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Arthritis Prevalence Among Pre-Diabetics

Arthritis Prevalence Among Pre-Diabetics Study: Nearly one-third of adults with pre-diabetes also have arthritis Arthritis Prevalence Among Pre-Diabetics – Between 2009 and 2014, nearly one-third of adults in the United States with pre-diabetes also had arthritis, according to an analysis presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. “This may impact physical activity recommended to prevent diabetes […]

Customizing Medical Treatments

Customizing Medical Treatments Chances are your doctor has stopped taking notes with pen and paper and moved to computer records. That is supposed to help coordinate your care. Increasingly, researchers are also exploring these computerized records for medical studies and gleaning facts that help individual patients get better care. Computerized medical records are hardly new. […]

Success, Failure in Diabetic Neuropathy

 Success, Failure in Diabetic Neuropathy Success, Failure in Diabetic Neuropathy – The American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) most recent guidelines revise neuropathy recommendations last published in 2004. The document, published in Diabetes Care, addresses prevention and management of distal symmetric polyneuropathy*, diabetic autonomic neuropathies, including cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy**, and other forms of neuropathy. According to the […]

Synthetic Spider Silk

Synthetic Spider Silk A study published in Nature Chemical Biology describes an efficient way to produce artificial spider silk or Synthetic Spider Silk, which scientists believe could be used for biomedical applications, such as repairing wounds and controlling bleeding. Formerly, the complexity and size of the proteins used by spiders to spin silk has presented […]

Medical Device Cybersecurity

Medical Device Cybersecurity FDA finalizes cybersecurity guidance for medical devices  The agency outlines ways manufacturers can protect against cyber attacks, but doesn’t mention enforcement. By Jessica Davis Medical Device Cyber Security – On Dec. 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final guidance addressing the cyber vulnerabilities in medical devices, outlining how manufacturers […]