Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes
Diabetes patients often gain better control of their disease through healthy lifestyle choices. But when diet and exercise aren't enough, weight loss surgery may do the trick, especially for obese patients.
'Blood-Letting' Delivers Health Benefits
The practice of blood-letting or bleeding patients was abandoned in the 19th century when it became clear there was little benefit. New research suggests the barbaric-sounding practice could offer a very real heart benefit.
Half of Overweight Teens at Early Heart Risk
A soaring increase in the number of teenagers suffering from diabetes means that more than a third of presumably healthy normal-weight adolescents are at risk of heart disease.
Are you overweight? Do you have a parent or sibling with diabetes? Do you have high blood pressure? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is time to get tested for diabetes. About 25 million Americans, or eight percent of the U.S. population, are affected by diabetes. Unfortunately, a good portion of these people do not know they have the condition. This may be because they often have no symptoms. Luckily, there are simple tests that let you know if you have diabetes or prediabetes . Getting tested is the first step in preventing and controlling your condition. Who s...
Doctors are singing "Let's Get Physical"
Among the most common pieces of advice offered by doctors to their patients: start running, biking, walking, swimming, playing tennis or whatever it takes to get in regular exercise.
Got Type Two? Hypertension Drugs Can Wait
People with type 2 diabetes have to keep a close eye on their blood pressure. But that does not mean they have to start taking blood pressure drugs the minute they are diagnosed.
Nurses Too Cut Heart Risk Factors
An effective option for aiding high-risk patients suffering from cardiovascular disease may be an individualized treatment plan from a nurse-led team focused on reducing heart disease risk factors.
Predicting Memory Problems
Hypertension, diabetes and smoking are known to increase your chances for stroke. A new study shows they can also be factors in developing cognitive problems later in life, even among patients who have never experienced a stroke.
Body Fat in Obese May Be Toxic
Some obese patients develop conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, while others manage to avoid such chronic diseases. That may be because all obesity is not the same.
Belly Fat Predicts Heart Disease
Not all fat is created equal, especially when it comes to men with excessive weight around the middle. Some with added belly fat may be at an increased risk of developing heart disease and other serious health problems.