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    Telemedicine Companies Changing the Future of Doctor Visits

    After years of slowly gaining traction, telemedicine exploded during the pandemic. Now companies are using that momentum to usher in the next wave of remote health, by moving beyond just chats with doctors to a high-tech world of healthcare access without leaving the home. “The pandemic really supported new ways for remote monitoring, creation and development of devices,” said Jo … Continued

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    Review Finds No ‘High-Quality’ Evidence That Weight Loss Supplements Work

    Among adults in the United States trying to maintain a moderate weight, roughly a thirdTrusted Source say they have used dietary supplements to achieve their goal. But, according to a new study in Obesity, led by John Batsis, MD, associate professor in the division of geriatric medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health, high-quality evidence of the benefits of many wei … Continued

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    Lowe Appointed Hospice Medical Director

    Jared Lowe, MD, assistant professor in the UNC Palliative Care Program has been appointed Medical Director of UNC Hospice. Margaret Drickamer, MD, who previously served in this role, will become Assistant Medical Director and continue as a Hospice attending physician. “We are thankful for Margaret’s outstanding leadership,” said Laura Hanson, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the Hosp … Continued

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    No Strong Evidence Supplements Do Anything for Weight Loss, Large Review Finds

    Dietary supplements do not do much to help people lose weight—that’s the verdict from a large new review led by John A. Batsis, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of geriatric medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health, in report from Gizmodo. The review found little high-quality evidence from studies trying to test these supplements’ claimed benefits a … Continued

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    Review Shows Minimal, High-Quality Evidence Dietary Supplements Lead to Weight Loss

    Although Americans spend billions on them, published research shows a lack of strong evidence that dietary supplements and alternative therapies help adults lose weight, according to a new study published in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society (TOS). Led by John Batsis, MD, researchers completed a comprehensive review of 315 existing clinical trials of weight los … Continued

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    Geriatric Medicine Recognizes Endocrinology Faculty For Special Assistance in Telementoring Series

    A recent UNC Center for Aging and Health workforce enhancement effort introduced speciality expertise from the division of endocrinology to Piedmont Health Services (PHS). Led by Marvin McBride, MD, MBA, Jennifer Hubbard, and Cristine Henage, EdD, in the division of geriatric medicine, “Diabetes Management for Older Adults Series for Piedmont Health Services” was one of several C … Continued

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    Highlighting Geriatric Medicine During June Awareness for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

    June is the nationally recognized month to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and other dementias that affect memory, and behavior, conditions that affect the majority of people who are 65 and older. It’s also a great time to spotlight Geriatric Medicine and the work our geriatricians are doing in education and research, to serve the aging and help them age well. Following is a lo … Continued

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    American Geriatrics Society 2021 Annual Meeting Offers a Chance for Reflection

    David Lynch, MD, and John Batsis, MD, wrote a Doximity op-ed on key takeaways from the American Geriatrics Society 2021 Annual Meeting May 12–15. “The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2021 Annual Meeting took place virtually from May 12–15. Joseph Shega, MD, program chair, framed the meeting’s objective in his introduction as an opportunity to reflect on how COVID-19, structural … Continued

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    Bynum Receives the Mary and Thomas Hudson Distinguished Professorship

    Deb Bynum, MD, MMEL, FACP, has been awarded the Mary and Thomas Hudson Distinguished Professorship in the Division of Geriatric Medicine. On Thursday, June 3, residents held a surprise party to celebrate her. “Being a distinguished professor is a wonderful honor, and today we honor you Dr. Bynum, as maybe one of the only internal medicine program directors in the US that is now a … Continued

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    Civic Life Suffers From Pressure On Black Men

    About the same number of young Black men and women reach voting age in North Carolina every year, but there’s a huge gender gap each time ballots are counted. In 2020, when Donald Trump won the state by 74,500 votes, Black women cast 622,000 ballots but Black men cast only 402,000 — a startling gap of 220,000 votes. Christine E. Kistler, MD, MASc, associate professor in the divis … Continued