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October 24, 2012
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  Diabetes in Focus 
  • Diabetes elevates PAD risk in men, study finds
    Diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol levels and smoking were associated with an increased risk of peripheral artery disease in men, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed. Men who did not show any of the risk factors were 77% less likely to develop PAD than the other men in the study, researchers said. HealthDay News (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Gestational diabetes more likely with thyroid dysfunction
    Women with high levels of thyroid-stimulating hormones and thyroid autoimmunity in early pregnancy were up to four times as likely to develop gestational diabetes, according to data from the Rhea study in Greece. The findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Healio/Endocrine Today (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: Foods with seared "crust" raise risk of diabetes-related CVD
    The risk of diabetes-related heart disease grew nearly fourfold for every unit increase in the intake of advanced glycation end products -- plaque-forming products seen in foods prepared at high temperatures -- according to a study in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. The findings underscore the importance of food preparation, particularly for people with diabetes who have an increased risk of heart disease. Yahoo/Indo-Asian News Service (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Nutrition & Wellness 
  • Weight-loss surgery works for younger patients in study
    A study published in the International Journal of Obesity revealed gastric bypass surgery showed as much efficacy in severely obese adolescent patients as in adults. Data from the Swedish Nationwide Study showed a 32% weight loss among adolescent patients and 31% in adult surgery patients at two years. Bariatric News (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Screen access in bedrooms may be tied to childhood obesity
    Children who had access to screens -- televisions, DVD players, video games, computers or cellphones -- in their bedrooms were more likely to be overweight than those without access, a Canadian study in the journal Pediatric Obesity found. Increased TV time at night also could increase the risk of childhood obesity, researchers said, because an extra hour of sleep curbed the risk of obesity by up to 30%. The Globe and Mail (Toronto)/The Hot Button blog (tiered subscription model) (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Practice Update 
  • CMS issues corrections for final stage 2 MU rule errors
    A 10-page document has been issued by CMS to correct typographical and technical mistakes in the final rule for stage 2 EHR meaningful use that was released on Sept. 4. The errors include omissions and other mistakes that could have an impact on how covered entities interpret the rules, and the corrections were published Tuesday in the Federal Register. Health Data Management (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technology 
  • Mich. gets $1.5M anti-obesity grant
    The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration awarded the Michigan Department of Community Health a three-year, $1.5 million grant to help boost health outcomes in overweight and obese residents in the Detroit and Grand Rapids areas. The MDCH and its partners plan to develop team-based initiatives that feature health promotion and care delivery. WWJ-TV/WWJ-AM (Detroit) (10/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mobile apps making inroads with clinicians
    Mobile health applications have made strides in clinical settings to the point where developers have begun integrating their software directly into clinicians' workflow, according to attendees at a health technology event last week. Companies showcased applications that can reduce hospital readmissions, cut emergency department wait times and provide nurses with patient data. InformationWeek (10/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ADA News 
  • Become a recognized education program through the American Diabetes Association
    The American Diabetes Association is your premier National Accrediting Organization. Benefits include: Free access to Chronicle Diabetes, a Web-based patient education documentation system that facilitates data collection. Chronicle also interfaces with the ERP portal for administering recognition and facilitating application submission. Free Krame's print/online patient education materials and a 40% discount on all Association publications. Networking opportunities via our exclusive online community. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • Save Time and Money and Qualify for Meaningful Use
    The American Diabetes Association and the DiabetesPro resource center Diabetes Rx now help you to qualify for meaningful use by providing free patient education and electronic prescribing. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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