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How to Give An Insulin Injection

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Coping with diabetes is hard enough, but now you also have to learn to inject insulin. But there’s no need to worry. “Diabetes is not a death sentence,” says Michelle Kowalski, a Type 1 diabetic in Phoenix, Ariz., who blogs about diabetes for dLife, a website devoted to the disease. “Taking insulin isn't the end of the world. Insulin is actually the answer to better control.” Diabetics can turn to the insulin pump, which allows them freedom from having to measure insulin dosages and injecting themselves.

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A Dangerous Combo: Prescriptions and OTC Drugs

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An unavoidable part of aging is our need for medications to help keep our health on track. Few escape the pharmacists’ long reach. However, a recent survey highlighted the dangers of mixing over-the-counter (OTC) medicines with prescription drugs.

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Vitamins, supplements need stronger FDA

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration needs to improve its oversight of vitamins and other dietary supplements as reports of consumers experiencing side effects continue to rise, a government report concluded. The FDA must be given additional power to require more information from supplement manufacturers each year, including an updated list of all products sold, the Government Accountability Office said in its findings released on Monday.

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Obama pushes centers as one focus of health reform

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President Barack Obama has been vague about details of his healthcare reform efforts, but he provided a hint on Monday of one direction he could take -- community health centers. As he announced the nominations of his two top health executives, Obama highlighted the allocation of $155 million to 126 community health centers as part of the $787 billion economic stimulus package. "These health centers will expand access to care by helping people in need -- many with no health insurance -- obtain access to comprehensive primary and preventive health care services," Obama told a news conference.

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Genzyme's Lumizyme faces delay after FDA rejection

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U.S. regulators have declined to approve Genzyme Corp's new Lumizyme treatment for Pompe disease, a setback the drugmaker said could delay its approval for six months and crimp 2009 earnings. Genzyme, whose shares fell more than 5 percent in after-hours activity, currently sells Myozyme to treat the rare and often-fatal inherited disorder. But because Myozyme is made in relatively small 160-liter batches in the United States, the drug is only commercially available to children and infants. The biotechnology company had asked the U.S.

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Disabilities lobby: Winning war against AIDS

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Ransford Wright, executive director of Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities, said the country was on the right track to addressing HIV/AIDS among the disabled community. "We are not lagging behind, but we are not where we would want to be. There is much to be done and we think that we are on the right track," Wright said during a stakeholder dialogue on 'Disability and HIV/AIDS' at the offices of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in Kingston.

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Chinese doctors urged to stub out killer habit of smoking

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China's Health Minister Chen Zhu on Sunday urged health and medical workers to quit smoking and seta good example for people to follow, Tuesday's China Daily reported.

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