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The new editor-in-chief of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine is Eric J. Rubin

New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief

Eric J. Rubin succeeds Jeffrey Drazen, who has been the editor-in-chief since 2000
Having diabetes

Late-Life Diabetes Status Tied to New Cognitive Impairment

Diabetes in late life with poor glycemic control, longer duration linked to incident cognitive impairment
For patients with diabetes

Outpatient Office Visits Increased With Access to Patient Portal

For patients with diabetes and chronic conditions, portal linked to fewer ED visits
Victoza (liraglutide) injection is now approved to treat type 2 diabetes in children 10 years and older

FDA Approves Victoza Injection for Children 10 Years and Older

~64 percent of children treated with Victoza achieved HbA1c levels less than 7 percent
For children with type 1 diabetes

Pediatric T1DM Medication Adherence Drops on Weekends, Holidays

Clinical characteristics, socioeconomic status, adverse effects do not predict adherence
Specific patterns of opioid administration to opioid-naive inpatients are associated with risk for long-term use after discharge

Patterns of Inpatient Opioid Use Linked to Long-Term Use

Outpatient use at 90 days was seen for 5.9 and 3.0 percent of patients with and without inpatient use
Higher soy consumption is linked to fewer osteoporotic fractures in younger breast cancer survivors

High Soy Intake May Cut Fracture Risk in Younger Breast Cancer Survivors

Findings seen among pre-/perimenopausal survivors of stage 0 to III breast cancer
Increasing the length of nightly sleep may help reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders

Review Suggests More Sleep May Lower Cardiometabolic Risk

Authors note lack of studies on whether extending sleep improves cardiometabolic health in adults
In a policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics and published online June 17 in Pediatrics

Recommendations Developed to Prepare Children for Camp

Parents should discuss camper health needs with camp staff before enrolling their children

American Diabetes Association, June 7-11

The American Diabetes Association 79th Scientific Sessions The annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association was held from June 7 to 11 in...