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Case Study: The Importance of Patient-Centered Therapy

A 59 YOF is recently discharged from hospital after an allergic reaction to an anesthesia induction agent. She was placed on high-dose steroid for the reaction while she was in the hospital. Patient had completed her steroid tapering dose 2 months prior to her visit to endocrinology clinic today due to high blood glucose (a1c 8.9%). Past medical history included: hypertension, hyperlipidemia, atrial fibrillation, obesity and diabetes for 7 years. She was well controlled on metformin 1000mg BID before...

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Results of Study on Diet Sodas Should be Treated with Caution Due to Study Limitations

The recent study “Diet Soda Intake Is Associated with Long-Term Increases in Waist Circumference in a Biethnic Cohort of Older Adults: The San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging (SALSA)”1 suffers from several limitations, which likely confound the study’s conclusions. The authors note that the waist circumference (abdominal fat) findings were not …

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