Author | Linda Peckel

Articles

Treatment of Diabetes in Older Adults: Guideline Highlights

April 25, 2019

The Numbers: >90% of US adults aged ≥65 yrs have diabetes; 33% of those have T2DM; ~50% of older adults have prediabetes. We highlight new Endocrine Society treatment guidance.

The Changing Faces of Eating Disorders

October 17, 2018

This quick slideshow sheds light on 3 common eating disorders that can impact patients across all populations.

5 New “Cluster-Based” Classifications of Diabetes

September 17, 2018

A Swedish analysis has identified 5 diabetic "clusters" that could aid diagnosis and individualize treatment. Scroll through our quick slideshow for details.

5 Qs on Vaccines for People Over 50

September 11, 2018

Sample: Which vaccine is considered optional for healthy adults aged 50-64 years? Hepatitis A? Pneumococcal? Other?

Primary Care Tips to Help Patients Lose Weight

August 08, 2018

What tips can you give your patients to help them lead a healthier lifestyle? Click through this quick slideshow to find out. 

7 Questions on Complicated Headaches

August 02, 2018

Primary care clinicians may be the first to note an abnormal headache pattern that calls for referral. What do you know about these not-so-simple headaches?

Cholesterol Management 101: Do You Know the Numbers?

May 02, 2018

To manage cholesterol in your patients, it still helps to know your numbers, new guidelines notwithstanding. Here, 8 simple questions that take you back to basics.

How Long-Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improve Longevity

March 22, 2018

Cardioprotective effects of omega-3 fatty acids accrue over multiple risk factors; the higher the Omega-3 Index, the lower the risk of mortality.

Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Management of Hypertriglyceridemia

March 22, 2018

The consequences of elevated triglycerides range from xanthomas to CVD. Here, a primer on the mechanism of omega-3 fatty acid therapy.

Hepatitis C: Toward New Public Health Models to Improve Detection and Treatment

February 08, 2018

A community health model based on direct treatment via primary care epxanded detection and treatment of HCV and also increased life expectancy.