April 30, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

Obama and the ACA’s Rocky Implementation

Today, President Obama addressed the controversies over implementation of the Affordable Care Act. You can read his complete remarks here, and here is his summation: “And — and the last point I’ll make, even if we do everything perfectly, there’ll still be, you know, glitches and bumps, and there’ll be

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April 29, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

Drugs Can Sometimes Prevent Migraines, but at a Cost

By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) — People with severe or frequent migraines often turn to drugs to prevent them. But do the medications work? A new review of preventive treatments shows there is not much difference in the effectiveness of commonly prescribed drugs — they

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April 26, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

12 Ounces of Sugary Soda a Day Raises Diabetes Risk: Study

THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) — Drinking just one 12-ounce sugar-sweetened soft drink a day can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 22 percent, a European study contends. The finding is based on an analysis of data collected from more than 28,000 people in

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April 26, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

Hormone Shows Potential as Diabetes Treatment in Mice

THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) — A hormone that could lead to more effective diabetes treatment has been identified by researchers. The hormone, called betatrophin, causes mice to produce insulin-secreting pancreatic beta cells at up to 30 times the normal rate. But it only produces insulin when the body needs

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April 25, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

New imaging technology could reveal cellular secrets

April 25, 2013 This image illustrates the concept for a new type of technology that combines two biological imaging methods – atomic force microscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance – to create a new way to study cancer-cell metastasis and other disease-related processes. (Purdue University image/ Xin Xu) Download Photo WEST

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April 25, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

Diabetes Self-Care Improves Slowly, U.S. Report Finds

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) — More Americans are meeting diabetes care goals, but nearly half still aren’t achieving major targets for controlling blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol, government health officials say. Just 14 percent of people with diabetes hit all the recommended health targets

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