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Wal-Mart settles age and disability lawsuit over former manager with diabetes

Front view of a Walmart supercentre store exterior sign logo Ontario Canada  KATHY DEWITT. Image shot 05/2012. Exact date unknown.
Published February 27, 2015
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A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. unit in Texas has paid $150,000 to settle an age and disability discrimination after a store manager with diabetes was fired. David Moorman, 54, according to court papers, was taunted with comments such as “old man” and “old food guy” by his supervisor, as claimed by the ...

 

Reduced sugar in diet and soda tax proposed by federal panel

Soft drinks stacked on shelfs
Published February 20, 2015
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The new report from the federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is in and it makes for pretty alarming reading. Sugar consumption is a key culprit in why the American diet has been cited “devastating” by the panel, which convenes every five years. Recommendations in sugar reduction have ...

 

Obamacare deadline nears – what are the health insurance options for diabetics?

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Published February 13, 2015
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The hours are counting down until the February 15 2015 deadline to sign up to the Affordable Care Act, fondly known as Obamacare. There are two reasons why federal officials are vigorously promoting the significance of this deadline: After February 15, people will only be able to enroll ...

 

School bus driver mocks type 1 diabetic teenager

Anchorage Skyline
Published February 5, 2015
 

A teen in Anchorage, Alaska was allegedly mocked by her school bus driver – as she suffered a hypoglycemic attack. Perhaps a lack of diabetes awareness was partly to blame? Diabetic teenager mocked by school bus driver Hannah Crose, a freshman at Service High School with type 1 diabetes, ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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