
Moving from area with high to low poverty in United States modestly reduces obesity, diabetes
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

ASRM: Etiology, Treatment of Hot Flushes Reviewed
Hot flushes likely related to changes in CNS neurotransmitters tied to estrogen withdrawal
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Different CD8+ T-Cell Targets in New, Established Diabetes
Autoreactive CD8+ T cells specific for preproinsulin target different epitopes
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Readmission Risk Models Display Poor Predictive Ability
Current hospital readmission risk models for comparative or clinical purposes perform poorly
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bariatric Surgery Offers Health Benefits to Patients' Family
Family members experience weight loss, increased activity levels, improved eating habits
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Urinary Marker ID'd for Long-Term Mortality in Diabetes
Urinary excretion of RNA oxidation marker predicts long-term mortality in type 2 diabetes
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

ACEP: Disconnect in Patient's Health, Weight Perceptions
Gender and race impact perceptions of health and weight in emergency department patients
Monday, October 17, 2011

Evidence Suggests Obesity Tied to Altered Iron Metabolism
Obese seem to have higher hemoglobin and ferritin concentrations, lower transferrin saturation
Monday, October 17, 2011

Hypoglycemic Brain Function Different in Type 1 Diabetes
More activation of brain regions, less deactivation of default-mode network in type 1 diabetes
Friday, October 14, 2011

Poorly Controlled Diabetes Benefits From Interventions
Patients with poorly controlled diabetes benefit from behavioral, educational interventions
Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rare Disorders ID'd by NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program
Integrated high-density SNP arrays, whole exome or genome analyses used to aid diagnosis
Thursday, October 13, 2011

Raw Fruit and Vegetable Intake Modifies 9p21 CVD Risk
Combination of least prudent diet and two copies of risk allele tied to increase in MI, CVD risk
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent, Under-Reported
Conflicts of interest prevalent; under-reported by members, chairs of panels developing guidelines
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Physical Activity Cuts Mortality Risk in Metabolic Syndrome
Even low level of physical activity reduces mortality for individuals with metabolic syndrome
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Septicemia Most Costly Reason for Hospitalization in 2009
Almost one in 23 patients had septicemia; average of 4,600 new patients treated each day
Monday, October 10, 2011

Elevated Liver Function Enzymes Tied to Diabetes Risk
High alanine aminotransferase, γ-glutamyl transferase may predict risk of type 2 diabetes
Monday, October 10, 2011

Shift Work Ups Cortisol Levels, BMI in Young Adults
Young shift workers have long-term elevated cortisol levels, higher BMI than young day workers
Monday, October 10, 2011

Exercise Offers Modest Cut in Chronic Disease Risk for Obese
Physical activity only has a modest effect in lowering chronic disease risk factors
Monday, October 10, 2011

Poor Methods Used to Develop Diabetes Risk Prediction Models
Studies often use poor development methods and reporting for type 2 diabetes risk prediction models
Monday, October 10, 2011

Juvisync Approved for Type 2 Diabetics With High Cholesterol
Previously approved meds combined in one tablet
Friday, October 07, 2011

Anti-TNF-α Use Cuts Diabetes Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis patients have a 51 percent reduced risk of diabetes with anti-TNF-α use
Friday, October 07, 2011

Men Are Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes at Lower BMIs
Women have steeper inverse relationship between age and body mass index at diagnosis
Friday, October 07, 2011

Use of Oral Steroids Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency
Steroid users have more than two-fold increased risk of vitamin D deficiency than steroid nonusers
Thursday, October 06, 2011

More Minority Patients in Low-Quality, High-Cost Hospitals
More elderly black, Hispanic, Medicaid patients consult worst rather than best hospitals
Thursday, October 06, 2011

Clinically Meaningful Weight Loss From Behavioral Therapy
Compared to controls, 3 kg more weight loss with behavioral treatment, with or without orlistat
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Novel Algorithm for Mealtime Insulin Dose Estimation ID'd
Food insulin index improves acute postprandial glycemia in type 1 diabetes versus carb counting
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Poor Footwear Ups Impairment, Disability in Chronic Gout
Comfort, fit, support, and cost influence footwear choice in patients with chronic gout
Monday, October 03, 2011

Physical Activity Tied to Excess Eating Via Executive Function
Physical activity enhances executive function, may help suppress drive to overeat
Friday, September 30, 2011

Three New Gene Loci ID'd for Type 1 Diabetes Susceptibility
Single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with type 1 diabetes are rs539514, rs478222, rs924043
Friday, September 30, 2011

Doctors, Patients Identify Tacit Clues in Their Interactions
Non-verbal tacit clues most common, but interpretation differs for doctors and patients
Friday, September 30, 2011

Tamoxifen Use Tied to Diabetes Risk in Breast Cancer Survivors
But aromatase inhibitor use has no association with diabetes in older breast cancer survivors
Friday, September 30, 2011

Rapeseed Oil Rapidly Improves Hyperlipidemia
Replacing saturated dairy fat-rich diet with rapeseed oil lowers lipoprotein, triglyceride level
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Food Patterns Tied to Systemic and Vascular Inflammation
Milk fat, sweets and cakes dietary patterns linked to adverse effects and increased CVD risk
Thursday, September 29, 2011

More Frequent Doctor Visits Improve Diabetes Control
Visits every two weeks result in fastest achievement of hemoglobin A1c, BP, LDL-C control
Thursday, September 29, 2011

AHA: Tools, Challenges for Assessing Adiposity Identified
BMI and waist circumference identified as the primary tools for assessing adiposity
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cognition Similar for Standard, Intensive Glycemic Control
Total brain volume, mortality risk higher with intensive glycemic lowering for type 2 diabetes
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Asthma Prevalence Elevated in Youth With Diabetes
Asthma associated with poor glycemic control in youth with type 1 diabetes, especially if untreated
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Diabetes-Free Life Expectancy at 18 Years Down Since 1980s
Diabetes-free life expectancy declined between 1980s and 2000s, with greatest losses for obese
Monday, September 26, 2011

Glycemic Control Risk Factors ID'd in Youth With Diabetes
Poor glycemic control tied to daily media viewing, diabetes duration, socioeconomic status
Friday, September 23, 2011

Total Sleep Time Tied to Obese Teen Glucose Homeostasis
Decreased slow-wave sleep duration is linked to decreased insulin secretion
Friday, September 23, 2011

Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Therapy Ups Pancreatitis Risk
Exenatide, sitagliptin up odds ratio of pancreatitis, increase reports of pancreatic cancers
Friday, September 23, 2011

SNP in SUV39H2 Tied to Complications in Diabetes
Correlates with retinopathy; trend toward association with nephropathy, CVD
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mortality Up in Hospitals With More Minority Trauma Patients
Trauma patients' odds of mortality linked to the proportion of minority patients in the hospital
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Diabetes Ups Risk of All-Cause Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease
Postload but not fasting glucose levels tied to higher Alzheimer's, all-cause, and vascular dementia risk
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Chronic Total Occlusion PCI Improves Outcomes in Diabetes
PCI for chronic total occlusions tied to reduced long-term mortality, coronary bypass artery graft
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bisphenol A Exposure Not Linked to Type 2 Diabetes
New study doesn't confirm link between urinary bisphenol A levels and type 2 diabetes
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Similar Lipid-Triglyceride Storage in Obese, Lean Women
Storage efficiency, trafficking into different adipose tissue depots similar in both groups
Monday, September 19, 2011

White Coat Adherence Seen in Children With Type 1 Diabetes
Increased monitoring only seen in children with type 1 diabetes who have low levels of hemoglobin A1c
Monday, September 19, 2011

Pregnancy Outcomes Similar With Glycemic Index, Fiber Diets
Outcomes similar for women with gestational diabetes mellitus following low-GI or high-fiber diet
Friday, September 16, 2011

White Fruits, Vegetables Tied to Lower Incident Stroke Risk
A 25 grams/day increase in consumption of white fruits, vegetables lowers stroke risk by 9 percent
Friday, September 16, 2011

Erectile Dysfunction Ups Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Increased risk of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, stroke, all-cause mortality
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Prehypertension-Hypertension Conversion Rate Tied to Race
Median conversion time to hypertension was 365 days earlier in blacks compared to whites
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Many Mistakenly Believe FDA OKs Only Safe, Effective Drugs
Consumer explanations about safety, efficacy of drugs help public make better decisions
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Computer Nutrition Program Doesn't Affect Blood Lipids
Blood lipid levels similar with computer-tailored and generic educational nutrition programs
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Metabolic Syndrome Beats Obesity for Heart Failure Risk
Higher heart failure risk for normal weight patients with metabolic syndrome than healthy obese
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fatherhood Decreases Waking, Evening Testosterone Levels
High testosterone levels predict mating success; levels decline rapidly during fatherhood
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hospitalizations for Eating Disorders Up Over Last Decade
Increase due to secondary diagnoses; decrease in primary diagnoses of eating disorders
Monday, September 12, 2011

Matrix Protein Production in Diabetes Complications Studied
miR-146a found to aid in the transcriptional circuitry regulating extracellular matrix protein production
Monday, September 12, 2011

Survival Up for Early-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Since 1980s
But during the same period, survival has worsened in individuals with late-onset type 1 diabetes
Friday, September 09, 2011

Commercial Program Offers More Weight Loss Than Standard Care
Participants in commercial weight loss program lose twice as much than those in standard care
Thursday, September 08, 2011

BMI of 25 or More Ups Mortality Among Black Women
Waist circumference tied to increased risk of death from any cause in non-obese black women
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Comparative Efficacy Proposed for European Drug Approval
Superiority, equivalence, inferiority of new drugs should be compared with existing therapies
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Combined Lifestyle Factors Cut Risk of Diabetes
Combined effects of five factors associated with reduced risk of new-onset diabetes in older adults
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Many Hospital Staff Uniforms Contaminated With Bacteria
More than 60 percent of uniforms are contaminated, with similar rates between nurses, physicians
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

More Weight Loss for Duodenal Switch Than Gastric Bypass
Greater reduction in weight, total and LDL cholesterol, but more adverse events
Tuesday, September 06, 2011

High Adiposity Tied to Fewer Hot Flashes in Older Women
High BMI, waist circumference tied to fewer physiologically measured hot flashes in older women
Friday, September 02, 2011

About Half of U.S. Population Consume Sugary Beverages Daily
Sugar drink consumption varies with gender, age, race or ethnic group, and family income
Thursday, September 01, 2011

Electronic Records Tied to Better Diabetes Care, Outcomes
Across all insurance types, higher achievement of care, outcome standards with electronic records
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Rate of Maternal Weight Gain Impacts Size of Neonate
Regardless of BMI, too high or low rate of weight gain tied to adverse pregnancy outcomes
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease Risk
Metabolic syndrome and its components up risk for <60 ml/min/1.73 m² microalbuminuria, proteinuria
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Aerobic Training Better Than Resistance Training for Obese
Aerobic training reduces visceral, abdominal, and liver fat, insulin resistance, liver enzymes
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

ESC: Intensity Not Duration of Cycling Ups Survival
Relative intensity and not cycling duration tied to lower all-cause, CHD mortality in adults
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Child-Care Settings Opportunity to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Most states lack strong regulations on healthy eating and physical activity for child-care settings
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Public Sector Funds Large Part of State Obesity-Related Costs
State medical expenses would be nearly 7 to 11 percent lower in the absence of obesity
Monday, August 29, 2011

