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Aida Vega, MD

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Improved Diabetes and Kidney Function Control With KidneyIntelX

Drs Aide Vega and Fernando Carnavali highlight the increased control in both diabetes and kidney function with the use of KidneyIntelX in patients with DKD.


Sarah Hallberg, DO, MS

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Vaccines are Crucial for At-risk Populations

It is critical for physicians to urge patients with obesity to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as they are one of the highest risk patient populations.


Rose McNulty

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Comorbidities Associated with COPD Affect Outcomes, Require Attention

At the 2023 American Thoracic Society International Conference a symposium focused on common comorbidities seen with COPD, their management, and research needs.


Steven E. Nissen, MD, MACC

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Role of Bempedoic Acid in Clinical Practice

Experts discuss key takeaways from the review article “Role of Bempedoic Acid in Clinical Practice”, clinical implications, and the greatly anticipated CLEAR Outcomes trial.


Linda Girgis, MD

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How to Handle Medical Misinformation in the Clinic

These tips from a family physician on managing misinformation in the exam room can help reduce the spread of false and misleading narratives.


Hayden E. Klein

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GALACTIC Trial: RAAS Inhibitor Uptitration Less Successful in Women

Uptitration of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors was less successful in women with acute heart failure, and particularly those with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.


Suzanne Cuda, MD

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To Fight Childhood Obesity, Use the Best Tools Available

Obesity affects nearly 20% of US children, impacting both current and future health. The 2020 update of the Pediatric Obesity Algorithm provides expert treatment guidance.



Joseph Elengickal

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Medical Students Augment Accurate Information During Pandemic

Students from the Medical College of Georgia, unable to care directly for COVID-19 patients, combined their individual skills to keep accurate information flowing.


Matt Hoffman

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First Biosimilar for Multiple Sclerosis Wins FDA Approval

The first biosimilar to the approved formulation of natalizumab is indicated for relapsing forms of MS and for induction/maintenance of remission in adults with Crohn disease.


Alex Evans, PharmD, MBA

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Mental Health & Cardiovascular Disease: What's the Link?

What does the latest research say about the association between mental health and cardiovascular disease? Scroll through our quick slideshow for an overview.


Jesse Noyes

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The Impact of Ozempic in the US: 3 Takeaways from a Recent Survey

Nearly half of responding medical professionals said patients without T2D have asked for an Ozempic Rx and about 18% of them have provided one, avoiding significant backlash for a denial.


Rebekah Bernard, MD

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How to Spot and Approach a Colleague in Distress

Mental health issues among health care professionals have always been normal; now that we can acknowledge them, we must, says a family physician and wellness advocate.


Nicholas Pennings, DO

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Diabetes and Obesity: Why Obesity Treatment Should Come First

An obesity specialist explains why clinicians should start at the root cause when managing patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity.


Denise Myshko

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Newly FDA-Authorized Diabetes Digital Therapeutic Can be Cost-Effective, According to Modeling Study

The digital prescription therapeutic when used along with prescription diabetes therapies, can help reduce the costs of managing the disease and enhance standard of care.


Isabella Ciccone, MPH

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Vagus Nerve Stimulation Shows Promise Against Daytime Sleepiness in Narcolepsy: Novel Study

The effect of vagus nerve stimulation persons with narcolepsy revealed a specific, notable improvement in daytime sleepiness in a novel open-label study.


Silas Inman

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Tirzepatide Ranked Most Effective GLP-1 Mimetic for Obesity Management in New Meta-Analysis

The 2 highest doses of tirzepatide were ranked most likely to be effective for weight management in persons without diabetes, followed by semaglutide 2.4 mg.


Steven Peskin, MD

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Q&A: Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Devices and Technologies

Wade Brosius, DO, Shelton Hager, MD, and Steven Peskin, MD, answer questions relating to diabetic retinopathy screening devices and highlight novel technologies utilized in this space.


Allen Dobson, Jr, MD, FAAFP

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Q&A: Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Devices and Technologies

Wade Brosius, DO, Shelton Hager, MD, and Steven Peskin, MD, answer questions relating to diabetic retinopathy screening devices and highlight novel technologies utilized in this space.


Bob Kronemyer

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Parents Negative Beliefs about HPV Vaccination Create Barriers to Adolescent Uptake, a New Study Suggests

Parent's stigmatizing beliefs about the HPV vaccine may keep them from communicating openly with teens' clinicians, creating barriers to getting shots in arms.


Amy Ingersoll, PA-C, MMS

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Social Determinants of Obesity: Treating Urban & Rural Patients

Social determinants of health vary between patients living in different environments, so what are the key factors to consider when creating a treatment plan?


Kevin Kunzman

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COVID-19 Infection in Second Trimester May Increase Risk of Preeclampsia, New Study Finds

Data presented at ACOG 2024 suggest SARS-CoV-2 infection early in pregnancy can lead to a higher likelihood of preeclampsia, as well as more severe disease.


Celeste Krewson

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STIs in Adolescents and Young Adults: Trends, Management, More

Details on educational gaps, vaccination rates, and the importance of an open dialogue between patients and clinicians, here.


Patient Care Online Editorial Staff

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CARDIOLOGY: 2021 Clinical Focus Collection

AHA Scientific Sessions 2021 recap, tests of clinical knowledge, expert interviews, and more in this roundup from Patient Care Online.


John Russell, MD, FAAFP

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Vaccination Strategies Practice Pearls And Key Take Aways

Drs John Russell, Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir, Charles Vega, Wendy Wright, And Neil Skolnik provide their practice pearls and key thoughts on how to vaccinate their patient populations in the upcoming influenza season.


AlGene P. Caraulia

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10 Ways to Respond to Patients in Emotional or Behavioral Distress

When a patient is upset, agitated, or potentially violent, being empathetic and respectful are keys to defusing a potentially dangerous situation, says the Crisis Prevention Institute.


Logan Lutton

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Preventive Care Skipped First by Millions for Financial Reasons

The most common types of skipped care were preventive visits followed by Rx refills, mental health care, and diagnostic tests, a new survey found.


Jill Warren

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How to Keep Patients Engaged with Primary Care

The pandemic has altered how patients access and use health care. Now is the time for primary care clinicians to rebuild important connections with them.

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