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The Importance of Healthy Diets in Diabetes

Three new studies provide evidence to help convince your patients about the importance of healthy eating.


About that apple-a-day—is there proof it keeps the doctor away? Find out in this slide-show summary of some well-known, and lesser-known, facts about apples and good health.

Primary care docs prefer tight A1c control in elderly

Stringent control was supported even in patients at high risk for related harm. Reasons found for concern over Rx "deintensification" may surprise you.

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A new study also shows that patients with type 2 DM are more prone to infections years before they receive a diagnosis and may end up with an increased demand for antibiotics.

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Recent USPSTF recommendations will go far to identify patients with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, but maybe not far enough.

Take a quick look at recent primary care happenings that could influence how you practice.

Women with type 2 diabetes are at higher risk for fracture at a given bone density than women without the disease, although reasons why are unclear.

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Eliminate or keep the annual physical exam, primary care a primary source for children's mental health care, medical screening in dental offices. Here, a summary of the latest concepts in primary care's evolving role.


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