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2014-08-26 23:10:27

The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of JDRF has named Susan Manzi, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine at Allegheny Health Network, corporate chair of its 2014 Walk to Cure Diabetes event in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of JDRF has named Susan Manzi, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine at Allegheny Health Network, corporate chair of its 2014 Walk to Cure Diabetes event in Pittsburgh. The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in Pittsburgh...

2014-08-26 08:30:35

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Profil Institute for Clinical Research, Inc., an early phase clinical research organization (CRO) focused on diabetes and obesity, announced today a milestone in clinical research for diabetes with the completion of more than 200 phase I - IIa clinical trials encompassing every clinically relevant drug class for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. "The significance of this vast amount of research is what it represents for the public...

2014-08-25 23:07:22

The University of Iowa celebrated the dedication of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOE DRC) on August 23, 2014. With 100 researchers and the most advanced laboratories and medical technology, the new facility will pursue innovative diabetes research and find treatments and cures for the epidemic that affects more than 9 percent of the American population. Iowa City, IA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 The University of Iowa celebrated the dedication of the Fraternal Order...

2014-08-20 08:27:26

SOUTHAMPTON, England, August 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Phase I Trial of Plasma Kallikrein Inhibitor to be Conducted in the US KalVista Pharmaceuticals ("KalVista"), an ophthalmology company with a focus on diabetic macular edema (DME), today announces that it has begun a Phase I, First in Human, trial of its novel plasma kallikrein inhibitor, KVD001, for the treatment of DME. The study's Principal Investigator is Dr. Jennifer K Sun of the Beetham Eye Institute, Joslin...

40 Percent Of Americans Expected To Develop Type 2 Diabetes During Their Lifetime
2014-08-15 03:34:46

The Lancet Close to half (40%) of the adult population of the USA is expected to develop type 2 diabetes at some point during their lifetime, suggests a major study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. The future looks even worse for some ethnic minority groups, with one in two (> 50%) Hispanic men and women and non-Hispanic black women predicted to develop the disease. A team of US researchers combined data from nationally representative US population interviews...

2014-08-15 08:24:44

Culinary Expert Visits San Antonio on August 16 to Help Educate At-Risk Population About Ingredients for Successful Blood Sugar Management WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, is teaming with celebrity chef and cookbook author Leticia Moreinos Schwartz on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas, an educational program encouraging Hispanics with type 2 diabetes to achieve better control of their...

2014-08-14 16:20:56

FORT KNOX, Ky., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the American Diabetes Association, if current trends continue, one out of every three Americans could be diabetic by the year 2050. However, one Army doctor has made it his mission to halt the epidemic in its tracks. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140814/136290 Dr. Robert Vigersky is the head of the Diabetes Institute at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md. With a blend of civilian...

2014-08-14 12:28:07

CHICAGO, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study, indicating that Americans have approximately a 40 percent risk of developing diabetes during their lifetime, offers more evidence that nutrition counseling provided by a registered dietitian nutritionist can help prevent or delay diabetes and its related health problems through lifestyle and dietary changes, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "Health professionals are in agreement that nutrition services...

2014-08-08 23:00:14

A holistic approach to educating and empowering patients with diabetes can significantly improve their health, according to a new study led by diabetes nurse educators from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Ambulatory Care Network. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 09, 2014 Participants in NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital study reduced blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels by actively managing their health A holistic approach to educating and empowering patients with diabetes can...

2014-08-04 16:23:42

BOSTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is pleased to announce the return of AWARE for All Boston, a free event designed to promote understanding and dialogue around clinical research participation. The event will be hosted at the Curry Student Center Ballroom at Northeastern University on Monday, October 27(th) from 5PM to 8PM and will feature free health screenings, informational exhibits,...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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