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Transgender Youth Benefit from Puberty Suppression
Clinical support for puberty suppression often improves emotional wellbeing during a time of sexual uncertainty and may ease feelings of gender incongruence.
Cannabis compound may have impact on diabetes.
Examining the effects of an endogenous cannabinoid uncovered a dual response in the pathways that regulate inflammatory response in the gut.
Aflibercept Injections preferred over laser surgery for treatment of Diabetic Re
Injections with a monoclonal antibody therapy, Eylea, provided superior results and outperformed laser surgery for treatment of diabetic retinopathy.
New bone-building agent, TYMLOS (abaloparatide) approved by FDA for older women
TYMLOS (abaloparatide), a new bone-building anabolic therapeutic agent for high fracture risk, older women, including those with diabetes or thyroid disease, gains Food and Drug Administration approval.
National Diabetes Prevention Program effective in reducing diabetes risk.
Participating in a structured lifestyle program with regularly attended sessions promotes improved eating habits and commitment to exercise forestallling diabetes risks.
Multimodal approach promises the best outcomes for Cushing's disease.
To achieve long-term remission, clinicians should anticipate the need for additional treatment following surgery for Cushing's disease in 25% of patients.
Diabetic Ketoacidosis Looks Like Type 2 Diabetes in African American.
In African Americans, men, and other minorities, ketosis-prone diabetes appears more consistent with type 2 diabetes but responds to insulin as if type 1 diabetes.
Woman learning to use the newly FDA approved iSage Rx self-management insulin ti
iSage Rx is the only prescription-required mobile platform designed to guide patients in basal insulin titration and health self-management.
Risk of cognitive decline increases with onset of prediabetes.
Early, aggressive treatment for insulin resistance (prediabetes) in middle-aged individuals with cardiovascular disease greatly reduces the risk of advancing cognitive function.
Experts consider moving towardtreat-to-target approach to tackling osteoporosis.
The move to a more goal-oriented, patient-centered approach to osteoporosis treatment was presented during the Clinical Osteoporosis 2017 conference.
Lipoprotein(a) suggests greater risk for inherited heart disease with diabetes.
From PROMIS, genetic variants that were exclusively associated with apoprotein(a) size and concentration provide further indication that lowering the lipoprotein(a) concentration may be a strategy to reduce cardiovascular disease risk.
Check for hypertension in individuals under age 40 with an endocrine disorder.
Evaluating patients with an endocrine-related disorder, particularly those under age 40 who present with high blood pressure, is critical to ensure treatment is provided to life-saving effect.
Dual Gene Mutations predict outcomes of aggressive thyroid cancer.
Papillary thyroid cancer is the most common form, and highly curable, but up to 20% of cases have a high rate of rapid growth and recurrence; genetic testing can improve their detection with greater chance for effective treatment.
Adding evolocumab to a statin reduces future heart attacks and lowers LDL .
Compelling data supports achieving a very low LDL-Cholesterol with combined statin-evolocumab therapy to reduce further risk of cardiovascular events, which presents important implications for people with diabetes.
Children with diabetes need early screening for diabetic retinopathy.
Among children with a diagnosis of diabetes, an estimated 1-in-4 cases of diabetic retinopathy may be going undetected for years, risking vision loss, based on current screening guidelines.
Choose medications that do not promote weight gain in people with obesity.
While diet, exercise, and behavior modification are key components of weight management, several physiological mechanisms act to preserve excess body weight, necessitating consideration of and conversations with the patient.
ADA promotes advances in treatment to prevent vision loss in people with diabete
Updated position statement from the American Diabetes Association highlights innovations in treatment, over the past 15 years, for people with diabetes who are most at risk for vision loss.
Assuring children avoid obesity requires a family-oriented, comprehensive approa
To most effectively reverse undesirable body weight in children, clinicians will need to employ a multifaceted approach of diet, physical activity, behavior modification, and education, involving the entire family.
Remote web-based screening improves screening for diabetes in children
Researchers sought to determine if the use of a computerized support system would allow for improved identification of pediatric patients at high risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and its implications to initiate earlier treatment.
Radioactive iodine preferred treatment for Graves' hyperthyroid disease.
Mayo Clinic Study found that RAI was favored over antithyroid medications and thyroidectomy, offering the best outcome for this most common form of hyperthyroid disease, among this group of patients.
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