Age, Income Tied to Youth Adherence to ADA Guidelines
Youths older than 18 years, especially those with type 2 diabetes, undergo fewer tests of all types
Monday, August 29, 2011

Loss of Jobs Means Loss of Health Coverage for Many in U.S.
Majority report delay in getting needed healthcare and financial difficulties paying medical bills
Monday, August 29, 2011

Complementary Medicine Used More by Health Care Workers
U.S. health care providers use complementary, alternative medicine more than support workers
Friday, August 26, 2011

Obesity Epidemic Increasing Worldwide
National government intervention should lead efforts to reduce and reverse the epidemic
Friday, August 26, 2011

Pharmaceutical Ads Often Don't Adhere to U.S. FDA Guidelines
Only 18.1 percent of advertisements fully adhere to FDA guidelines, over half do not quantify serious risks
Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dietary Portfolio Significantly Lowers LDL-C in Hyperlipidemia
Dietary portfolios lower LDL cholesterol more than low-saturated fat dietary advice over six months
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hospitalization Ups Unintentional Discontinuation of Meds
Discontinuation of medications higher in patients with ICU admissions than in non-ICU admissions
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mobile Phone-Based System Tied to Lower Glycated Hemoglobin
Treatment/behavioral coaching improves glycated hemoglobin levels in patients with type 2 diabetes
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

CDC: 2010/2011 Flu Vaccination Coverage Studied
Coverage in health care personnel and pregnant women remained stable versus previous season
Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fructose-Rich Corn Syrup Intake Raises CVD Risk
Increase in triglycerides, LDL, apolipoprotein B with fructose, high-fructose corn syrup intake
Thursday, August 18, 2011

TV Viewing Reduces Life Expectancy in Australian Adults
Life expectancy reduced by average of 21.8 minutes for every hour of TV viewed after age 25
Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cost of Interacting With Payers Higher in U.S. Than Canada
U.S. physicians and nursing staff spend more time and money interacting with health plans
Friday, August 05, 2011

Nurse Case Managers Improve Cardiac Risk Control in Diabetes
Nurse case managers can help more patients control hypertension, hyperglycemia, and hyperlipidemia
Friday, August 05, 2011

Gastric Bypass Tied to Reduced Fat Intake in Humans, Rats
Humans consume less dietary fat six years post-op; rats eat more low-fat chow after surgery
Thursday, August 04, 2011

Lower Post MI Physical Activity in Areas With Low Income
Low neighborhood socioeconomic status predicts lower leisure-time physical activity uptake
Thursday, August 04, 2011

Infrastructure Tied to Most U.K. Obesity-Related Safety Events
But majority of obesity-associated safety incidents in U.K. are classified as low or no harm
Monday, August 01, 2011

HbA1c Identifies Diabetes, Prediabetes in Acute Care
Optimum screening cut-offs for HbA1c in emergency setting similar to outpatient care
Thursday, July 28, 2011

Foods Prepared Away From Home Tied to Child's Energy Intake
Children's increased energy intake linked to rise in consumption of food prepared away from home
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Personality Traits Predict BMI Changes Across Adulthood
Low agreeableness, impulsivity-related traits associated with greater adulthood BMI increase
Monday, July 25, 2011

Some Restaurant Foods Have More Calories Than Indicated
Stated energy content is mostly accurate, but there is some discrepancy with individual foods
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Obese, Not Overweight Teens Get More Preventive Screening
Overall decline in screening for nutrition, physical activity, emotional distress from 2003 to 2007
Monday, July 18, 2011

Evidence Supports Modifying Dietary Fat to Lower CV Risk
Reduced risk seen with fat modification, but not total fat reduction
Monday, July 18, 2011

Faster Insulin Action With Needle-Free Jet Injection
Jet injection administration improves pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic insulin profile
Friday, July 15, 2011

Vaccination Rates Up for Those With Liver Disease, Diabetes
Hep A, B vaccinations increase but still low in patients with chronic liver disease, diabetes
Friday, July 15, 2011

Unhealthy Lifestyle Factors Linked to Sexual Problems
Men with unhealthy lifestyles significantly more likely to have sexual dysfunctions
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Men With Full-Time Jobs More Active Than Nonworkers
Full-time workers with active jobs have greater weekday activity than those with sedentary jobs
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fast Food Close to Home Affects Diet in Low-Income Men
But, generally, supermarket and grocery store availability close to home is unrelated to diet
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Similar Thyroid Risk for Brand-Name, Generic Amiodarone
Incidence of thyroid dysfunction rates similar in patients treated with either formulation
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Insulin Sensitivity, Secretion Do Not Predict Weight Change
But baseline waist circumference positively predicts weight change in both men and women
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Traditional Diabetes Classifications Apply to Youths
Youths in nonautoimmune, IS category likely to have undetected autoimmunity, monogenic DM
Monday, July 11, 2011

Weight Loss and Weight Loss Maintenance Have Low Overlap
Consistent exercise, low-fat diet help in maintaining weight loss but not in losing weight
Monday, July 11, 2011

Early Metformin Therapy Prevents, Delays PCOS in Girls
Girls with low birth weight and precocious puberty have improved outcomes with early metformin
Monday, July 11, 2011

Decrease in BP Precedes Death in Patients With Diabetes
Decrease in systolic and diastolic BP seen years before death in patients with diabetes
Friday, July 08, 2011

Metformin/Rosiglitazone Tied to Early Decrease in Diabetes
But subsequent deterioration in insulin resistance and β-cell function similar to placebo
Friday, July 08, 2011

Control of United States Obesity Epidemic Possible
Implementation of national-level policies recommended to control and reverse the epidemic
Thursday, July 07, 2011

Prepregnancy Heme Iron Intake Linked to Diabetes Risk
Dose-response relationship between heme iron intake and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus
Thursday, July 07, 2011

Obesity Tied to Higher Risk of Breast Surgery Complications
Odds of post-breast surgery complications are nearly 12 times higher for obese women
Thursday, July 07, 2011

Lopinavir-Ritonavir Treatment Tied to Adrenal Dysfunction
In utero LR exposure increases risk of transient adrenal dysfunction with postnatal LR treatment
Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Vitamin D Supplementation Safe and Effective in Pregnancy
Desirable circulatory levels of vitamin D safely attained by pregnant women and their neonates
Friday, July 01, 2011

Pregravid Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Linked to GDM
Serum glucose levels, BMI, and BP levels independently associated with gestational diabetes
Friday, July 01, 2011

Incentives Negatively Impact Non-Incentivized Activities
Achievement rates lower in non-incentivized activities of quality of care in the longer-term
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Higher Mortality in Obese, Low Occupational-Class Women
Women from lower classes more likely to be obese, and have higher all-cause mortality
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

ADA: Diabetes Prevention Strategies Are Cost-Effective
Lifestyle intervention and metformin treatment are cost-effective and improve quality of life
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ADA: Cardiac Risk Factors Up in Teen Girls With Diabetes
Adolescent girls with diabetes have higher CRP, LDL, HbA1c and BMI than boys
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ADA: Longer Life Expectancy for Patients With Type 1 Diabetes
Survival gap between patients with type 1 diabetes and the general U.S. population decreasing
Monday, June 27, 2011

ADA: Diabetes Prevalence, Glycemia Levels Rising Globally
In high-income subregions, North America has largest increase in mean fasting plasma glucose
Monday, June 27, 2011

ADA: Dietary Support Helps Type 2 Diabetes Outcomes
Intense diet intervention improves glycemic control, but exercise does not offer more benefits
Monday, June 27, 2011

ADA: High-Protein or High-Carb Diet Help Weight Loss
Found equally effective in helping patients with type 2 diabetes lose weight
Monday, June 27, 2011

Obesity in Children and Adolescents Linked to Media
Even brief exposure to advertising may influence children's food choices
Monday, June 27, 2011

ADA: Sulphonylurea Agents May Increase Cardiac Events
Sulfonylurea therapies may increase risk of CVD events in older patients with type 2 diabetes
Monday, June 27, 2011

Obese Teen Girls Have Higher Nicotine Addiction Risk
Family smoking is strongest predictor of nicotine addiction in obese adolescent girls
Friday, June 24, 2011

IOM Addresses Prevention of Obesity in Young Children
Report provides recommendations for doctors, child care centers, schools
Friday, June 24, 2011

Specific Diet, Lifestyle Factors Tied to Long-Term Weight Gain
Non-obese U.S. nationals gain an average of 3.35 lbs every four years
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Increased Prevalence of Diabetic Kidney Disease
Increase proportional to diabetes prevalence, despite increased use of diabetes medications
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Obesity Linked to Lower IVF Pregnancy, Live Birth Rates
Obese women undergoing IVF have fewer normally fertilized oocytes, lower estradiol levels
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Safe Weight Loss Guidelines Issued for Athletes
Safe weight loss should combine diet and exercise without restricting fluid or food group intake
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Food Stores Near Schools Not Tied to Obesity in Students
Proximity of unhealthful food availability has no significant impact on the risk of obesity in Maine
Monday, June 20, 2011

Many Primary Care Physicians Not Addressing Weight Issues
Fewer than 50 percent of primary care physicians regularly record BMI for adults or children
Friday, June 17, 2011

SVS: HRT May Reduce Risk of Peripheral Arterial Disease
Significant reduction also seen for postmenopausal women with atherosclerosis risk factors
Friday, June 17, 2011

CDC: Small Percent of Youth Meet Physical Activity Goals
And, daily consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks high, particularly among black and male youth
Thursday, June 16, 2011

ASMBS: Gastric Bypass More Effective in Less Obese
More weight lost in patients with a BMI less than 35, with significant remission of diabetes
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Vitamin D Supplementation Widely Recommended
Frequent deficiency in all ages should be treated with vitamin D2 or vitamin D3
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Unequal Care Access for Children With Public Insurance
Disparities exist in providers' acceptance of public insurance compared to private insurance
Thursday, June 16, 2011

ASMBS: Gastric Bypass Tied to Improved Conception Rate
Excellent postoperative conception rates, symptom relief achieved in obese women with PCOS
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Life Expectancy in U.S. Counties Below Many Nations
Women, and black men and women have lower life expectancy in all U.S. counties
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

EAC: Hypnosis, Local Anesthesia Combo Beneficial
Compared to post-general anesthesia, stays shorter after breast surgery and thyroidectomy
Monday, June 13, 2011

DASH-Style Diet Linked to Lower BMI in Adolescent Girls
Higher consumption of fruit, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains linked to lower BMI
Tuesday, June 07, 2011

ENDO: Pregnancy Weight Gain Linked to Baby's Body Fat
Pregnant women with excessive weight gain more likely to have babies with more body fat
Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Youth Bear Large Burden of Global Death, Disease
Higher rates of disability-adjusted life-years in Africa compared to high-income countries
Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Paroxetine With Pravastatin Raises Blood Glucose Levels
Combination causes considerable increase in blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes
Monday, June 06, 2011

Interpregnancy BMI Increase Tied to Gestational Diabetes
Dose-dependent relationship between BMI increase and risk of diabetes in second pregnancy
Friday, June 03, 2011

