Clinical News from Medical Associations & Healthcare Companies
  January 2019 • Volume 6 Issue 1

Statin Therapy Reduces Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy in Type 2 Diabetes

A large population-based cohort study in patients with T2DM and dyslipidemia found that 10.6 and 12.0 percent of patients in the statin and nonstatin groups, respectively, developed diabetic retinopathy. Results suggest that statins may be associated with decreased prevalence of vision‑threatening diabetic retinopathy. JAMA Ophthalmology Read more

Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss

This recent study found that intermittent fasting with restricted energy intake reduced weight and fat mass more than dietary restriction (DR) alone. Intermittent fasting with DR improved total and LDL cholesterol more than DR alone. Obesity Read more

Drug Overdose Death Rate Increasing Among Middle-aged Women

Researchers report that between 1999 and 2017, the unadjusted drug overdose death rate increased 260% among women 30 – 64. The increase was seen in the number and rate of deaths involving cocaine, benzodiazepines, antidepressants, heroin, and synthetic opioids. The largest increases in prescription opioid-related deaths were seen among those aged 55 – 64 years. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Read more


Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines: A Comprehensive Update of Evidence and Recommendations

August 2017, American Journal of Public Health

Thyroid Function Testing in the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Thyroid Function Disorder

October 2018, BC

Recommendations on Screening for Breast Cancer in Women Aged 40 – 74 Years Who Are Not at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer

December 2018, CMAJ

2019 Update in Family Medicine and Primary Care Psychology   Mar 20 – 31, 2019   Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Age Management Medicine Group Conference

  Apr 11 – 14, 2019   Miami, Florida
Treating Obesity 2019: The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine   Jun 20 – 22, 2019   Boston, Massachusetts
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