The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first mobile medical app that will allow remote monitoring of patient glucose data. The technology, from medical-device firm Dexcom, was approved through the so-called “de novo” pathway.
Salt intake was not associated with an increased risk of mortality or cardiovascular disease and health failure among older adults, according to a study published Monday.
Data Points for the week of Jan. 19, 2015, covered the following topics: Unexpected medical expenses, Medicaid, diabetes, uninsured adults, alcohol poisoning
The value of sustained initiatives targeting population health appears borne out by a dip in hospitalization and mortality rates associated with a communitywide cardiovascular disease prevention program in Maine.
Although nearly twice as many people in the U.S. were diagnosed with end-stage renal disease in 2012 compared with 20 years ago, the number of new cases diagnosed annually has fallen since 2010
Many older adults with diabetes may be overtreated for their disease, potentially leaving them more susceptible to more serious health threats as a result of adverse effects from medication, a new study warns.
The Food and Drug Administration approved 41 first-of-a-kind drugs in 2014, including a record number of medicines for rare diseases, pushing the agency's annual tally of drug approvals to its highest level in 18 years.
People who have difficulty paying for food and medications are associated with a higher likelihood of having poorer control over their diabetes, according to a new study examining the relationship between nonmedical determinants and health outcomes.
Electronic health-record supplier Cerner Corp. and upstart cloud-based mobile application developer Livongo Health are entering a multiyear partnership to link their systems for diabetes care.
Cases of tuberculosis are set to accelerate worldwide unless action is taken to curb diabetes, a chronic condition that weakens the immune system and triples the risk a person will develop the lung disease, health experts warned on Wednesday.
Black diabetics have leg amputations more often than non-blacks do in every part of the U.S., according to a new report that analyzed variations in care. Black patients are nearly three times as likely to lose limbs overall, though the disparity is greater in some areas, particularly the South.
Hospitals with limited resources continue to struggle as they try to implement programs that drive down readmission rates, and federal penalties could potentially make matters worse, write the authors of a report published in the Joint Commission's Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.