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Diabetes Epidemic

The IDF Takes New Steps to Stop Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Riva Greenberg

Last month I attended the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) World Congress in Melbourne. This was the largest diabetes conference ever held in Australia -- with over 10,000 clinicians, researchers, industry representatives and patients from 140 countries. I felt a change in the air.

The U.S. Economy? You Can't Leave Out Body and Soul

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Deepak Chopra

If economics aspires to be a science -- "the dismal science" as it was traditionally called -- it must recognize that the most relevant economic data are human. 

Is Rapid Economic Growth The Reason For America's Diabetes Epidemic?

Posted 08.06.2013 | Black Voices

Economic growth is a good thing by most standards, but a new study by researchers at the Ohio State University (OSU) say that may not be the case when...

The Democratization of Health Care: Private Insurers and the Diabetes Epidemic

Gary Puckrein | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

Diabetes is a national disaster, and private insurers and their clients do not have the capacity to respond to it. They have a role to play, but government is the only structure in our society that can design market stimuli on the scale required.

September's UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases Stalled

Riva Greenberg | Posted 10.25.2011 | World
Riva Greenberg

Non-communicable diseases threaten almost every nation's health and our global financial stability. Now leaders of the world's most advanced nations are delaying, and may refuse, to commit to do much to prevent people from dying.

Urge President Obama to Attend September's UN Summit

Riva Greenberg | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Riva Greenberg

Diabetes is one of four non-communicable diseases (cancer, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory disease are the other three) that threaten the world's health, prosperity, economic development and progress.