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Patient Compliance Improves Through 'Motivational Interviewing
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007
Patients often resist the advice of health care providers and thus neglect what is in their best interests. But research found that exploring a patient's motivation for resistance, through a process call motivational interviewing, can greatly increase compliance.

Less Insulin In the Brain Key to a Long Life
Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2007
Good, old-fashioned diet and exercise might keep you young by reducing the action of insulin in the brain, researchers reported.

Exercise Key in Control of Type 2 Diabetes: 103 Studies
Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2007
The review found, studies that focused only on boosting exercise levels yielded greater benefits than those that tried to change patients' diets, exercise habits and medication adherence all at once.

Teach Doctors To Cook And Walk
Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2007
Walk two miles and call me in the morning. That's what doctors could soon prescribe if the new leaders of two major medical groups have their way.

Diabetes Reduces Life Expectancy by 8 Years
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2007
Before heart disease even develops among patients with heart disease, the effects on life expectancy have already begun, found researchers.

Oral Contraceptive Use May Raise Gestational Diabetes Risk
Posted: Friday, June 01, 2007
The results of this study suggest that the use of certain types of hormonal contraceptives during the 5 years leading up to a pregnancy may be associated with the risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Diabetes Drug Use Triples for Girls
Posted: Friday, May 25, 2007
The number of adolescent girls taking drugs for Type 2 diabetes nearly tripled in just five years.

Baby Boomers First Generation With Shorter Life Spans Than Their Parents
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Baby boomers might be the first generation to enter retirement in worse health than their parents, according to a growing body of evidence, the Washington Post reports.

Type 2 Diabetes Often Asymptomatic in Children
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
The overall prevalence of type 2 diabetes has increased 5-fold in the United States since the 1960s, and children and adolescents are among those affected. However, children often exhibit no symptoms.
Therefore, physicians need to be alert for this disease in children and open to the possibility that patients in their 20s might be suffering from the long-term complications of preexisting type 2 disease.

Mortality Markedly Increased in Children With Celiac Disease
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Long-term all-cause mortality rates among people diagnosed with celiac disease in childhood are threefold higher than population mortality rates.

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