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Gallbladder Diseases and Incretin Drugs in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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This population-based study examines whether the use of dipeptidylpeptidase-4 inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide 1 analogues is associated with an increased risk of incident bile duct and gallbladder disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
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1509 days ago
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Effects of Folate on Chronic Kidney Disease Progression

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This secondary analysis of China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial data compares the effects of folic acid and enalapril vs enalapril alone on progression of CKD.
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Patient-Ordered Treatment Might Not Be Such a Good Idea

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(MedPage Today) -- Letting patients participate in treatment decisions can sometimes go too far
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1770 days ago
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Moving annual visits into the 21st century

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Moving annual visits into the 21st centuryA guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD.com.

The recent uproar over the American College of Physicians’ recommendation against routine pelvic examinations made me think about the status of the annual visit (a.k.a. yearly physical, annual exam) on average risk, asymptomatic adults that most internal medicine specialists perform. Some would say that it is at the core of what we do, given its focus on prevention and relationship building between patient and physician. Nonetheless, I think that our day of reckoning is not far off.

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Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
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2317 days ago
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Wildly differing prices for the exact same medical service

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Before losing my health insurance in 2009, it never occurred to me to be concerned about a little thing like a blood test.  Since 1986 I’d been having three vials of blood drawn each year during my physical.  My doctor would authorize it, the nurse would draw the blood in the office and send it to the lab for processing.

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Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
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Firefighters Don't Get Weight Advice

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(MedPage Today) -- There's good news and bad news for two groups that the CDC keeps tabs on regarding obesity.
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