Wyanoke GroupProfound Changes in Lipid-Lowering Therapy Coming with New Agents Targeting LP(a) and Triglycerides

Our understanding of lipid pathology is shifting from what might be called the “LDL hypothesis” to the “atherogenic lipoprotein hypothesis.” LDL is just a surrogate of the actual process of lipoprotein interaction with the arterial wall. This shift in understanding is driving a host of budding therapies with novel approaches to targeting key atherogenesis players […]

Wyanoke GroupUSPSTF Makes ‘Huge’ Change to Prediabetes, Diabetes Screening Recommendations for Adults

Research shows that the “old” 2015 recommendation would only identify about half of Americans with prediabetes and undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. Based on this data, the US Preventive Services Task Force has lowered the recommended screening age from 40 to 35 years in asymptomatic, nonpregnant adults who are overweight or obese.

Everyday HealthClinical Challenges: Pediatric ALL in Children With Obesity

Pediatric B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) is the most common malignancy seen in children and adolescents and young adults (AYAs). This article highlights two recent studies that provide novel evidence of the association between obesity and increased risk of high-risk B-ALL and the effectiveness of a non-pharmacologic intervention for reducing minimal residual disease (MRD) risk.

American Society of Clinical OncologyAppropriate Systemic Therapy Dosing for Obese Adult Patients With Cancer: ASCO Guideline Update

An update from the original ASCO guideline on this topic published in 2012, 60 studies, primarily retrospective, were included in the review. New to this version of the guideline, the Panel offers recommendations on approved doses of immunotherapy and targeted therapies that can be offered to obese patients with cancer.

M3These 5 States are Healthcare Rock Stars—Did Yours Make the List?

US News & World Report recently published its state healthcare rankings, based on three measures: access to healthcare, quality of care, and overall health of the population, measuring rates of obesity, smoking, suicide, mental health, and mortality for adults and infants. At the top, Hawaii was the clear winner. At the bottom, Mississippi. Where does […]