Medicaid expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was associated with reduced uninsured rates in the diabetes belt compared with non-belt counties, say researchers writing in Diabetes Care.
In post-myocardial infarction patients, chronically impaired renal failure and diabetes are both associated with an increased mortality risk, say researchers recently writing in Diabetes Care.
Neither intermittent nor daily dosing of vitamin D alone was associated with reduced risk of fracture, but daily supplementation with both vitamin D and calcium showed promise in a study recently published in JAMA Network Open.
Probiotic supplementation using a mix of three Lactobacillus strains naturally occurring in the human gut microbiota protects against lumbar spine bone loss in healthy, early postmenopausal women, say researchers recently writing in The Lancet Rheumatology.
Postmenopausal women who participate in vigorous physical activity have a lower risk of total and hip fractures, but higher knee fracture risk, say researchers recently writing in JAMA Network Open.
Men with diabetes may have a higher risk of experiencing chronic lower back pain, say researchers writing in BMJ Open this month.
Normal thyroid stimulating hormone levels don't necessarily stave off all-cause mortality for hypothyroid patients, but adverse outcomes may intensify if levels fall below or above the norm.
Estrogen-based hormone therapy may not be associated with reduced loss of lean body mass compared with no hormone therapy in postmenopausal women, find researchers writing in JAMA Network Open last month.