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2011-03-31 07:00:00

BOSTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Joslin Diabetes Center has appointed John L. Brooks, III, a well-known leader in the life sciences industry, as President and Chief Executive Officer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110331/NE74636 ) "Having seen John in action and worked closely with him, I know he will bring exceptional talents and experience to the role of Joslin chief executive," said Ralph James, interim Chairman of the Board of Trustees. "He has been a very...

2011-03-29 20:15:37

Study of Joslin Medalists shows that some patients are protected against long-term diabetic complications and highlights the role of AGE proteins in vascular damage Over time, diabetes can wreak havoc on the body's eyes, cardiovascular system, kidneys and nerves. A major study by Joslin Diabetes Center researchers, however, has found that some people who have survived diabetes for many decades exhibit remarkably few complications"”a discovery that points toward the presence of...

2011-03-23 20:31:32

Joslin Diabetes Center research may point toward new ways to diagnose and treat heart disease in people with type 1 diabetes People with type 1 diabetes, whose insulin-producing cells have been destroyed by the body's own immune system, are particularly vulnerable to a form of inflammatory heart disease (myocarditis) caused by a different autoimmune reaction. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have revealed the exact target of this other onslaught, taking a large step toward potential...

2011-03-22 14:18:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky. March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diabetes is often called the "silent killer" because people who have it are often unaware they are affected. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects 26 million people - including children - in the United States. Approximately one-quarter of those people do not know they're living with the disease. "Many people are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which can have serious effects on a person's eyesight," said Dr....

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2011-03-21 10:20:00

By measuring the levels of five amino acids "“ isoleucine, leucine, valine, tyrosine and phenylalanine "“ individuals with a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes can be identified early, according to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers. Lead author, Thomas Wand, MD, of MGH Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) and Division of Cardiology, says, "These findings could provide insight into metabolic pathways that are altered very early in the process leading to...

2011-03-17 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study conducted by the Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF) identified California, Texas, Florida, New York, Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Michigan as "diabetes hot spots," where the burden of diabetes will be greatest in the next 15 years. "United States' Diabetes Crisis: Today and Future Trends," is the first study to provide detailed diabetes prevalence and cost forecasts individually for all 50 states. The...

2011-03-17 05:54:00

American Association of Diabetes Educators Says the Move Will Ensure the Delivery of High Quality Diabetes Education, And Should Be Replicated By Other States CHICAGO, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed a bill yesterday that requires a license to practice diabetes education, a move that the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) says will enhance consumer protection and increase professional recognition. "Ultimately, we think that...

2011-03-11 20:12:00

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is highlighting the connection between diabetes and hearing health and is urging all Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test and the Across America Hearing Check Challenge on American Diabetes Association Alert Day(SM). This year, Diabetes Alert Day is on March 22 and kicks off the "Join the Million Challenge" -- a month-long effort to rally one million people to take the Diabetes Risk Test by April 22...

2011-03-10 11:00:00

GLEN ALLEN, Va., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) has announced the release of Volume 14, Issue 1 of the Journal of Managed Care Medicine (JMCM). The peer-reviewed quarterly journal, which has an Editorial Review Board of medical directors from purchasers, health plans and provider systems, is sent to over 13,000 healthcare professionals, including medical directors, nurse case managers and administrators. JMCM is the official...

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2011-03-03 09:30:00

New research organized by the University of Cambridge in Britain suggests that having diabetes at 50 may reduce a person's life expectancy by an average of six years. The large international study to measure diabetes' toll found the disease also raises the risk of dying prematurely from other serious ailments, including heart disease, breast cancer and pneumonia. The research, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), underlines the importance of preventing diabetes, which affects more...


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