Category Archives: Inside Joslin

Playing Tunes and Raising Funds for Joslin Pediatrics

For the past 25 years, Mel Stiller has spent his Friday nights playing tunes and leading sing-a-longs in the piano bar at Jacob Wirth Restaurant in Boston. Patrons eat, drink, and sing oldies and classic rock songs from 8 until … Continue reading

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EVADE Program Makes Hospital Visits Less Costly

The rising cost of health care and particularly the diabetes related cost and its dire consequences to the national budget are in the newspapers everyday. But behind the scenes, in medical centers across the country, small changes in health care … Continue reading

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Can Nutrients in Beets Help with Type 2 Diabetes?

Beets have all sorts of health benefits—fiber, potassium, folate, metabolites. That last one may not be as familiar as the others, but they’re just as important to the functioning of your body, and researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center are probing … Continue reading

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A Chat with Robert Gabbay, Chief Medical Officer at Joslin

Robert Gabbay, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice-President at Joslin Diabetes Center, joined Joslin this past summer. How did you come to CMO position at Joslin? It was a circuitous route starting with my degree in biochemistry at McGill … Continue reading

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Type 1 Diabetes Research Round-up: What’s Happening at Joslin

  Type 1 diabetes is a complicated, complex disease. Conquering this multi-faceted condition requires people working from all angles. At Joslin Diabetes Center, researchers are up to the task. AUTOIMMUNITY In type 1 diabetes, the immune system mistakenly attacks the … Continue reading

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Dr. C. Ronald Kahn Honored at Joslin International Symposium on Diabetes

Dr. C. Ronald Kahn – the chief academic officer at Joslin Diabetes Center and Mary K. Iacocca professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School – is perhaps the world’s most widely recognized researcher in the field of diabetes. His … Continue reading

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Joslin Communications Internship Opportunity

The Joslin Diabetes Center Communications Department is looking for a part-time intern interested in multimedia communications for the Spring semester. Intern responsibilities include: developing content for the website, blog and social media platforms covering lifestyle management, Joslin events and scientific and clinical advancements. The ideal candidate will demonstrate … Continue reading

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Autoimmunity: Why Good T Cells Go Bad

In type 1 diabetes, the human body turns on itself. The immune systems of people with type 1 diabetes start attacking insulin-producing beta cells, as though they were the bacteria and viruses the immune system is supposed to fight off. … Continue reading

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Joslin Researcher Studies Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Depression

Physicians have long observed that mood disorders, including depression, occur more often in patients with diabetes, than even those with other chronic disease. However, the relationship between these two conditions has remained something of a mystery. One possible hypothesis is … Continue reading

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Become an ACHIEVER! A New Weight Loss Program at Joslin

People who would like to join a weight loss program designed specifically for patients with diabetes now have third option at Joslin Diabetes Center. ACHIEVERS, a credits-based weight management program built around your schedule , has been added to  Joslin’s … Continue reading

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