Improving the Management of Diabetes for Patients and Healthcare Professionals [Interview][Transcript]

glen_maberly_fitter4diabetes_techniquesGuest: Dr. Glen Maberly
Presenter: Patrick Reyes
Guest Bio: Dr. Glen Maberly is a Senior Staff Specialist Endocrinologist at Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals, and as a Program Lead currently he is the driving force behind the Western Sydney Diabetes (WSD) initiative. Together with Western Sydney Local Health District, they formed a Diabetes Prevention Alliance to slow the progression of diabetes in people living in our district.

Segment overview: In this segment, Dr. Maberly talks about the Forum for Injection Technique & Therapy Expert Recommendations (FITTER), which provides the most up-to-date diabetes treatment and therapies based on research evidences leading to improved health outcomes, well-being, lower healthcare costs and reduced burden on care providers and wider society.

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Get Fitter Faster [transcript][audio]

Guests: Robert J. Davis, Ph.D. & Brad Kolowich, Jr.  

Presenter: Neal Howard  

Guest Bio: Robert J. Davis, Ph.D., is an award-winning health journalist whose work has appeared on CNN, PBS, WebMD, and in The Wall Street Journal. The president of Everwell, he hosts its myth-busting “Healthy Skeptic” videos. Brad Kolowich, Jr., is a certified personal trainer whose celebrity-packed client list includes actors, athletes, and TV personalities. He has been featured in fitness magazines and recognized as one of the “Best Bodies of Atlanta.”

Segment overview: Robert J. Davis, Ph.D., and Brad Kolowich, Jr.,  talk about their book “FITTER FASTER: The Smart Way to Get in Shape in Just Minutes a Day” (AMACOM; May 11, 2017)

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Treatment Options and Faster Diagnosis of Hereditry ATTR Amyloidosis [Interview] [Transcript]

Guest: Dr. Sami L. Khella

Presenter: Neal Howard

Guest Bio: Dr. Khella is Professor of Clinical Neurology and Chief of the Department of Neurology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center of the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, he trained  in neurology and then subspecialized in neuromuscular diseases at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  

Segment overview: In this segment, Dr. Sami L. Khella discusses the disease known as hATTR amyloidosis and why facilitating a faster diagnosis and path to treatment is critical for patients.

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Cloud-based Solutions to Healthcare Organizations for Increased Project Control, Collaborative Workflows [Interview][Transcript]

Bret_Elam_ebuilderGuest: Bret Elam
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Bret Elam is a project manager with e-Builder in the managed services department. He works with large clients on managed services contracts to help them manage and optimize their usage of the e-Builder platform.

Segment overview: From ground-up developments to remodels and renovations, healthcare entities rely on eBuilder to manage capital programs across the lifecycle from planning and design to scheduling, estimating, and project management.

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The Health News United Kingdom November 13 2017

  • A new report shows that out of control obesity levels have left Britain the 6th fattest nation in the world, with rates rising faster even than those in the US. The analysis by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development (OECD) shows levels in the UK have risen by 92% in just over two decades. This means the UK is now the fattest nation in Western Europe, with obesity rates twice those of countries like Italy and Sweden.
  • Health experts have condemned Coca-Cola for launching the Christmas Coke Truck tour in Scotland while children suffer record levels of amputations due to consuming too much sugar. The soft drinks giant’s annual “festive” campaign was due to start today in Glasgow. But more than 40 public health directors, councillors and community groups criticised the promotion of sugary drinks to youngsters.
  • A study has found that wounds such as cuts and burns heal approximately 60% faster if they happen during the day rather than at night. Researchers discovered that burns which occurred at night – between the hours of 8pm and 8am – healed after an average of 28 days, compared to just 17 days for those which happened in the day time.
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The Health News – 11 December 2015

• The federal court has overturned findings of serious health and safety risks at two Queensland nursing homes. In February, a sanction was imposed on Karinya Village at Laidley, west of Brisbane, and a non-compliance notice issued to Kepnock Grove at Bundaberg, in response to abuse and neglect allegations.

• According to study by Norwegian and Australian exercise scientists, Not only is it true that the fitter you are, the less likely it is you’ll die of pretty much any health condition you can name. But being fit may be enough to compensate for the health risks posed by extended sitting — a finding that seems to contradict what we’ve been told about sitting’s harms for years.

• The Australian Cancer Research Centre will provide $2 million to the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne for a new detector that will make the analysis of malfunctioning proteins — which cause diseases, including cancer — 10 times faster.

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The Health News United Kingdom July 11 2017


  • British Nutrition Foundation’s survey shows children thought cheese comes from plants and strawberry jam must be included in their daily fruit diet – an evidence that children must be educated of healthier food choices.
  • Cancer cases among women are rising six times faster than in men – obesity being one of the factors of womb and ovarian cancer.
  • Gonorrhoea – caused by oral sex and a decline in condom use – is spreading fast and becomes harder to treat according to WHO.
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Identifying Genes Involved in Migraine for the Development of Better Diagnosis and Treatment [Interview][Transcript]


Guest: Professor Lyn Griffiths
Presenter: Wayne Bucklar
Guest Bio: Professor Lyn Griffiths is the Executive Director of the Institute of Health and Biomedical innovation at QUT. She is a molecular geneticist who has been studying the genes involved in common human disorders for nearly two decades.  She has published over 280 research papers, supervised 35 Postgraduates and 38 Honours students and received significant competitive grant and industry funding. Amongst her many achievements, Professor Griffiths was a Queensland Finalist for Australian of the Year in 2005 and has been awarded a Centenary Medal for Distinguished Service to Education and Medical Research. Professor Griffiths was also one of the speakers at the recent Blackmores Institute Symposium held last

Segment overview: In today’s Health Supplier Segment, we are joined by Professor Lyn Griffiths a leading Australian medical researcher who has been studying the genes involved in common human disorders for over two decades, specifically genes involved in migraines. Professor Griffiths’ Her expertise is in the field of human gene mapping and focuses on identifying the genes involved in common complex disorders, including migraine, cardiovascular disease and several types of cancer. She established the Genomics Research Centre at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology. The main focus of her research is aimed at identifying genes so that better forms of diagnosis and treatment can be developed.

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The Health News Australia July 13 2017


  • Elderly people in regional Australia are on-selling prescription drugs to help pay their bills, the Rural Doctors Association has warned. Around 800 Australians die each year from prescription drug overdoses. The death toll is highest in rural and regional areas
  • Research suggests that people who think positively have a better chance of recovering from serious illness than those who don’t.  A University of Sydney study indicates optimistic thinking has the power to speed up the recovery of sick people, including cancer patients.
  • Fat women experience fat stigma through many avenues in their lives, and perhaps the most dangerous is the impact fat stigma has on their experiences with health care.
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