Obesity and Weight Management Perspective

 
 
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 2017 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AACE 2017.
  • School Recess: A Right or a Privilege?   A leading bioethicist argues the importance of school recess as a right and the value to young students' physical and emotional health and well-being.
  • Basal Insulins: 'We've Come a Long Way'   Dr Chidakel discusses one of his favorite moments from ENDO 2017 -- a presentation given by Dr Carol Wysham on basal insulins.
  • Oral Agents and Insulin: What, and for How Long?   Drs Shubrook and Healy discuss optimal patient approaches to balancing insulin, SGLT2 inhibitors, and oral agents in the management of uncontrolled type 2 diabetes.
  • Advances in Translational Research in Arthroplasty Dr Bostrom shares his views on pain and instability in arthroplasty, host/implant interactions and infections of the knee, and the driving forces of healthcare economics in orthopedics.
  • Assess Patients With Diabetes for Sleep Quality Poor sleep may have profound effects on people with diabetes, as well as risk for diabetes.
  • Why I Joined the ACC Political Action Committee A trip to DC for the American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific sessions prompted Dr Ronald Wharton to join the ACCPAC, because healthcare policy should not be left solely to career politicians.
  • Kids, Food, and Fatty Livers: Fructose vs the Med Diet The message of new research is the need to get kids off sugars and onto the Mediterranean diet to protect against early liver disease.
  • Targets for Treating Renal Aging Dr O'Sullivan, the lead author of a study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, discusses his findings and theories on the causes and consequences of renal aging.
  • Is Loneliness a Public Health Issue?; Shop With Your Doc How loneliness is its own risk factor, and how doctors can help; When docs go grocery shopping with patients; The impact of retail clinics on emergency rooms.
  • Insulin: The Systemic Effects   We know that insulin can help patients with diabetes, but can it also place them in harm's way?
  • 10 Highlights from the 10th Annual Western AF Symposium A quick roundup of Dr Mandrola’s picks from the recent atrial fibrillation conference cosponsored by the University of Utah and the Heart Rhythm Society.
  • Quick Takes: The 5 FDA-Approved Obesity Drugs Dr Scott Kahan, a nationally recognized obesity medicine expert, provides a quick resource for clinicians on prescribing antiobesity drugs.
  • On Being (an Endocrinologist) Dr Ann Danoff explains how and why she became an endocrinologist, and how she feels about it today.
  • 50 Shades of Malpractice Malpractice cases range from crazy to shocking to sad to frustrating. Here are some of the most notorious cases from each of our 50 states.
  • An Obesity Manifesto: Debunking the Myths Dr Arya Sharma debunks arguments that obesity is simply a behavior that patients can change.
  • If Insulin Is Safe, Why Are Patients Afraid of It?   How can we address patients' fears about insulin? Dr Shubrook speaks with Dr Jim LaSalle about the benefits of earlier use of insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes.
  • BP Targets in Older Patients: Many Guidelines, Much Confusion What's an appropriate systolic blood pressure goal in older patients? There are multiple recommendations, ranging from <150 to <120 mm Hg. We asked hypertension expert Dr Messerli to weigh in.
  • Managing Obesity in Primary Care: When It's Time for Gastric Bypass   In the third installment of this series on managing obesity in primary care, Drs Vega and Apovian discuss the surgical approach.
  • Are More Physicians Cherry-Picking Patients? As the healthcare system moves toward paying doctors on the basis of outcomes and care budgets, some physicians are thinking twice about which patients they'll accept. Is this ethical? You decide.