CCS Medical Blog

Winning The War on Sugar: The Farce of Sugar Substitutes

Americans love artificial sweeteners because they have fewer or no calories and can thereby help us lose weight. In theory – and both the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association both support this, when consumed carefully, non-nutritive sweeteners...

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Diabetes Alert Day: Take the Diabetes Risk Test Today!

An Important Message from our CEO on Diabetes Alert Day: Every American Adult Should Take the Diabetes Risk Test!

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Winning the War on Sugar: How Taxpayers Subsidize the Sugar Industry

Thanks to science writer Gary Taubes and his new book, The Case Against Sugar, we now have a driving force for a new War on Drugs that we are calling The War on Sugar.

In the last three blogs, we’ve revealed three facts about sugar. First, the prevalence of added sugars...

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Winning the War on Sugar: Just Say No!

"Just Say No!" An Old Slogan Becomes the New Battle Cry

In our last blog, "Understanding the Addictive Power of Sugar," we discussed the two-pronged addictive power that sugar holds over us as a nation. 

First, there is the physically addictive properties of refined...

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Winning the War on Sugar: Understanding the Addictive Power of Sugar

In our last blog, we talked about the desperate need to wage a War on Sugar, akin to the 1980s “War on Drugs.” Using science writer Gary Taubes as our champion, we identified the prevalence of added sugars in our American diet as the real stimulant affecting type 2...

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Winning the War on Sugar Starts with Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Most type 2 diabetes patients can recall the “War on Drugs” of the 1980s that tried to knock down the illegal drug trade. And we all remember the “War on Terror” that was launched last decade in the wake of the 911 attacks. In 2017, we now have a “War on Sugar,” declared...

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January: Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma risk increases for individuals with diabetes, in addition to other diabetes eye disorders.

According to the National Eye Institute (NEI) there are approximately 3 million people age 40 and older who have glaucoma.(1) The...

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New Year, Fresh Start!

Making Attainable New Year's Resolutions that Focus on Continuous Improvement

It’s a New Year!  And just like the ones before, we make promises to be a newer, better person. We vow to make big-time changes in what promises to be the best year of our lives. But just like...

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Give Yourself the Gift of Good Health This Holiday Season

The holiday season can be hard on the diet and exercise routine with all the opportunities for consumption in the office break room, the buffets and the holiday table, not to mention the numerous libations that abound at just about every occasion!

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Medicare Competitive Bid - A Case Study of Unintended Consequences

Without a doubt one of the most challenging jobs in all of America, has to be within the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) or Medicare. These poor people have to find a way to stretch the budgeted dollars as far as they can go. In many countries that have...

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