Mark Fuerst is a frequent contributor to Consultantlive.com.
Obesity Rates Among Young Children Nose-Dive
Real progress may be taking place in the epidemic where it can have the most impact.
Eyes Opened: Double Vision IDs Neurological Ills
An emergency medicine expert opens doctors’ eyes about what to do when patients present with vision disorders.
Shortness of Breath Sends Patients to the ED
Several related health concerns—including asthma, pericarditis, and pneumonia—are treatable within the primary care office.
Male Elite Athletes Have Less Diabetes Later in Life
Young men who have participated in sports at a high level have reduced disturbances in glucose regulation later in life, and the prevalence of type 2 DM is lower.
“I Feel Light-Headed”: Think Cardiac Symptoms First
When a patient complains of feeling dizzy or light-headed, don’t overlook neurological or other causes, but first think about a cardiac cause.
Yogurt Consumption Trims Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Consuming yogurt and other low-fat, fermented dairy products can reduce the risk of type 2 DM, according to a new study.
Novel Risk Factors Add to Diabetes in African Americans
Diminished lung function and low serum potassium levels are important contributors to the racial disparity in diabetes mellitus risk among African Americans, according to a new study.
New Primary Care Models May Free Up Time for Patients
Patient-centered medical homes and nurse-managed health centers may help mitigate the expected shortage of primary care physicians.
Men Who Survive Cancer and Stay Active Live Longer
Physical activity significantly extends the lives of men who have survived cancer, according to the results of a new study.
ACE Inhibitors Top Choice for Hypertension in Diabetes
They should be the first-line treatment in patients with hypertension who have DM when cost is not a concern, according to a new study.
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