December 2013 Heart Health

National Nutrition Survey Respondents Underreport Caloric Intake

December 18, 2013

Outlook Obesity

The results of a recent study suggest that data collected from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, used to create dietary guidelines and public health policies, may be inaccurate.

Regular Activities May Improve Heart Health in Older Adults

December 17, 2013

Heart Health Watch

Older adults who spend more time engaged in daily activities and less time sitting may have a reduced risk of suffering cardiovascular events, regardless of time spent in formal exercise.

Carb Counting May Not Be That Beneficial in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Patients

December 17, 2013

Diabetes Watch

Counting carbohydrates is a widely recommended strategy for controlling blood sugar in type 1 diabetes mellitus patients, but a recent review reports that the approach may not improve glycemic control much more than usual care.

Employee Drug Testing for Lawful Drug Use

December 16, 2013

Legal Focus

May an employer implement a policy prohibiting employees from using legally marketed medications that had been lawfully prescribed if such use might adversely affect safety, company property, or job performance?

Patient-Centered Care: Give Patients a Shovel

December 13, 2013

Anticoagulation Counseling

With the New Year approaching, let's resolve to decrease some of the difficulty with anticoagulant medications by welcoming patients and technology into the patient counseling dialogue.

Takeda's Nesina

December 13, 2013

Rx Product News Profile

The FDA has approved Nesina (alogliptin) tablets, along with diet and exercise, for improving control of blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.