Air Pollution Increasing Hospitalization Risk
A long-term study of older adults has revealed that extended exposure to fine particle air pollution may result in an increased risk of hospitalization for heart and lung disease or diabetes.
Diabetic Men had More Cardiovascular Events
Men with diabetes may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, even if they have no other risk factors. The risk is for diabetic men on insulin therapy and was not as high for men using other therapies for diabetes.
More Time With Diabetes ups Stroke Risk
Diabetes puts you at risk for a number of complications. Your risk of complications may be even greater the longer you have the disease. That is why it is important to spot and treat diabetes early.
Stem Cell Transplant Recipients Prone to Problems
Stem cell transplant patients may not only be at risk during treatment. A new study suggests that a decade later they are still more susceptible to psychological conditions and chronic illness.
Everything in Moderation, Even Salt
For years, the health care community has agreed that people at risk of heart disease should lower their salt intake. Now, it seems that too little salt may be just as harmful as too much salt.
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.
More Good Stuff for the Diabetic Heart
There are two kinds of cholesterol: HDL and LDL cholesterol. HDL cholesterol is known as the "good" cholesterol, and it may be beneficial for patients with diabetes.
Stroke Probed in Diabetic Patients
The risk of stroke is higher for diabetic patients than the general population. A new stroke treatment for diabetics may significantly improve survival and chance of disability.
Weight Weighing Life Down
Weight management can be difficult at any age. It is important to achieve and maintain an ideal weight even as we age because life expectancy can decrease with excess weight.
Seeing Sudden Death on Dialysis
When a diabetes patient's kidneys fail, that patient has to be put on dialysis. These patients may be at risk of having their heart suddenly stop. Now, researchers have found a way to spot who is most at risk.