• By Healio   -   Oct 17, 2018

    TOP STORIES IN ENDOCRINOLOGY: LINAGLIPTIN EFFECTIVE IN SOME PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES, INHALED INSULIN IMPROVES GLUCOSE CONTROL IN TYPE 1 DIABETES

    Among the top stories in endocrinology this week was a study that found linagliptin was effective and safe in patients with type 2...

    Regard, Menopause, Diabetes
  • By Healio   -   Oct 17, 2018

    AORTIC STIFFNESS CHANGES INDICATOR OF VASCULAR AGING DURING, AFTER MENOPAUSE

    Among women undergoing menopausal transition, changes in aortic stiffness were a more sensitive measure of perimenopausal vascular...

    Menopause, Hospital
  • By Healio   -   Oct 17, 2018

    PATIENTS WITH CELIAC DISEASE HAVE TROUBLE DETERMINING GLUTEN EXPOSURE BASED ON SYMPTOMS

    PHILADELPHIA - Patients with celiac disease who rely on symptoms to know when they have been exposed to gluten have trouble determining...

    Diet
  • By Healio   -   Oct 17, 2018

    OBESITY IMPACTS AIRWAY MUSCLE FUNCTION, INCREASES RISK FOR ASTHMA

    Obesity modified how airway muscles worked, causing a greater risk for asthma, according to findings recently published in the American...

    Obesity, Asthma
  • By Healio   -   Oct 17, 2018

    SLEEP DURATION RELATED TO STROKE RISK, VARIES BY RACE

    Black men who sleep for a short amount of time had a decreased risk for incident stroke, and white men with longer sleep duration had...

    Sleep, Stroke, Neurology
  • By Healio   -   Oct 17, 2018

    ESSILOR SHOWS MYOPIA TRAILER IN MOVIE THEATRES

    Essilor of America is showing an educational trailer in 1,800 movie theatres around the U.S. in October in an effort to raise awareness...

    Eye
  • By Healio   -   Oct 17, 2018

    VIDEO: PTK: USES AND ABUSES

    NEW YORK - From OSN New York 2018, Sumitra Khandelwal, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine, gives...

  • By Healio   -   Oct 17, 2018

    VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY MAY INCREASE BREAST CANCER RISK IN POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN

    Postmenopausal women with recently diagnosed breast cancer had a higher risk for developing vitamin D deficiency vs. similar women...

    Menopause, Vitamins, Gynecology, Cancer, Breast, Breasts, Obesity
  • By Healio   -   Oct 17, 2018

    VIDEO: PRESENTER DISCUSSES GENDER BIAS, DISPARITY IN ORTHOPEDICS

    CHICAGO - At the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting, Kristy L. Weber, MD, FACS, said there is gender bias and disparity...

  • By Healio   -   Oct 17, 2018

    10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual educational and fundraising campaign targeting the second leading cause of cancer...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • By Healio   -   Oct 17, 2018

    TEXT MESSAGE REMINDERS IMPROVE METHOTREXATE ADHERENCE IN RA

    Weekly text message reminders have a positive impact on methotrexate adherence among adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according...

    Arthritis, Hospital, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Drugs
  • By Healio   -   Oct 17, 2018

    TREATMENT IS EASY; DIAGNOSIS IS HARD

    A previously healthy 11-month-old female was seen in the ER for evaluation of an erythematous, somewhat painful papular lesion, diagnosed...

  • By Healio   -   Oct 17, 2018

    HOW TO ENCOURAGE INFLUENZA VACCINATION IN PRIMARY CARE

    Influenza season is underway and proper protection against the disease is imperative to stave off its harmful effects. After a well-publicized...

    Vaccination, Hospital
  • By Healio   -   Oct 17, 2018

    FIDAXOMICIN SHOWS IMPROVED EFFICACY IN TREATING PEDIATRIC C. DIFFICILE

    SAN FRANCISCO - Treatment with fidaxomicin led to higher overall cure rates among children who were infected with Clostridoides difficile...

    Hospital, Cures
  • By Healio   -   Oct 17, 2018

    CUSTOMIZED ADHERENCE ENHANCEMENT IMPROVES ADHERENCE, FUNCTIONING IN BIPOLAR DISORDER

    Although both customized adherence enhancement and a bipolar disorder-specific educational program were linked to improved outcomes...

  • By Healio   -   Oct 16, 2018

    C. AURIS INTRODUCED INTO US SEVERAL TIMES FROM 4 GLOBAL REGIONS

    Candida auris, an emerging, pathogenic fungus that can cause deadly invasive infections, was introduced several times into the United...

    Fungus
  • By Healio   -   Oct 16, 2018

    BLACK PATIENTS WITH ALF MORE LIKELY LISTED FOR LIVER TRANSPLANT AS STATUS-1

    PHILADELPHIA - Black patients were more likely to be waitlisted with acute liver failure, require status-1 listing and undergo liver...

    Hepatitis
  • By Healio   -   Oct 16, 2018

    CDC: ACUTE FLACCID MYELITIS CASES CONTINUE TO RISE AMONG US KIDS

    The CDC has announced that 127 patients are under investigation related to an increase of acute flaccid myelitis cases, or AFM, in...

  • By Healio   -   Oct 16, 2018

    FDA APPROVES TALZENNA FOR BRCA-MUTATED, HER2-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER

    The FDA approved talazoparib - a poly polymerase inhibitor - for the treatment of patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • By Healio   -   Oct 16, 2018

    CHEMO BUDDIES PROVIDE COMFORT, HOPE TO PATIENTS WITH CANCER

    As Jill Kincaid watched her sister valiantly fight triple-negative breast cancer, she saw the tremendous physical impact the disease...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts