Glycation Product Linked to Hip Fracture Risk

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Geriatrics

Published: Nov 1, 2013

By Cole Petrochko, Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Action Points

  • A characteristic of biological aging is the non-enzymatic glycation of long-lasting proteins, such as collagen, which weakens collagen’s biomechanical properties and leads to increased bone matrix stiffening and fragility.

TCT: New Methods ID Significant Coronary Lesions

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Meeting Coverage

Published: Oct 31, 2013

By Todd Neale, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Action Points

  • Note that these studies were published as abstracts and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Diabetes screenings, supplies, and training – Medicare has you covered

Diabetes affects millions of people – are you one of them? November is American Diabetes Month and a perfect time to find out about the supplies and self-management training that Medicare covers to help you manage your diabetes. Many people with diabetes don’t know that they have it – and Medicare covers screening tests so you can find out if you do.

If you’re at high risk for developing diabetes, Medicare covers up to two fasting blood glucose (blood sugar) tests each year. If your doctor accepts assignment, you pay nothing for these tests. You may be at high risk for diabetes if you’re obese, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or a family history of diabetes. Talk to your doctor to find out when you should get your free screening test.