Iodine Deficiency Prevalent in U.K. Female Teens
Iodine deficiency in the U.K. independently linked to diet, ethnicity, season, and location
Thursday, June 02, 2011

Late Sleeping Tied to Dietary Habits and Time of Eating
Eating more calories after 8 p.m. associated with higher body mass index independent of sleep
Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Effect Estimates May Be Inflated in Biomarker Studies
Highly cited studies overestimate biomarker effect compared to meta-analyses
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Use of Energy Drinks Should Be Discouraged in Children
Stimulants and calories in sports and energy drinks may lead to obesity and health risks
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lack of Sleep May Increase Body Mass Index in Children
Each additional hour of sleep is associated with a BMI reduction in children aged 3 to 5 years
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Phone Counseling Improves Outcomes in Diabetes Patients
Patients also had depressive symptoms; treatment included a walking program
Friday, May 27, 2011

Television in Child's Bedroom Linked to Unhealthy Lifestyle
Hispanic children with a television in their bedroom watch more TV/DVDs, consume more fast food
Friday, May 27, 2011

Work-Related Activity Boosts Number of Active Adults
More meet guidelines when occupational activity factored in
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Contact With Drug Industry Linked to Positive Attitudes
Substantial proportion of medical students believe gifts from drug industry affect prescribing
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Patient-Physician Gender Concordance Aids Obese Males
Obese men most likely to receive weight-related counseling from male physicians
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Excess Medical Costs Tied to Diabetes in Youth Substantial
True especially for insulin-treated disease; much of excess costs are for prescription drugs
Monday, May 23, 2011

High Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Obese Teens
Vitamin D treatment normalizes levels in only 28 percent of obese adolescents
Monday, May 23, 2011

Excessive Business Travel Tied to Poor Health, Obesity
Heavy travelers more likely to report poor health than light travelers, nontravelers
Friday, May 20, 2011

BMI of 35kg/m² or More Associated With Mortality
Lower-level obesity is associated with new or worsening disability within two years
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Poor Sleep Quality Linked to Worse Glucose Control
Disturbed sleep tied to high levels of fasting glucose, insulin, insulin resistance in diabetes
Thursday, May 12, 2011

IMFAR: Difficult Labor and Fever Tied to Autism Risk
Yet influenza during pregnancy and non-elective cesarean itself not linked to autism spectrum disorders
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Medical Education Participants Recognize Funding Bias
Yet most are unwilling to pay more for continuing medical education registration to overcome bias
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Limited Evidence Exists for Alzheimer's Risk Factors
However, some evidence indicates healthy lifestyle may still help in preventing the disease
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Low Vitamin D Tied to Adiposity and High HDL in Children
White children with low vitamin D have more visceral fat; blacks have more subcutaneous fat
Monday, May 09, 2011

Diabetes Symptoms Improve With Aerobic Exercise
Patients with type 2 diabetes benefit from aerobic exercise alone or with resistance training
Monday, May 09, 2011

Higher Metabolic Rates May Predict Early Mortality
High metabolic rate measured by two different methods shows similar increases in mortality
Friday, May 06, 2011

Health Literacy Limited Among Patients on Hemodialysis
African-Americans and veterans on chronic hemodialysis have low health literacy
Friday, May 06, 2011

Structured Exercise Beats Advice Only for Lowering HbA1c
Structured training better than physical activity advice alone for reducing HbA1c levels in type 2 diabetes
Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Central Obesity Tied to Cardiac Patient Mortality
Increased mortality risk in coronary artery disease patients with central obesity, even with normal BMI
Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Midlife Obesity Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia
Twin study shows genetic and early-life environmental factors involved in the association
Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Tradjenta Approved for Type 2 Diabetes
Should not be used by type 1 diabetes patients
Monday, May 02, 2011

Weight Linked to Post-Hysterectomy Complications
Bleeding, infections more likely in women with low or high body mass index after abdominal hysterectomy
Friday, April 29, 2011

Children of Depressed Parents Experience More Stress
Stress response elevated if mother has history of depression and negative parenting behaviors
Friday, April 29, 2011

Fractures Seen in Older Levothyroxine Users
Researchers find dose-response relationship in those aged 70 or older taking the drug
Friday, April 29, 2011

Obesity in Pregnancy Linked to Fetal and Infant Death
Lowest fetal and infant death risks in women with a body mass index of 23 kg/m²
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Restricted Diet Lowers Triglycerides in Fatty Liver
More significant triglyceride reduction with carbohydrate restriction than calorie restriction
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Diabetes Patients Benefit From Amlodipine Titration
Patients with type 2 diabetes, hypertension benefit from amlodipine/olmesartan medoxomil regimen
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Risk Taking Similar in Very Obese, Normal Weight Teens
But extremely obese high school students have higher rates of some risky behaviors
Monday, April 25, 2011

Raised Death Risk With Low and High Glycated Hemoglobin
Patients with type 2 diabetes have increased nonfatal complication risk with raising A1C levels
Monday, April 25, 2011

Getting Right Amount of Sleep May Help With Weight Loss
Lower baseline stress associated with success in intervention program, increased weight loss
Monday, April 25, 2011

Brief, Intense Exercise May Have Cardioprotective Role
Brief, intense exercise and traditional endurance training have distinct cardioprotective effects
Friday, April 22, 2011

CDC: Half of States Have Smoke-Free Policies
But regional disparities persist; no state in the South has adopted a comprehensive policy
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pioglitazone Not Tied to Most Cancers in Diabetes Patients
There may be a slightly higher risk for bladder cancer with long-term treatment
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Physical Activity Guidelines May Improve Survival
Adherence to guidelines most beneficial for adults with at least one chronic health condition
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

AHA: Exercise and Dietary Changes Reduce Trigylcerides
Combining dietary changes and physical activity may reduce triglycerides by 50 percent or greater
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Maternal Obesity Linked to Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Offspring of obese pregnancies may be at higher risk in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood
Monday, April 18, 2011

Post-Cancer Fatigue Linked to Autonomic Nervous System
Fatigued breast cancer survivors have higher sympathetic and lower parasympathetic activity
Monday, April 18, 2011

Insulin Resistance Linked to Increased Preeclampsia Risk
Nulliparous women with preeclampsia have higher insulin resistance than normotensive controls
Monday, April 18, 2011

Effective Method to Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers Lacking
Foot temperature-guided avoidance therapy found beneficial in high-risk cases only
Monday, April 18, 2011

Closed Loop System Improves Overnight Glucose Control
Insulin delivery method also reduces nocturnal hypoglycemia risk in type 1 diabetes
Friday, April 15, 2011

EB: Exercise Affects Metabolic Markers of Fatty Liver
Adiponectin associated with changes in metabolic markers of fatty liver disease progression
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

More Than Half of U.S. Adults Take Dietary Supplements
Supplement intake has increased in the last 20 years, with more women taking supplements
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

EB: An Apple a Day Improves Cardiovascular Health
Daily consumption of apples reduces cardiovascular disease risk in postmenopausal women
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Central Hair Loss Prevalent in African-American Women
Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia may be tied to diabetes, certain hairstyles
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Glucose Variability Has No Cardio Protective Role
Modest decrease in intraday glucose variability does not affect secondary cardiovascular events
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Wrist Circumference Associated With Insulin Resistance
Bone measurement may be better predictor than BMI of insulin resistance in obese children
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Negative Health Behaviors Identified in Young Parents
Mothers have poorer diet, higher BMI, and both parents have lower physical activity
Monday, April 11, 2011

Dairy Products Tied to Lower Metabolic Syndrome Incidence
Eating dairy products and calcium tied to lower incidence, but cheese may increase incidence
Monday, April 11, 2011

Abused or Bullied Youth at Greater Risk of Obesity
Risk may be due in part to "negative affect" and disordered eating associated with violence
Friday, April 08, 2011

'Global Trigger Tool' Identifies 10 Times More Errors
New tool identifies many more adverse events in hospital admissions compared to other methods
Thursday, April 07, 2011

Longer Breast-Feeding Tied to More Protective Adipokines
Both total and exclusive breast-feeding linked to higher pancreatic peptide YY
Thursday, April 07, 2011

Adolescent BMI May Predict Later Obesity-Related Disease
Association seen between elevated BMI and heart disease but not diabetes
Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Non-Communicable Diseases Present a Global Health Crisis
Implementation of priority interventions would reduce global death rates by 2 percent per year
Wednesday, April 06, 2011

ACC: Valsartan and Amlodipine Provide Similar Effects
And calcium channel blocker plus olmesartan benefits elderly patients with CVD
Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Impacts Exercise Capacity
Lower fitness values seen in pediatric patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
Friday, April 01, 2011

Autoimmune Diseases Number Two Cause of Chronic Illness
Major burden on all U.S. health care costs, patient expenses, and loss of earnings
Friday, April 01, 2011

Lower Exercise Tolerance in Patients With Turner Syndrome
Patients with Turner syndrome have reduced oxygen uptake, increased forced expiratory volume
Friday, April 01, 2011

Osteoarthritis Patients Show Increased Pain Sensitivity
Increased pain sensitivity linked to higher levels of C-reactive protein and interleukin-6
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Growth Hormone Increases Adult Height in Turner's
Addition of low-dose estrogen may provide additional benefits
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Exercise Plus Dieting Superior in Older Obese Individuals
The combination results in improved physical function compared with either approach alone
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Two-Thirds of U.S. Residents Get Sufficient Vitamin D
About one-quarter are at risk of inadequate vitamin D levels
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Safflower Oil Improves Glycemia, Inflammation, Lipids
Better than conjugated linoleic acid against diabetes risks in postmenopausal obese women
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Online Health Records Less Used by Minorities, Poor
Low-income patients, blacks, and Hispanics less likely to use Internet personal health record
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

High Number of 'Medalists' Free From Diabetes Complications
Advanced glycation end products linked to increased complications in long-standing diabetes
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Insulin Delivery System Recalled by Roche
Design flaw in ACCU-CHEK FlexLink Plus infusion sets may result in under-delivery of insulin
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Decline Seen in Global Youth Mortality Over Last 50 Years
Smaller decline seen for young men aged 15 to 24, with injury being the main cause of deaths
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Catechin-Caffeine and Caffeine Alone Increase Energy Use
But fat oxidation increases significantly only after ingestion of catechin-caffeine mixtures
Monday, March 28, 2011

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Bone Density Loss in Teens
Further study needed to determine type of weight loss and consequences of changes in bone mass
Monday, March 28, 2011

Poorer Health Outcomes for Elderly in Public Housing
Increased prevalence of fatigue and comorbid conditions compared to community-dwelling elders
Monday, March 28, 2011

AHA: Added Sugar Intake and BMI Rise Concurrently
In last three decades, consumption of added sugars has increased, as has body mass index
Friday, March 25, 2011

AHA: Religious Participation Tied to Higher Obesity Risk
Religious activity in young adults tied to obesity later in life
Thursday, March 24, 2011

AHA: Obese Women, Children Underestimate Their Weight
Nearly half of mothers of overweight and obese children think their children's weight is normal
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Reduced Hours for Trainees Has Had Little Effect in U.S.
Shorter work week for doctors in training has had little impact, positive or negative, on patient safety
Thursday, March 24, 2011

AHA: Physical Activity Attenuates Salt's Impact on BP
Increasing physical activity correlated with reduced salt sensitivity of blood pressure
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bariatric Surgery in Youth Warrants Caution
Studies suggest surgery may be effective in older children but long-term data are still lacking
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

