Medical Insights

In May 2022, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE), co-sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), released the first guidelines on the diagnosis and management of NAFLD aimed at primary care clinicians and endocrinologists. This article highlights the first-ever AACE guidelines on NAFLD and how primary care clinicians can diagnose, manage, and treat this condition.

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To help you stay informed as a busy clinician, Pri-Med offers free online pharmacology CME/CE courses that you complete on your own time to keep you abreast of the best practices and latest evidence on pharmacologic agents. Complete these educational opportunities through online courses and boost your pharmacology confidence.

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Don your bomber jacket and aviator shades for this one. The news out of the AACE’s (American Association of Clinical Endocrinology) annual meeting last month was as welcome and long overdue as the Top Gun sequel. The AACE unveiled the first guidelines for the diagnosis and management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) for—wait for it—primary care providers (PCPs) and endocrinologists. Goodness gracious, great balls of fire!

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Some things we didn’t see coming: the Red Wedding, Tide PODS as a snack, a face slap at the Academy Awards, and certainly not bad press for metformin. This go-to medication has boasted an efficacy and safety profile that are the envy of most drugs, but a new study cautions against its use in would-be fathers.

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To help keep you up-to-date on urgent care trends and best practices, Pri-Med offers free online urgent care CME/CE that can be completed on your own time and even during shift work. We have chosen the five best and most diverse urgent care CME/CE courses for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians for 2022.

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We help physician assistants (PA) like you to access educational activities that offer insight into the latest developments and quality standards in a wide variety of clinical environments. As a convenience to you, Pri-Med offers free online CME that can be completed on your schedule and even during short work breaks.

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Move over, Peloton—wearable fitness devices stand poised to take over as the fitness trend of 2022. But do these devices really work? Researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the effectiveness of wearable devices in promoting exercise and weight loss among adults with overweight or obesity.

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Researchers stoked the fires of a feud older than the Capulets and the Montagues, the Jets and the Sharks, and the Starks and the Lannisters. It’s the clash between cat lovers and dog lovers.

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