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Rare form of diabetes needs its own treatment rules

By Jim Dryden Contributing Writer Patients with a rare, genetic form of diabetes often are misdiagnosed as having type 2 diabetes because the two share

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Confusion on palliative care vs. hospice limits help at end-of-life

By Jennifer L. Boen Contributing Writer (Special from Fort Wayne News-Sentinel/New America Media) – Rozanne and Gerald Hallman were thrust unexpectedly and severely into the

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Fibroids may be caused by hair products, according to new report
By EURweb.com Sistas, we may all be in trouble according to a new report. It says that fibroids and some cancers may be the result of the products we use ...
Very young children and seniors are especially vulnerable to the common RSV bug.
Children, elders hit by common virus that can turn deadly
By Mark Taylor Contributing Writer (Special from Chicago Tribune/New America Media) – Kristen Padavic said no one told her about respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, when she delivered twin daughters prematurely eight ...
Low vitamin D levels predict aggressive prostate cancer
(Northwestern University News) — Men who are deficient in vitamin D often have more aggressive prostate cancer at the time of surgery, according to a recent study.
Huge ‘balance bills’ surprise patients after ER visits
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Last week, state Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said he has publicly opposed “balance billing” by hospitals during his nine years in office. To control their own costs, ...
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Are flu vaccines worth the effort?
By Glenn Ellis George Curry Media Columnist The flu (or common flu) is a viral infection that is spread from person to person in secretions of the nose and lungs, for ...
Patient activists urge more screenings for colon cancer
By Allana Barefield Contributing Writer The chemotherapy fluids dripped slowly. The clock kept ticking minute by minute, heard by everyone in the room. The scars from surgery and the noticeable weight loss ...
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At Black churches – Fellowship with heaps of food
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (NorthStarNewsToday.com) — After the Fourth Sunday of Advent Service in December, members and guests of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, a mostly African-American church on Chicago’s West ...
A diabetes pill under development could do away with needles by delivering insulin via a capsule filled with mucoadhesive patches. 'People take insulin several times a day and delivery by needles is a big challenge,' says Samir Mitragotri. Above, Amrita Banerjee holds a capsule.
Pill could deliver insulin without the pain
[caption id="attachment_21235" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A diabetes pill under development could do away with needles by delivering insulin via a capsule filled with mucoadhesive patches. 'People take insulin several times a ...

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