FDA Warns of Massive Recall of Diabetes Test Strips

Posted on 08/1/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIf you have diabetes and use glucose test strips to check your blood sugar levels, you need to check the brand name of those strips. A massive recall of up to 62 million strips made by Nova Diabetes Care has just been announced by the company and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA’s warning says the strips can show incorrect, abnormally high readings and patients need to discontinue their use immediately. The agency said the strips are …

To Test, Or Not to Test

Posted on 02/21/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThe following is a guest post by Yolanda Taylor, Integrated Communication Director at AARP. “Doctor, do I really need this procedure?” It’s a question that few of us ask, but more of us should. Over the past decade, the average amount that middle-income households spent on health care increased by 51% – nearly double their income growth (30 percent) and three times the growth rate in their spending for all other products and services. The tests, procedures, and medication therapies …