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Black diabetics lose a leg three times more often
Bloomberg Businessweek | October 14, 2014
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.
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Dialysis demand strong as kidney disease grows
Steven Ross Johnson | October 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Demand for kidney dialysis is expected to increase in the U.S. as the elderly population grows and the prevalence of chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease rises. The U.S. has a higher rate of dialysis utilization than all other advanced countries except Japan, and the...
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Systems serving low-income patients struggle under readmissions penalties
Sabriya Rice | September 30, 2014
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.
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Diabetes progress limited, raising questions about social factors, study finds
Steven Ross Johnson | September 24, 2014
While new evidence appears to show the diabetes rate among U.S. adults beginning to level off after being on the rise for years, rates among certain minority groups as well as the poorly educated have continued to increase, raising questions as to the role social factors may play in determining...
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Diabetes rates may be leveling off overall: U.S. health officials
Reuters | September 24, 2014
The drastic increases in the number of people living with diabetes and the number of new cases diagnosed each year may have leveled off, according to U.S. health officials. Researchers found little change in the prevalence and incidence of diabetes between 2008 and 2012, following drastic increases...
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Cleveland Clinic to launch Center for Functional Medicine
Timothy Magaw, Crain's Cleveland Business | September 16, 2014
The Cleveland Clinic announced it will launch a center that focuses on how lifestyle factors contribute to chronic disease. The new Center for Functional Medicine, which the clinic said is the first of its kind at an academic medical center, will open Sept. 23 and will be led by Dr. Mark Hyman, a...
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Healthy eating could be a learnable habit
Modern Healthcare | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Do you hanker for deep-dish pizza or a burger with all the fixings, and push the boiled rutabaga and steamed okra to the far edges of your dinner plate? The “addictive power” of unhealthy foods may have a hold on you, say authors of a new study.
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Rob Montagnese: promoting healthy habits for children
Mike Mitka | August 29, 2014
The rates of childhood obesity in Licking County, Ohio, are among the highest in the state. According to one stat, about 35% of third-graders in the county are overweight or obese. Rob Montagnese decided to do something about it.
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Carol Solomon: targeting chronic illness in New Orleans
Mike Mitka | August 29, 2014
Cajun and Creole foods and a “let the good times roll” attitude make New Orleans and its surrounding parishes a great place to visit, but they're also among the contributing factors making it difficult for residents to maintain healthy lifestyles. Statewide figures show Louisiana has...
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Vital Signs
Counseling encouraged for overweight patients at risk for heart disease, task force says
Sabriya Rice | August 26, 2014
Overweight and obese adults at risk for heart disease should be referred to or offered intensive behavioral counseling for diet and exercise interventions, a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation concludes.
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