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February 28, 2013
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  Diabetes in Focus 
  • Study links diabetes to lower prostate cancer risk
    Diabetes was associated with a 46% lower risk of prostate cancer in men with coronary heart disease and a 36% reduced risk in those who also had metabolic syndrome, compared with men with coronary heart disease without diabetes, a study revealed. Researchers also found men with diabetes without metabolic syndrome had a 57% decreased risk of prostate cancer. The findings were published in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Disease. Renal and Urology News (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Diabetes does not increase risk of knee surgery complications
    Knee replacement patients with diabetes did not show a higher risk of post-operation complications than those who did not have diabetes, regardless of whether their diabetes was controlled or uncontrolled, researchers reported in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The study was based on more than 40,000 patients who underwent total knee replacement between 2001 and 2009. HealthDay News (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Nutrition & Wellness 
  • Sleep deprivation triggers higher food intake in study
    Normal-weight men who lacked sleep ate larger portions of high-calorie snacks before and after breakfast, a study found. The findings on the website of the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology suggest that sleep deprivation may trigger overeating regardless of satiety. HealthDay News (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Poll: Families struggle with healthy habits in "crunch time"
    More than half of children consume an unhealthy food or drink that could lead to weight gain between the time they get home from school and bedtime, according to a poll by National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. Parents said more than 25% of children do not get enough exercise during the so-called "crunch time," and half of parents said it's difficult to ensure their children eat healthy foods. National Public Radio/Shots blog (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Practice Update 
  • IOM workshop finds doctors need help with patient engagement
    Physicians need more incentives and training to engage patients in medical decision making, researchers and doctors said at an Institute of Medicine workshop. Data show patients who are more involved in their care have better outcomes and lower costs, but Dr. Eric Holmboe of the American Board of Internal Medicine said the medical profession does not spend enough time helping clinicians develop skills needed to engage patients. MedPage Today (free registration) (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report finds declining number of black male doctors
    A report by the Association of American Medical Colleges revealed black men made up only 2.5% of medical student applicants in 2011, a slight decrease from 2002. Researchers also found the number of new black male doctors decreased to 2.4% in 2011, despite a 3% increase in the number of black male medical school graduates in the last 10 years. American Medical News (free content) (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technology 
  • Patients make better decisions with personalized risk discussion
    A review paper in the Cochrane Library suggests patients who are given a personalized risk assessment make better screening decisions than those who receive generic information about risk. A study of nearly 29,000 participants showed 45% of those given personalized information made informed decisions, compared with 20% of those who received generic information. Reuters (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ADA News 
  • NIH/NIDDK grant opportunity supporting institutional training programs
    NIH/NIDDK have announced a T32 program opportunity in diabetes research for pre and postdoctoral level researchers with backgrounds in bioengineering and/or computational sciences. Application deadlines are March 7 and Nov. 26. Learn more and apply. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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