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Fighting a National Epidemic by Investing in Prevention

Recently, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia M. Burwell announced significant cost-savings from the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), and groundbreaking steps HHS will likely soon take to extend the program to Medicare beneficiaries at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  The Huffington Post



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For New York Daily News

Chinese Immigrants Find Safe Haven in YMCA of Greater New York

Thanks to the Y's New Americans Initiative, immigrants are given the support they need to acclimate to their new communities. New York Daily News



KHON2

YMCA Feeds Children During School Break

In Honolulu, where 24 percent of kids struggle with hunger daily, the Y stepped up to make sure children had access to meals throughout spring break.  KHON2


A scene from a diabetes prevention program at the Bronx Y.M.C.A. on Castle Hill Avenue. Lourdes Ventura, the lifestyle coach there, weighs the participants at the end of each class.
Benjamin Norman for The New York Times

The Quiet Research That Led to a Resounding Success in Diabetes Prevention

More than 86 million people, including 22 million people 65 or older, have pre-diabetes, which increases their risk of heart disease, strokes or diabetes. As we’ve watched that number grow, it has somehow felt that despite billions of dollars of research and intervention, there’s little we can do.That feeling shifted last week when Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the secretary of health and human services, announced that Medicare was planning to pay for lifestyle interventions focusing on diet and physical activity to prevent Type 2 diabetes. It’s an example of small-scale research efforts into health services that have worked and that have expanded to reach more people. The New York Times


How to exercise and what to eat after a cancer diagnosis

"A diagnosis of cancer is shocking news, but it can create a teachable moment for the patient," says the Washington Post in this piece highlighting steps cancer survivors can take following treatement--including LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.   The Washington Post


How the YMCA is Helping to Close the Graduation Gap in New York City

New York City's YMCAs are making strides towards closing the graduation gap through their Y-Scholars programNewsone.com



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Medicare Proposal Takes Aim at Diabetes

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration plans on Wednesday to propose expanding Medicare to cover programs to prevent diabetes among millions of people at high risk of developing the disease, marking the sixth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act with the prospect of a new benefit, federal officials said. The New York Times



Dawn Villella for USA TODAY

Feds mull Medicare changes after big success in YMCA's diabetes program

WASHINGTON — People at high risk of developing diabetes lost about 5% of their body weight in a YMCA program that federal regulators said Wednesday was successful enough to expand. USA Today


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