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Depression Treatment Reduces Mortality by Half in Older Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007
Older depressed patients with diabetes who receive additional intervention for their depression are half as likely to die within 5 years as similar patients who not provided this intervention.

Comorbidities Lead to Neglected Diabetes Self-Care
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007
When patients with diabetes have severe comorbidities, they are likely to deal with them while neglecting glucose monitoring and other self-care tasks, according to a new study.

Higher Resting Heart Rate Linked to Diabetes and Mortality
Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Higher resting heart rate (HR) was associated with diabetes and mortality in older age, according to the results of a new study in Diabetes Care.

Alzheimer's Disease Could Be A Third Form Of Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2007
Insulin, it turns out, may be as important for the mind as it is for the body. Research in the last few years has raised the possibility that Alzheimer's memory loss could be due to a novel third form of diabetes.

Annual Flu Shots May Be of Little Benefit to the Elderly
Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2007
After years of telling patients with diabetes that they need to get flu shots, we now are learning that the elderly may receive little to no benefit from annual influenza vaccinations, according to a review of current evidence study.

Screen for PAD and Treat as CAD
Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2007
Screening for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) should be performed routinely in all elderly patients and younger ones with cardiovascular risk factors, and should be aggressively treated just as coronary artery disease (CAD).

Depression Care Management Can Reduce Mortality in Older Patients With Diabetes
Posted: Friday, September 07, 2007
Depression care management may reduce 5-year mortality in older primary care patients with both depression and diabetes, according to the results of a new study.

Healthy Lifestyle in Middle Age Reduces Mortality and CVD Later in Life
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007
Adoption of 4 healthy lifestyle habits in middle age is associated with a 40% reduction in all-cause mortality and 35% reduction in CVD events within 4 years.

Heart Care Below Par in Older Diabetics: Study
Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2007
A low proportion of elderly individuals newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes receive heart-protecting drugs like aspirin, blood pressure-lowering drugs and cholesterol-lowering drugs, according to a new study.

U.S. Survey Shows Uninsured Numbers 43.6 Million
Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2007
Just under 44 million Americans had no health insurance in 2006, according to a survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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