Obesity and Weight Management Perspective

 
 
  • Plaque Psoriasis: Looking for the 'Off' Switch: Fighting Back With Biologics   Experts explain how biologics disrupt the processes that trigger psoriasis, and discuss shared decision-making in selecting the right therapy for a patient.
  • GERD: What's Not Helpful and Other Practice Pearls   Laugh and learn as the Curbsiders, a trio of practicing internists, share their favorite pearls on the management of GERD and PPI therapy.
  • Avoiding Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: 5 Tips When it comes to endocrine-disrupting chemicals, Dr Leonardo Trasande disagrees with the idea of consuming 'everything in moderation .' Here are 5 simple tips to help avoid exposure to these chemicals.
  • Effecting Dietary Modifications in Patients: 5 Things to Know By forming a strong partnership with registered dietitians and incorporating a few simple tips into practice, physicians can successfully guide patients on the correct path toward healthier eating habits.
  • 5 Best of 2019: Most-Read Pediatrics Viewpoints Dr William Basco begins 2020 by reviewing the most widely read and commented upon Viewpoint columns on Medscape Pediatrics in 2019.
  • Top 5 Diabetes Highlights From 2019 For the first time in several years, a cardiovascular outcomes trial may not be the most exciting diabetes news of the year. Here are 2019's highlights from Dr Harpreet Bajaj.
  • Chronic Heart Failure: Old Habits   Cardiologists call upon their colleagues to adapt newer therapies for heart failure patients, as recommended by the latest guidelines.
  • Are Dementia Drugs Serving This Patient Well? An elderly man with Alzheimer' disease is taking three drugs. Which of these, if any, are good targets for deprescribing?
  • Malpractice Case: Who Monitors Medication -- The Specialist or the PCP? When it comes to a patient's medication, specialists and primary care physicians need to agree on who monitors the effects of the prescription.
  • 'Veganuary': 3 Diet Lessons for Patients With the new year come resolutions, and the pledge to live a vegan lifestyle is becoming more common. Are you prepared to help your patients make the switch?
  • 15 Studies That Challenged Medical Dogma in 2019 Dr Eric J. Topol's favorite scientific papers challenge medicine's prevailing wisdom. These 15 papers from 2019 did just that.
  • 5 Liver-Saving Strategies for the New Year Although the holidays can wreak havoc on the liver, patients can use simple interventions to modify their risk for the most common life-threatening liver diseases. Here's how.
  • Managing Type 2 Diabetes as Patients Age: Age Considerations   Goals of diabetes management shift as patients age. Experts discuss the increased risk for hypoglycemia and the effect of comorbidities on diabetes treatment.
  • The 'Most Dangerous Eating Disorder': Diabulimia in T1D The vigilance required for glycemic control in type 1 diabetes combined with the quest for normality could be the start of a perfect storm for an eating disorder.
  • Fecal Transplants: 5 Things to Know Research continues to expand regarding potential uses of fecal microbiota transplantation, but safety concerns are growing following a patient's death. Here are the latest data you need to know.
  • Acute Leukemia: 5 Things to Know The latest findings to help keep you up to date on managing these rare, quickly progressing cancers.
  • 2019 CVD Primary Prevention Guideline: 5 Things to Know Although CVD is a leading cause of death worldwide, most patients with CVD have modifiable risk factors. Drs Michos and Shahu look at key aspects of the 2019 ACC/AHA guideline on primary prevention of CVD.
  • Malpractice Case: Dangers When Taking Over a Patient's Care Accepting a transfer patient means accepting the issues and medication that come with that patient. Failure to understand that can result in a lawsuit if something goes wrong.
  • Intermittent Fasting--What's the Key to Success?   A recent study showed that time-restricted eating led to weight loss and improved metabolic parameters. But is it because of intermittent fasting or something else?
  • Americans Are Dying Younger--Why?   Is it stress? Obesity? Lack of healthcare? What's causing US life expectancy to fall?