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This U.S. President Was Dying, but His Doctors Zipped Their Lips

β€” Eight decades after FDR's decline and death, do White House physicians owe truth to the public?

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Opinion
We've Been Here Before: The Politicization of Drug Pricing

Ensuring medication access does not have to come at the cost of innovation

Jul 16, 2024
Pemafibrate Takes a Small Step Forward in Diabetic Foot Ulcers After CVD Flop

Signal of reduced ischemic ulceration, gangrene in PROMINENT

Jul 15, 2024
COVID May Affect Type 1 Diabetes in Kids, and Not in a Good Way

Clinical disease incidence jumped after infection

Jul 15, 2024
Do People Buy Into Hospital-at-Home Care?; Nicotine Pouch Use

Also in TTHealthWatch: preventing kidney transplant rejection

Jul 13, 2024
COVID May Affect Type 1 Diabetes in Kids, and Not in a Good Way

Clinical disease incidence jumped after infection

Do People Buy Into Hospital-at-Home Care?; Nicotine Pouch Use

Also in TTHealthWatch: preventing kidney transplant rejection

Nephrology Case Studies

Persistent Shoulder Pain in a Dialysis Patient?

Consider metastatic or ectopic calcification in diagnosing unexplained symptoms in ESRD patients

A mature male describes his shoulder pain to his male doctor.
What Caused This Man's Weakness and Hematuria?

Lab tests, physical exam not helpful -- but history-taking offers a clue

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Don't Try ARBs for Severe COVID, Trial Indicates

Harms seen without any compensating survival benefit

Jul 12, 2024
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Diuretics for Ambulatory HF Patients With Volume Overload: Winners & Losers

Three regimens compared head-to-head among abundant choices

Jul 10, 2024
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What Cognitive Tests Show; Pig Kidney Recipient Dies; Human Plague Case Reported

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Jul 10, 2024
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Tirzepatide Bests Semaglutide for Real-World Weight Loss

Injectables were compared at doses approved for type 2 diabetes

Jul 08, 2024
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Popular Diabetes Drug Class Lowered Risk of 10 Obesity-Associated Cancers

For people with diabetes, cancer risks were reduced with GLP-1s versus insulin

Jul 05, 2024
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Semaglutide May Be Linked to Condition That Causes Blindness

Association with optic neuropathy in observational data needs further study to assess causality

Jul 03, 2024
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Medicare's Financial Incentives Still Falling Flat for Home Dialysis Uptake

Kidney transplants did not increase either

Jul 02, 2024
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Opinion
Many Kids Benefit From GLP-1s. What Happens When They Have to Stop Taking Them?

Prepare patients early for a time when medication is no longer an option

Jul 01, 2024
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Aspirin Overuse; Biotypes of Depression and Anxiety

Also in TTHealthWatch: medications and the liver, and managing gestational diabetes

Jun 30, 2024
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More Than 1 in 4 Seniors Have Asymptomatic Valve Disease

Most cases were mild, and age was a predictor of disease

Jun 27, 2024
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A Call to Action on Gestational Diabetes

Women are failed at every point, and earlier screening and later follow-up are needed, group says

Jun 25, 2024
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Low-Dose SGLT2 Inhibitor May Protect Kidneys in Youth With T1D

Adolescence is a critical period in T1D, associated with hyperfiltration and high HbA1c levels

Jun 25, 2024
ADA over a photo of Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL
Major Heart Events Down With Metabolic Surgery for Apnea Patients With Obesity

All-cause mortality also lower compared with nonsurgical controls

Jun 24, 2024
A photo of surgeons in the operating room performing metabolic surgery.
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