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Getting Into Focus: AMA Partnership with CMAF/NEPO Localizes National Diabetes Prevention Efforts

The growth of diabetes and prediabetes in this country is a looming threat, especially at a community level. With that in mind, the AMA has partnered with the California Medical Association (CMA) Foundation and the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) to help spread the word about the importance of diabetes prevention in local communities. Diabetes and prediabetes are growing problems in California. According to 2014 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 8.2% of U.S. adults in California reported ever being told by a health professional that they had prediabetes, while 9.9% of U.S. adults in ...

November is National Diabetes Month: Help your patients prevent type 2 diabetes

Help your patients prevent type 2 diabetes by identifying those with prediabetes and referring them to a diabetes prevention program. The California Medical Association Foundation and NEPO are teaming up with the American Medical Association to raise awareness and educate physicians and health care providers about tools and resources available to help reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes within the communities they serve. In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the AMA has created a special online toolkit to help physicians and care teams: • Identify and refer at-risk patients to a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle ...

FDA Orders Removal of Trans Fats from Food

FDA Orders Removal of Trans Fats from Food On Tuesday, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will work toward the elimination of trans fats in the food industry over the next 3 years.  Trans fats have been linked with a vast array of health complications including coronary heart disease, obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, etc.  Discontinuing the consumption of trans fats is a crucial step toward healthy living.  The CMA Foundation supports a healthy, nutritious diet and encourages the public to examine their own diets and avoid unhealthy additives, such as trans fats. Check it out in the ...

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