We shudder at the thought of half of young Americans not being able to place New York on a map, Forbes reports. Now think about what fraction of Americans could correctly place the pancreas (hint: it’s not next to New York).  As you weigh the relative importance of knowing the location of New York or the pancreas, consider the fact that 40 percent of Americans over 65 suffer from a pancreatic disease called diabetes or its precursor form of impaired glucose intolerance, and that diabetes costs the healthcare system $174 billion a year…

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