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Computed tomography confirmed ultrasound findings, including the presence of a mass at the head of the pancreas and pancreatic ductal dilation.

The Hyperlipidemia Effect: Pseudohyponatremia in Pancreatic Cancer

A patient’s newly discovered malignancy was evidently accompanied by a sodium deficit. The 48-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department for evaluation of abdominal pain and weight loss. He described gradual onset of severe, burning, epigastric pain with radiation to the back. In addition, he reported a 70-lb weight loss over 2 months, yellowing of […]

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Anorexia Nervosa & Bulimia (video)

Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia are serious eating disorders that can cause long-term negative health consequences– even death. Read more about the medical complications of these conditions in the January 2016 issue of AJM.

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June 2012: Five prevention studies

Five new studies in the June 2012 issue of The American Journal of Medicine provide evidence to support simple steps you can take to prevent illness and improve overall health. Fish Consumption and Colorectal Cancer Risk Low-dose Aspirin and Cancer Mortality Tooth Scaling and Decreased Cardiovascular Disease Alternative Smoking Cessation Aids Medical Weight Loss Programs […]

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Weight Loss Improves Cardiometabolic Risk

Incremental Weight Loss Improves Cardiometabolic Risk in Extremely Obese Adults Very obese adults can improve their cardiometabolic risk under primary care weight management. In this study, weigh loss correlated significantly with improvements in fasting plasma glucose, triglycerides, high and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, uric acid, alanine aminotransferase, lactate dehydrogenase and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein. Abstract Objective Excessively […]

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Weight and Weight Change—Think About the Context

While obesity has been linked to multiple risk factors for cardiovascular disease and risk for type 2 diabetes and its complications, several epidemiologic studies have suggested that patients with excess weight may not have higher rates of (cardiovascular) mortality. Two articles in this issue of The American Journal of Medicine and one in the September […]

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October 2011: Monitored Weight Loss Programs (video)

AJM Editor-in-Chief  Joseph S. Alpert, MD discusses three articles about monitored weight loss programs which appear in the October 2012 issue of the Journal. Check out the video preview or the links to the articles below. Related Articles: The Obesity Paradox and Weight Loss Incremental Weight Loss Improves Cardiometabolic Risk in Extremely Obese Adults Weight […]

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