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Diabetes and Cardiology Groups Stay Firm on Rosiglitazone
Posted: Sunday, July 04, 2010
In response to new Medicare data showing greater elevations in stroke, heart failure, and death risk with rosiglitazone compared with pioglitazone (Actos), the AHA issued a statement to the media reiterating its stance that there are insufficient data to support the choice of one over the other. And both the AHA and the ADA emphasized the need for patients to be informed of the new evidence, but not to panic.

Earlier Screening for Diabetes Worthwhile
Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010
It's currently recommended that people be screened for Type 2 diabetes starting at age 45, particularly if they are overweight. But a new study suggests that it would be worthwhile to start Type 2 diabetes screening earlier -- between the ages of 30 and 45.

Experts Advise Beginning Daily Aspirin Later
Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010
In a change, heart and diabetes groups push age threshold up from 40, to 50 for men, 60 for women.

Death from Diabetes will Change from 5th Leading Cause of Death to __?
Posted: Sunday, May 09, 2010
More than 70,000 Americans a year die from complications of diabetes, making it the country's fifth-largest medical killer. While that sounds dire, Novo Nordisk says the real picture is much worse.

April is Defeat Diabetes® Month
Posted: Thursday, April 01, 2010
Defeat Diabetes Foundation Presents 30 Days of Activities to Help Prevent the Disease and its Complications

Health Reform: A Year-by-Year Rundown of What Happens and When
Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The historic health overhaul that President Obama signed on Tuesday (in advance of further "fixes" in a reconciliation bill) will make sweeping changes in our health system. They include new consumer protections, expanded coverage of the uninsured, penalties for people and businesses who don't buy insurance, attempts to control rising costs, and Medicare savings and new taxes to pay for it all. Here is a year-by-year look at what's in store, assuming final Senate passage later this week of a package of amendments to the landmark bill both chambers already have passed:

Health Care Reform Bill Summary: A Look At What's in the Bill
Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010
The bill has passed the House and is ready for President Obama's signature. Here's a brief look at what's in it.

High Cholesterol, Diabetes Lead Drug Spending for the Elderly
Posted: Sunday, March 21, 2010
Purchases of cholesterol and diabetes prescription drugs by elderly Medicare beneficiaries reached nearly $19 billion in 2007 -- about one-fourth of the approximately $82 billion spent for medications for the elderly, according to the latest AHRQ News and Numbers.

The White House Blog: Voices of Reform
Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2010
There’s no issue that touches people more directly than health care, so there’s good reason for people to want as much reassurance as they can get before the country goes ahead with reform. That’s why those who work in our health care system day in and day out have a unique role in weighing in on the merits of any reform effort.

In an unprecedented show of diverse, even sweeping support, a virtual army of organizations came out in support of the President’s health reform proposal this morning as Congress prepares to make its final decisions.

Unhealthy Foods Become Less Popular with Increasing Costs -- JAMA
Posted: Sunday, March 14, 2010
Adults tend to eat less pizza and drink less soda as the price of these items increases, and their body weight and overall calorie intake also appear to decrease, according to a new report.

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