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Hepatitis — Meeting the Challenge of an Epidemic

An estimated 5 million people in the United States - approximately 2 percent of the population - are infected with chronic hepatitis B (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV). Yet, most are unaware of their infection until symptoms of liver cancer... Read more 

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)—Making Sense of a Misunderstood Condition

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)—Making Sense of a Misunderstood Condition Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a commonly misunderstood condition with a misleading name. Dr. Andrea Dunaif, Charles F. Kettering Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, explains... Read more 

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What’s Best When Choosing a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program?

Every time I visit my family physician, he asks the same question; "Still taking your statin?" Of course, the answer is "yes". But if the answer were "no", he would have no concerns other than for my heart health. Fortunately... Read more 

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Management of Patients with Diabetes and Resistant Hypertension

Diabetic patients with hypertension have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), necropathy, and chronic kidney disease compared with non-diabetics.1 Resistant hypertension is particularly concerning among diabetics. Dr. Vivian Fonseca, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center,... Read more 

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Why Following the ADA Standards of Care for Laboratory Testing Makes a Difference

The growing prevalence of diabetes in the United States is a significant public health concern. Over the last thirty years the number of U.S. adults aged 18 years or older diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled - from 5.5... Read more 

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Hemoglobinopathy — Navigating the Complexities of Patient Evaluation and Test Selection

The detection and proper identification of hemoglobinopathies and thalassemias is an important aspect of the evaluation of patients with anemia, microcytosis and erythrocytosis. Cathi Franklin, Genetic Counselor, Quest Diagnostics, reviews the complex nature of hemoglobinopathies and discusses factors to consider... Read more