Archive: Mar 2012

TED Talks: Rethinking Data Transfer to the Patient

March 28, 2012

Redesigning Medical Data              

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Diabetic Amoutation Epidemic in UK: It's Happening Here Too

March 28, 2012

‘Unacceptably high’ number of diabetes amputations in Wirral We need to see an improvement in the way care is organised. 12:25pm Friday 9th March 2012 in NewsBy Geoff Barnes “More people must get the care they deserve to drastically reduce the number of preventable amputations.” The Putting Feet First campaign will highlight how good practice results in reduced amputation rates. ‘Unacceptably high’ number of diabetes amputations in Wirral A NATIONAL campaign group has criticised the “unacceptably high” number of amputations in…

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Surgery Can Cure Type 2 Diabetes: There is Hope for Some.

March 28, 2012

Weight loss surgery can reverse, possibly cure Type 2 diabetes, new research finds WRITTEN BY CANADIAN PRESS ON MARCH 27, 2012 Email Print Text size Comment CHICAGO | New research gives clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes, and doctors say the operation should be offered sooner to more people with the disease—not just as a last resort. The two studies, released on Monday, are the first to compare stomach-reducing operations to medicines alone for “diabesity” —Type 2 diabetes…

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Getting Acquainted with Each Other in the Clinic

March 24, 2012

Patient-Centred Care: Is It In the Cards? Submitted by Mark Wahba on March 20, 2012 – 18:09 Topics: MASH trading cards patient-centred care communications Mark Wahba Emergency Room Physician, Saskatoon Health Region mywahba@mac.com Remember when you were a kid and you or a sibling collected sports cards?  They came in wax paper packs with hard sticks of chewing gum (always broken). Whether they were hockey, baseball or football they were all similar: a photo of a player on the front with a write-up…

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Moneyball for Medicine: A New Twist on You Can't Manage What You Can't Measure

March 21, 2012

INNOVATORS: ‘Moneyball’ for medicine Researchers look to a winning formula from the world of sports to improve health-care delivery WRITTEN BY MARK CARDWELL ON MARCH 8, 2012 FOR THE MEDICAL POST Email Print Text size Comment Though not a baseball fan, Dr. Mark Wahba found inspiration in the bestselling book Moneyball, leading him to think of new ways in which medicine can use statistics to achieve better results. Two years ago, emergency physician Dr. Mark Wahba was searching for an innovative way to improve…

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We Want Tu PUMP, YOU, UP: Arnold et al may have been on to something.

March 16, 2012

Diabetics should lift weights before cardio: study inShare16 Share this Email Print Related News FDA adds diabetes, memory loss warnings to statins Tue, Feb 28 2012 Analysis & Opinion The slippery slope of a sugar tax Fitness first for the First Lady Related Topics Health » By Lindsey Konkel NEW YORK | Fri Mar 9, 2012 4:55pm EST (Reuters Health) – People with diabetes may have better blood sugar control during workouts if they lift weights before doing cardio exercise, according to…

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