Editorials

GOD VS SCIENCE – A Human Perspective

OPINION: HOW TO AVOID A 9-11 IN MEDICINE (CLICK HERE)

A PUBLIC PLEA TO CONTROL THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC (CLICK HERE)

AN ANALOG LIFE TRANSFORMED FOR A DIGITAL AGE –
IN HIS DAUGHTER’S VOICE (CLICK HERE)

SCIENCE REINFORCES FAITH IN RELIGION (CLICK HERE)

OUR NEW AGE CRISIS – A Different View (CLICK HERE)

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Heartwire
Medpage TODAY
ENDOCRINE NEWS
Businessweek
Mass. doctor accused of fraud
Health care reform- NYTimes
The American Journal of Medicine- Combating the Obesity Epidemic

Letter to the Editor

Diabetes’ Big Picture

This is in reference to the Jan. 20 front-page report “Diabetes patients
urged to get leg checkups” on diabetes and peripheral artery disease.
Diabetes is a cardiovascular disease, often associated with obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol abnormalities. Diabetes is not just a blood sugar disease anymore. Clustering of cardiovascular risk factors and risk markers ultimately leads to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), causing heart attack, stroke and leg amputation.

Diabetes is only part of the big picture. Eighty percent of all diabetic mortality is from cardiovascular disease. People who have had a heart attack, stroke, bypass surgery, angioplasty or a stent procedure should get aggressive management of their diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol problems to prevent future events.

Joseph Chemplavil, M.D.
Hampton, VA


Letters to the Editor:

MEDICAL GUESSWORK – Healthy Discourse

HOPES AND HAZARDS OF THE BIOTECH CENTURY

HEALTH-CARE MESS

GENETICS: THE FUTURE IS NOW