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Michigan tests 'pay-for-success' model for diabetes prevention

By Crain's Detroit Business  |  April 24, 2017

A new type of financing is linking private investors who want to do good — and make some money in the process — with not-for-profits looking to get upfront funding for programs where they're paid for results.

Platypus venom could be key in new diabetes treatments

Platypus venom could be key in new diabetes treatments

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 14, 2017

Researchers at the University of Adelaide recently discovered evolutionary changes pertaining to the insulin regulation in the platypus and its fellow egg-laying mammal the echidna, which could pave the way for new diabetes type 2 treatments.

Gun violence survivors and witnesses could face lifetime of trauma and bad health

Gun violence survivors and witnesses could face lifetime of trauma and bad health

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 05, 2016

The trauma surrounding exposure to gun violence is not disputed, especially among children. In 1995, the CDC reported that kids who had four or more adverse childhood experiences, such as experiencing or witnessing a shooting, were more likely to smoke, drink, abuse drugs and engage in unsafe sex.

Innovations: Integrating diabetic eye screenings with primary care

Innovations: Integrating diabetic eye screenings with primary care

By Erica Teichert  |  October 29, 2016

A company called Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems, or IRIS, has developed a cloud-based platform and image-enhancement technology that connects primary-care physicians with optometrists and ophthalmologists who can read eye exam images taken during a normal doctor visit.

Progress on Cancer Moonshot, other efforts will take big investment

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 29, 2016

A serious commitment to “doubling the pace” of progress will require the public and private sectors to consider doubling investments in medical research to about $1,000 per American per year to find the solutions to what ails us—not only cancer, but diabetes, mental illness,...

Editorial: A promising fiddling with health insurance

Editorial: A promising fiddling with health insurance

By Merrill Goozner  |  October 08, 2016

Republicans and Democrats agreed on a promising health insurance reform? Unheard of. Absurd. Medicare's Innovation Center put it in motion without opposition from Capitol Hill? Unthinkable. Or maybe a miracle of miracles is happening in Washington.

Efforts to inform consumers about bad nutrition are helping

Efforts to inform consumers about bad nutrition are helping

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 09, 2016

Sugary beverages have been blamed for a spike in childhood obesity. With the rising number of cases among youth with chronic conditions that were once only seen in older adults—such as Type 2 diabetes—cities and states have passed laws attempting to limit consumption of the drinks.

23andMe escapes California class action for arbitration

By Erica Teichert  |  August 24, 2016

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that genetic testing company 23andMe can't be sued over allegations that it misled customers about its test kit because the claims belong in arbitration.

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