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Ovarian cancer: Possible advantage of high blood pressureNew research shows hypertension, diabetes influence survival of ovarian cancer patients in different ways.
Here’s why preventive care should be a priorityA Cleveland Clinic study examines the mortality burden of modifiable behavioral risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, tobacco use, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
How obesity and related conditions are skyrocketingObesity is rising in children and teens, according to a new report, but other health problems tied to obesity are increasing, too.
Get smart about metabolic syndrome!As pediatricians we are all too aware of our nation’s struggle with childhood overweight and obesity. Approximately 1 of every 5 children that we see in the office every day is obese. Despite tremendous efforts to reverse this trend, it is clear we are in this battle for the long haul.
Factoring the metabolic X syndrome
Factoring the metabolic X syndromeAlthough there is debate surrounding the definition of metabolic X syndrome in pediatrics and there are few long-term studies of outcomes in children with metabolic syndrome, pediatric metabolic syndrome needs to be on the radar of all pediatricians interested in ensuring a healthy adult life for their patients.
Why ODs should monitor hypertension in patientsOptometrists need to take on a greater role in helping patients identify and control hypertension
Pediatric hypertensionHypertension in children is not just a specialty problem. It's much more common in general pediatrics than community pediatricians might realize.
Lessons of severe maternal morbidityA better understanding of the care and outcomes of women with severe morbidity who survive should provide insight into ways to improve care for all women and reduce both severe morbidity and mortality.
Treating obesity at ground zeroI found myself in the trenches of the war on obesity in 2000 when I began working as a general pediatrician at a local community clinic in Southern California. I immediately became aware of the day-to-day barriers that my patients were facing and I began to take on the responsibility of making sure that the children I was seeing would not only survive, but also thrive.
How your pharmacy partners impact your Star RatingsAre you tracking your prospective pharmacy partners to measure their potential impact on your Star Rating? You should be.