A contact lens could one day help diabetics

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People with diabetes can monitor their blood glucose levels continuously via electrodes implanted under their skin, but that method can hurt and can even lead to infections. Researchers think they have a more elegant solution: a biosensing contact lens that detects blood sugar levels. The team, led by Oregon State professor Gregory Herman, has developed […]

Good Sleep Does Get Tougher With Age

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WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Most people see their sleep habits shift as they age, but a new review suggests that some seniors lose the ability to get deep, restorative rest. And that can come with health consequences, said review author Bryce Mander, a sleep researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. Sleep […]

ACP: Caring for Hard-to-Reach Patients

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SAN DIEGO — If doctors open their eyes, they would see “hard-to-reach patients” in their offices every day, said Noah Nesin, MD, vice president of medical affairs at Penobscot Community Health Care in Bangor, Maine, speaking here at the American College of Physicians’ annual meeting. In medicine, the term “hard-to-reach” encompasses socially and economically isolated […]