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American Diabetes Association Invites Nominations for Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award

The American Diabetes Association is inviting nominations for its 2015 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award. The annual award program is designed to stimulate, acknowledge, and reward outstanding educational efforts by a health professional working in the field of diabetes education. Nominees will have demonstrated significant long-term national or international contributions to the field of diabetes education; have many years of effort in the field of diabetes education; have evidence of benefit to recipients; and be well known to others in his/her area of expertise. Publications and teaching experience are factors in the selection process. A $3,000 honorarium will be awarded to ...

Sacramento CMA member wins AMA Foundation's Excellence in Medicine Award

The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation has awarded Sacramento area physician and U.S. Air Force Reserve Colonel Darryl Hunter, M.D., its prestigious Excellence in Medicine award. Dr. Hunter was recognized for his outstanding leadership and exceptional service to veterans, students and underserved community members. The award was presented to Dr. Hunter during AMA’s national meeting in Chicago last week. “As an AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Award winner, Dr. Hunter reminds us all what it means to be a doctor – caring, compassionate and selfless,” said Steven W. Churchill, executive director of the AMA Foundation. “Dr. Hunter’s work with veterans ...

California soda warning label bill stalls in committee

June 17, 2014 California soda warning label bill stalls in committee California lawmakers on Tuesday turned back legislation that would require warning labels on sugary beverages, voicing skepticism about the public health benefits. "It's an honorable effort but I feel it's ineffective," said Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, who acknowledged that soda manufacturers are prominent job generators in her district. "I think this bill creates as much confusion as it does information. A label which will appear on soda andsports drinks with no labels appearing on chocolate milk, juices or alcoholic beverages sends the wrong message." Senate Bill 1000 slipped out of the Senate last month with the ...


SUGARY DRINK WARNING LABEL MOVES THROUGH LEGISLATURE Two Assembly committees will be considering a CMA sponsored bill (SB 1000, Monning) that will require sugary drinks sold in California to have a health warning label on Tuesday, June 17. The label, “STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay,” will help consumers make informed choices when buying sugary drinks.  To take action visit CMA’s webpage:  

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