Top stories in health and medicine, June 12, 2014

Top stories in health and medicine, June 12, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Men: Want to Be Healthy for the Rest of Your Life? Marriage is good for a man’s health. And it’s actually having a marriage license that matters — not just living with a partner, according to data from the 2011-2012 National Health Interview Survey.
  2. Diabetes: Out-of-Pocket Costs Soar in T2D. Out-of-pocket costs for type 2 diabetes patients have risen with wider uptake of insulin analogs.
  3. Bariatric Surgery Pays Off Long-Term in Diabetes. Gastric bypass beat diet and lifestyle for helping obese patients with type 2 diabetes shed both their disease and its long-term consequences.
  4. Insulin on Top of Metformin Equals Worse Outcomes. Among diabetic patients treated with metformin, intensifying therapy with insulin instead of a sulfonylurea was associated with a greater risk of adverse outcomes.

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