HealthPartners to launch online health vehicle this fall; Lack of sleep could increase risk for developing diabetes;

> This fall, Minnesota-based nonprofit healthcare organization Health Partners will launch Virtuwell, a service that will offer online diagnosis and treatment for common medical illnesses. Patients using the service will have 24/7 access, and will even be able to refill prescriptions as needed. Press release

> Lack of sleep can lead to abnormal insulin production, which in turn can lead to an increased risk of developing diabetes, Dutch researchers have found. The study's authors recommend that people get at least seven hours of sleep per night to decrease the chances of being diagnosed with the disease. Article

> According to researchers with the National Cancer Institute, the number of white adults between the ages of 25 and 39 who have developed stomach cancer has skyrocketed 70 percent in the past three decades. Article

And Finally... You know what they say...960th time's the charm. Article

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