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National Recovery Month: An Opportunity to Integrate Behavioral Health and Hepatitis C Prevention

Every year in September, we recognize National Recovery Month. Now in its 25th year, Recovery Month highlights how prevention and treatment of and recovery from mental and substance use disorders benefit individuals and our communities. This year’s theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out.” “Recovery Month reminds us that our year-round...

Results with Potential Multiple Sclerosis Vaccine Seem Promising

Thanks to new insights related to dendritic cell vaccines, researchers are investigating a potential vaccine for MS treatment and prevention at the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research (BIIR), a division of Baylor Research Institute. If future research supports early findings, the study could mark an important first in that it attacks MS early while preserving […]

Around the Diabetes Blogosphere – September 2014 Edition

After a busy summer in the Diabetes Community, we find ourselves transitioning into Fall with just as much activity online! Indeed, the diabetes blogosphere is bristling full of great posts that are just as diverse and beautiful as the changing… The post Around the Diabetes Blogosphere – September 2014 Edition appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

THAT'S ALL THERE IS FOLKS - the Government can do Nothing more about Autism

By Anne Dachel Age of Autism has had several stories recently about the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee meeting on Sept 23, 2014. I was impressed by what was said by an autism mom, Megan Davenhall, from Virginia. She used her...

Find Me Gluten Free

When we are out of town and need to find somewhere to eat, a handy app I use to look for restaurants is called Find Me Gluten Free. You have the option to include chain restaurants and to include restaurants that don't have a dedicated...Show More Summary

When Will FDA Get Ready Plan To Cut Salt?

Common salt is a mineral substance composed primarily of sodium chloride. One teaspoon of salt (6 grams serving) contains about 2,300 mg of sodium. Sodium helps nerves and muscles to function correctly, and it is also involved in the regulation of water content (fluid balance). Show More Summary

CDC and HRSA Announce Funding Opportunities for HIV Prevention and Care

Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced funding opportunities for HIV services that may be of interest to readers of the AIDS.gov blog. CDC Funding for High Impact HIV Prevention Programs for CBOs: Deadline November 14 CDC announced the availability of fiscal year 2015 funds...

It’s Time We Have Access to High-Quality MS Care

In the past five months, I’ve traveled nearly 23,000 miles on buses, trains, taxis, rental cars, and airplanes traveling; spent scores of hours in meetings in person, on the phone, and via the Internet; and been privileged to work with an incredibly talented task force of individuals on the question of access to quality MS [...]

Is Potato Salad Really More Important Than AIDS Activism?

A Kickstarter project seeking $10 to make potato salad has earned $55,492, while one documenting people living with HIV or protesting for the rights of those with AIDS languishes. Is that fair? read more

Are Organ Donation Opt-Out Systems More Beneficial than Opt-In Systems?

The University of Nottingham, the University of Stirling and Northumbria University have studies showing that overall, an opt-out system might provide a greater number of organs for transplant but many factors can influence the success of either system. A repository of accessible information would help individual countries decide which one would be better for them. […]

Complexity of Diabetes Management Lessened

Measuring the daily rise and fall of blood glucose (sugar) is a way of life for millions of people in the United States living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Our body’s energy is primarily governed by glucose in the blood, and blood sugar itself is exquisitely controlled by a complicated set of network […]

October 16 Dallas Screening: "Who Killed Alex Spourdalakis?"

Reserve your ticket today for the October 16 Dallas screening of "Who Killed Alex Spourdalakis?" A unique insight into how ignorance, negligence, and indifference in the US healthcare machine lead to the tragic death of a severely autistic Chicago teen,...

“The Sisterhood of Diabetes” Wows with Women Athletes (And a Giveaway!)

Thirty-eight female athletes who’ve done amazing things despite their diabetes are profiled in this new volume by Judith Jones-Ambrosini: The Sisterhood of Diabetes: Facing Challenges & Living Dreams. How in the world she found all 38...Show More Summary

Never Give Up: National Autism Association Hacked on Facebook

By Cathy Jameson “Never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” -Winston Churchill...

Heart Disease Prevention - How Is Unemployment Linked To Aging And Heart Disease?

According to a recent study, the stress of long-term joblessness might cause men to genetically age faster. Researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Oulu, Finland reported that young men who had been jobless for 500...Show More Summary

Sunday Funnies: Diabetes Recycling?

  With everything “going green” these days, you’d think D-stuff would be included…     Considering how much we all spend on insulin, we can at least hope for a vial deposit law, right?! As always, props to cartoonist Jon… The post Sunday Funnies: Diabetes Recycling? appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

Best of: How to Deal with a Vaccine Bully

NOTE: We're just days away from the start of National Bully Prevention Month. Seems an appropriate time to bring back this "Best of" by Cathy from last October given the recent situation with the CDC Whistleblower and Rob Schneider. By...

Chances Are You Are "Anti-Vaccine" And Don't Even Know It.

Note: Thank you to our friends at Thinking Moms Revolution for this post by our own Julie Obradovic - which we are pleased to excerpt. Please share. Exactly Who Is “Anti-vaccine”? Posted on September 25, 2014 by Thinking Moms' Revolution...

Ask D’Mine: The Diabetes Numbers Game, Thanks to Food

We’re always happy to help navigate life with diabetes, thus our weekly advice column known as Ask D’Mine. It’s hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and educator Wil Dubois, who brings in-the-trenches experience from both the patient and educator… The post Ask D’Mine: The Diabetes Numbers Game, Thanks to Food appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

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