AHA: Sleep Deprivation Tied to Higher Calorie Intake
Normal-weight adults consume more calories after shorter sleep duration
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

AHA: Poor Diets May Cause Obese Teens' Metabolic Issues
Obese youth have inflammation, insulin resistance, and high homocysteine levels
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Chronic Otitis Media Associated With Changes in Taste
Higher taste threshold in children with chronic otitis media with effusion may be tied to BMI
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

AAAAI: Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Certain Diseases
Associated with increased risk of developing diabetes and coronary artery disease
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Majority of Parents Approve of Smoke Exposure Testing
Both smoking and nonsmoking parents want their children tested during pediatric visits
Monday, March 21, 2011

Heart Failure Belt Identified in Southeastern United States
Heart failure mortality in the southeast is 69 percent higher than the national rate
Thursday, March 17, 2011

Professional Values of U.S. and U.K. Doctors Examined
Nearly one-third of doctors fail to report inadequate colleague, often for fear of retribution
Thursday, March 17, 2011

Diabetes Patients Fare Better With Empathetic Doctors
Patients of more empathetic doctors have lower hemoglobin A1c and LDL cholesterol levels
Thursday, March 17, 2011

Short Nurse Staffing Linked to Higher Patient Mortality
More deaths seen when shifts fall eight or more hours below target
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

U.S. Death Rate Reaches All-Time Low
In 2009, death rate hits 741 per 100,000 population, a 2.3 percent decline
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Early-Onset Diabetes Tied to Raised Cardiac Disease Risk
Risk of coronary artery disease event with early-onset diabetes similar to having a previous MI
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Heavy Smoking Prevalence Decline Greatest in California
Decrease in heavy smoking prevalence also seen in remaining states between 1965 and 2007
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Regional Variation in Chronic Disease Case Fatality Rates
Fatality rates in chronic diseases vary with number of diseases and region diagnosis frequency
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Preventive Services Underused by Older Adults in U.S.
CDC report points out gaps in care, including racial disparities in screening rates
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Potassium Level Tied to African-American Diabetes Risk
African-Americans have lower serum potassium concentrations, higher type 2 diabetes risk
Monday, March 14, 2011

U.S. Has Higher Rates of Chronic Disease Than England
Americans experience higher chronic disease rates than their English counterparts at all ages
Monday, March 14, 2011

Washing Before Self-Monitoring Yields Best Glucose Results
If hand washing is not possible, second-drop blood glucose testing is the most accurate
Friday, March 11, 2011

Menopausal Symptoms Improve After Acupuncture Treatment
Serum estradiol levels increase, luteinizing hormone levels decrease following acupuncture
Friday, March 11, 2011

Depression Linked to Adverse Renal Disease Outcomes
Depressive symptoms independently associated with increased risk of acute kidney injury
Friday, March 11, 2011

Impact of Adiposity Measures on Heart Disease Risk Alike
BMI, waist size, and waist-to-hip ratio are of limited value when other information is available
Friday, March 11, 2011

Non-Infectious Problems Lower Dialysis Catheter Survival
Other risk factors have no significant impact on failure of peritoneal dialysis catheter
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Increased Insulin May Be Needed Over 5,000 Meters
Acute mountain sickness symptoms associated with insulin requirement and increased glucose levels
Thursday, March 10, 2011

High Polychlorinated Biphenyl Concentrations May Affect IVF
Implantation failure more likely in women with highest exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Diabeo Smartphone Improves HbA1c Level in Type 1 Diabetes
Reduced hospital visit time for patients using smartphone combined with teleconsultations
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Insulin Degludec Effective Alternative to Insulin Glargine
May reduce dosing frequency from once daily to three times weekly
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ethnic Differences Seen in Academic Measures for U.K. Docs
Gap exists in academic performance of white versus nonwhite medical students and doctors
Wednesday, March 09, 2011

High HDL Cholesterol Tied to Decreased Colon Cancer Risk
Increased high-density lipoprotein and apolipoprotein A-I tied to lower colon cancer risk
Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Exergames Increase Energy Expenditure in All Children
No significant difference in energy utilized by overweight children and healthy-weight peers
Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Pharmacological Meta-Analyses Rarely Report Disclosures
Meta-analyses of pharmacological interventions rarely disclose funding or conflicts of interest
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Diabetes Belt Identified in Southern United States
Residents of the diabetes belt are more likely to be obese and lead a sedentary lifestyle
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Metabolic Syndrome Risk
Mediterranean diet also has a protective effect on individual components of metabolic syndrome
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Physical Activity Tied to Mortality in Kidney Recipients
Increased physical activity associated with decrease in cardiovascular and all-cause mortality
Friday, March 04, 2011

Role of Diabetes in Premature Death Is Substantial
Risk of death from many nonvascular causes higher in people with diabetes
Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Intensive Glucose Therapy May Not Be Best in Type 2 Diabetes
Such therapy in those at increased cardiovascular risk related to higher risk of mortality
Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Obesity Rate in Canada Not As High As in United States
Both countries, however, have higher prevalence now than in late 1980s
Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Risk of Adverse Effects Lessens Drug Acceptance in Elderly
Elderly likely to accept drugs with only mild benefits, but less so with adverse effect risk
Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Type of Health Care-Associated Infections Is Falling
Central line-associated blood stream infections decline in ICUs; still high elsewhere
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Doctors, NPs Equally Effective in Helping Patients Lose Weight
Also, patients more likely to try to lose weight when practitioners acknowledge overweight status
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Many Patients Do Not Consolidate Drugs Efficiently
Low literacy identified as independent predictor of dosing more times than necessary per day
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Adequate Breast-Feeding Tied to Less Childhood Adiposity
Low breast-feeding status linked with raised adiposity for youth exposed to prenatal diabetes
Monday, February 28, 2011

Intensive Diabetes Treatment May Slow Atherosclerosis
12-year follow-up shows slower atherosclerotic progress in intensive treatment diabetes group
Thursday, February 24, 2011

Eating Breakfast Tied to Lower BMI in Postpartum Teens
Teens who eat breakfast regularly choose healthier snacks, consume fewer calories
Thursday, February 24, 2011

Later Onset of Childhood Type 1 Diabetes Revealed
Since 2000, statistically significant reversal of early-onset diabetes in Swedish children
Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bupropion Improves Sexual Function in Type 2 Diabetes
Mean sexual energy scale scores improve in some patients with hyperglycemia or depression
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Nitroglycerin Strengthens Bones in Older Women
Treatment found to increase bone mineral density, lower bone resorption in postmenopausal women
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Type 1 Diabetes Tied to Shorter Breast-Feeding Duration
Education level and early breast-feeding also predicted breast-feeding six months postpartum
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Aspirin May Lower Type 2 Diabetes Atherosclerosis Risk
Low-dose aspirin may benefit patients with type 2 diabetes and mild renal dysfunction
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Structured Self-Monitoring Improves Glycemic Control
Reduced A1C levels and more treatment changes in patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gastric Bypass, Duodenum Exclusion Effective in Diabetes
And, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass risk-benefit profile may beat that of laparoscopic gastric banding
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Obesity Independently Tied to Risk of Fatal Heart Attack
Increased weight confers greater risk of fatal heart disease, separate from known risk factors
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Considerable Lack of Test Result Follow-Up in Hospitals
Wide variation in the proportion of test result follow-up in emergency departments
Monday, February 21, 2011

Hyperprolactinemia Diagnosis Sufficient With Single Test
Guidelines recommend treatment with dopamine agonist therapy, discourage dynamic testing
Monday, February 21, 2011

Guidelines Set for Insulin Therapy in Hospital Setting
Tight glycemic control seems to serve no benefit over less strict control
Friday, February 18, 2011

Quality of Diabetes Social Networking Sites Varies
Improvement needed on voluntary, consumer-driven sites to ensure accuracy, safety of info
Friday, February 18, 2011

Earlier Puberty Tied to Greater Bone Mass
Length of puberty does not influence bone mass at skeletal maturity
Thursday, February 17, 2011

Leisure Inactivity Levels Highest in U.S. South, Appalachia
Nearly a third of adults in some areas get no leisure-time physical activity
Thursday, February 17, 2011

New U.S. Report on the Nation's Health 2010 Released
The 34th annual CDC report includes a special feature on death and dying
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Most Recalled Medical Devices Given Lenient Approval
Over 70 percent of the medical devices recalled were considered low or moderate risk
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Researchers Explore Nature of Difficult Clinical Encounters
Patients, physicians both contribute characteristics; difficult patients have worse outcomes
Monday, February 14, 2011

SMFM: Very Obese May Need to Gain Less Pregnancy Weight
Severely obese women who gain less than recommended weight gain suffer no ill effects
Monday, February 14, 2011

Addison's Disease Is a Risk Factor for Hip Fracture
Diagnosed or undiagnosed disease ups fracture risk; highest risk for women age 50 or younger
Friday, February 11, 2011

Childhood Obesity Tied to Screen Time, School Lunches
Exercise may have an effect in preventing obesity in sixth-grade children
Friday, February 11, 2011

Public Sector Plays Big Role in Drug Research
Role of public-sector research institutions larger than previously thought
Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Obese Children Have Sustained Benefit From Intervention
Ethnically diverse obese children show lasting effect two years after completion of treatment
Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Metabolic Syndrome Doesn't Affect Female Sexual Function
Age, menopausal status, smoking, depression, and incontinence are independent risk factors
Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Metabolic Syndrome May Hasten Cognitive Decline
Global cognitive function and cognitive components show negative impact in older adults
Monday, February 07, 2011

Telephonic Intervention Improves Diabetes Control
Phone group fares better than print intervention group
Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery Safe in Pregnancy
Study finds model predictive control algorithm performance maintained throughout pregnancy
Monday, January 31, 2011

Targeting Parents Leads to Sustained Child Weight Loss
A healthy lifestyle supports weight loss for obese children, which can be maintained for two years
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Diabetes Prevalence Reaches 26 Million in United States
8.3 percent of U.S. population now affected, and 35 percent of adults have prediabetes
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Race-Concordance Not Related to Best Obesity Care
Obese black patients less likely to receive weight-loss and exercise counseling than whites
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Electronic Health Records May Not Improve Care Quality
Use with clinical decision support not tied to better quality of care
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Insufficient Sleep Increases Health Risk in Children
Short sleep duration and variable sleep patterns associated with adverse metabolic outcomes
Monday, January 24, 2011

Estimated Cost of Obesity Is $300 Billion Per Year
Excess medical care, estimated at $127 billion, is the largest part of this annual cost
Monday, January 24, 2011

FDA: CombiSet Hemodialysis Blood Tubing Set Recalled
Tubing set can develop kinking of the arterial line that may result in serious injury and/or death
Monday, January 24, 2011

Pharmacist Involvement Improves Disease Management
Pharmacists help patients with type 2 diabetes manage hypertension
Monday, January 24, 2011

Social Ties Linked to Weight, Dieting Among Young Adults
Young adults more likely to want to lose weight if others are doing the same
Thursday, January 20, 2011

CDC Report Highlights Important Health Disparities
Outlines disparities by sex, race/ethnicity, income, and other social characteristics
Thursday, January 13, 2011

