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COPD costs projected to reach $49B in 2020

Nearly 13 million U.S. adults had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 2011, and 24 million adults had signs of impaired lung function.

Dieting young triggers greater health complications later in life

In young women, dieting at a younger age predicts obesity, extreme weight control measures, and alcohol misuse.

IOM: GME funding system needs an overhaul

Medicare should continue to support graduate medical education, contingent on value.

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COPD costs projected to reach $49B in 2020

COPD costs projected to reach $49B in 2020

Nearly 13 million U.S. adults had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 2011, and 24 million adults had signs of impaired lung function.

Dieting young triggers greater health complications later in life

Dieting young triggers greater health complications later in life

In young women, dieting at a younger age predicts obesity, extreme weight control measures, and alcohol misuse.

IOM: GME funding system needs an overhaul

IOM: GME funding system needs an overhaul

Medicare should continue to support graduate medical education, contingent on value.

Stroke incidence, mortality declines in senior patients

Stroke incidence, mortality declines in senior patients

Incident strokes in the Medicare population aged ≥65 years decreased by approximately 40% over the last two decades.

Dietary salt intake linked to CVD in patients with T2D

Dietary salt intake linked to CVD in patients with T2D

Sodium reduction has been encouraged in guidelines for diabetes care in many countries.

New hepatitis C treatments promising

New hepatitis C treatments promising

Combined simeprevir and sofosbuvir, and an all-oral therapy with daclatasvir plus asunaprevir showed sustained virological responses.

Language barriers not associated with diabetes complications

Language barriers not associated with diabetes complications

A study of immigrant patients in Canada suggests that language barriers don't impact the risk for diabetes complications in non-native patients.

Hormonal birth control increases gestational diabetes risk

Hormonal birth control increases gestational diabetes risk

Women using barrier contraception and those using no contraception were at lower risk compared with those using hormonal contraception.

Post-cardiac-surgery stroke predictors identified

Post-cardiac-surgery stroke predictors identified

Most patients undergoing cardiac surgery have conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and atrial fibrillation.

Obesity, gestational weight gain associated with child asthma risk

Obesity, gestational weight gain associated with child asthma risk

Each 1-kg/m2 increase in maternal BMI was associated with a 2% to 3% increase in the odds of childhood asthma.

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