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Middle Age Obesity Can Impact Your Golden Years

March 7, 2014

Can you picture yourself at 70 years old enjoying an evening stroll? Will you be a cool grandma hanging out on the beach with your grandchildren? Will you tinker with the latest gadget as you sit in your favorite rocking chair? Or do you fear for your future because of ailments that are starting to [...]

Blood Pressure Medicine May Increase Risk of Falls in Older Adults

March 6, 2014

Blood pressure medicines are used to help those with high blood pressure reduce their heart disease risk. Sometimes, such medicines can cause them to feel dizzy or unsteady, which can lead to falls. Those at most risk for falls are older adults, who already have less lean muscle mass than younger [...]

Are Diet Drinks a Safe Alternative to Soda?

March 5, 2014

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says that sugary drinks are one of the main sources of added sugars for Americans. These include soda, energy drinks, fruit punch, and sports drinks. Drinking too many sugary drinks puts many Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes, obesity, and [...]

New Guidelines for Cholesterol Levels

March 5, 2014

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently released a new set of guidelines about healthy cholesterol levels. The new guidelines also suggest ways to lower your cholesterol. One of the biggest changes in the guidelines is the way in which healthcare [...]

Diabetes Prevention and Magnesium Intake

February 16, 2014

Only about half of people in the United States get the recommended daily allowance of Magnesium (400-420mg/day for men; 300-310mg/day for women). This is troubling to many experts, since a significant number of previous trials have shown that meeting the RDA for magnesium helps both healthy [...]

New Guidelines Promote Need for Gender-based Stroke Risk Score

February 14, 2014

Each year in the United States, nearly 55,000 more women suffer from stroke than men.  Because of this startling statistic, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association realized that new guidelines for gender-based stroke risk score must be made.  Since women have several [...]

Those with diabetes at more risk of severe flu symptoms

February 10, 2014

It is known that those with diabetes are more at risk for heart disease, vision problems, and nerve damage.  However, it has recently been found that those with diabetes are more at risk for being put in the hospital for the flu.  A study group of men and women from Canada found that those with [...]

Confused About Cholesterol?

February 8, 2014

Confused about cholesterol? Unsure which fats are good and which are bad? Wondering if you can eat eggs? Well, wonder no more. We’ll set the record straight on some of the “facts” and “fictions” about cholesterol and eating for a healthy heart. [...]

Check Your Blood Pressure at Home

February 8, 2014

All I have to do is sit in my doctor’s office and I know my blood pressure will be high,” a friend of mine says. “I’m a nervous wreck waiting for more bad news!” And it’s true—blood pressure can go up just because you are in your health care provider’s office. This condition is so common, it has a name—“white coat” high blood pressure. This is named after the white coats that some health care providers wear. [...]

Pre-Hypertension

February 8, 2014

If you think your blood pressure is okay because you’ve never before heard the words, “You have high blood pressure,” think again. Take some time to learn about the newest blood pressure guidelines from the government’s National High Blood Pressure Education Program. These guidelines define a new category for blood pressure that is higher than normal. It’s called "pre-hypertension." [...]

10 Easy Ways to Lower Stress

February 8, 2014

Do you get stressed easily? Many people do, and it can negatively impact your health. Here are 10 ways to help reduce your stress levels. [...]

What is a “Diabetes Complication”?

February 8, 2014

Untreated diabetes, both type 1 and type 2, can lead to a health problem, called a "complication". Such health problems include heart disease, eye problems, and nerve damage. Making sure your blood glucose level is in check can help you avoid complications. [...]

Diabetes Care at Costco

February 5, 2014

Costco has a seemingly endless array of foods, drinks, clothing, jewelry, home wares and health supplies. When it comes to diabetes care, Costco pharmacy provides low prices and bulk sizes of medical care products that can be bought in the warehouse or shipped to your home. Diabetes care supplies [...]

New Technology to Improve Your Diabetes Care

February 1, 2014

Contact lenses could soon replace your blood glucose meter Pricking your finger can be a pain to do each day. If you wish there was a way to avoid finger-pricking to get your blood glucose level readings, your answer may be coming soon. The GoogleX team that invented the Smart glasses known as [...]

Delicious Diabetes Meal Plans and More

January 31, 2014

Greek diet may lower risk of artery disease A Greek, or Mediterranean meal plan, is rich in healthy fats such as olive oil, nuts, seeds, and fish, while limiting processed foods that are full of trans fats. Those who consume this type of meal plan have been shown to be one-third less likely to [...]
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