Prolonged Sitting Associated With Adverse Health Markers
Frequent breaks linked to smaller waists and lower C-reactive protein and blood glucose levels
Thursday, January 13, 2011

Number of Adults Treated for Diabetes Doubled in a Decade
From 1996 to 2007, medical expenditures for treatment also increased -- to $40.8 billion
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Burnout Levels Particularly High in Residents
High percentage of anesthesiology chairs also meet criteria for high or moderately-high burnout
Monday, January 10, 2011

Absence of Macrosomia May Be Predicted by Two Sonograms
Prediction of fetal growth not increased by large number of serial scans
Monday, January 10, 2011

Depression/Diabetes Combo May Raise Mortality Risk
Combined presence in older women tied to higher all-cause, cardiovascular disease mortality risk
Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Many Babies, Toddlers Obese or at Risk of Being So
About a third of 9-month-olds, 2-year-olds in U.S. fall into this category
Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Drug Insurance Coverage Not a Factor in Diabetes Control
Patient age, ethnicity, and medical history contribute more to diabetes management
Thursday, December 30, 2010

Gestational Diabetes Testing Guidelines Updated
New criteria may double the number of women diagnosed with gestational diabetes
Thursday, December 30, 2010

Web-Based Shared Medical Records Useful for Sick Patients
Endorsement and security may encourage more patients to access this resource
Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Many Youths With Diabetes Smoke Cigarettes
But fewer than half of diabetes patients aged 10 to 14 have been advised by a physician not to smoke
Thursday, December 09, 2010

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Tied to Depression Risk
Women with POI have a higher lifetime risk for major depression
Monday, December 06, 2010

Factors Appear Useful in Predicting Gestational Diabetes
Age, BMI, family diabetes history, t-PA, low HDL cholesterol help in first-trimester prediction
Friday, December 03, 2010

Burnout Driving Away Many Emergency Physicians
French study finds work-family conflicts, poor teamwork associated with burnout
Thursday, December 02, 2010

Sleeping Problems Associated With Metabolic Syndrome
Loud snoring particularly predictive of metabolic syndrome development
Wednesday, December 01, 2010

IOM Sets New Vitamin D, Calcium Intake Levels
Agency points out that most North Americans already get enough of both nutrients
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

High-Protein, Low-Glycemic-Index Diet Stops Weight Regain
And fewer people on this diet drop out of study than those in other groups
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Diabetes-Depression Link Appears Bidirectional
Study in women finds that each is tied to a higher likelihood of the other
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Reallocation of Care Would Increase PCPs' Work Weeks
Study investigates plausibility of reallocating specialty care follow-up to primary care physicians
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Combination Exercise Linked to Benefits in Type 2 Diabetes
Aerobic plus resistance exercise -- but not either alone -- associated with improved HbA1c
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

U.S. Health Insurance Compared to 10 Other Nations
U.S. adults spend more time, money on insurance; have more coverage denials
Friday, November 19, 2010

ASN: Moderate Alcohol Intake Benefits Transplant Patients
However, obesity in dialysis patients under 65 years of age increases risk of dying
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fraud in Scientific Literature Appears Intentional
Characteristics of articles retracted for fraud versus error suggest deliberate effort
Thursday, November 18, 2010

OTC Analgesics Up Risk of Congenital Cryptorchidism
Ibuprofen and aspirin are endocrine disrupters; risk highest in second trimester
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

AHA: Revascularization May Be Best for CAD Plus Diabetes
Improves blood flow more effectively than intensive medical management alone
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

AHA: Vitamin D Deficiency's Role in Cardiac Events Studied
Studies focus on various adverse outcomes related to deficiency in different populations
Monday, November 15, 2010

Childhood, Teenage Abuse Linked to Diabetes in Adulthood
Moderate to severe physical and sexual abuse associated with higher risk of diabetes in women
Friday, November 12, 2010

Physician-Industry Financial Ties Decreased Since 2004
But 83.8 percent of physicians still have some type of industry financial relationship
Friday, November 12, 2010

Low Vitamin D Levels Not Tied to Postpartum MS Relapses
But pregnancy and exclusive breast-feeding are related to lower levels in women with MS
Thursday, November 11, 2010

Infant Diet May Affect Beta-Cell Autoimmunity Markers
Casein hydrolysate formula linked to less risk of positivity for autoantibodies than control formula
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

AACR: Exercise Associated With Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk
Association exists regardless of a woman's weight status
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Obese Teens at Risk of Being Severely Obese As Adults
Outcome 16 times more likely in obese adolescents than normal-weight, overweight counterparts
Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Fitness Tied to Lower Mortality Despite Adiposity Category
Overweight women with high fitness have similar death risk as fit women of normal weight
Monday, November 08, 2010

Obesity Epidemic Influenced by Social Transmission
Most obesity due to individual factors, but social 'contagion' contributes to the epidemic
Friday, November 05, 2010

Placental Growth Factor May Be Marker for Pregnancy Location
PIGF reduced in trophoblast cells from tubal ectopic compared with intrauterine pregnancies
Friday, November 05, 2010

In Metabolic Syndrome, Microalbuminuria a Risk Marker
Could be used as tool for stratification of subgroup without diabetes at higher CVD risk
Thursday, November 04, 2010

Androgen-Deprivation Therapy Linked to Physical Decline
However, ADT for older men with prostate cancer doesn't cause significant cognitive impairment
Thursday, November 04, 2010

Preventing Obesity in Young Black Girls Proves Challenging
But program involving after-school dancing may result in lower lipid levels, hyperinsulinemia
Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Change to Healthier Beverages in Schools Is Slow
Beverages not allowed under national guidelines are widely available in elementary schools
Wednesday, November 03, 2010

BPA Exposure Associated With Poorer Semen Quality
Bisphenol-A in urine linked to risk of lower sperm concentration, vitality, count, and motility
Friday, October 29, 2010

Associations Found Between ADHD and Adulthood BMI
Adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder found more likely to be obese
Friday, October 29, 2010

Probe-to-Bone Best Test for Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis
Compared to gold-standard of bone histology, PTB better than other tests
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ASRM: Hormone Levels Tied to Woman's Emotional Response
Hormone variation during menstrual cycle may impact reaction to emotional stimuli
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Primary Care Trails Other Specialties in Hourly Wages
In other study, physicians point to Medicare reimbursement problems, differ on reforms
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ASRM: Relationship Between Obesity and Infertility Explored
Obesity tied to poor fertility treatment response and higher rate of oocyte immaturity
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

U.S. Diabetes Prevalence Expected to Skyrocket
As many as one in three may have diabetes by 2050
Friday, October 22, 2010

Ankle-Brachial Index Linked to Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Both low and high ABI are associated with incident cardiovascular disease events
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Vitamin D Levels Lower in Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome
Most individuals with BCNS avoid sunlight at peak hours, use sunscreen over cancer concern
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Reciprocal Peer Support Promising for Diabetes Care
In study, six-month telephone program resulted in decreases in HbA1c
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ASBMR: Osteoporosis Screening Interval Assessed
Bone mineral density key determinant of screening interval in postmenopausal women
Monday, October 18, 2010

"Natural" Weight Loss Products Pose Danger
Study of poisoning cases in Hong Kong reveals numerous illicit ingredients in OTC products
Friday, October 15, 2010

Diabetes Hospitalizations Rise Among Young Adults
Study finds greater increases among young women than among young men
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bisphosphonate Users at Possible Risk of Thigh Fracture
FDA warns patients and doctors to be aware of potential risk
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

IOM: Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels Need New Focus
Calories, saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium should be prominently labeled
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Peripheral Artery Disease Procedures Recurrent, Costly
PAD patients often require additional hospitalizations and repeated intervention
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Insulin Resistance Is Potential Marker for Ischemic Stroke
Marker independently tied to higher risk of first ischemic stroke in patients without diabetes
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Weight Benefit Seen With Motivational Interviewing
Approach during doctor visits associated with weight loss in overweight and obese patients
Monday, October 11, 2010

43% of Orthopedic Patients Have Low Vitamin D Level
Men, patients with darker skin, those on trauma service at highest risk
Monday, October 11, 2010

Physical Activity Program Tied to Significant Weight Loss
Another incentivized structured program also results in significant weight loss
Monday, October 11, 2010

Obesity Drug Pulled From U.S. Market
Manufacturer voluntarily withdraws Meridia due to risk for heart attack and stroke
Friday, October 08, 2010

Successful Fat Loss May Require Adequate Sleep
Short sleep appears to attenuate weight loss efforts of overweight dieters
Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Doctors' Exercise Linked to Confidence Counseling Patients
Few attendings, trainees feel confident about being able to change patients' diet, exercise behaviors
Friday, October 01, 2010

Empowerment Strategy May Be Beneficial for IVF Decision
Intervention encourages single-embryo transfer, could result in lower twin pregnancy rate
Friday, October 01, 2010

Look AHEAD Results Favor Intensive Lifestyle Intervention
At four years, this diabetes intervention beats education for CVD risk factor reduction
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Exercise Preserves Functioning in Women With Osteopenia
Elderly osteopenia patients who exercise may also have fewer fractures, lower mortality risk
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

FDA to Greatly Restrict Use of Rosiglitazone
Action is response to data suggesting higher risk of cardio events with use of the diabetes drug
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Youths With Type 2 Diabetes Show Autoimmunity Evidence
Islet autoantibody analysis may help distinguish type 2 diabetes and autoimmune diabetes
Monday, September 20, 2010

Metabolic Imbalance Linked With Asthma in Children
Regardless of BMI, those with asthma more likely to have imbalanced metabolism
Monday, September 20, 2010

Type 1 Diabetes Incidence Up in Children in Italy
Increasing temporal trend, substantial geographic variation observed
Monday, September 20, 2010

Most in Asian Malay Group With Diabetes Have Poor BP Control
More than 75 percent of group in Singapore have poor glycemic and blood pressure control
Thursday, September 16, 2010

High Cortisol Levels Associated With Cardiovascular Death
Relationship exists even in individuals without pre-existing cardiovascular disease
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sacrifice Makes Industry Gifts Seem More Acceptable
Residents reminded of med school sacrifices tend to perceive gifting more favorably
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Re-Consent Important Before Secondary Use of Genetic Data
Research participants want to be asked before their data are added to federal database
Monday, September 13, 2010

Exposure to Lead May Delay Onset of Puberty in Girls
Effect stronger in girls who also have higher cadmium levels
Friday, September 10, 2010

Pituitary Sensitivity May Lead to Infertility in Obese Women
Mouse study finds gland's response to insulin could set off fertility-diminishing reactions
Friday, September 10, 2010

Annual Medical Liability Costs Surpass $50 Billion
Account for more than 2 percent of total health care spending in the United States
Thursday, September 09, 2010

A1C Usefulness in Detecting New Diabetes Limited
However, for those with higher A1C starting out, annual screening may be a reasonable strategy
Friday, September 03, 2010

Early Severe Hypoglycemia Tied to Poorer Cognition
Diabetes patients who have severe hypoglycemia by age 10 have worse cognitive scores later
Friday, September 03, 2010

Low Vitamin D Level May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
In women, highest levels associated with about half the risk of lowest levels
Friday, September 03, 2010

