Diabetes

Cinnamon cuts blood glucose levels in diabetes patients

(HealthDay)—Consumption of cinnamon is associated with favorable reductions in plasma glucose and lipid levels, according to research published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Medications

Preventing physician medication mix-ups by reporting them

The most frequent contributors to medication errors and adverse drug events in busy primary care practice offices are communication problems and lack of knowledge, according to a study of a prototype web-based medication ...

Health

Study links vitamin D, race and cardiac deaths

Vitamin D deficiency may contribute to a higher number of heart and stroke-related deaths among black Americans compared to whites, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness training beneficial for clinicians, patients

(HealthDay)—Mindfulness training is associated with improvements in physician burnout; and, clinicians who rate themselves as more mindful engage in more patient-centered communication, according to two studies published ...

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