"About 1 in 3 Americans aged 50 to 75 years, or 23 million people, have not been screened for colorectal cancer as recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), according to new data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This is a "disturbing fact," CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, said during a media briefing. "Despite research showing that colorectal cancer screening saves lives, screening rates remain far too low.""
""There are some data to suggest that physicians feel that colonoscopy is really the superior test, and they tend to offer that to their patients more often, and that really is not accurate," Dr. Plescia said.
The FOBT/FIT test is "equivalent to colonoscopy in saving lives when used correctly," Dr. Frieden added. "The bottom line is, the best test is a test that gets done."
Dr. Plescia said studies have shown that anywhere from 25% to 50% of patients would opt for the FOBT if given a choice. "The fact that we are seeing only 10% [use] leads us to believe that we need to do things to make sure people know that test is an option," he noted.
The report includes colorectal cancer screening data for all 50 states. Massachusetts had the highest percentage of adults up-to-date with colorectal cancer screened (76.3%), and Arkansas had the lowest (55.7%). It is worth noting, Dr. Frieden said, that states with higher rates of screening also had relatively higher rates of use of both fecal tests and colonoscopy.
"Studies show that when people are given more choices, they are more likely to get screened. We encourage healthcare providers to talk with their patients about colon cancer screening and about the choice of test," Dr. Frieden said."
Cologuard will give people more choices, Cologuard is a much better test than FOBT and a lot less risky than colonoscopy.
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Shares Spike Higher; Seeing Tweet from ZOZO @zozotrader '"Doc fix" delays ESRD oral drugs into the bundle until 2024, Headline positive for $KERX'
Sec Filings Insider Trading for MNKD last 2 months
Total buys: $12,571
Total sales: $595,795
Net total: - $583,224
ARNA had a partner (EISAI), $88 million and zero debt before Adcom and PDUFA date. But they issued 11 million more shares (at $5.5 per share) 1 week after the advisory panel endorsed its obesity drug and a few weeks before FDA approved their drug.
" Arena doesn't seem to need the money between now and June 27, when the Food and Drug Administration is scheduled to make a decision about lorcaserin. The biotech had $88 million in the bank at the end of the first quarter. Even if you assume the FDA might delay that decision by three months if Arena turns in extra paperwork -- a REMS or a post-marketing study -- there still seems to be enough in the coffers to make it to an approval."
It will takes many years for BP to research and go through clinical trials. Their inhaled insulin must be also better than AFREZZA in order for FDA to approve their product. Also Insulin is a very huge market and growing year after year (there is plenty of room for competitors).
"In most cases, celebrities are reluctant to talk openly about their medical issues (think: Kathy Bates’ recent revelation that she’d battled ovarian cancer 9 years ago, but kept it under wraps.). But these 15 celebrities have turned their type 2 diabetes diagnoses into personal missions to raise awareness, and keep the conversation going about a disease that the CDC says could affect as many as one in three adults by 2050"
LaBelle Patty - Soul Singer
Fiorello LaGuardia - Mayor of NY City
Peggy Lee - Jazz singer
Tommy Lee - Drummer
Jason Leeuewenberg - Sports caster
Lyle Leverich - Biographer
James Lloyd - Congressman
Mother Love - Entertainer, author
George Lucas - Director and producer
Winnie Mandela - Politician
Jerry Mather - Actor
Curtis Mayfield - Soul singer
Steve McCafferry - Author, Poet
Michelle McGann - Golfer
Bret Michaels - Singer
Dr. George Minot - Nobel Prize Med
Mary Tyler Moore - Actress
Adam Morrison - Basketball
Richard Mulligan - Actor
Gamal Nasser - Leader of Egypt
Kevin Nealon - Comedian
Carroll O'Conner - Actor
Park Overall - Actress
Tim Parker - Rapper
Elvis Presley - Singer
Mario Puzo - Author
Sir Steven Redgrave - Olympic
Della Reese - Actress, singer
Dan Reichert - MLB Kansas City Royals
Anne Rice - Author
Jackie Robinson - Baseball player
Sugar Ray Robinson - Boxer
Buddy Roemer - Politician
Esther Rolle - Actress
Carl Rowan - Columnist, Author
Milton Rubicam - Genealogist
Anwar Sadat - President of Egypt
Ron Santo - MLB Chicago Cubs
Sir Harry Seacomb - Comedian
Kendall Simmons - NFL Pittsburgh
Mike Sinclair - NFL Philadelphia Eagles
Jean Smart - Actress
Sharon Stone - Actress
Elaine Stritch - Comedian
Elizabeth Taylor - Actress
Leonard Thompson - First Insulin Recipient
Jim Turner - Actor
Gary Valenciano - Singer
Luther Vandross - Singer
Scott Verplank - Golfer
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Composer
H. G. Wells - Author
Mae West - Actress
Norman Whitfield - Musician
and many more famous diabetics.
