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Intermittent Fasting Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes in Some Cases

Medscape Today - 2018, October 12 - 17:05
Medically supervised intermittent fasting eliminated the need for insulin and reduced HbA1c and weight in three patients with type 2 diabetes; two were able to discontinue all diabetes medications.
Medscape Medical News

Breast Cancer Wariness: Half Pursued by Debt Collectors

Medscape Today - 2018, October 12 - 11:04
In a study of metastatic breast cancer patients, 49% reported contact from debt collectors, which the study authors called a 'very high level.'
Medscape Medical News

Hospitals Prep as Hurricane Michael Set to Slam Florida Panhandle

Medscape Today - 2018, October 12 - 11:04
Another powerful hurricane is about to make landfall less than a month after Florence, and officials and healthcare facilities are mobilizing.
Medscape Medical News

Feds Settle $24M Fraud Suit Involving Alleged Kickbacks to 63 Doctors

Medscape Today - 2018, October 11 - 22:59
The largest false Medicare claims recovery in Montana history involved more than 60 physicians across multiple specialties.
Medscape Medical News

Counting Fetal Kicks: Too Much Info?

Medscape Today - 2018, October 11 - 22:59
Perry Wilson discusses the evidence for tracking 'reduced fetal movement.' Is it beneficial in lowering fetal mortality or just anxiety-inducing in the mother?
Medscape

Sweeteners Disrupt Blood Glucose Via Effects on Gut Bacteria

Medscape Today - 2018, October 11 - 22:59
Reductions in GLP-1 -- which helps regulate blood glucose levels -- linked to use of low-calorie sweeteners may be mediated by changes in the gut microbiome, say scientists.
Medscape Medical News

Maternal Tdap Vaccination and Neonatal Immunity, Timing Key

Medscape Today - 2018, October 11 - 22:59
Maternal Tdap vaccination provided greater neonatal immunity when administered early in the third trimester, according to a new study.
Medscape Medical News

Inadequate Thyroid Ultrasound a 'National Epidemic' in US

Medscape Today - 2018, October 11 - 22:59
Most thyroid imaging centers in the United States omit the lateral neck imaging that is considered to be a critical component of a comprehensive evaluation for suspected thyroid cancer, finds a new study.
Medscape Medical News

Weight Loss After Menopause, Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Medscape Today - 2018, October 11 - 22:59
Postmenopausal women who experience a weight loss of 5% or more are at lower risk for invasive breast cancer compared with women whose weight remains stable weight.
Medscape Medical News

Remove a Penicillin Allergy Label: Safe, and Saves Money

Medscape Today - 2018, October 11 - 16:54
Children who tested negative for penicillin allergy were able to subsequently tolerate penicillin.
Medscape Pediatrics

FDA Approves Revcovi for Adenosine Deaminase SCID

Medscape Today - 2018, October 11 - 10:51
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved elapegademase-lvlr for the treatment of adults and children with adenosine deaminase severe combined immune deficiency.
FDA Approvals

FDA OKs Inotersen for Hereditary ATTR With Polyneuropathy

Medscape Today - 2018, October 11 - 10:51
Inotersen treatment led to improvements in neurologic and quality-of-life endpoints in patients with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis with polyneuropathy in a pivotal phase 3 trial.
FDA Approvals

Practical Resources From AAFP for Addressing SDoH

Medscape Today - 2018, October 10 - 22:44
Physicians know that social determinants of health are important. AAFP now provides the tools to be able to address them in a meaningful way.
American Academy of Family Physicians

FDA Allows Sales of First Self-Fitting Hearing Aid

Medscape Today - 2018, October 10 - 22:44
The FDA has approved the sale of the first hearing aid that users can buy, fit, and use themselves without the help of an expert.
WebMD Health News

Gout Drug May Protect Against Chronic Kidney Disease

Medscape Today - 2018, October 10 - 22:44
Allopurinol, used to manage gout, was not associated with renal function decline and may protect against development of chronic kidney disease.
Medscape Medical News

Is BPA Dangerous? Scientists, FDA Divided

Medscape Today - 2018, October 10 - 16:42
In a large government study, low doses of bisphenol A (BPA) caused an increase in breast cancers in lab animals. Yet for years, the FDA has ruled that BPA is safe in small amounts.
WebMD Health News

Will Insurers Drop Health, Life, and Disability Policies?

Medscape Today - 2018, October 10 - 16:42
Dr Art Caplan discusses the challenges that face policymakers and the medical community when it comes to the potential effects of direct-to-consumer genetic testing.
Medscape Business of Medicine

Is Alzheimer Disease Caused by an Infection?

Medscape Today - 2018, October 10 - 16:42
Infectious causes of AD are not so far-fetched and should be investigated further.
Medscape Neurology

Secondary Fracture Risk Stays High, Early Risk Is Greater in Men

Medscape Today - 2018, October 10 - 16:42
'These results underscore the importance of timely recognition of fracture events, especially in men,' says the lead author of a 25-year case-control study.
Medscape Medical News

Clinicians Not 'Choosing Wisely' for Breast Cancer Imaging

Medscape Today - 2018, October 10 - 16:42
Too many clinicians are inappropriately imaging patients with early breast cancer, increasing radiation exposure and cost as well as risk for unnecessary procedures, two new studies show.
Medscape Medical News
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