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Rural Regions Pay Doctors More Than Urban Areas

By Brenda Neugent New research finds that doctors in rural areas such as the American West are paid more than physicians in highly competitive regions such as Boston or San Francisco. According to the San Francisco-based startup Doximity, a networking site for physicians, high-cost municipalities actually pay less in salary than rural areas of the … Continue reading Rural Regions Pay Doctors More Than Urban Areas

Wearing Some of the First Insulin Pumps

By: BRENDA NEUGENT The progress on the diabetes front, or lack of it, is a source of serious frustration for David Thomas. Especially given the role he played in the design and implementation of new technology. Thomas was diagnosed with viral-onset type 1 diabetes when he was three years old, and by the time he … Continue reading Wearing Some of the First Insulin Pumps

Cost of Having Diabetes Has Doubles By Brenda Neugent

As cases of diabetes go up, so do the costs associated with the disease. According to new analysis, the costs associated with diabetes have more than doubled in the past two decades. With the average diabetes patient spending $2,890 more per year – more than half of that on medications – than they did in … Continue reading Cost of Having Diabetes Has Doubles By Brenda Neugent

The Ten Healthiest Cities In America By Brenda Neugent

Despite the stress of politics – revealed through President Barack Obama’s new head of gray hair – if you live in Washington, D.C., you’re living in the healthiest city in the nation, according to a new study. Based on analysis of more than 4,300 hospitals in the United States, iVantage Health Analytics ranked the 10 … Continue reading The Ten Healthiest Cities In America By Brenda Neugent

Metformin May Increase Cancer Risk In Smokers By Brenda Neugent

The diabetes drug metformin may also lower the risk of lung cancer – but only for those who don’t smoke. Smokers, on the other hand, saw an increased risk of lung cancer while taking metformin, which helps control blood sugar levels in diabetes by suppressing the production of glucose by the liver. “Our results suggest … Continue reading Metformin May Increase Cancer Risk In Smokers By Brenda Neugent