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Sniffing Out the Root Cause of Malnutrition in Patients with Kidney Disease

Have you noticed that your sense of taste can get thrown off when you’re sick with a stuffy nose? That’s because the majority of a food’s flavor comes from our ability to smell it. 549 more words


The diagnosis

November 21, 2015. Despite the howling winds that blew through town overnight, I slept well, waking up only a couple of times when I heard Dad coughing. 2,198 more words

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Mayo Clinic Ranked Top Hospital in Florida by U.S. News & World Report

Courtesy of  newsnetwork.mayoclinic by Kevin Punsky  August 8, 2017

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Once again, Mayo Clinic has been named the best hospital in Florida and the Jacksonville metro area in  449 more words

A few diabetes papers of interest

i. Long-term Glycemic Variability and Risk of Adverse Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

“This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluates the association between HbA1c variability and micro- and macrovascular complications and mortality in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. 3,210 more words


Derailed on the road to recovery

November 18, 2015. Dad had a good night. I slept well and woke up a bit earlier than usual, getting an early start at work. 2,247 more words

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Canagliflozin and Cardiovascular and Renal Events in Type 2 Diabetes

Reviewed by Dr. Laurette Femnou Mbuntum
Neal, Bruce, et al. New England Journal of Medicine (2017)

Canagliflozin is a sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor that is used as a second line oral agent in patients with diabetes and has been shown to reduce hyperglycemia, blood pressure, albuminuria, and body weight. 555 more words