Dentally Identifying Diabetes, & Other News of Note

Dentists Can Help Identify Diabetes (Dental Tribune International) Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine found that dental visits represent a chance to intervene in the diabetes epidemic by identifying individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes who are unaware of their condition. The study sought to develop and evaluate an identification protocol for high …

Stat!: If Food Is Our Medicine, No Wonder So Many of Us Are Sick

Let food be your medicine. – Hippocrates   Amount of fruit the average American eats each day as a percent of the amount recommended by the USDA: 40 percent Amount of dairy: 60 Vegetables: 80 Meat: 120 Grains: 130   Source: Grist   And according to a short item in the New York Times, Americans …