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Diabetes and Related Disorders: A Photo Quiz
Diabetes has numerous signs, symptoms, comorbidities, and complications. Test your knowledge of this complex condition.
Are Age-Appropriate Flu Vaccines Interchangeable?
A child receives a trivalent inactivated flu shot for his first ever flu vaccine. For his second dose, you only have on hand the quadrivalent live attenuated nasal vaccine. Is this a problem?
Bad Genes, But Which Ones?
A young woman with a history of a desmoid tumor as a child undergoes a screening colonoscopy. What gene mutation is suggested by the finding of multiple adenomatous polyps?
Omega-3 May Protect Against Alzheimer Disease
Omega-3 fatty acids in dietary supplements can cross the blood-brain barrier in persons who have Alzheimer disease, affecting known markers for the disease and for inflammation, a study shows.
Incretin Therapy: A Short Review
Incretin-based therapies have been in use for nearly a decade now, as add-on agents to conventional therapy and as initial treatment for some patients. Here, a quick brush-up on GLP-1 agonists and DPP-4 inhibitors.
Graphic Medicine: Tragic Meets Comic
“My mother was diagnosed with incurable lung cancer. I made a comic strip about it.” The idea: combine the art with the medicine.
Vitamin D Lessens Pain in Women With Diabetes, Depression
The use of vitamin D decreases pain in women who have type 2 diabetes mellitus and depression, according to a recent study, and more research is in the works.
Sodium in Effervescent Solutions May Be Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Risk
Warning: The maximum daily dose of a single dispersible medication may itself contain more sodium than is recommended from all sources in a day.
Atrial Fibrillation and Myocardial Infarction: A Two-Way Street?
A new study provides more evidence of important bidirectional relationships between AF and other cardiovascular comorbidities.
Rx for Weight Loss to Reduce Atrial Fibrillation Burden
Risk factor control is essential to reduce the symptom burden and severity of atrial fibrillation. A new study finds that weight loss is a highly effective tool in an overall mitigation strategy.