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In this CME program, experts discuss the pathophysiology of hyperglycemia, its role in macro and microvascular diseases, and the role of incretin pathways in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Examine approaches to managing the obese patient with T2DM, along with the incorporation of evidence-based guidelines and recommendations into practice when considering use of incretin-based therapies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

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Tobacco Research

According to CBS News, smoking hookah may be just as dangerous as smoking other forms of tobaccoA new study published in Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention has found that the smoke from hookah contains benzene, a chemical that has been linked to increasing a person’s risk for leukemia. The study reported that levels of SPMA, a byproduct of benzene were found to be several times higher than normal in the urine of both smokers and non-smokers who were exposed to the smoke from the water pipes.

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Read the study published in Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Cardiovascular Health

According to CNN Health, a bad marriage could pose a threat to your heart, both figuratively and literally. A study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior looked at over 1,000 married men and women over a five-year period, finding that bad marriages can damage cardiovascular health. The study also found that the effects of a bad marriage are more profound in women than men, and result in an increasing risk to health as we age.

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Read the study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Mental Health & Depression

While men may be happier when given more responsibility and authority at work, the same may not be true for women, CBS News reports. According to a study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, women whose job includes responsibility for hiring, firing and determining pay of junior employees are more likely to be depressed than a male in a similar position.

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Obamacare

Jabin Botsford/The New York Times

According to The New York Times, House Republicans filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration in light of actions on the health care law. Speaker John A. Boehner said that the president “has chosen to ignore the will of the American people and rewrite federal law on his own without a vote of Congress.” The suit charged the Obama administration with unlawfully giving away $175 billion to insurance companies under the law, in addition to the unlawful postponement of a requirement that would require larger employers to offer health coverage to employees or pay a fine.

Read it in The New York Times.