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2012-04-26 10:25:00

Kushner will serve one-year term as VP with a succession to presidency for three-year term HOUSTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Jake Kushner, renowned leader in diabetes treatment and research at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, has been elected vice president of the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120426/DC95720) With his official duties beginning fall 2012, Kushner will serve a total of four...

2011-09-20 07:43:00

Commitment Made at Clinton Global Initiative Aims to Reach One Million in Two Years Supported by Emory, Synovate, Biocon, LifeScan and Aetna NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arogya World, a US based non-profit organization, announced today a major diabetes prevention mobile health (mHealth) commitment in India, during the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting. This initiative, being implemented in association with Nokia, aims to reach one million consumers...

2011-08-12 12:30:07

Highlighted in Childhood Obesity journal Increasing public awareness of the childhood obesity epidemic may be contributing to evidence of overall reductions in body mass index (BMI), a measure of obesity in children, according to the results of a nationwide study presented in Childhood Obesity, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The article is available online at http://www.liebertpub.com/chi. The HEALTHY Study tested the effects of a public health intervention...

2009-05-18 08:30:00

HOUSTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the number of children suffering from type 2 diabetes growing at an alarming rate, physicians gathered Saturday to discuss strategies for prevention and treatment of the disease among children and adolescents at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 18th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090324/DC88061LOGO-b) "Type 2 diabetes is extremely complex," said A. Jay Cohen, MD,...

2009-03-04 08:00:00

The first and only combined all-in-one nutrition and DVD exercise program to help people with type 2 diabetes, reduce diabetes complications and help prevent the disease SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ --- The American Diabetes Association, legendary fitness expert Kathy Smith and leading in-home fitness marketer Beachbody(R) announced today a new alliance to prevent and help manage type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes with a copublishing effort: the creation of a revolutionary new...

2008-11-10 15:00:24

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the American Diabetes Association there are 23.6 million children and adults in the United States who have diabetes and approximately one million people are diagnosed with the disease each year. In 2007, 17.5 million diagnosed diabetics in the U.S. resulted in $116 billion in excess medical expenditures. In response to this growing epidemic, Health Management Corporation (HMC), a nationally recognized leader in integrated care and total...

2008-07-16 15:00:15

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) today applauded Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT), Ranking Member Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and members of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families for holding a hearing on "Childhood Obesity: The Declining Health of America's Next Generation." Appearing before the Committee was Francine Kaufman, M.D., a prominent pediatric endocrinologist, past president of the ADA, and a distinguished professor of Pediatrics and Communication at the University of...