Top stories in health and medicine, June 17, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Victoza Lowers Glucose in Genetic Form of Diabetes. Liraglutide (Victoza) works roughly as well as standard sulfonylurea treatment for an inherited type of diabetes but with less hypoglycemia.
  2. Canola Oil Cuts Heart Risk in Diabetes. Adding canola oil to the diet improved glycemic control and reduced cardiovascular risk in ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, June 16, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. The Hobby Lobby Case: The Stakes for Birth Control. One of the most watched issues before the Supreme Court this term may turn on the question of religious freedom. But it will also likely determine how women will be able to access a key provision of the Affordable Care Act -- ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, June 13, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Michigan Ties Behavior Change to Medicaid. Delayed by state lawmakers, Michigan did not expand Medicaid until the day after the federal online insurance exchange closed March 31 -- a move advocates feared would undermine signups.
  2. Feds Don't Track Some Hospital Complications. An analysis released Thursday identified dozens of potentially ...

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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 ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, June 11, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Feds Want Pregnant Women to Eat More Fish. Pregnant women should eat at least 8 ounces of fish each week, which puts a floor -- not just a ceiling -- on the amount of seafood these women should consume, the FDA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a draft ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, June 10, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. AMA Mulls Gun Violence CME. As the AMA's House of Delegates was meeting in a downtown hotel here, 29 local residents were shot and four killed within a 10-mile radius.
  2. Most Breast Ca Patients Fall Short on Exercise. Two-thirds of breast cancer patients reported lower levels of physical activity ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, June 9, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Surgeons Not Very Involved in ACOs, Survey Says. Accountable Care Organizations have given little attention to surgery in the early years of the Medicare program, choosing to focus instead on managing chronic conditions and reducing hospital readmissions.
  2. Early Allergen Exposure Cuts Wheeze Risk. A new study confirmed that when ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, June 6, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. SSRIs May Worsen Hemorrhagic Strokes. The use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) before a stroke may worsen the event for some patients.
  2. Medicare to Cover Sex Change Surgery. A Medicare decision to pay for sex reassignment surgery offers a teachable moment, says one reproductive endocrinologist who specializes in ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, June 5, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Higher Breast Ca Risk for Childhood Cancer Survivors. Women who survived a childhood cancer were at elevated risk for breast cancer even if they were never exposed to chest radiation during their initial therapy.
  2. Off-Pump CABG: No Lasting Renal Benefit. Performing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) without cardiopulmonary bypass ...

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Top stories in health and medicine, June 4, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Advice to Docs Might Not Come From a Fellow Human. Long Island dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla knows well how to treat acne, burns, and rashes. But when a patient came in with a potentially disfiguring case of bullous pemphigoid -- a rare skin condition that causes large, watery blisters -- she was ...

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