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We Need A Moonshot For Diabetes Prevention, Part Two: Three Misconceptions

Misconceptions About Diabetes PreventionGetty Diabetes is one of the fastest growing killers, as I discussed in Part 1 of this series. Thirty million adults in the U.S. suffer from it today. Another 84 million have a milder condition, prediabetes, that puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Over time, if current trends… Read More »

IT execs see rising need to achieve interoperability

Interoperability efforts for electronic health systems in the U.S. are mired in mediocrity. That’s the assessment of Donald Rucker, MD, the country’s National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. In testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, Rucker graded the nation’s interoperability at, well, less than average. In fact, Rucker told representatives that… Read More »

What You Need To Know About Supplements

  Americans spend about $ 37 billion dollars a year on nutritional supplements. These range from vitamins and minerals to sleeping aids, memory enhancers and disease cures. The proportion of adults using a supplement of some kind rose from 51.8% in 2005 to 63.7% IN 2011, and this number is increasing yearly. These numbers represent… Read More »