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Transgender adolescent
The treatment of transgender and gender diverse youth should be governed by the best available medical evidence, not politics.
The state of transgender health care: policy, law and medical frameworks.
Low bone mass
Two recent studies suggest that lack of sleep can affect bone mass over time.
Hours of sleep help reduce risk for osteoporosis, according to a new study.
Covid-19 can bring on diabetes even if you were not prediabetic
New research finds that COVID-19 can bring on diabetes in patients who were not prediabetic before infection
Doctors are diagnosing patients who did not have prediabetes with diabetes as a complication of COVID-19.
American Diabetes Association Guidelines for 2021
The updated recommendations from the America Diabetes Association focus on evolving evidence, upgraded technology and individualized care
How the ADA's guidelines for the treatment of patients with diabetes have changed since last year.
Vagus Nerve
Two new studies shed light on new approaches to reducing habitual overeating
Optogenetics and optoelectronic technology show promise in the future treatment of obesity by stimulating the vagus nerve with LED light.
Drive-thru COVID-19 testing
New insights on the intersection of diabetes, obesity, and COVID-19
New insights on the intersection of diabetes, obesity, and COVID-19
Premature baby
The inexpensive drugs can be used in preterm labor to support a successful delivery
The inexpensive drugs can be used in preterm labor to support a successful delivery
Cinnamon for prediabetes
The spice lowered blood glucose in patients who were not on any other medication in a recent study
The spice lowered blood glucose in patients who were not on any other medication in a recent study
Diabetic eye
Over 20% of patients have retinopathy when they are first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
Catching signs of diabetic retinopathy early can prevent the need for costly procedures later on.
Obesity gene
Addiction centers LHb and MHb play a role in both conditions
Vitamin D and the Coronavirus
More than 80 percent of patients hospitalized with the Coronavirus were found to be deficient in Vitamin D in a new study
Research suggests that Vitamin D may be protective against the Coronavirus.
Kidney
Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) help determine the likelihood of hospitalization and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease
Taking a patient's mental health into consideration aids in transplant success for chronic kidney disease.
Vitamin D and obesity
Does a lack of vitamin D bring on obesity?
Could vitamin D be the key to weight loss?
Testosterone for type 2 diabetes remission
The male hormone reversed diabetes in a third of clinical trial participants
Testosterone shows potential to reverse diabetes in men
The Alzheimer's and diabetes connection
Researchers suggest that AD is a diabetes of the brain
Is Alzheimer's a diabetes of the brain?
Sex hormones and COVID-19
Why male patients are at greater risk of severe complications from the Coronavirus
Male patients are at greater risk of severe complications from the Coronavirus
Endoscopic surgery
A new study shows that only a quarter of eligible patients are referred for testing for PHPT
Surgery for hyperparathyroidism used to be more invasive. Now it is an endoscopic procedure with minimal risk.
Diabetes educator
New guidelines provide physicians with information to help steer patients toward educators
New guidelines help physicians steer patients toward diabetes education
Avocado sandwich
Study participants on the high-fat, low-carb diet showed A1C improvement at every medical appointment
Emerging research continues to support a high fat, low carb diet for diabetics.
An adolescent girl
A new review suggests that benefits continue to outweigh risks when it comes to preventing teen pregnancies
The benefits of oral contraception still outweigh the risks for teenage girls.
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