Sibutramine May Raise Risks in Those With CVD, Diabetes
Long-term use appears to increase risk of nonfatal MI and nonfatal stroke in overweight subjects
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Fatty Liver Linked to Insulin Resistance in Obese Teens
Adolescents in study had similar visceral and muscle fat, either high or low hepatic fat fraction
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Non-Physiologic Factors Sway Growth Hormone Decisions
Doctors' initiation decisions conform to guidelines; continuation decisions driven by other factors
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Culturally Guided Diet Changes May Help Diabetes Prevention
Diabetes-related dietary characteristics identified in African-American adults
Thursday, August 12, 2010

Patients, Doctors Often Have Communication Discrepancies
Hospital surveys find relatively few patients can name doctor in charge; many don't know diagnosis
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Consumer Drug Information Shows Areas of Concern
Study examines medication information accompanying prescriptions of lisinopril, metformin
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Podiatric Care Reduces Amputation Risk in Diabetes
Lowers foot amputation risk 18 percent for Medicare, 15 percent for non-Medicare patients
Friday, August 06, 2010

Grand Multiparity Associated With Diabetes
But this relationship in older women may be attenuated by sociodemographic factors
Thursday, August 05, 2010

Diabetes Education for PCPs Improves Disease Management
Patients from clinics with computer-based case study programs have better glucose control
Thursday, August 05, 2010

Quality-Adjusted Life Years Lost Due to Obesity Swells
From 1993 to 2008, QALYs lost in U.S. adults more than doubled; obesity rate up 89.9 percent
Wednesday, August 04, 2010

U.S. Obesity Prevalence Among Adults Increased in 2009
No state met the Healthy People 2010 adult obesity prevalence target of 15 percent
Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Industry-Funded Clinical Trials Yield More Positive Outcomes
Also less likely than government-, nonprofit-funded trials to be published within two years
Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Calcium Supplements May Increase Heart Attack Risk
Meta-analysis reveals significant increase in risk in those taking calcium versus those on placebo
Friday, July 30, 2010

Early Puberty More Likely in Obese, Overweight Girls
These girls are at higher long-term risk for conditions, diseases related to obesity
Thursday, July 29, 2010

Consistent Web Tool Use Linked to Weight Loss Maintenance
Greater success associated with more log-ins, weight recordings, and use of site features
Thursday, July 29, 2010

Automated Phone Outreach Doesn't Improve Testing Rates
Rates of diabetes-related tests no higher in those reached by calls with speech recognition
Friday, July 23, 2010

FDA Places Partial Clinical Hold on Avandia Trial
New patient enrollment into the TIDE trial halted due to concerns over cardiac risks
Thursday, July 22, 2010

ICO: Obesity Prevention Success Varies by Age Group
Community-based interventions to prevent childhood obesity found most effective in those under 5
Thursday, July 15, 2010

FDA Panel Recommends Avandia Remain on Market
But panel also votes for serious label revisions or restrictions on sales
Thursday, July 15, 2010

ICO: Obesity in Young Men Ups Lifelong Mortality Risk
Men who are obese at 20 years of age have doubled risk of death throughout life
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

ICO: OTC Weight Loss Products No Better Than Placebo
Seven products result in weight loss, but not statistically different from that seen with placebo
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pregnancy Exercise Program Prompts Modest Activity Increase
Intervention for obese women found feasible but may not be enough to prevent gestational DM
Friday, July 09, 2010

Youths With Diabetes Have Higher Psychiatric Morbidity
Degree of emotional health problems in those with type 1 diabetes may be tied to metabolic control
Friday, July 09, 2010

E-mail Use Associated With Improved Care Effectiveness
Secure e-mails between physicians and diabetes or hypertension patients linked to improvements
Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Tight BP Control May Not Benefit Patients With Diabetes, CAD
Groups with tight, moderate control of systolic BP have similar rate of adverse outcomes
Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Adult Obesity Rate Increases in 28 States
Report cites substantial variation in rates by region, race, income
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

ADA: Intensive Therapy Helps in Some Diabetes Outcomes
But ACCORD analysis shows that benefits need to be weighed against risk of serious adverse events
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Doctors Agree Malpractice Fears Drive Overuse of Tests
Almost all surveyed physicians say more tests and procedures are ordered than needed
Monday, June 28, 2010

Two Studies Demonstrate Cardiac Risks of Rosiglitazone
But authors come to different conclusions on whether drug increases risk of mortality
Monday, June 28, 2010

ADA: Diabetes Risk Reduction Program Has Mixed Results
School-based intervention fails to reduce rate of overweight and obesity but shows other benefits
Monday, June 28, 2010

ADA: Diabetes Doubles Risk of Several Vascular Diseases
Meta-analysis suggests diabetes is responsible for 11 percent of cardiovascular deaths
Friday, June 25, 2010

Diabetes May Complicate COPD Hospital Admissions
Diabetes patients admitted for COPD exacerbations have trends toward longer stay, higher mortality
Thursday, June 24, 2010

Weight Control Important for Diabetes Risk in Later Years
BMI and waist circumference at 65 and older, weight gain after 50 linked to higher risk
Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Substituting Brown for White Rice Reduces Diabetes Risk
Study finds whole grains as a group reduce type 2 diabetes risk substantially over white rice
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ARBs Linked to Modestly Higher Risk of Cancer Diagnosis
Telmisartan often used as angiotensin-receptor blocker in studies evaluated for cancer occurrence
Monday, June 14, 2010

Less Education Linked to Higher Mortality in Diabetes
In relative terms, this disparity is weaker than that among adults without diabetes
Monday, June 14, 2010

Insulin Resistance With Normal BMI Linked to Mortality Risk
Study evaluated adults without diabetes; found association between HOMA-IR, all-cause mortality
Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fitness Trends Predictive of Diabetes Development
Increasing fitness over long term linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes
Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Fatal Medication Errors Rise in July at Teaching Hospitals
Researchers say arrival of new medical residents at least partly explains the increase
Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Many Hospital Patients Readmitted Within Two Years
Often, those with coronary atherosclerosis, diabetes readmitted for same conditions
Monday, June 07, 2010

Many on Bisphosphonates Lack Information About the Drugs
Most unfamiliar with treatment duration and risk of side effects such as oral osteonecrosis
Friday, June 04, 2010

In Diabetes Patients at Low CVD Risk, Aspirin Not Recommended
Risks of bleeding do not outweigh benefits, according to joint statement
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Early Glycemic Control Vital in Type 1 Diabetes
Benefits of intensive control appear to wane over time if A1C levels rise
Thursday, May 27, 2010

FDA Changes Label on Weight-Loss Drug Orlistat
Labeling changed due to new safety information about rare cases of severe liver injury
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Increasing Exercise Linked to Decreasing Obesity in Women
But inverse dose-response relationship is not observed in men or in racial/ethnic minorities
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Frequent Doctor Visits Benefit Hypertensive Diabetes Patients
Those with shorter intervals between visits achieve normal blood pressure more rapidly
Monday, May 24, 2010

Faster Weight Loss Appears to Yield Better Results
Women who lose weight quickly no more likely to regain it than those who lose weight slowly
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Many General Internists Leave Field by Mid-Career
One in six leave internal medicine versus one in 25 internal medicine subspecialists, survey finds
Friday, May 14, 2010

Early Child Care May Affect Functioning in Teenage Years
Another study finds increased levels of cortisol in young children while they're at day care
Friday, May 14, 2010

Steps Per Day Linked to Metabolic Syndrome Prevalence
More active lifestyle associated with lower risk for metabolic syndrome, cardio risk factors
Thursday, May 13, 2010

Removing Financial Incentives May Reduce Performance
Researchers note decline in screening rates, performance when financial incentives are dropped
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New FDA Program Targets Misleading Drug Advertising
Aims to teach health care providers their role in recognizing, reporting untruthful ads
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

High BMI Partly Explains Family-Based Diabetes Risk
Certain dietary factors may also have role in link between family history, type 2 diabetes risk
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Autonomous Motivation May Have Large Role in Weight Loss
In small study, predicts future weight loss, adherence to self-monitoring
Friday, May 07, 2010

Preconception Counseling Benefits Teens With Diabetes
Low-cost program can increase girls' knowledge of reproductive health issues
Thursday, May 06, 2010

Seminar Addresses State of Childhood Obesity
Authors write that bariatric surgery should be last resort; lifestyle interventions should be used
Thursday, May 06, 2010

Prognosis Varies Per Glycemic Index Pre-Revascularization
Type 2 diabetes patients with HbA1c of 6 to 7 percent have lowest risk of adverse cardio events
Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Rate of Childhood Obesity, Overweight Varies by State
Obesity prevalence in 2007 ranged from 9.6 percent in Oregon to 21.9 percent in Mississippi
Monday, May 03, 2010

Dieting May Raise Cortisol Levels, Leading to Weight Gain
Study urges clinicians to consider health risks of dieting before recommending it to women
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Risk Factors for Physician Misconduct Identified
Male sex, lower socioeconomic status, and difficulty in medical school increase misconduct risk
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

ASPET: Weight Associated With Drug Metabolism in Children
Study assesses enzyme activity in obese, normal-weight kids using caffeine and dextromethorphan
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

FDA Changes Medical Device Advisory Committee Process
Expert panels reviewing devices for premarket approval will discuss information differently
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Nearly Half of Adults Have at Least One Cardiac Risk Factor
According to CDC report, 45 percent of surveyed U.S. adults have hypertension, high cholesterol or diabetes
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Interruptions Increase Medication Errors by Nurses
The higher the frequency of interruptions, the greater the error severity
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Financial Ties Negatively Affect Perceptions of Research Quality
Patients believe their physicians' ties also influence clinical care
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Poor Health Behaviors Combo Has Major Effect on Mortality
Researchers conclude modest improvements to diet, lifestyle could have substantial benefits
Monday, April 26, 2010

Most Doctors Not Knowledgeable About Herbals
Survey also finds health care providers think the public has 'misplaced faith' in herbal medicines
Monday, April 26, 2010

Liraglutide Found Superior to Sitagliptin for Glycemic Control
Daily liraglutide injections found well tolerated, superior in reducing HbA1C in diabetes patients
Friday, April 23, 2010

High Glycemic Load Linked to CHD Risk in Women
Carbohydrate intake from high glycemic index foods also linked to higher risk in women, not men
Monday, April 12, 2010

Surreptitious Administration of Insulin Seen in Case Studies
This possibility may need to be considered for episodes of unexplained hypoglycemia in children
Monday, April 12, 2010

Heavier Patients Not Found to Receive Inferior Care
On some measures, obesity and overweight linked to slightly higher rates of recommended care
Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Exercise Mitigates Effect of Obesity Gene in Adolescents
Gene effects on BMI, waist size, and body fat reduced in those who exercise for an hour daily
Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Recommendations Issued for Individualized Diabetes Care
Group emphasizes need to identify type 2 diabetes subtypes, their responses to different therapies
Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Exercise in Late Pregnancy May Lower Offspring Birth Weight
Effects on growth not likely associated with an exercise effect on maternal insulin sensitivity
Monday, April 05, 2010

Pediatric Endocrinologists Vary Widely in Diabetes Practices
Younger providers show more aggressive management in pediatric type 2 diabetes cases
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Telemonitoring Program Beneficial in Type 2 Diabetes
Veterans receiving active care management with home device show three-month A1C decrease
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Regular Diabetes Screenings Should Start Early
Computer model suggests most cost-effective strategy is to begin between ages 30 to 45
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Diabetes Ups Post-Op Mortality Risk in Cancer Patients
Cancer patients with preexisting diabetes about 50 percent more likely to die following surgery
Monday, March 29, 2010

