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2012-05-14 06:27:13

CHICAGO, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail clinic division of CVS Caremark Corporation, has joined a coalition of organizations dedicated to raising diabetes awareness among families on Chicago's South Side. The coalition is working with Perspectives Charter School Calumet Campus to educate, screen, diagnose and, if needed, provide follow-up care to any student diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes. Members of the coalition are: MinuteClinic; University of Illinois...

2012-05-08 23:58:07

As the diabetes epidemic spreads worldwide, there is growing concern for Asian American populations, who are nearly twice as likely to develop diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes. Compounding the problem, many of the standard ways to detect diabetes fail in people of Asian descent. "The medical profession needs to be aware of and address the unique characteristics of this population," said George L. King, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer at Joslin Diabetes Center and Professor of...

2012-05-08 10:25:47

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calling the Prevention and Public Health Fund vital to slowing the diabetes epidemic in the U.S., the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance (DAA)--a coalition of 19 diabetes-related organizations representing patients, providers, and educators, among others--said today that Congress should keep the Prevention and Public Health Fund (Fund) intact. The Fund was passed under the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The DAA said that the Fund is vital in...

2012-05-01 21:18:47

Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified a key mechanism of action for the TOR (target of rapamycin) protein kinase, a critical regulator of cell growth which plays a major role in illness and aging. This finding not only illuminates the physiology of aging but could lead to new treatments to increase lifespan and control age-related conditions, such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, and neurodegeneration. Over the past decade, studies have shown that inhibiting TOR activity, which...

2012-04-24 02:30:43

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation announced the launch of Cities for Life in Birmingham, Ala., a community-based diabetes management program anchored in family medicine. With nearly 26 million people living with diabetes in the U.S. and with one in three Alabamians born after 2000 developing diabetes during their lifetime, Cities for Life, supported by Sanofi US, will work with community groups to create an...

2012-04-11 06:25:22

WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic is helping patients with diabetes stay on top of their condition this spring by offering a free monitoring visit. This service helps patients with diabetes keep their health in check between visits to a primary care provider, and is available seven days a week at the walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores across the United States. The complimentary monitoring service administered by a MinuteClinic nurse...

2012-03-28 02:24:56

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sermo, the largest online community in the U.S. exclusive to physicians, and Joslin Diabetes Center, the world's preeminent diabetes research and clinical care organization, today announced a strategic partnership to improve quality and efficiency for diabetes care. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes has become a national epidemic affecting 8% of the population and one of the leading causes of death in the US. Once...

2012-03-28 01:07:21

A number of studies have shown that excess insulin circulating in the bloodstream is a major independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, a new study from Joslin Diabetes Center finds that this condition, called hyperinsulinemia, is itself not a cause of atherosclerosis. In humans, insulin resistance, a condition in which insulin becomes less effective at lowering blood sugar levels, coexists with hyperinsulinemia. Both are associated with atherosclerosis, the buildup of...

2012-03-27 06:23:39

MADISON, N.J., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today joins the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in recognizing the 24th annual Diabetes Alert Day. This one-day "wake-up call" encourages the public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to learn if they are at risk for developing Type II diabetes, and join the ADA in the fight to Stop Diabetes®. "We applaud and thank the American...

2012-03-22 06:25:46

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Central Pennsylvania market of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and Capital BlueCross are launching a program to urge people to test and find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. A kickoff press conference will take place 11-11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 26, at the Hamilton Health Center's 1821 Fulton Street location in Harrisburg. This event leads up to the ADA's national Alert!Day on March 27, themed...