Diagnosis & Disease Information

Fruit drinks raise diabetes risk

African American women who consume sugar-sweetened fruit drinks may be increasing their risk for diabetes more than those who choose sweetened soft drinks…

MCI more prevalent than thought

Prevalence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) was considerably higher than expected by a team of researchers studying a population-based sample of elderly men and women.

Pelvic floor disorders strike one in four women

Just under one quarter of women in the United States have at least one of the three primary pelvic floor disorders—urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse…

Angiogram of an MI (left) and a normal coronary artery (right)

COPD drugs linked to risk of CV events

Inhaled anticholinergic agents, the most common treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), may increase the risk of cardiovascular (CV) events by 58%.

Long-acting exenatide effective

An experimental, once-a-week version of exenatide (Byetta) provided better glycemic control and less nausea in type 2 diabetics than the current twice-daily regimen in a recent clinical trial.

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