Common Signals May Underlie Obesity and Drug Addiction
Overeating may elicit addiction-like responses in brain reward circuits and drive compulsive eating
Monday, March 29, 2010

Four Risk Factors Linked to Life Expectancy Disparities
Smoking, hypertension, elevated blood glucose, and obesity shorten lives
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Reaching Out for Support Tied to Lower Diabetes Mortality Risk
Study reinforces idea that chronically ill people with less social support have higher mortality
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Shows Benefit in Critically Ill
Real-time CGM not found to improve glycemic control, but reduces severe hypoglycemic events
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Atorvastatin Linked to Insulin Resistance, Ambient Glycemia
In hypercholesterolemia, drug associated with increases in fasting insulin, glycated hemoglobin
Monday, March 22, 2010

Diabetes Education Linked to Comprehensive Clinical Care
Those receiving DSME more likely to have services like eye and foot checks, vaccinations, A1C testing
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

ACC: Two Type 2 Diabetes Approaches Don't Help Heart
Combined lipid therapy, intensive blood pressure control not found to reduce cardiac events
Monday, March 15, 2010

FDA Adds Boxed Warning to Clopidogrel Label
Drug may be less effective in 'poor metabolizers,' leaving them at risk for cardiac events
Friday, March 12, 2010

Leptin Shows Advantages Over Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes
Study in mice finds leptin lowers hemoglobin A1c and lipids in plasma and tissue
Friday, March 12, 2010

Diabetic Nephropathy Classification Developed
Classification includes four hierarchical glomerular lesions with varying severity degrees
Friday, March 12, 2010

Weight-Loss Camp Linked to Blood Pressure, BMI Benefit
Campers showed more BMI, BP reduction from eight-week than four-week session
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Eating During Day May Prevent Obesity With Night Shift
Food intake during normal activity hours also reverses disruption in circadian rhythms in rats
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Female Moderate Drinkers May Be Less Likely to Gain Weight
Normal weight women who drink a little may be less likely to become overweight or obese in middle age
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pizza, Soda Consumption Falls When Prices Go Up
Policies to adjust the price of these two items could help people improve their eating habits
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

AHA: Sugary Beverages Linked to Heart Disease Burden
Higher consumption during 1990 to 2000 may have led to a rise in diabetes, CHD cases in recent years
Monday, March 08, 2010

Study Explores Links Between Obesity and Depression
Meta-analysis confirms that obesity increases risk of depression and vice versa
Friday, March 05, 2010

AHA: DNA Test May Predict Weight-Loss Success
Cheek swab may identify patients most likely to respond to a low-carbohydrate or low-fat diet
Thursday, March 04, 2010

AHA: Caffeine Has Mixed Effects on Heart Health
Higher intake is linked to reduced risk of arrhythmia hospitalization and diabetes
Wednesday, March 03, 2010

AHA: TV Linked to Adverse Cardiometabolic Risk Profile
High level of watching in young adulthood may increase heart disease risk by early middle-age
Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Awareness of Heart Disease Risk Still Lacking in Women
Awareness among women has risen since 1997 but is stabilizing and still too low
Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Medical Checklists Needed to Improve Care and Outcomes
Johns Hopkins authors advocate medical checklist use and propose a process to develop them
Monday, February 22, 2010

Chronic Conditions Becoming More Common in Children
More than half of children had a condition lasting more than a year during recent six-year period
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Effect of Cigar, Pipe Smoke on Lung Function Assessed
Pipe, cigar smoking linked to increased urine cotinine levels, decreased lung function
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Supplement Shown to Be Helpful in Metformin Patients
Folic acid boosts metformin benefits on vascular endothelium in polycystic ovarian syndrome
Monday, February 15, 2010

Metastatic Prostate Cancer Mechanism Identified
Studies suggest that inhibition of the EZH2 enzyme may prevent suppression of oncogene
Monday, February 15, 2010

Lifestyle Changes Found to Improve Endothelial Function
Pilot study shows at least one mechanism for benefits to coronary artery disease patients
Monday, February 15, 2010

Physical Activity Surveillance Methods Need Improvement
Study finds self-reported data on physical activity often paints inaccurate picture
Monday, February 15, 2010

2009 H1N1-Related Deaths and Hospitalizations Examined
CDC finds cases, related hospitalizations and deaths highest among 18 to 64 year olds
Monday, February 15, 2010

Immunization Information Systems More Widely Used
Survey finds four in five vaccination grantees now track records electronically
Friday, February 12, 2010

Decaffeinated Coffee May Impair Glucose Metabolism
Study finds higher glucose and insulin levels shortly after decaffeinated coffee consumption
Friday, February 12, 2010

Fenofibrate Linked to Lower Creatinine Clearance
Drug may also decrease glomerular filtration rate and increase cystatin C in type 2 diabetes
Friday, February 12, 2010

AAN: Chocolate Consumption Linked to Lower Stroke Risk
Higher flavonoid intake from chocolate may lower risk of stroke and stroke-related mortality
Friday, February 12, 2010

Gout Associated With Higher Heart Attack Risk in Women
Research suggests the risk of heart attack with gout higher in women than men
Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lactation May Protect Women Against Metabolic Syndrome
The longer they breast-feed, the less likely they may be to develop the syndrome after weaning
Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dietary Supplement Suspected of Causing Selenium Poisoning
Case finding study suggests liquid supplement responsible for 201 cases in 10 states
Thursday, February 11, 2010

Youth Cardiovascular Risk Factors Linked to Early Death
Kids, teens with highest BMI, glucose intolerance show higher rates of death before age 55
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rural Diabetes Impact Calls for Variety of Outreach Solutions
Authors review roles of telemedicine, phone interventions, lay community health advisors
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

AHRQ: U.S. Adults Seeing Big Barriers to Specialty Care
About one in 13 who need specialty care report 'big problem' in gaining access to specialists
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

FDA Initiative Aims to Cut Medical Radiation Exposure
Focus of efforts include computed tomography, nuclear medicine studies and fluoroscopy
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Age-Related Treatment and Outcomes in Stroke Examined
Older stroke victims more likely to die in hospital, but age-related therapy gaps improving
Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Needle Length May Affect Vaccination Results in Obese
HBV study in young adults supports link between lower muscle penetration and immune response
Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Coronary Risk Information May Benefit High Risk Patients
Knowledge of global risk may improve accuracy of risk perception, intent to initiate prevention
Monday, February 08, 2010

Healthy Routines May Reduce Obesity in Children and Teens
Three household routines and reading of an age-appropriate novel may aid weight loss
Monday, February 08, 2010

H1N1 Vaccination Still Highly Recommended
H1N1 activity leveling off, but CDC still recommends vaccination
Monday, February 08, 2010

Many American Adults Do Not Get Recommended Vaccines
40,000 to 50,000 die each year of vaccine-preventable diseases, per report
Monday, February 08, 2010

Physical Inactivity, Not Just Lack of Exercise, Harms Health
Sedentary behavior and lack of movement associated with higher mortality
Friday, February 05, 2010

Study Examines Effects of Different Meals After Exercise
Consuming low-carbohydrate meals after exercise increases insulin sensitivity the next day
Friday, February 05, 2010

Coalition Launches Campaign to Limit Residents' Hours
Advocates say 30-hour workdays cause fatigue and medical errors that impact patient safety
Friday, February 05, 2010

Health Care Spending Makes Record Leap in GDP Share
GDP health share now estimated at 17.3 percent; health spending in 2019 projected at $4.5 trillion
Thursday, February 04, 2010

No Rebound Seen in Platelet Aggregation After Clopidogrel
Study finds no advantage to tapering off drug versus abrupt cessation at end of treatment
Thursday, February 04, 2010

Diversity Growth Incremental in the Medical Professions
A century after the Flexner Report, minorities still woefully underrepresented and obstacles remain
Thursday, February 04, 2010

The Lancet Retracts Study Linking MMR Vaccine, Autism
Medical panel finds several elements of the controversial study to be incorrect
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

BMI Thresholds May Be Too Restrictive for Older Adults
Being overweight doesn't raise mortality risk, but being sedentary does, especially for women
Monday, February 01, 2010

Effects of Switching to Fat-Free Milk in Schools Assessed
Removing whole milk and switching from low-fat to fat-free chocolate milk increased purchases
Monday, February 01, 2010

Packed Lunches Measured Against School Meal Criteria
British youths' packed lunches were low in fruit and vegetables and high in confectionery snacks
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Insulin Syringe Recalled Because of Defective Needle
FDA says no injuries reported, as manufacturer voluntarily recalls GlucoPro Insulin Syringes
Monday, January 25, 2010

Reducing Dietary Salt Could Substantially Impact Health
Cutting out 3 g per day may also lead to health cost savings of up to $24 billion yearly
Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tylenol Recall in Effect Includes Several Other Drugs
Motrin, Benadryl and Rolaids are also part of recall by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary
Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Diabetes Patients May Be at Higher Risk for Lung Diseases
Patients are prone to asthma, fibrosis, pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Diabetes Diary More Flexible Than Carbohydrate Counting
Telemedicine system associated with better treatment satisfaction and quality of life
Monday, January 18, 2010

Metformin May Worsen Peripheral Neuropathy
Study finds drug associated with vitamin B12 deficiency and elevated levels of other nutrients
Monday, January 18, 2010

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Poor Cognition in Midlife
Study finds association can be partially explained by occupational position
Monday, January 18, 2010

Rates of Overweight and Obesity May Be Stabilizing
But the prevalence of overweight and obesity still high in adults and children
Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Reduced-Energy Meals May Under-State Energy Content
Restaurant, supermarket meals found to grossly underestimate calorie intake they provide
Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Biomedical Research Funding Shows Decline in 2008
The decline followed 7.8 percent annual increases in 1994 to 2003, 3.4 percent in 2003 to 2007
Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Health Impact of Body Mass Index May Be Misleading
Study suggests adverse effect of low body mass index may be overstated
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Over 85s Function Well Despite Disease and Disability
'Oldest old' are fastest growing segment of the global population
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Weight Loss and Exercise Can Improve Cardiac Function
Studies show improvements in obese children and adults in cardiac risk factors
Monday, December 14, 2009

Patients Often Lack Knowledge of Their Own Medications
Study suggests incorporating them into medication management would improve safety
Thursday, December 10, 2009

Variable A1C Linked to Renal Disease in Type 1 Diabetes
Greater A1C variation during follow-up can also predict cardiovascular disease events
Thursday, December 10, 2009

Healthy Changes Linked to Weight Loss in Adolescents
Study finds those who lost weight drank less soda, exercised more and watched less television
Thursday, December 10, 2009

Small Caseloads Hinder Gauging Medicare Performance
Study finds most primary care practices have too few beneficiaries to reliably assess performance
Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Lipid Levels Associated With Pregnancy Complications
High triglycerides during pregnancy may increase gestational diabetes and preeclampsia risk
Friday, December 04, 2009

Weight Loss Can Reduce Apnea Disease Severity
17 percent of subjects on diet were apnea-free at nine weeks, 50 percent had only mild disease
Friday, December 04, 2009

