Tag Archives: diabetes

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…


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…


Administration’s proposed cuts in U.S. spending on prevention/wellness programs are beyond puzzling

By JIM STOMMEN Medical Device Daily Contributing Writer The recent decision by the Obama administration to propose big-time funding cuts for medical prevention and wellness programs is, like many of the decisions that come out of Washington, puzzling to say…


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…