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Lasting Benefit Seen for Lifestyle Changes, Metformin in Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
For people at risk for Type 2 diabetes, a combination of diet, exercise and, to a lesser extent, treatment with metformin can help keep the disease at bay for 10 years, researchers said.

LoveFest is Happening at Whiskey Tango!
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
LoveFest 2010 is Sunday, FEBRUARY 28th from 2pm to 10pm at Whiskey Tango and is one AMAZING celebration that you do NOT want to miss! LoveFest is the first benefit of its kind. It’s a totally 100% charitable,”nobody-makes-a-dime-but-the-charities” benefit. Everyone will be working that day for free- Bands, bartenders, staff, EVERYONE, and all money (tips included) will be donated. Each band will be playing for a charity of their choice and will be given an equal percentage of money to donate to their cause. Here is a listing of the bands playing and their chosen charities: ...Modern Bliss – Defeat Diabetes

Aggressive Treatment for Type 2's Should Begin at Diagnosis
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010
A year and a half ago, San Antonio's Dr. Ralph DeFronzo stood before thousands of doctors and told them the way most treat their diabetic patients just doesn't work very well and we need to be more aggressive. What we are doing now is just not working. A lengthy paper signed by DeFronzo and 15 other diabetes experts from the United States and Europe, slated for publication, also argues against the current ADA guidelines.

Preventing Diabetes for Ten Years Plus
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010
Ten-year follow-up of diabetes incidence and weight loss in the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study.

US Health-Risk Surveillance Results
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010
Results from January 2007 to December 2007 from the Behavioral Risk Surveillance System (BRFSS), an ongoing telephone survey of US adults on health-risk behaviors and the use of preventative healthcare services related to the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, were reported last week.

Caloric Restriction with or without Exercise: The Fitness versus Fatness Debate
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010
There is a debate over the independent effects of aerobic fitness and body fatness on mortality and disease risks.

Fast Food Menus with Calorie Information Lead to Lower Calorie Selections
Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2010
Putting nutrition labels on fast food may lead parents to pick lower-calorie meals for their children, researchers say.

Preventing Diabetes with Lifestyle Changes Can Persist for at Least 10 Years
Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2010
Ten-Year follow-up of diabetes incidence and weight loss in the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study shows positive results.

New Data Prompt Renewed Calls for Public Health Initiative to Cut Salt in US Diet
Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2010
New statistical projections suggest that slashing salt in the US diet by 3 g per day would have huge benefits, reducing the annual number of new cases of coronary heart disease, strokes, and MI's and potentially saving up to 90,000 lives a year.

Obesity Screening Recommended for Children Ages 6 to 18 Years
Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2010
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen children ages 6 to 18 years for obesity and refer them as appropriate to programs to improve their weight status, according to evidence-based guidelines.

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