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7/22/2019

Researchers performed three random blood glucose tests within 12 months on more than 900,000 Veterans Administration patients and found that those who had a minimum of two glucose measurements of at least 115 mg/dL within a year were more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes in the next five years, while patients whose readings reached 130 mg/dL had an even higher risk of developing the condition. Findings published in PLOS ONE showed random blood glucose tests "could appropriately prompt high-yield, focused diagnostic testing and improve recognition and treatment of prediabetes and early diabetes," stated lead author Mary Rhee.

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7/22/2019

Teens and young adults with type 1 diabetes and low disturbed eating behaviors had the highest self-management scores and the lowest scores on diabetes distress, A1C levels and depressive symptoms, compared with least adaptive scores among those with persistent DEB, and intermediate outcomes among those with increasing and decreasing DEB, according to a study in Diabetes Care. Researchers also found that diabetes self-management over time was stable among those in the low and persistent DEB groups, improved among those in the decreasing DEB group and worsened among those in the increasing DEB group.

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7/22/2019

Researchers surveyed 18,769 adults enrolled in WW International, a commercial weight management program, and found that 63.5% of the participants experienced weight stigma and 46.3% reported experiencing weight stigma in childhood or adolescence. Findings published in Obesity Science and Practice also showed that younger participants, women and those with a higher body mass index had increased weight bias internalization, with those who had a romantic partner or were widowed and black participants had lower weight bias internalization.

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WW International
7/22/2019

Premature adrenarche was not tied to an increased risk of metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, hypertension, hepatosteatosis, atherosclerosis or low-grade inflammation but women with PA did have a higher prevalence of insulin resistance and acanthosis nigricans, higher A1C levels and more central fat mass than controls, according to an analysis in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. Researchers said that the risk of decreased insulin sensitivity in women with PA is likely tied to the increased central adiposity in adulthood, rather than prepubertal factors.

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metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia
7/22/2019

Surescripts will no longer allow Amazon's PillPack to gain access to patient data through ReMy Health, citing a lack of a formal agreement with PillPack to protect patient privacy, and PillPack has threatened to file a lawsuit. ReMy compiles raw prescription data from Surescripts, repackages it and sells it to clients, including PillPack, through an application programming interface, and PillPack says it is subject to HIPAA and does not need a separate agreement with Surescripts.

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7/22/2019

The Consortium of Rheumatology Researchers of North America, or Corrona, was founded as a comprehensive rheumatoid arthritis registry that collected data from patients and health care providers and has since expanded to gather data on various autoimmune diseases and derive insights on patient care and treatment safety and efficacy. CEO Leslie Harrold says the organization is collecting biologic samples for the RA registry, enrolling for biologic or targeted synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, collecting mobile patient experience data, and augmenting research methods with artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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AI
7/22/2019

The location of AHIMA's Assembly on Education Symposium/Faculty Development Institute has been changed from the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel to the Marriott Marquis.

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7/22/2019

At the AHIMA19: Health Data and Information Conference, hear the inspirational story of how one patient bet his life on the operating table. Doug Lindsay will speak Tuesday, Sept. 17, about the role of hope and character in innovation, problem-solving and life to make unlikely things happen. Save through July 26!

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7/22/2019

An HHS Office of Inspector General report found that the seven-month closure of the emergency department at the Indian Health Service's Rosebud Hospital in South Dakota could be attributed not just to a staffing crisis and equipment needs but also to a whiplash-inducing turnover of 27 CEOs in nine years. The inspector general's office has recommended steps to take to prevent as well as respond to future closures.

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HealthLeaders Media
7/22/2019

Cost pressure and consolidation are leading some hospital systems to embrace increased specialization. In Chicago, services such as obstetrics and cardiology are being centralized in high-traffic hospitals, and patients can expect to travel farther from home for some care.