Navigation Links
U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for April 28
Date:4/27/2009

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO)

TUESDAY, APRIL 28: INSULIN

Profile America - Tuesday, April 28th. One of the marvels of modern medicine -- insulin -- became available for general use this month in 1923, saving the lives of millions of people suffering from diabetes. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and is critical in the processing of carbohydrates in the human body. The substance was first isolated the year before by a Canadian team led by Dr. Frederick Banting at the University of Toronto, first working with dogs and then with a dying 14-year-old boy. The effect was like a miracle. One year, the disease was an automatic death sentence, the next, people -- even children -- who were affected had hopes of living full and productive lives. Diabetes is responsible for more 75,000 deaths a year in the U.S. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.

Sources: 440 International Calendar of Events Statistical Abstract 2009, t. 113

Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look under the "Newsroom" button).


'/>"/>
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for April 11
2. Little-Known VA Care Entitlement for Veterans Highlighted by SilverCensus.com
3. SilverCensus.com Names Consumer Affairs Advocate, Healthcare Experts to Provide Free Educational Support for Seniors
4. SilverCensus.com Launches National Website for Caregivers, Senior Citizens, Healthcare Professionals
5. Park Avenue Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Selects PatientPlacement.com Web-based Long-Term Care Software to Automate Admissions and Boost Census Performance
6. Catholic Health Association Responds to Census Figures on the Uninsured: Important Not to Be Misled By Declining Uninsured - These Are Not Todays Numbers
7. Number of Uninsured Decreased in 2007 But Census Report Shows Growing Health Coverage Problems
8. U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for March 15
9. U.S. Census Bureau Black History Month Daily Feature for February 27
10. U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for December 26
11. U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for September 29
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... for Final Cut Pro X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole ... artistically," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, ... ... with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women ... intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible ... often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human ... but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern ... Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He ... Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter ... bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set ... , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen Matrix") ... manufacturing of collagen and mineral based medical devices ... Bill Messer has joined the company ... leverage the growing portfolio of oral surgery, neurosurgery, ... Bill joins the Collagen Matrix executive team as ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Bay ... Rehabilitation Network,s Dean Center for Tick Borne ... Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of ... Innovation, today announced the five finalists of ... Lyme disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... of the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, ... Photovoltaics Structural electronics involves electronic ... load-bearing, protective structures, replacing dumb structures such as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: