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Electronic health records can give doctors a more well-rounded picture of their patients that has the potential for improved care and outcomes.

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What are the "unmentionables" in healthcare and technology? A public health doctor weighs in from this week's Health 2.0 conference.

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Diabetes Hands Foundation won 2 Telly Awards! The Big Blue Test video that went viral surrounding the Big Blue Test diabetes awareness campaign last November took the honors. The Big Blue Test video won 1 silver (the highest honor) and 1 bronze award.

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Today I lectured at the medical school. It is on a hill in a UNICEF tent. It was over 100 degrees in the "test classroom" while I was lecturing. The students took handwritten notes and copied down every word I said.

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People living with diabetes in San Joaquin County may have cause for concern: The county ranks worst in the state for deaths caused by diabetes. Medical officials say the lack of education and resources are to blame.

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Can zinc really help sufferers of the common cold? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Primary care may give way to specialization

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Part 1: Innovative ways are sought to get patients to follow their treatment 

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A look at drug company funding for patient advocacy groups.

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Dr. Kelly Acton is director of the Indian Health Service Diabetes Program. She has worked in the Indian Health Service for more than 20 years. In 1981, Dr. Acton earned her M.D. degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and in 1996, her M.P.H. from the University of Washington. She is board-certified in internal medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. She has worked on the Crow and Flathead Indian reservations in Montana and the Cherokee Indian Reservation in North Carolina.

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