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ASCVD Risk Estimator

American College of Cardiology Foundation Free/iOS & Android   The ASCVD Risk Estimator is published jointly by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) to help health care providers and patients estimate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) using the Pooled Cohort …

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ICE (In Case of EMERGENCY)

iHealth Ventures, LLC Free/iOS   This iPhone/iPod app can keep track of patients’ Medical Emergency information I.C.E. ("In Case of Emergency"), and can provide information to first responders, hospital personnel, paramedics and other emergency personnel responding to accidents, crimes and disasters. 

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Clinical Trial Examines Safety, Effectiveness of Drug to Treat Binge Eating Disorder

Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, was effective compared with placebo in decreasing binge-eating (BE) days in patients… At some doses, the medication lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, a drug approved to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, was effective compared with placebo in decreasing binge-eating (BE) days in patients with binge-eating disorder (BED), a …

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Just 6 Weeks Lite

Just Do Inc. Free iOS/Android   This is a very simple, almost simplistic, approach to achieving basic exercise goals for your patients. The workout is extremely short but intense. The developers note that, "All you need now is 10 minutes three times a week, a comfortable spot, and your smartphone." …

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Intensive Lifestyle Weight-loss Intervention and Metformin in the Diabetes Prevention Program

In the DPP and DPP-OS trials, diabetes was prevented or delayed with metformin or ILS when directed at weight loss and increased physical activity… Previous randomized clinical trials such as the Diabetes Prevention Program and the long-term follow-up trial, the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes study, evaluated metformin and an intensive …

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