Jackie Gleason - Actor
Linda Goodman - Author
Dorian Gregory - Actor
Bill Gullickson - MLB Cincinnati Reds
Gary Jr. Hall - Olympic Gold Swimmer
Jim Hamblin - Newsman
Jonathan Hayes - NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
Chuck Heidenrich - Skier
Ernest Hemingway - Author
Jay Hewitt - Iron Man triathlete
Dana Hill - Actress
Mike Huckabee - Politician
James Hunter - MLB Baseball
Cynthia Ice - Lotus Development
Marvin Isley - Singer
Mahalia Jackson - Gospel Singer
Rick James - Singer
Bill Janklow - South Dakota Politician
Chris Jarvis - World Champion rower
Waylon Jennings - Country Singer
Wei Jingsheng - Chinese Dissident
Jason Johnson - MLB Detroit Tigers
Nicole Johnson - Miss America, 1999
Herbert "Tiny Tim" Kahury - Singer
Zippora Karz - NYC Ballet Soloist
Walt Kelly - Cartoonist
Kesey - Novelist
Kellie Keuhne - Golfer
B.B. King - Blues singer
Billy Jean King - Tennis Player
Larry King - Talk Show Host
Joseph Kolter - Politician
Ray Krock - McDonald's
Cardinal John Krol - Bishop
Nikita Kruschev - USSR Premier
A List of Famous Diabetics
Nat Adderly - Jazz Muscian
Wasim Akram - Cricketer
Yuri Andropov - Soviet Union Leader
Piers Anthony - Author
Arthur Ashe - Tennis Player
Hafiz al Assad - Syrian President
Nicole Johnson Baker - Miss America
Walter Barnes - NFL Philadelphia
Syd Barret - Pink Floyd
Marion Barry - Mayor Of Washington DC
Richard Bartlett - Screenwriter
Menachem Begin - PM of Israel
Jack Benny - Comedian
Halle Berry - Actress
Sarah Bina - Championship clogger
Samuel Block - Civil Rights Activist
Wilford Brimley - Actor
Anthony J. Brown - Actor
Danny Joe Brown - Singer
James Brown - Singer
Ralph Bunche - Nobel Peace Winner
Delta Burke - Actress, Miss USA
Ayden Byle - World-famous Runner
James Cagney - Actor
Douglas Cairns - Pilot
Fran Carpentier - Editor
Nell Carter - Singer, actress
Johnny Cash - Musician
Paul Cezanne - Artist
Carol Channing - Singer, Actress
Sylvia Chase - Journalist (20/20)
Alvin Childress - Actor
#$%$ Clark - Entertainer, TV producer
Bobby Clarke - NHL Philadelphia Flyers
Ty Cobb - MLB (Detroit Tigers)
Scott Coleman - Swam English Channel
Mark Collie - Country Singer
David Crosby - Singer
Bill Davidson - Motorcycles
John Davidson - Motorcycles
Miles Davis - Jazz musician
Paddy Devlin - Politician
James Doohan - Actor
James "Buster" Dougls - Boxer
Kenny Duckette - NFL N Orleans
Chris Dudley - NBA NY Knicks
Rick Dudley - Hockey
Scott Dunton - Surfer
Mike Echols - NFL Tennessee Titans
Thomas Edison - Scientist
Mama Cass Elliott - Singer
Dale Evans - Entertainer
King Fahd - King of Saudi Arabia
Pam Fernandes - Para Olympian
Ella Fitzgerald - Singer
Mick Fleetwood - Musician
Aretha Franklin - Singer
Melvin Franklin - Singer
Curt Frasier - NHL Chicago Black Hawks
"Smokin' Joe" Frazier - Boxer
Kris Freeman - Olympic Skier
Stephen Furst - Actor
Victor Garber - Actor
Jerry Garcia - Singer, Musician
Rodolfo Garcia - AP Reporter
W. L. Gherra - Payless Drugs
Killah Ghostface - Rapper
Joe Gibbs - NFL Washington Redskins
Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz Musician
"Why should the rest of us be forced to pay through higher insurance premiums and taxes to keep them breathing for years of an unproductive, useless life?"
AS of 2010, 25.8 million Americans have diabetes — 8.3 percent of the U.S. population. So you think over 25 million Americans are useless.
"Dr. Krinsley decreased the mortality of a group of critically ill patients by 29.3% simply by keeping their blood sugar below 140 mg/dl at all times using insulin. This intervention also cut down the incidence of kidney failure and shortened the patients' stay in the ICU."
Adjust insulin dosage and change insulin regimen such as taking insulin more than one time will reduce the risk of hypos. It is much easier to take insulin multiple times by inhaling than by injecting.
"After-meal blood sugar spikes can create quite a quandary for anyone with diabetes, particularly during pregnancy. Research has shown that fetal macrosomia (overgrowth of the baby) becomes more common when post-meal blood sugars exceed 120 mg/dl (6.7 mmol). With post-meal readings above 140 mg/dl (7.8 mmol), the risk more than doubles from baseline.
Fetal macrosomia can cause many problems during pregnancy. When the baby grows and develops too rapidly, it can lead to a premature and more complicated birth. It may also cause injuries to occur to the baby during delivery."
"If post-meal blood sugars do rise above 140 mg/dL and stay there for a significant period of time, the consequences are severe. Prolonged exposure to blood sugars above 140 mg/dL causes irreversible beta cell loss (the beta cells produce insulin) and nerve damage. 1 in 2 “pre-diabetics” get retinopathy, a serious diabetic complication. Cancer rates increase as post-meal blood sugars rise above 160 mg/dL. This study showed stroke risk increased by 25% for every 18 mg/dL rise in post-meal blood sugars. Finally, 1-hour OGTT readings above 155 mg/dL correlate strongly with increased CVD risk."
This is the best mealtime insulin (highest efficacy and less side effect compare to other ultra fast acting insulins).
ITMN CEO sold 2 million dollar ITMN share in jan and Feb 2014. Two days ago, ITMN up 170% (after they released their pahse 3 trial result).