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Drug Companies At Fault for Lack of Generic Insulin

Generic insulin, which could make the lifesaving treatment available to more diabietics, isn’t available because drug companies have acted to keep insulin under patent, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins.

An Update on Precision Medicine

By Janet Woodcock, M.D.

Everyone knows that different people don’t respond the same way to medications, and that “one size does not fit all.” FDA has been pushing for targeted drug therapies, sometimes called “personalized medicines” or “precision medicines,” for a long time.

What You Need to Know When Hiring a Home Healthcare Worker

It happened in Detroit, Salt Lake City, Sarasota, Denver and many other places just this year: home healthcare workers stealing from the people they are supposed to be caring for. Sadly, it’s likely to happen again as the need for in-home care will continue to grow when the aging of America crests in 2030. 

16 Top Lifelong Weight Loss Tips

By Andrea Warshaw-Wernick

Here are my top 16 tips on how to begin a proper diet program, start losing weight, and keep yourself healthy all year round.

* 1) Start and maintain a food diary. This easy exercise will help you see your daily food intake and keep you on target and avoid overeating.

Protecting Healthy Gut Microbes from Antibiotics

Gut microbes promote human health by fighting off pathogens, but they also contribute to diseases such as diabetes and cancer. A study published March 19th 2015 by Cell Reports reveals a potential strategy for tipping the balance in favor of good bacteria by altering the composition of the microbial community.

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