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‘Dialing for Diabetes Control’ Helps Urban Adults Lower Blood Sugar

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Periodic telephone counseling can be a highly effective, low-cost tool for lowering blood-sugar levels in minority, urban adults with uncontrolled diabetes. The findings are the result of a clinical trial led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and their collaborators at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Health Department). The study published online today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Raffles Medical Group Becomes First Member From Asia to Join the Mayo Clinic Care Network

Mayo Clinic and Raffles Medical Group announced today that Singapore-based Raffles has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a growing network of organizations committed to better serving patients and their families through collaboration.

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Hospitals’ Compliance with Guidelines for Treating Brain Injuries Doesn’t Guarantee Better Outcomes

A study by the Los Angeles County Trauma Consortium has found that compliance with Brain Trauma Foundation guidelines for treating traumatic brain injury do not necessarily lead to lower mortality rates.

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Naturally Occurring Protein Fragment Found in the Brain Inhibits Key Enzyme Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease

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For the first time, UCLA researchers have shown that a natural protein fragment produced in the brain can act as an inhibitor of a key enzyme implicated in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, a finding that could lead to the development of new drugs to treat the disease.

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Mayo Clinic Releases Findings and Treatment Criteria for Use of Left-Ventricular Assist Devices on Heart Failure Patients

Mayo Clinic is announcing results of a study on the effectiveness of left-ventricular assist devices (LVAD) in treating patients with a form of cardiomyopathy called restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM).

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MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital Earns Global Baby-Friendly Designation

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University of Missouri Women’s and Children’s Hospital has become the fourth hospital in Missouri to earn the Baby-Friendly designation from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital joins Fitzgibbons Hospital in Marshall, Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal and Truman Medical Center in Kansas City.

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Many Dialysis Patients Are Unprepared for Natural Disasters

• Among patients scheduled to have dialysis during the landfall of Hurricane Sandy at clinics where electricity had been deprived, 26.3% missed dialysis sessions and 66.1% received dialysis at non-regular dialysis units. • The percentage of patients who carried their insurance information and detailed medication lists with them were 75.9% and 44.3%, respectively.

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Tailored Mobile Health Technologies May Help Patients Take Their Medications Appropriately

• There was only a 5% error rate when patients with chronic kidney disease used mobile health technologies designed to help them use medications appropriately.

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