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Number of Eye Disease Cases Expected to Soar Due to Diabetes Epidemic

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Source: HealthNewsDigest.com As the number of Americans with diabetes continues to increase, so does the expected increase in the number of cases of major eye disease including diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma. Today, there are more than 23 million Americans, or close to 8 percent, who have diabetes. Projections from the Centers for Disease Control […]

DASH to help lower blood pressure

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Source: MyOptumHealth.com Want to lower your blood pressure? Try the DASH eating plan, short for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. If your first thought is that the DASH is bland and boring, think again. The DASH is as much about adding tasty, nutrient-rich foods as it is about limiting fats and sugars. What the studies […]

Osteoporosis: What You Need To Know

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

For decades, mothers have told their children to “Finish your milk. It helps build strong, healthy bones.” We should listen up, because moms know what they’re talking about-that it’s important to get an early start on developing healthy bones. Although it’s natural for bone density to decrease over time, millions of Americans suffer from a […]

New Studies Explore Connection Between High Stress Jobs And GI Disorders

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Source: ScienceDaily In two new studies, presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) 74th Annual Scientific meeting in San Diego, researchers explored the connection between high stress, high exposure occupations and long-term gastrointestinal disorders. The studies, performed by the United States Navy and the State University of New York (SUNY), Stonybrook, examine the long […]

Lifestyle changes may be the best way to delay diabetes

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Source: LA Times Lifestyle changes are the best way to stave off development of Type 2 diabetes, according to a 10-year followup of an innovative trial to prevent the disease in high-risk groups. The results are important because diabetes is a rapidly spreading epidemic in the United States. About 24 million Americans — 1 in […]

Study suggests statins may help prevent deaths from seasonal flu.

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Source: DIA Daily The AP (10/30, Marchione) reports that individuals already taking statins “when they caught seasonal flu and had to be hospitalized were twice as likely to survive than those who were not on such medicines,” according to a study presented at an Infectious Diseases Society of America conference. Investigators looked at data on […]

How can I stop my hair loss?

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

I’m 32 and like every other man my age, I’m starting to lose my hair. I’ve heard that there are products available which can help prevent hair loss in men. Can I get these from my GP and do they actually work? By the age of 30, three in 10 men will have started to […]

You don’t have to suffer from incontinence

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Do you notice a sudden urge to get to a restroom while searching for the key to your front door? Do you sometimes have trouble making it to the toilet on time? Do you leak when you cough, laugh or sneeze? If so, you are not alone — one in four women will experience incontinence […]

Patients may have trouble controlling asthma due to lack of medication adherence.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

The Los Angeles Times (10/24, Stein) “Booster Shots” blog reported, “Asthma can be a tough condition to treat in certain patients,” but a paper appearing in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine suggests that the “difficulty may sometimes lie with the patients, not the medication.” After analyzing data on 182 patients, which […]

Leg Artery Disease Often Goes Undetected

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Source: Reuters Health Many middle-aged adults may be walking around with a dangerous health problem and not even know it. The condition called peripheral artery disease, or PAD, occurs when arteries in the legs become narrowed or clogged with fatty deposits, reducing blood flow to the legs. PAD affects about 8 million Americans. PAD is […]

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