Oral History: Dr. Allen Spiegel, NIDDK Director Emeritus

Oral History: Dr. Allen Spiegel, NIDDK Director Emeritus

[music] SPIEGEL: I arrived in Boston at the age of three, in 1949. I’m going to use the word “allegedly” here because we want real facts as opposed to alternative ones. So a lot of what I’m going to say about this early history is based on what you receive from your parents. My parents […]

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History’s DEADLIEST DISEASES that came before the CORONA VIRUS #CORONA

History’s DEADLIEST DISEASES that came before the CORONA VIRUS #CORONA

The recent corona virus outbreak has triggered panic across the globe , prompting travel bans , visa restrictions , and large scale quarantines. The outbreak has been classified as an epidemic as opposed to a pandemic , the difference being that an epidemic is the widespread occurrence of a disease in one community at a particular time , whereas a […]

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University and diabetes | Kaja’s story | Diabetes UK

University and diabetes | Kaja’s story | Diabetes UK

When I first started at Uni, so in my first term, I was actually in catered accommodation, and that was fine when I wasn’t diabetic. But then when I became diabetic it sort of became difficult to carb count, especially because a lot of the food. . . They basically just served us chips everyday, […]

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Cardiac Rehab Gets Patient on Her Feet

Cardiac Rehab Gets Patient on Her Feet

[Mona]- My name is Mona White. I’m very happy to be alive and to be here today after experiencing three cardiac events. I was very surprised when that event came about with my heart. I couldn’t walk, maybe 500 feet, without saying “Okay, let me take a break, let me sit down.” But, with cardiac […]

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A-bomb Survivor Testimonies_VS11059_NISHIOKA Seigo(2016)

A-bomb Survivor Testimonies_VS11059_NISHIOKA Seigo(2016)

Mr. Nishioka was exposed to the A-bombing in the Hiroshima Prefectural Hiroshima Technical School at Senda-machi, about 2 km away from the hypocenter. It was the time that he arrived at the school. He did not go to the site for building demolition work since he had just recovered from his illness. The blast blew […]

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Mystery Illness Solved at Denver Health

Mystery Illness Solved at Denver Health

(gentle piano) – June 1st, 2015 at 3:50 in the morning, sweet Evelyn came weighing nine pounds, three ounces. When she was about two weeks old was the first time that she became ill with an upper respiratory infection. Never in a million years would we think that this precious little girl was gonna turn […]

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