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On the Editor's Desk

The Heartland Conference, day 2, in words plus one picture

June 8, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

When The VGM Group's Jim Walsh asked attendees how many of them were at The Heartland Conference for the first time, about one-third of the room raised its hands. Considering the event is in its ninth year, that's pretty impressive. During the keynote address, Bill Klein, co-star of the TLC series "The Little Couple" and COO of Emerge Sales, talked about overcoming adversity. After he graduated from college, Klein said he interviewed for sales jobs with at least 50 different companies and none of...

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Market for diabetes remains strong

May 24, 2010John Andrews

As long as diabetes continues to be prevalent, the market for products and services represents a major opportunity for HME providers, manufacturers say. Demand for testing supplies, skin and eye care products, footwear and compression hosiery continues to be steady and, according to vendors, has the potential to grow as diabetes remains an epidemic. Statistics show that close to 8% of the U.S. population has diabetes with approximately 1.7 million new diabetics added each year. That number is expected...

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