Daily sedentary time of more than 10 hours may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease independent of other factors, such as high BMI, researchers reported in JAMA Cardiology. "Increasing physical activity and workplace interventions such as sit-stand workstations and activity-permissive desks may be useful to lower sedentary time," said researcher Dr. Ambarish Pandey of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
A law signed by President Barack Obama last week calls for better tracking of cases of newborns exposed to heroin and opioid drugs and "safe care plans" for the infants and their families. Only nine states had been following a reporting mandate in a 2003 law.
Data from the CMS on forthcoming hospital star ratings show that 2.2% received a five-star rating, 20.3% received four stars, 38.5% received three stars, 15.7% earned two stars and 2.9% received only one star.
There is a stigma around anal cancer that makes many patients reluctant to talk about the disease, and Michele Longabaugh says she gets raised eyebrows when she talks about her diagnosis. Experts say more than 90% of anal cancer cases may be caused by human papillomavirus, and while there is not a consensus on screening, some physicians recommend an anal Pap smear for high-risk patients.
Researchers found a similarity in overall mortality between type 1 diabetes patients in the combined Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications study cohort and the general population. The findings in Diabetes Care also showed those in the DCCT conventional therapy group had a significantly higher mortality than the general population.
Fatty pancreas wasn't independently associated with the future risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study in Diabetes Care. Japanese researchers evaluated data from 813 adults without diabetes, mean age of 51.8, and found that the association between fatty pancreas and type 2 diabetes may be explained by obesity and fatty liver.
Health care professionals at accountable care organizations are getting patients more involved in their own health by having them take accountability for diet, lifestyle choices, preventive care and medication management, says Lori Dale, executive director of Great Lakes Organized System of Care. Population health management tools are key to improving patient health, says Anthony Vespa, executive director of South East Michigan Accountable Care.
Food pairings can maximize both flavor and health, said registered dietitian Wendy Bazilian. She said study data show a fatty meal made with herbs and spices had lower triglycerides than the same meal made without them, and avocados help increase absorption of nutrients from leafy greens.
Iowa State University dietary interns will work with registered dietitians in a program that uses One Medical Group's nutrition coaching app Rise to help families improve their eating habits. RD Jean Anderson said the free program will focus on people who may not have access to health care services, giving them daily access to a dietary intern who will show them how to have a healthy lifestyle on a budget.
Registered dietitian Samantha Mark said a college class sparked her interest in working in a retail setting, and she enjoys teaching classes and helping people with health and wellness goals through her work at ShopRite. She says one unexpected part of her job is community outreach, which includes promoting the retail RD program and taking part in community events.
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