San Antonio Express-News: Obstacles keep pregnant women from prenatal care

January 19, 2016

Certain groups of women are less likely to get early prenatal care: Poor, black, Hispanic, unmarried, lacking a high-school diploma and teens. A major factor is whether the pregnancy is unplanned. And the patchwork nature of health coverage in the United States means coverage can be a major hurdle for the uninsured. Read the full […]

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Healio: Beta-cell function improved in men with Type 2 diabetes

January 18, 2016

Men with Type 2 diabetes who received acipimox as an add-on to 3 weeks of Farxiga therapy saw improved beta-cell function and beta-cell sensitivity to glucose beyond Farxiga alone; however, the addition of the lipolysis inhibitor did not cause further improvement in insulin sensitivity, according to research in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. […]

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Take Part: Latino Kids Are More Obese Than Their Peers for This Insidious Reason

January 18, 2016

A common complaint about modern kids is that they spend too much time indoors watching television or racking up points on the latest video game-all while noshing on a bag of chips or some other unhealthy junk food.  The commonsense alternative to all this screen time, healthy advocates say is to send youngsters outside where […]

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General Surgery News: Group Files Bariatric Surgery Denial Complaint

January 18, 2016

Five organizations representing health care providers and advocates for people with obesity have filed a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), claiming states that deny coverage for bariatric surgery fail to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and discriminate on the basis of health status and sex. Read […]