Drug Risks Outweigh Benefits for Some Type 2 Diabetes Patients

For patients with type 2 diabetes – especially those over age 50 – the negative impact of side effects like weight gain and burdens like frequent insulin shots trumps the benefits of drugs, says a new study by the University of Michigan Health System, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and University College London. The…Read more Drug Risks Outweigh Benefits for Some Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Most Breast Cancer Patients May Not Be Getting Enough Exercise

A new study in the journal CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, finds that most participants in a large breast cancer study did not meet national physical activity guidelines after diagnosis. African-American women were less likely to meet the guidelines than white women. Physical activity after breast cancer diagnosis has been linked…Read more Most Breast Cancer Patients May Not Be Getting Enough Exercise

Providers hesitant to discuss end-of-life care with some patients

Who should discuss end of life care with patients, and when? Providers are unsure when to approach this issue and whether it’s the role of the primary provider or the heart specialist, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Healthcare Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2014 Scientific Sessions. Researchers found reluctance on the part of…Read more Providers hesitant to discuss end-of-life care with some patients