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AACE/ACE Position Statement: Obesity is a Chronic Disease

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) announced the publication of its position statement that describes its framework for a new diagnosis of obesity as a chronic disease.

Effects of Antihypertensives Last for T2DM Patients, Even After Stopping Tx

Reductions in heart events and death last for many years after stopping therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes that take antihypertensives, Australian researchers have found.

Trulicity Pen Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Trulicity (dulaglutide; Eli Lilly) pen as adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in in adults with type 2 diabetes.

CDC Urges Flu Shots for Most, Including Pregnant Women

Less than half of all Americans got a flu shot last year, so U.S. health officials on Thursday urged that everyone ≥6 months get vaccinated for the coming flu season.

Single Antidepressant Dose Changes Brain Connectivity

Just a single dose of a common antidepressant can quickly alter the way brain cells communicate with one another.

Food Addiction Risk Increases with PTSD Symptoms in Women

Women who have the largest number of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are almost three times more likely to develop an addiction to food.

Strategies Can Help Docs Lower Their Tax Burden

Strategies can help physicians lower their tax burden, including contributions to health savings, securities, and retirement plans.

Healthcare Personnel Should Receive Flu Vaccine Yearly, Says ACIP

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) recommends that all healthcare personnel (HCP) be vaccinated against influenza every year.

Hydrocodone Combo Product Rescheduling: What You Need to Know

The DEA's Final Rule moving hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from Schedule III to Schedule II will go into effect starting October 6, but physicians should be prepared for this change in advance to minimize disruptions in patient treatment plans.

SSRIs May Increase GI Bleeding Risk

When prescribing an antidepressant, clinicians should weigh the risks and benefits associated with SSRIs for patients at an increased risk of GI bleeding and consider other antidepressant classes.