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Dietary Guidelines for Americans—Eat Less Saturated Fat

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting intake of saturated fats to 10% of total daily calories and, when possible, replacing foods high in saturated fats with foods high in unsaturated fats.

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Inside look: A physician's success story as a prediabetic patient 7/6/2016

As a patient enrollee in her local diabetes prevention program, Nancy Nielsen, MD, PhD, didn't want anyone to know she was a physician. But now she's sharing her experience far and wide because it quite possibly changed her life.

What Supreme Court ruling on admissions means for med schools 7/5/2016

The Supreme Court of the United States made a ruling that allows medical schools to create a more racially and ethnically diverse physician workforce that more closely reflects the patient population and can combat racial disparities in health outcomes.

Pain expert: Judge the opioid treatment, not the patient 6/28/2016

With medications that carry significant risks, such as opioids, appropriate prescribing practices are critical to patient safety. One physician in Boston lives by a mantra that puts patients first: Judge the treatment, not the patient.

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