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By Guest Author On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
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5 Ways Poor Dental Health Can Affect You Beyond Your Teeth

Every single day, your mouth accumulates a layer of plaque build up that contains bacteria. When left to their own devices, this bacteria can cause a wide array of health issues. Usually, when people think of mouth More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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Pete Bissonette examines How Your Friends Affect Your Health

How many friends do you have? If your doctor isn’t asking now, they may start soon. According to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, your social circles are as important to your health More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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Former NYC Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, named Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases by WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) today named former New York City Mayor, Mr Michael R. Bloomberg, as Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs). NCDs (including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes More...

By Guest Author On Monday, February 8th, 2016
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The extremely wastefulness of vacation resorts and how it’s being addressed

Upon embarking on a vacation, the last thing on a lot of people’s mind is the environment and the effect that their vacationing has on it. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the idea of just enjoying yourself. You More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
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7 Techniques for Sleeping Well With Diabetes

It is estimated that 50-70 Americans have some kind of sleep or wakefulness disorder. The amount of sleep that an individual is able to clock in affects appetite-regulating hormones and glucose metabolism, which More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, October 11th, 2015
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Google/Alphabet Is Showing A Significant Interest In Healthcare

The search engine giant Google has built a presence in a variety of industries and it’s now showing significant interest in the healthcare sector. The co-founders (now chiefs at the new company Alphabet) want More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Why Diabetes Is One Of The Greatest Threats To Older Adults Now

Recently, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force published a press release revealing that Type 2 diabetes is on the rise amongst U.S. adults who are older than 45 years old. The report notes that diabetes has More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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Diabetes drug, Trulicity, receives FDA approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Trulicity (dulaglutide), a once-weekly subcutaneous injection to improve glycemic control (blood sugar levels), along with diet and exercise, in adults with type More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 1st, 2014
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Type 2 diabetes drug, Jardiance, receives FDA approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Jardiance (empagliflozin) tablets as an addition to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes symptomsPublic domain More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Are Kids Becoming the New Couch Potatoes?

In recent years, there has been a rise in childhood obesity. Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. The percentage of children aged 6-11 years in More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, June 28th, 2014
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Afrezza Inhalation Powder receives FDA nod for control of diabetes mellitus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Afrezza (insulin human) Inhalation Powder, a rapid-acting inhaled insulin to improve glycemic control in adults with diabetes mellitus. Afrezza is a rapid-acting More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Diabetes in the US: 29.1 million Americans have diabetes

PRESS RELEASE More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, up from the previous estimate of 26 million in 2010, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Diabetes related complications in US adults down, according to CDC

PRESS RELEASE Rates of five major diabetes-related complications have declined substantially in the last 20 years among U.S. adults with diabetes, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Diabetes drug, Tanzeum, receives FDA approval

PRESS RELEASE The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Tuesday approved Tanzeum (albiglutide) subcutaneous injection to improve glycemic control, along with diet and exercise, in adults with type 2 diabetes. Type More...

By Guest Author On Monday, February 10th, 2014
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New Genome Wide Association Study Reveals Heritable T2D Genes

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is becoming a global health issue, with epidemic proportions being reported in many European Union countries after the US declared epidemic proportions over a decade ago.  While there has More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 9th, 2014
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Diabetes drug, Farxiga, gets FDA approval

PRESS RELEASE The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Farxiga (dapaglifozin) tablets to improve glycemic control, along with diet and exercise, in adults with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes symptomsPublic More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 9th, 2014
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TRUEbalance and TRUEtrack Blood Glucose Meters recalled

PRESS RELEASE Nipro Diagnostics, Inc. announced recently it is initiating a voluntary recall and replacement of a limited number of TRUEbalance™ and TRUEtrack® Blood Glucose Meters distributed both in the United More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
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At least 200,000 deaths from heart disease and stroke each year are preventable: CDC

Nearly 1 in 3 deaths in the US each year is caused by heart disease and stroke. At least 200,000 of these deaths could have been prevented through changes in health habits, such as stopping smoking, more physical More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
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Heart disease, stroke top list of leading causes of death globally

Of the estimated 55 million people who died worldwide in 2011, two-thirds of all deaths globally were due to noncommunicable diseases (NCD), according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is up 60 percent More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, August 1st, 2013
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Glucose Test Strips recalled over false abnormally high blood glucose result

 Nova Diabetes Care announced recently the voluntary recall of of 21 lots of the Nova Max Glucose Test Strips distributed both in the USA and outside the continental USA. Nova Max® Plus™ glucose meter kits that More...

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