NYC: No smoking in parks and beaches

“My world gets smaller everyday”, an old song goes. I can imagine that smokers are feeling this way these days. Especially in New York City. It all started with smoking bans in restaurants and bars in … [Read more...]

Finally, a smoke-free hometown

Coming back from a 3-week vacation in the tropics, I was glad to get back to the mild temperatures of Switzerland. But it was not only the climate, unusually cold at this time to the year, which … [Read more...]

Legislative Victory for Diabetics

Check out this diabetes news item that was released from the American Diabetes Association by John E. Anderson, MD, Chair, ADA Advocacy Committee. Legislative Updates:Major victory in fight against … [Read more...]

CVD News Watch for the Weekend, August 1

It's Friday again and I am bringing you good and not-so-good news from the CVD front. CVD biotech watch New research on pre-eclampsia in mice may have important implications for … [Read more...]

What is the Gestational Diabetes Act?

According to the American Diabetes Association, gestational diabetes affects 4% to 8% of all pregnant women, and about 135, 000 women in the United States each year. Gestational diabetes only occurs … [Read more...]