Jul
28
2011
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Why was the “Southern Aurora” train so significant?

southern-auroraIn 1965, my school classroom was decorated with two large posters. The first was of a young Queen Elizabeth. The second was of the Southern Aurora train arriving in Melbourne after its inaugural run. Why was this train so important? To appreciate the significance of this train, we need to look back to the formation [more...]

Jul
22
2011
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How many people have diabetes in the U.S. and worldwide?

Diabetes in the United StatesUnited States According to the National Diabetes Fact Sheet 2011, diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the U.S. Total Prevalence of Diabetes in the United States, All Ages, 2010 Total: 25.8 million people – 8.3% percent of the U.S. population has diabetes. Diagnosed diabetes: 18.8 million people Undiagnosed diabetes: 7.0 million people Men 13 ┬ámillion [more...]

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