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Duke researcher receives 2016 Distinguished Scientist Award from APIC
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology today awarded Deverick J.
Shorter time in bed may protect against chronic insomnia
Preliminary findings from a Penn Medicine study (abstract #0508) presented at SLEEP 2016, the 30th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC, suggest that what may prevent 70 to 80 percent of individuals with new onset insomnia (acute insomnia) from developing chronic insomnia is a natural tendency to self-restrict time in bed.
Globally minded infection preventionist receives highest honor from APIC
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology today honored Georgia Dash, RN, MS, CIC, director of infection prevention, Cape Cod Healthcare, with the prestigious 2016 Carole DeMille Achievement Award for her global contributions to the field of infection prevention.
Eye study underscores the long-lasting benefits of controlling diabetes
People with type 2 diabetes who intensively controlled their blood sugar level during the landmark ACCORD Trial Eye Study were found to have cut their risk of diabetic retinopathy in half in a follow-up analysis conducted four years after stopping intensive therapy.
Global study shows diabetes and heart disease can be a deadly combination
New research from a global study led by UConn Health has found that patients with type 2 diabetes admitted into the hospital for congestive heart failure face a one in four chance of dying within 18 months.
Study: OneTouch Via enabled diabetes patients to report improved insulin dose compliance
People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who used the new OneTouch Via™ mealtime, on-demand insulin delivery system reported they missed fewer doses and felt less stress about dosing compared to multiple daily injections, according to research presented by Calibra Medical, Inc., one of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Companies, at the annual American Diabetes Association (ADA) conference.
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Older Americans with diabetes living longer without disability, US study shows
Older Americans with diabetes born in the 1940s are living longer and with less disability performing day to day tasks than those born 10 years earlier, according to new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal.

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