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Leah Lawrence
Diabetes accounts for majority of U.S. healthcare spending
Of 155 conditions, personal healthcare spending on diabetes tops list, according to new study.
HbA1c predicts diabetes risk in children
The easy-to-administer test was useful in predicting diabetes risk, and prediabetes status in children and adolescents.
Incidence, severity of COPD exacerbations increasing
French study shows that ICU admissions for and mortality from severe COPD exacerbations are increasing despite improved management methods.
Three-item questionnaire could help predict COPD exacerbation
In a small single-center study, a breathlessness, cough and sputum score of 5.0 or greater was a good predictor of exacerbation risk.
Two tools could help identify undiagnosed significant COPD
The CAPTURE questionnaire along with a peak flow test could assist primary care physicians with severe COPD diagnosis.
No link between long-term oxygen, improved mortality for stable COPD
Patients with stable COPD already using supplemental oxygen should discuss continued use with their physician.
Level of neighborhood deprivation linked to diabetes risk
New data suggest that neighborhood environments have significant effects on health.
All-or-none diabetes system could reduce costs of care
After initial investment, approach could help reduce outpatient and professional costs while maintaining or improving outcomes, new study says.
HHS seeks Medicare benefit for diabetes prevention program
Lifestyle counseling program would be first to be eligible for expansion to all Medicare beneficiaries under the Affordable Care Act.
CMS diabetes prevention program saved money, improved health
Community-based program helped beneficiaries lose weight and learn healthy diet and physical activity habits, according to federal agency.