Women Researchers Lag Behind Men in Grant Awards
Study finds 36.2 percent of women researchers earn awards versus 45.6 percent of men
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Most Medical Journals Have Conflict of Interest Policies
Still, study suggests definition of conflict and disclosure requirements of authors vary greatly
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Variables Potentially Involved in Prostate Growth Assessed
Study finds serum parathyroid hormone and calcium levels linked to prostate-specific antigen
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Advances in Eating Disorders Summarized in Lancet Seminar
Researchers provide insight into the causal factors behind disease onset and maintenance
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Drug May Reverse Type 1 Diabetes Ocular Complications
Naltrexone hydrochloride normalizes tear production and corneal sensitivity in diabetic rats
Monday, November 16, 2009

Slow Eating Raises Response to Appetite Control Hormones
Study finds slower eating rate linked to higher anorexigenic gut peptide response
Monday, November 16, 2009

CDC: New H1N1 Tracking Method Ups Estimates
Revised estimation method may provide more accurate picture of pandemic
Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wider Income Gap May Mean Poorer Health for Everybody
Meta-analysis of multilevel studies finds narrowing rich-poor divide improves health of all
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Study Finds Costs of Quality Programs Burden Practices
Another study finds many clinical trials change study design outcomes without explanation
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Estrogens Found to Modestly Increase Breast Density
Research reports increased density in ethnically diverse women that is sustained over two years
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Medical Errors Disclosure Can Help Physicians and Patients
Second study suggests patients give higher quality ratings when staff report mistakes
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Non-Fasting Lipid Levels Can Stratify Vascular Disease Risk
Study indicates lipid assessment may be simplified
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Targeted Therapies in Diabetic Nephropathy Examined
Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase may benefit nephropathy associated with type 1 diabetes
Monday, November 09, 2009

Fasting Glucose Changes May Predict Mortality Risk
Changes during hospitalization may aid clinicians in rating mortality risk post-myocardial infarction
Friday, November 06, 2009

Hormone Therapy May Lower Mortality in Younger Women
Researchers suggest also taking into account the benefits, harms of therapy in patient management
Friday, November 06, 2009

High Fish Intake May Not Reduce Diabetes Risk
Study does not support protective effect of fish on diabetes; total intake may even increase risk
Friday, November 06, 2009

High Testosterone May Raise Cardiac Risks in Older Women
Higher levels linked to insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and coronary artery disease
Friday, November 06, 2009

Stats Helps Paint Picture of H1N1 Hospitalizations
Study reviews cases of flu hospitalizations and deaths in California from April to August
Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Perioperative Beta-Blocker Therapy Guidelines Updated
Treatment initiation requires careful consideration of risks and benefits to patient
Monday, November 02, 2009

Low Vitamin D Linked to End-Stage Renal Disease
Study finds low levels may account for increased risk of renal disease in non-Hispanic blacks
Monday, November 02, 2009

Background Disease Rates Important in H1N1 Pandemic
Awareness is essential to prevent public fears that could hinder mass immunization programs
Monday, November 02, 2009

Benefits, Risks of Darbepoetin Alfa in Diabetes Assessed
Use in those with chronic kidney disease and anemia did not reduce mortality or renal disease
Monday, November 02, 2009

Pediatric H1N1 Influenza Deaths Reach at Least 114
CDC says 90 percent of swine flu deaths are in people younger than 65 years
Monday, November 02, 2009

Study Analyzes Role of STAT3 Genetic Variants in Obesity
Variants found to influence the risk of obesity, which is modulated by saturated fat intake
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sex Hormones Link to Diabetes in Older Women Examined
Study suggests link can be explained by adiposity and insulin resistance to some extent
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Vitamin D Deficiency Found Common in American Children
Low levels are more likely in non-Hispanic black and Mexican-American children
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Overweight Patients May Have Effect on Doctor's Attitude
Study finds that physicians may have lower respect for patients with higher body mass index
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Impact of Childhood Sleep Patterns on Obesity Evaluated
Children who compensate for short sleep duration on non-school days may lower obesity risk
Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Rate of Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease Evaluated
Study finds that the presence of diabetes slows the cognitive decline rate in Alzheimer's disease
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Medical School Enrollment Continues to Expand
Number of residency slots also needs to increase to meet future demand for physicians
Monday, October 26, 2009

South Asians Show Higher Fat Mass Than Other Ethnicities
Finding may help explain group's higher levels of insulin and HOMA
Friday, October 23, 2009

Death After Bariatric Surgery in Extremely Obese Examined
Study finds extremely obese at higher risk of death within one year of bariatric surgery
Friday, October 23, 2009

Cocoa Can Reduce Levels of Inflammatory Biomarkers
Study suggests that cocoa consumption may help protect high-risk patients against atherosclerosis
Friday, October 23, 2009

Hypertension and Cardiac Link During Pregnancy Analyzed
History of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy may increase risk of cardiac, metabolic disorders
Friday, October 23, 2009

Risks Associated With Thyroid Surgery in the Elderly Explored
Study finds thyroidectomy may be performed just as safely as in younger patients
Friday, October 23, 2009

Some Hospital Staff Predicted to Be Infection Superspreaders
Hand washing compliance by staff in contact with all patients has biggest impact
Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pregnancy Weight Gain Can Affect Subsequent Retention
Obese women who gain more than 15 pounds likely to retain at least 10 pounds after a year
Thursday, October 22, 2009

Most H1N1 Hospitalizations Are in Young Patients
According to CDC report, about a quarter of deaths are occurring in those younger than 25
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sources Find Different Numbers of Active Physicians
Study compares projections of future physician work force using U.S. Census, AMA Masterfile
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cardiovascular Disease Linked to Hip Fracture Risk
Swedish twin study even suggests elevated risk for those whose twin had heart failure or stroke
Tuesday, October 20, 2009

FDA Launches Drug Disposal Advice Web Page
Flushing recommended for some drugs with potentially deadly effects
Friday, October 16, 2009

Oncologists May Often Fail to Refer for Fertility Counseling
Study finds female oncologists most likely to refer cancer patients of childbearing age
Friday, October 16, 2009

Excess Weight's Role in Sleep-Disordered Breathing Studied
Body mass index may predict oxygen desaturation severity in apneas and hypopneas
Thursday, October 15, 2009

Study Links Text Messages and E-mails to Smoking Cessation
Findings suggest greater short-term abstinence, but long-term effects need further study
Thursday, October 15, 2009

Podcasts May Help in Weight Loss Battle
Study finds social cognitive theory-based podcasts improve weight loss results
Thursday, October 15, 2009

Study Finds Exercise Reduces Bone Loss During Lactation
New moms lose significantly less lumbar spine bone mineral density and lean body mass
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Lifestyle Counseling May Help Obese With Weight Loss
Study targeting prevention of weight gain showed better success over 12-month duration
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

AACR: Obesity Molecule Likely Linked to Thyroid Cancers
Leptin receptor overexpression associated with poor prognosis and aggressive disease
Friday, October 09, 2009

Health Care Disparities Among States Found to Be Widening
Commonwealth Fund Commission state report card emphasizes need for health care reform
Friday, October 09, 2009

Roundtable Discussion Tackles Health Care Reform
Improvements in payment, more data to guide decisions could lead to wiser health spending
Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Medical Students Want More Practice of Medicine Training
Report finds time devoted to medical economics does not adversely affect clinical training quality
Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Depression, Anxiety May Raise Odds of Obesity
Study finds those with chronic mental health problems to be at greater risk
Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Effectiveness and Cost Help to Make Coverage Decisions
Study suggests countries that use these two criteria can also incorporate other factors
Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Visual Loss Lower in Recently Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetics
Better glycemic control and more timely interventions may contribute to lower prevalence
Tuesday, October 06, 2009

T'ai Chi Program May Benefit Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Small Korean study showed improvements in glucose control and quality of life
Monday, October 05, 2009

Surgical Masks Found to Be Non-Inferior to Respirators
Masks may be just as effective as respirators in preventing flu in health care workers
Thursday, October 01, 2009

CDC Says States Not Meeting Fruit and Veggie Objectives
State-by-state report finds states deficient in supporting healthy food in stores and schools
Thursday, October 01, 2009

Bacterial Infections Are a Factor in Many H1N1 Deaths
Finding underscores importance of pneumococcal vaccination for those at high risk for pneumonia
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

H1N1 Virus's Genetic Makeup Appears to Be Staying Stable
CDC suggests forthcoming vaccine likely to be very effective in preventing the disease
Monday, September 28, 2009

AHA/HBP: Low Vitamin D Connected to Hypertension
Women with deficient levels have a tripled risk of systolic hypertension 14 years later
Friday, September 25, 2009

Meta-Analysis Finds Flu Linked to Heart Attack and Death
Excess influenza deaths attributable to cardiovascular disease average 35 to 50 percent
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Review Advises Hand Washing, Other Antiviral Measures
Masks, gloves, focusing on children's hygiene helpful in preventing respiratory virus spread
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Spotlight on Social Networking Use Among Medical Students
Survey finds a minority of medical schools have policies governing online posting by students
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mediterranean Diet More Costly to Follow Than Western
Study also finds risk of weight gain is greater for those who have higher daily food costs
Friday, September 18, 2009

Taxes on Sugared Sodas Could Cut Consumption
Price increase would deter some from buying; money could be used for health programs
Thursday, September 17, 2009

FDA Approves Four Vaccines for H1N1 Influenza
Clinical studies have shown robust immune response in adults within 10 days
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Portion of Population at Low Cardio Risk Down Since 1999
Researchers blame adverse trends in diabetes, blood pressure and overweight for the decline
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Drug Interaction E-Alerts Show Benefit to Patient Safety
Electronic alerts reduce adverse events including death and disability, as well as costs
Monday, September 14, 2009

Mutated H1N1 Virus Resistant to Antiviral Drug Oseltamivir
Resistant H1N1 prompts new CDC advisory on prophylactic use of antviral drug
Friday, September 11, 2009

Poverty-Mortality Association Unchanged in England
Patterns from a century ago still have a significant relation with mortality today
Friday, September 11, 2009

Most H1N1 Flu Patients Don't Need Antiviral Medication
But for high-risk patients, antiviral treatment for H1N1 infection should begin promptly
Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Department Issues New HIPAA Notification Regulations
HHS regulations cover need to notify individuals after breaches of their health information
Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Health Care Financing Model Rewards Efficient Care
Incentives for reducing potentially avoidable costs put focus on quality
Friday, August 21, 2009

High Inflammation, Low Heart Disease in Amazonian Tribe
New research finds inflammation, infection not always predictive of cardiovascular disease
Monday, August 17, 2009

Alarm Symptoms Often Do Not Result in Timely Diagnosis
Many evaluated for hematuria, hemoptysis, other conditions lack definite diagnoses after three years
Friday, August 14, 2009

FDA Aims to Ease Access to Investigational Drugs
New rules make the drugs more widely available to seriously ill patients outside clinical trials
Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Optimism, Lower Hostility Linked to Reduced Mortality
Study finds optimistic women experience lower heart disease outcomes and mortality
Tuesday, August 11, 2009

HHS Releases Reports on Health Insurance Reform
Health and Human Services says reform would decrease costs, increase number of options
Friday, August 07, 2009

Electronic Disease Surveillance Systems Vary Widely
Lack of unified systems will increase cost of data sharing