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Flu Deaths Hit Epidemic Threshold

Higher than normal rates of influenza-like illness are being seen across the U.S. In the week ended Dec. 20, 6.8% of all deaths observed through the agency’s 122 Cities Mortality Reporting System were attributed to pneumonia and flu. That matches the epidemic threshold for week 51 of 2014, calculated to …

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Vibe Insulin Pump with CGMS Technology

  Animas, a division of Johnson & Johnson, has finally won FDA approval for its Vibe insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system. The pump is the first to pair with Dexcom’s G4 PLATINUM continuous glucose monitor that samples interstitial fluid every five minutes and provides a trending chart of …

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Letter from the Editor, #762

Now that we have jumped into 2015 many of our patients will be trying to live up to their yearly repeated resolution to lose weight. They will look for every shortcut and newfangled device or product that will "guarantee" that this will be the year they finally reach physical health …

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