Top stories in health and medicine, April 16, 2015

medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Delayed Autism Diagnosis Common in Primary Care. Parents with autistic children were more likely to receive a passive, rather than a proactive response from a provider when raising concerns about their children’s development compared with parents whose children exhibited signs of developmental delay.
  2. MOC Watch: ABMS President Rebuts Critics. Criticism against maintenance of certification (MOC) has been mounting since the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) adopted the new requirements in early 2014.
  3. Endo Guidelines Keep Cholesterol Targets in T2D. Cholesterol targets stay, according to new, more comprehensive American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) guidelines for type 2 diabetes management that address both glycemic control and risk factors.
  4. More Divorces, More Heart Troubles. Multiple divorces rack up the myocardial infarction (MI) risk, and remarriage doesn’t always reverse the situation.

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