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Report reveals the challenges behind covering patient safety

Report reveals the challenges behind covering patient safety

Diabetes Miracle! Michael L. Millenson Patient safety is a critically important topic for health care journalists. Yet collecting the data needed to report on it thoroughly can be frustratingly difficult. For a new report, former journalist Michael L. Millenson (@MLMillenson), explains the challenges he and his colleagues encountered collecting the data they needed to produce…

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Fueling The Vegetarian Endurance Athlete – Part 2

Fueling The Vegetarian Endurance Athlete – Part 2

Diabetes Miracle!   You expend a lot of energy through routine exercising but, even more importantly, as an endurance athlete, you place a lot of intentional stress on the body.   Training for an endurance event is not required to be “healthy”, so as you can imagine, food is a key component to making sure…

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Lessons learned in covering passage of a soda tax

Lessons learned in covering passage of a soda tax

Diabetes Miracle! Tom Lochner In the weeks leading up to the Nov. 4 elections, Tom Lochner covered the debate over soda tax questions on the ballots in Berkeley and San Francisco. When the results became clear, he reported on the outcome for the Contra Costa Times. In this Q&A, Lochner offers his insights into how the historic…

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Going abroad for dental care: Questions patients should ask

Diabetes Miracle! Hundreds of thousands of Americans are traveling abroad each year for health care services. Many factors are helping to drive the medical tourism trend, including the aging of the baby boom generation, cheap airfares, a growing number of online resources dedicated to health-related travel and the promise of savings on costly procedures such…

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Emanuel: Stories of longevity may be missing important points

Emanuel: Stories of longevity may be missing important points

Diabetes Miracle! Ezekiel Emanuel It’s not that Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., necessarily wants to die right after he blows out 75 candles on his birthday cake. He just doesn’t want to live to a ripe old age if it means disability, disease or dementia. Emanuel briefed reporters on the issues of quality versus quantity of…

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Fueling The Vegetarian Endurance Athlete – Part 1

Fueling The Vegetarian Endurance Athlete – Part 1

Diabetes Miracle!     What do Bart Yasso, Scott Jurek, Rich Roll, Dave Scott, Brendan Brazier, and Hilary Biscay have in common?     They have all achieved greatness as endurance athletes, all while consuming a plant strong diet (reports state that Dave Scott is no longer a strict vegetarian).     Vegetarianism is a…

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Grant will allow comprehensive tracking of journal retractions

Grant will allow comprehensive tracking of journal retractions

Diabetes Miracle! Adam Marcus Ivan Oransky A $400,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation will be used to create a database of retractions from scientific journals, extending the work done by  Adam Marcus and AHCJ Vice President Ivan Oransky on their Retraction Watch blog. The grant was awarded to the Center for Scientific Integrity, a nonprofit…

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Investigating elder guardianship in Florida

Investigating elder guardianship in Florida

Diabetes Miracle! Institutionalized without justification. Stripped of all rights and dignity. No, it’s not some tale out of Guantanamo. It’s happening in cities and towns all over the U.S. Many frail, impaired, or just “unwanted” older adults are shut away, separated from their life savings, forced to endure countless indignities, and in some cases, lose…

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Powerful Alzheimer’s narrative nets radio documentary award

Powerful Alzheimer’s narrative nets radio documentary award

Diabetes Miracle! When done well, there may be no better medium for storytelling than radio. When vivid narrative is paired powerful audio, “There’s something about sound that puts our imaginations to work, making us more active participants in the story we’re hearing,” as journalism professor Casey Frechette wrote recently. A 25-minute radio documentary,  “Living well…

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A Quick Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere

A Quick Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Diabetes Miracle! With the winter months lurking, sometimes leaving the house for a workout can seem daunting.   That’s why I designed this workout you can do right now in your living room with no equipment. These exercises don’t require much more than your own bodyweight!   Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, need to fit…

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