How good is the research conducted at the IRIs? A key metric is competition for NIH grants, which has gone from intense to extreme over the past decade. Grants are evaluated on five criteria: potential impact on human health, scientific approach, innovation, investigator expertise, and institutional environment.
To make an impact, start with the end in mind. What is your goal?
Our mothers are the mirrors through which we learn to see our selves, the map through which our identities first find course. Without them, who are we? Who do we become?
A new study from researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev shows that drinking a glass of red wine every night can help those with type 2 diabetes to not only manage their cholesterol but their cardiac health as well.
The recent prevailing mood regarding sugar swings between worry that it's not particularly good for you, to conviction that it's downright poison.&nbs...
As the Renaissance doctor Paracelsus said, the dose makes the poison. We're eating too much sugar. It's not a poison, but too much of it will act like one.
Food is a very interesting topic to explore. I have been focused on wound care every single day for the past eight years. In wound healing, our hospital partners across the country are treating patients dealing with type 2 diabetes and obesity.
To fully appreciate how misguided such sponsorship is, it is worth reviewing what real, solid scientific research shows about the relation between soft drink consumption and the epidemic of obesity and diabetes now affecting children in the United States.
The unfortunate reality is that to date, the issue of diabetes in pregnancy has received scant attention, even as maternal and newborn health has been widely embraced as a development priority.
Recently I had the chance to sit down with Dana Davis for a talk about the carousel of life and the upcoming Carousel Ball. The youngest daughter of Barbara and Marvin Davis, the family was living in Denver during the 70's, when Dana was diagnosed with Type I diabetes.
The Cinnamon Pass Road air is thin as Jenny LaBaw blasts through the last 10 miles of her 20 mile day. Cinnamon Pass Road, at an elevation of 12, 650 ...
Finally, after six weeks we got the right instruction that we had been asking for, which was permission for the Embassy to give him back to the Nicaraguan authorities. We had considered every option. Could we fly him out? How could he get to the airport? He couldn't leave legally.
What is malnutrition? It's all around you. It's your friend's baby who just won't grow properly through lack of the right kind of feeding; it's your exhausted mother who does not have enough vitamins and minerals coursing through her veins; it's your father's high blood pressure.
For someone who doesn't have significant challenges to manage, it's hard to truly understand the difference between our lives. Here's an example of what I, and many people who are either chronically ill or disabled, need to do to make a comparatively "easy" day trip to the city happen.
We praise and, in fact, incentivize preventative care for children, adults and our seniors, such as the annual visit to a GP for a "physical." Why not do the same for efforts to keep the brain healthy? We also need to start talking openly about mental health the way we talk about other health issues. Join the conversation.
Like a cat caught with the pet canary in its mouth, the world's largest beverage company has guilt written all over its face. With little feathers still floating all over the house, Coca-Cola wants us to believe it is filled with remorse for spending millions of dollars manipulating science.