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Cheryl Clark

Recent Stories by Cheryl Clark

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Hustling Hope: Montana Couple Sinks Life Savings Into ‘Miracle’ Diabetes Treatment

June 26
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Ron Briggs used to call himself a “good cash cow for the medical industry.” That’s because every few weeks, an ambulance would rush across the rugged, cowboy town of Dillon, Montana, sirens blaring, to revive him from a diabetic coma.

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Hustling Hope: San Diego Woman Says Controversial Diabetes Treatment Endangered Her Health

May 25
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

A San Diego woman says she was put at risk of hospitalization last year after receiving a series of insulin infusions at Dr. James Novak’s Trina Health clinic in Pacific Beach. The woman and her endocrinologist said the infusions spiked her blood sugar to dangerously high levels.

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Hustling Hope: San Diego Doctor Runs Controversial Diabetes Clinic

April 11
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

There is only one San Diego area clinic offering Trina Health’s controversial “Artificial Pancreas Treatment,” a four-hour IV insulin infusion procedure for people with diabetes.

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Hustling Hope: Doctors Debunk Diabetes Treatment As Fraud Charges Hit Clinic Executive

April 9
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

inewsource spent months investigating a California lawyer and his practices in promoting what he calls a “miraculous” procedure for reversing the complications of diabetes, a condition that affects 30.3 million Americans.

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

Sept. 21, 2017
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.

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Doctors Debate Danger Of Popular Diabetes Drug After FDA Amputation Warning

Aug. 31, 2017
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.

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New Medicare Website Measures Quality Of Hospice Care

Aug. 17, 2017
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.

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

Aug. 10, 2017
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.

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Medicare Boosts Incentives To Promote Weight Loss, Prevent Diabetes

July 17, 2017
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.

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

July 6, 2017
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.

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