Category Archives: Diabetes/Obesity

Much ado about obesity

Five years ago during Cleveland Clinic’s 2010 Medical Innovation Summit, a panel audience was asked, by a show of hands, if they considered obesity a disease. Only about half the audience raised their hand. The other half raised their hand…

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Cutting the fat, without actually cutting

America is the fattest country in the world. The obesity epidemic is one of the largest problems facing the healthcare system, both from a clinical and an economic perspective. Pardon the pun. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports…

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MIS2013 coverage in 140 characters or less!

Love it or hate it, social media has become ingrained in most of our lives both personally and professionally. LinkedIn has made it easier than ever for professionals across business sectors to connect with one another and forge potential working…

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An obvious solution to an aggravating problem

An Army wife friend of mine is diabetic and has been taking insulin for eight years. Last fall she and her husband were moved to a new duty station where she was assigned a new primary care manager at a…

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A picture is worth 1,000 what?

We already know that a picture is worth a thousand words, but did you know it might also be worth a thousand calories? A new smartphone application is being developed at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana) to help the health…

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Medicare’s decision to cover weight-reduction efforts is a good move, but details still matter

By JIM STOMMEN Medical Device Daily Contributing Writer   Talk about eating from the public trough: The folks who run Medicare are putting their money where our collective mouths are. The nation’s largest health insurance plan reported awhile back that…

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Changing nature of healthcare is reflected in new push for services to become a retail commodity

“Okay, hon. I’m headed over to MammothMart. Need to grab some beer and munchies for the Monday night game, a replacement shower head for the bathroom and maybe that new Michael Connelly book.” “I might as well get the oil…

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Israel is the land of milk, honey and med-tech

When one thinks about countries that are hotbeds for medical technology innovation, Israel would not likely be at the top of anyone’s list. But people in the know will tell you that this small country, with a population of just…

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