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by Kestrel Editors

The holiday season is a particularly special time of year. Despite the winter months, it fosters a sense of warmth, not just among family and friends, but among strangers as well. It’s a time for giving and kindness, and an opportunity to reflect on our own lives, appreciating what we have and what we have the opportunity to share with others.

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by R. Keith Campbell RPh, FAADE, CDE

Individuals with diabetes are more prone to dental cavities and gum disease. In fact, people with diabetes have twice as many tooth and gum problems as those without. This makes logical sense: If one has high blood glucose levels, then the saliva glucose levels will be elevated, and teeth and gums bathed in a sugar solution will be more prone to inflammation and infection.

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by David Hite PhD

In last month’s blog I described the importance of early intervention when dealing with chronic conditions like diabetes. Early intervention at the point of diagnosis will set the stage and help your patient understand that a positive clinical outcome is a shared responsibility. Of course, to take advantage of this “Teachable Moment” you’ll need a common sense plan that’s as easy to explain as it is to understand and follow.

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Tradeshows are all about engaging your target audience. Whether through samples, interactive displays, product literature, or full presentations, the purpose of a tradeshow booth is to make contact with potential customers, planting your company's seed in their minds, and generating viable leads for your business.

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by David Hite PhD

As clinicians we face the unenviable task of delivering distressful diagnoses to patients. When the diagnosis involves a chronic condition such as diabetes, it’s important to take the time to go beyond simple explanations of the disease process, and offer the patient an understandable, workable roadmap for successful management of their disease.

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by R. Keith Campbell Rph, FAADE, CDE

Omega-3 fish oil is one natural product that is universally supported by both medical groups and alternative medicine advocates. The benefits are many; the down sides of using Omega-3 fish oil products are minimal. Why is that?

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by Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS

Diabetic foot ulcers are one of the most dreaded complications of diabetes, and represent a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. It is estimated that a lower limb is sacrificed every 30 seconds somewhere in the world due to diabetes, and that diabetes is the reason for almost 50% of non-traumatic amputations of the lower leg throughout the world. Considering these facts, proper management of diabetic foot ulcers is of paramount importance.

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The email newsletter, or e-newsletter, is one of the most effective ways for businesses to interact with their customers, providing valuable updates to a tailored list of partners, advertisers, or any group with a dedicated contact list. Email newsletters are also great traffic generators, functioning almost as a “portable” version of your website that can be delivered directly to the target audience, often directing that audience to the actual website.

But what should be in your e-newsletter, and perhaps more importantly, when should you send it out?

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by R. Keith Campbell RPh, FAADE, CDE

Medical literature is beginning to have numerous articles on the benefits of taking a substance called resveratrol, most commonly found in red wine.

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