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March 4, 2013
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  Diabetes in Focus 
  • Weight-loss surgery in obese diabetes patients cuts mortality risk
    Bariatric surgery was associated with a 25% reduction in mortality risk in obese type 2 diabetes patients, a diabetes expert said at the ADA's Advanced Postgraduate Course. Dr. John Bantle, professor of medicine and director of the division of endocrinology and diabetes at the University of Minnesota, recommended laparoscopic gastric bypass, saying some forms of surgery do not show high efficacy and others may pose health risks. InternalMedicineNews.com (free registration) (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Nutrition & Wellness 
  • Parenting classes may help target childhood obesity risk factors
    Children of parents who took specialized parenting classes consumed fewer sweets and sugary drinks and had less television screen time than those whose parents did not participate in such classes, a study indicated. However, the researchers found no differences in physical activity or BMI among the groups. The results were published in the journal Pediatrics. DailyRx.com (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Practice Update 
  • Study suggests lower-income patients left out of HIT advances
    A survey of more than 400 patients in low-income areas showed 78% of respondents want to communicate electronically with their physicians, but only 17% are able to interact with providers via e-mail, researchers wrote in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. "Lower-income patients from a wide variety of backgrounds want to be part of the health information technology revolution," said Dr. Adam Schickedanz. "The question is whether they will be afforded the opportunities to take part in the same way as their middle- and higher-income peers." U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay News (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technology 
  • First lady launches "Let's Move Active Schools"
    First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday launched a public-private partnership that builds on her "Let's Move" campaign and provides financial help to schools for programs that improve student fitness. The "Let's Move Active Schools" initiative includes grants to schools from the Education Department, with Nike, GENYOUth Foundation, ChildObesity180, Kaiser Permanente and the General Mills Foundation pledging funding and other resources. Yahoo/The Associated Press (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Healthy-foods bill moves forward in Iowa Legislature
    An Iowa Senate subcommittee has endorsed a bill to require food-service vendors in state buildings, public universities and community colleges to cook healthier meals and to post menus that display nutrition facts such as calories, fat and sodium. The measure also would require the state to contract with food vendors that follow American Heart Association and Agriculture Department dietary guidelines and to give preference to those purchasing from local growers. Omaha World-Herald (Neb.)/The Associated Press (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SmartQuote 
The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret."
--Henri Frédéric Amiel,
Swiss philosopher, poet and critic


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