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October 30, 2012
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  Diabetes in Focus 
  • Another study links diabetes to increased breast cancer risk
    Postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes were 35% more likely than those without diabetes to develop breast cancer, a study in the journal Cancer Causes and Control found. Nonwhite women with diabetes had a 289% increased risk for developing breast cancer, compared with those without diabetes. FoodConsumer.org (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study looks at how retinopathy patients deal with vision loss
    Older adults with age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy find it more difficult to deal with vision loss and suffer from more denial, but they were less likely than younger patients to blame themselves for the condition, a Canadian study indicated. The longer patients deal with vision loss, the more they learn to accept their condition, researchers reported at an American Academy of Optometry meeting. Healio/Primary Care Optometry News (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Nutrition & Wellness 
  • Early weight-loss programs for children have lasting effects
    Participation in weight-loss programs at a young age was associated with slower weight gain, European researchers found. A Dutch study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine showed that overweight or obese 3- to 5-year-olds who participated in such programs gained less weight compared with the usual-care group. Meanwhile, a Swedish study found that heavy children younger than 10 were more likely than teens to have slower weight gain after a behavioral intervention. Reuters (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mother's bariatric surgery linked to lower childhood obesity risk
    Children born to mothers who underwent bariatric surgery had a lower risk of being obese than siblings born before the weight-loss surgery, a Canadian study showed. Researchers said it is possible that the surgery leads to changes that switch off genes that could predispose the children to obesity. The findings were presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model) (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lower obesity risk, higher exercise rates seen in Amish children
    A study in Diabetes Care revealed that Old Order Amish children were about 3.3 times less likely than non-Hispanic white children from Maryland's Eastern Shore to become overweight. Researchers also found that OOA children spent an extra 34 minutes daily engaged in light physical activity and an extra 53 minutes daily in moderate/vigorous exercise compared with the Eastern Shore group. PhysiciansBriefing.com/HealthDay News (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Practice Update 
  • Agency publishes 2014 MU clinical quality measures
    CMS has released the final 2014 clinical quality measures for eligible health care providers, hospitals and critical access facilities participating in either stage 1 or stage 2 meaningful use. The agency has also posted a variety of resources to help clarify the measures. Healthcare IT News (10/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ADA News 
  • ADA 2013 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award: Call for Nominations
    Now through Nov. 16 (8 p.m. EDT), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2013 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award. This is an opportunity to recognized exceptional leadership and highly meritorious efforts by a health professional in the field of diabetes education. The recipient will deliver the 2013 Outstanding Educator Lecture at the 73rd Scientific Sessions, June 21 to 25, at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. Learn more and nominate. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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