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American Diabetes Association officials noted that there are aspects of the American College of Physicians' guidance they agree with, but association members are concerned by the missing consideration of the positive impact of several newer medication classes that are associated with low risk for hypoglycemia, have favorable effects on weight and improved cardiovascular disease outcomes.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Emergency department (ED) visits in the United States for opioid overdoses are up, a sign that the epidemic is worsening, according to a recent CDC report.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
In oral testimony before the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, addressed influenza response efforts and preparedness.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
The American College of Physicians recently issued new guidelines aimed at assisting clinicians in making decisions about targets when using pharmacologic therapy in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Although obesity has been considered a risk factor for severe acute respiratory illness, including more severe cases of the flu, a recently-published study found that weight may not be associated with increased illness severity.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Clinicians should ask these questions to ensure that pediatric patients are receiving the best asthma therapy suited for them.
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
Certain types of foods—especially those with antioxidants—have been found to protect against cancer, while others have been shown to increase the risk of developing cancer.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Surgeons who specialize in hand surgery are in short supply in the United States, and many patients who have conditions affecting their hands seek management in other health care settings.

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Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
Gluten proteins found in barley, rye, and wheat trigger systemic injury primarily to the small intestine, but they can also affect the joints, liver, skin, uterus, and other organs.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
It is that time of year again, when health care providers see an increase in patient volume because no one has time to be sick.
Sara Marlow, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
Sunburn is still a major health issue that can be prevented.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
The National Health Interview Survey in 2014 estimated that 17.7 million adults and 6.3 million children had asthma.
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