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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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From volume to value: How one health system is making the change 4/22/2016

Across the nation, care models are shifting from volume to value-based care—and this means getting to the heart of every process within a medical practice. Learn how one of the largest federally- qualified health centers in the nation is transitioning to a patient-centered, physician-friendly, interoperable health system.

Push is on for transparency of clinical trials 4/22/2016

For physicians to make the best decisions on how to treat patients, they need information from all the clinical trials on drug treatments and preventive services. All too often, though, only select results are reported, and physicians don’t get the full picture. The AllTrials campaign, which the AMA joined in March, is aiming to change that.

How a Minnesota practice is preventing diabetes—and others can too 4/22/2016

Nine out of 10 people who have prediabetes, the precursor to type 2 diabetes, don’t know they have it. Fortunately, evidence-based diabetes prevention programs are available to support physicians who treat these patients—and recently, groundbreaking steps were taken to soon cover these costs under Medicare.

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