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Get Your Kids Moving, Too


  By Sheri Colberg, PhD, FACSM   Why are today’s youth so inactive? Aren’t kids supposed to be the ones who run ahead and wait for us slowpokes to catch up? Adults may unconsciously be even more of the problem than being poor role models.

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The Serotonin Power Diet


by Judith Wurtman, PhD, and Nina Frusztajer, MD Reviewed by Timothy L. McCoy, Pharm.D. Candidate, Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy   How would you like to lose 2lbs per week by eating the carbohydrates you love? I know you may be thinking that it is impossible, especially since you probably …

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Novo reps to spotlight weight loss for Victoza launch

by Ben Comer, writer, Medical Media and Marketing Sales forces for Novo Nordisk’s Victoza (c) will emphasize the injectable’s weight loss properties when it launches next month. Speaking between sales force training workshops, Martin Jernigan, associate VP, Victoza Launch, said the Type 2 diabetes drug is “really about getting A1C …

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It’s as Easy as 1-2-3 Injections a Day — Or Is It?


  Dave Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA Editor, Diabetes In Control   According to a study published in the February 2010 issue of Diabetes Care, 57% of the study participants reported omitting insulin injections, with 20% doing so on a regular basis. The study, “Correlates of Insulin Injection Omission by Peyrot, …

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The Weight Loss Plan for Beating Diabetes


The 5-Step Program That Removes Metabolic Roadblocks, Sheds Pounds Safely, and Reverses Prediabetes and Diabetes By Frederic Vagnini, M.D., F.A.C.S., and Lawrence D. Chilnick, Fair Winds Press, 2009 Review by Ellen Bailey, Doctor of Pharmacy candidate, University of Florida College of Pharmacy    

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