Got Ethics?

Have you spotted these icons yet?

What they represent is another solid answer to the burning question, “How do you know whether a health/medical blog is credible”?
There is of course the HONCode for policing the reliability of medical and scientific sites on the Net, and also Trusted.MD’s new HealthTrain Manifesto, a sort of online community petition for a new “integrity standard” among healthcare bloggers.
But Rob Lamberts, MD, who practices internal medicine and pediatrics…

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AADE: Edibles Update

One final update from the AADE Annual Meeting a few weeks ago: there are always lots of folks pushing special “diabetic-friendly” foods at these events. I usually steer clear of that kind of stuff in favor of “real food.” But then again, I have occasionally discovered some interesting edibles I wouldn’t have known about otherwise. This year:
* Solo GI Bars — these seem to be the newest thing in “low-glycemic” nutrition bars, marketed with…

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More Chronic Friends + Call for Submissions

A few miscellaneous items you might like to know about over the holiday weekend. Or not — what, you won’t be glued to your computer reading me?!
First up, Quote of the Week:
“Exubera was not our finest day,” acknowledged Pfizer’s vice chairman, David Shedlarz, during a recent conference call with analysts. “We made a lot of mistakes with what is a profoundly important therapeutic.” (courtesy of PharmaGossip)
Can you see me smiling?
Second, did…

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Noah’s Voyage: No Rain on This Parade

Call it weird. Call it crazy. Call it magical. Noah Moore, now 25, was a kid with a mission that’s hard to describe. Diagnosed with Type 1 at age 16, he learned to swallow fire, juggle glass balls, break dance, and break down all existing barriers to travel to places like Quilotoa, South America — all to prove to himself and the world that diabetes is no handicap.
You may have seen some of the…

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