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Eat More, Move Less, and You Will Pay More
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
To help cut medical costs, your insurance company may soon be raising premiums if you have unhealthy habits such as...

FDA Announces New Recommendations on Evaluating Cardiovascular Risk in Drugs Intended to Treat Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009
The FDA recommended that manufacturers developing new drugs and biologics for Type 2 diabetes provide evidence that the therapy will not increase the risk of such cardiovascular events as a heart attack. The recommendation is part of a new guidance for industry that applies to all diabetes drugs currently under development.

New Guidelines for Physical Activity Intervention for Weight Loss
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has updated its guidelines for appropriate physical activity (PA) intervention strategies for weight loss and prevention of weight regain in adults.

Midwestern and Southern States Receive Least Federal Funding for Disease Prevention
Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2009
New report finds public health programs at risk during economic downturn. Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released a new report that found Midwestern and Southern states received less funding from the federal government than Northeastern and Western states did in fiscal year (FY) 2008 for disease prevention programs, which can amount to millions of dollars in differences.

Medicare OKs Bariatric Surgery As Diabetes Treatment
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, announced last week a clarification in its policy for Medicare coverage of bariatric surgery as a treatment for certain beneficiaries with type 2, or non-insulin-dependent, diabetes.

Fast Food Restaurants Linked to Overall Community Stroke Incidence
Posted: Saturday, February 21, 2009
Fast food restaurants, the common enemy of nearly all health conscious individuals and organizations, has recently been linked on a macro-scale, to strokes. According to a recent study, the number of fast food restaurants in a neighborhood, is directly linked to the number of strokes within that community, though the exact reason is unknown.

Free Public Exercise Programs Could Benefit Many Americans
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009
Numerous dangerous health conditions are a product of poor nutrition and exercise, but many individuals lack the motivation to change their ways and protect their health. Using a Brazilian model for free public exercise, researchers at Washington University of St. Louis, in conjunction with researchers in Brazil, have recently published a study suggesting that free public exercise programs in the United States could increase the activity levels and health of many individuals.

Mr. Diabetes® Completes 10,000+ Mile Walk of U.S. Perimeter
Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2008
Still Plenty of Work to Do: For the past eight years Andy Mandell - Mr. Diabetes®, Executive Director of Defeat Diabetes Foundation, has been a man with one mission: to walk the 10,000 mile perimeter of the United States raising awareness about the dangers of diabetes, a disease that nearly took his life. On December 21, 2008, at approximately 2:00 pm EST, he will walk the final steps in Madeira Beach, FL where it began December 1, 2000.

Reports Criticize Obama, McCain Health Plans
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's health care plan would cost too much and create more regulation, while Republican John McCain's plan would leave 60 million Americans without health insurance and reduce coverage, experts said.

Cannabis-Like Drugs that Help With Pain and Don't Harm the Brain
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Medicinal cannabis is becoming an increasingly accepted form of pain treatment, but the side effects are somewhat troubling. One of the main issues is that cannabis effects cognitive function. A new drug has been developed that resembles the pain alleviating effects of cannabis, while not adversely effecting the brain.

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