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Diabetes FAQs with Dr Cherrington

AL.com published an article on November 15, 2013:

Diabetes Awareness Month Questions and Responses

Halfway through Diabetes Awareness Month we catch up with Dr. Andrea Cherrington, a University of Alabama at Birmingham associate professor and expert on the potentially deadly disease, to ask questions on a condition that will affect 1 in 3 Alabamians born after 2000. Read more...

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Kertesz involved in tailored primary care programs for vets, homeless

Birmingham VA Medical Center and UAB physician Stefan Kertesz, M.D., led a group of investigators at four VA Medical Centers and the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program in an effort to build a survey that would help patients rate their care.

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Birmingham lands sweet diabetes management program

The City of Birmingham was chosen to host a new diabetes management pilot program called Cities for Life.

The Cities for Life program’s many partners — including UAB HealthSmart, UAB’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, and UAB’s Diabetes Research and Training Center Community Engagement Core — will reach out to those with diabetes and those at risk of diabetes and work with them.

UAB medicine professor Dr. Mona N. Fouad (left) and American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation President Mary Jo Welker (right) hope the Cities for Life program will help diabetes patients manage their care.

Read more at:
http://weldbham.com/local/2012/04/24/birmingham-lands-sweet-diabetes-management-program/
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/04/birmingham_first_city_chosen_f.html