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Researchers Develop “Smart” Insulin, Adjusts Blood Sugar Automatically

Posted On February 10, 2015

(Undated) -- Researchers say they've come up with insulin that automatically adjusts blood sugar. A team at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center announced the results of a three-year study on Monday. The long-lasting "smart" insulin activates when blood sugar levels rise. It could make life easier and safer for people with type 1…

Doctors Warn Against “Measles Parties”

Posted On February 09, 2015

(New York, NY) -- Doctors are warning parents not to have "measles parties" to expose children to the disease. Attending physician Dr. Philippa Cheetham tells Fox News that what they have heard about measles is not true.   The California Department of Public Health is urging parents not to revive the practice aimed at building…

Foundation Announces Another Huge Commitment To Fighting Childhood Obesity

Posted On February 09, 2015

(Seattle, WA) -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is about to distribute hundreds of millions of dollars nationwide to help battle childhood obesity. Foundation Vice President Pam Dixon explains.   Dixon says the money will go to schools and other organizations that fight childhood obesity. You can learn more at rwjf.org. Additional audio: Robert Wood…

HealthCare.Gov Prepares For Rush With New Workers

Posted On February 09, 2015

(Undated) -- Thousands of new call-center workers are starting today to help people enroll for Obamacare before the deadline. The increase to a 14-thousand person workforce is expected to help with wait times as the February 15th deadline approaches. Anyone who doesn't sign up by the deadline won't be covered this year and could face…

Cardinal Dolan Will Fight Efforts To Legalize Doctor-Assisted Suicide

Posted On February 09, 2015

(New York, NY) -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan says he'll fight efforts in New York to legalize doctor-assisted suicide. The Archbishop of New York told the New York "Daily News" that he and the Church will launch an aggressive fight against attempts to legalize the practice. His pronouncement comes just days after three terminally ill patients…