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2014-06-06 10:04:08

Joslin Diabetes Center People with type 1 diabetes who have developed kidney complications can slow the progression of their complications by improving control of their glycemic (blood glucose) levels over the long term. This finding, which may change clinical practice at many institutions for this population, was drawn from a long-term observational study led by Andrzej Krolewski, M.D., Ph.D., head of Joslin Diabetes Center's Section on Genetics and Epidemiology. Running for almost...

2014-06-06 08:25:30

Emergency Department Charting Software Leader Brings ED Documentation and Care Management Solution to Urgent Care Providers WALTHAM, Mass., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Forerun, Inc. (www.forerunsystems.com) announced today its launch of UrgiCare Manager(TM) documentation and care management solution. Forerun, a leader in delivering innovative electronic charting software for the emergency department is immediately offering its UrgiCare Manager solution to the expanding...

heart attack and undiagnosed diabetes
2014-06-04 05:05:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One out of every 10 individuals who have had a heart attack may have undiagnosed diabetes, according to research presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2014. As part of the study, a team of researchers led by Dr. Suzanne V. Arnold, an assistant professor at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, studied the...

2014-05-30 12:25:35

RALEIGH, N.C., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Harvard study says diabetes rates in North Carolina have nearly doubled in 20 years, Philanthropy North Carolina has reported. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140529/92476 Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140529/92477 That surge reflects a rapidly growing "epidemic" that costs billions of dollars in medical spending and a less efficient workforce, according to the study from Harvard Law School. Diabetes is now...

2014-05-27 12:30:35

RALEIGH, N.C., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School will release its 2014 New Carolina State Report: Providing Access to Healthy Solutions (PATHS) - The Diabetes Epidemic in North Carolina: Policies for Moving Forward. The report is funded through a grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and will be released during the CHLPI Diabetes Leadership Dinner on May 29 and Strategy Forum on May 30 in Raleigh. The report...

2014-05-20 08:34:12

Diabetes expert to advise LabStyle as it seeks to launch Dario(TM) around the world CAESAREA, Israel, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LabStyle Innovations Corp. (OTCQB: DRIO), developer of the Dario(TM) Diabetes Management Solution, today announced the appointment of Dr. Eberhard Standl to its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Standl is an international diabetes expert whose capabilities will assist LabStyle as it seeks to make Dario(TM) available for patients around the world. Dr....

2014-05-14 08:26:57

Blood Sugar Basics Program Launches Three Easy-to-Follow "Missions" As Many Patients with Diabetes Are Not at Their A1C Goal [Despite Ongoing Efforts] NEW YORK, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American College of Endocrinology (ACE), with support from Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, has launched the new Blood Sugar Basics: Get to Your Goals program to help educate the nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes about proper blood sugar management. The...

2014-04-30 10:46:20

Clinical Therapeutics features a special report in its April issue focusing primarily on the behavioral issues associated with patients’ self-management of type 2 diabetes. “Diabetes, perhaps more so than any other chronic disease, requires people to significantly modify their behaviors—sometimes in ways that are contrary to their cultural norms and backgrounds—even when they don’t ‘feel’ sick or experience symptoms of the disease,” said John G. Ryan, Dr.PH., Topic Editor for...

2014-04-23 08:31:57

Stage and Screen Star Shines a Spotlight on Better Blood Sugar Management With America's Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals Program WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced it is teaming up with Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson on America's Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals, an educational program intended to encourage people with type 2 diabetes to...

2014-04-14 10:51:19

Women with diabetes are 14 per cent less likely to be screened for breast cancer compared to women without diabetes, according to a study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Women's College Hospital. The study, published today in the journal Diabetic Medicine, is the first to examine the influence of socioeconomic status on the gap in mammogram screening among women with diabetes. "Managing the demands of a chronic condition such as diabetes is...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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