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Recent Stories by Cheryl Clark

Diabetes-Related Amputations Up Significantly In California — And S...

Diabetes-Related Amputations Up Significantly In California — And San Diego

Sept. 21
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Clinicians are amputating more toes, legs, ankles and feet of patients with diabetes in California — and San Diego County in particular — in a “shocking” trend that has mystified diabetes experts here and across the country.

Doctors Debate Danger Of Popular Diabetes Drug After FDA Amputation...

Doctors Debate Danger Of Popular Diabetes Drug After FDA Amputation Warning

Aug. 31
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Many San Diego doctors are taking their patients off of Invokana, a widely used diabetes drug, after a large industry-sponsored trial found it doubled the risk of lower limb amputations compared with those taking a placebo.

New Medicare Website Measures Quality Of Hospice Care

New Medicare Website Measures Quality Of Hospice Care

Aug. 17
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

For patients facing the end of life and for their loved ones, how to select a hospice can be challenging. Now a new national scorecard shows which hospices do a better job at easing the process of death, and those that need to improve.

California’s Ambitious Single-Payer Plan Isn’t Dead — Yet

California’s Ambitious Single-Payer Plan Isn’t Dead — Yet

Aug. 10
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

California’s single-payer bill, SB562, has been shelved for now because it lacks a plan for its $404 billion cost. The issue may come back for debate when the legislature reconvenes Sept. 21.

Medicare Boosts Incentives To Promote Weight Loss, Prevent Diabetes

Medicare Boosts Incentives To Promote Weight Loss, Prevent Diabetes

July 17
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

To prevent overweight Medicare recipients with prediabetes from progressing to full blown diabetes, federal officials have proposed a significant funding boost for health care providers and others that offers a new program aimed at helping people lose weight, a proven strategy to thwart the disease.

Should Psychiatrists Be Allowed To Publicly Analyze Donald Trump’s ...

Should Psychiatrists Be Allowed To Publicly Analyze Donald Trump’s Sanity?

July 6
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

It’s no secret Donald Trump is an unusual president, one whose late night tweets, comments and vitriol have prompted some to question his sanity.

Spending On Diabetes Drugs Is ‘Skyrocketing’

Spending On Diabetes Drugs Is ‘Skyrocketing’

July 5
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

U.S. spending on drugs for diabetes has doubled since 2009. That is a boon for drug companies, but also reflects the increasing numbers of people requiring prescriptions.

Medicare To Pay $450 To Help Seniors Lose Weight, Avoid Diabetes

Medicare To Pay $450 To Help Seniors Lose Weight, Avoid Diabetes

June 29
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Some 86 million Americans live with prediabetes, which can progress to diabetes, a costly and debilitating disease. A new program can help people lose weight, a proven way to reduce the risk of getting the disease.

Fewer Kids Injured On Bikes, While More Senior Cyclists Suffer Seve...

Fewer Kids Injured On Bikes, While More Senior Cyclists Suffer Severe Injuries

June 19
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Injuries among children and teens riding bicycles have plummeted in California over the past decade, but at the other end of the age spectrum there’s worrisome news.

Report Shows Spike In San Diego County Babies Born With Drugs In Th...

Report Shows Spike In San Diego County Babies Born With Drugs In Their Systems

April 17
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Ever so quietly, a California health agency recently uploaded an alarming chart on its website.

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