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2013-09-30 08:30:47

Does the medical community need evidence from studies or have patients already proven the role social media plays in patient care? BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Diabetes Hands Foundation will join the debate on the role of social media in diabetes care at the Joslin Diabetes Center's Diabetes Innovation 2013 conference, October 3-5 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC. Three members of the Diabetes Advocates, a program of the Diabetes Hands...

2013-09-25 04:22:12

SOUTHAMPTON, England, September 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consortium supported by EU Seventh Framework Programme KalVista Pharmaceuticals ("KalVista"), an ophthalmology company with a focus on diabetic macular edema (DME), is joining a group of academic and industry researchers to undertake a project known as '3D-NET' ('Drug Discovery and Development of Novel Eye Therapeutics'). The four-year project seeks to enable the development of new drugs for the treatment of...

2013-09-24 23:25:26

Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance finds major diabetes nonprofits use cure as the main message in 90 percent of events, while only 18 percent of funds raised go to cure research New York, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Less than 20 percent of the donations raised at popular diabetes “cure” fundraising events actually goes toward type 1 cure research, according to a new report from the Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance. In its third annual report on diabetes charity fundraising, the JDCA...

2013-09-18 16:25:53

BOSTON, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvard Medical School-affiliated Joslin Diabetes Center, the world's largest provider of diabetes-focused clinical care, research and education and the producer of Diabetes Innovation 2013, has joined the Clinton Foundation to boost efforts to prevent diabetes and to improve treatment quality and reduce costs for those with the disease and its related conditions and complications. Joslin will lead diabetes-focused efforts organized by the...

2013-09-13 11:06:43

Finding may help explain why some diabetic women are prone to develop kidney failure A genetic variant on chromosome 2 is strongly linked with kidney failure in diabetic women but not in men, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings may help explain gender-specific differences in kidney failure, as well as why some diabetic women are prone to develop kidney failure. Worldwide, more than 370 million...

Genetic Variant Leads To Increased Risk Of Cardiac Heart Disease In Type 2 Diabetics
2013-08-28 15:26:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have identified a previously unknown genetic variant associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) in type 2 diabetic patients. This discovery, published in JAMA, could eventually lead to the development of new treatments for CHD in diabetic patients. More than 370 million people around the globe have type 2 diabetes, and CHD is the leading cause of death among diabetic patients. Type 2 diabetic patients have a two- to...

2013-08-27 12:27:54

11th Annual Summit Marks Opening of Cleveland's Global Center for Health Innovation CLEVELAND, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland Clinic's 11(th) Annual Medical Innovation Summit will bring together more than 1,000 executives, investors, entrepreneurs and clinicians Oct. 14 to 16, 2013, in downtown Cleveland to examine one of the most critical issues in healthcare today - how to combat the obesity epidemic. Industry leaders will discuss innovations in fighting obesity, a disease which...

2013-08-23 16:23:22

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center (FVRMC) has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval(TM) for its Inpatient Diabetes Care program, demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. FVRMC is the first hospital in Orange County to earn this certification, one of only 11 in California and 66 nationwide. "In achieving Joint Commission...

2013-08-06 08:33:32

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ImmusanT today announced that it has initiated a clinical research study to explore the immunologic relationship between celiac disease and Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and to further understand the underlying cause of T1D. The research will focus on characterizing immune responses in patients affected by both T1D and celiac disease. The study will be performed by the Joslin Diabetes Center. It is estimated that celiac disease affects about one...

2013-08-01 08:36:01

Education and Coaching Help Reduce Risk Factors for Serious Disease NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EmblemHealth, the largest New York-based health insurer, will enroll up to 100 people this year into a program proven to reduce the risk of developing diabetes by half, through weight loss, increased activity and positive lifestyle changes. EmblemHealth is participating in the National Diabetes Prevention Program to teach members threatened by the disease the habits and...