I often worry about the time I spend on the computer researching and writing this blog. But I just joined my housemates in the rec room, intending to ride my exercise bike and watch TV with them. My housemates were watching one of the endless “amateur…Continue Reading
We’ve known for years about the apparent link between Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and diabetes. A quick scan for articles in the e-journal Science Daily shows the recent history:April 17, 2009: Novel Mechanisms Might Causally Link Type-2 Diabetes T…Continue Reading
Below is the overview statement from The Commonwealth Fund report describing how the U.S. health care system measures up to other industrialized nations in terms of supply, utilization, price, and quality. This report was released today and used data from the Organization … Continue reading →Continue Reading
For decades, Americans have waged a kind of war against sugar… and successfully, too. Since the 1970s, sugar consumption is down about 40 percent.
So, mission accomplished, right?
Far from it. Enter the new culprit: high fructose corn syrup. Thi…Continue Reading
Not long ago, several local Nepali friends talked about their parents’ recent diabetes diagnoses. Intrigued, I Googled “white rice diabetes Nepal,” and learned that 18% of Kathmandu’s urban population over 40 has type 2 diabetes (with an addit…Continue Reading
Quality indicators are used to measure the quality of health care delivered to patients. Quality indicators are used extensively in the VA health system, and efforts are underway in Medicare to tie reimbursement levels to performance on quality indic…Continue Reading