Living with diabetes puts you at an increased risk for developing heart disease and stroke. But there's hope. People with diabetes can learn to manage their diabetes - and cut their risk for heart attack and stroke by more than half.
Most Americans know that health risks such as high blood cholesterol and blood sugar are important to monitor, but a growing number of researchers believe that other major factors with far-ranging effects on heart disease and cancer should be getting more attention. One of these big factors is inflammation.
The expanding number of people with multiple physical and mental chronic conditions are among the toughest, and costliest, to care for. The TEAMcare collaborative care program offers a promising solution.
Nearly half of all heart surgery patients may experience blood sugar levels high enough to require temporary insulin treatment after their operation, even though they've never had diabetes, according to a new study.
Certain traits, conditions, or habits may raise your risk for carotid artery disease. These conditions are known as risk factors. The more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to get the disease. You can control some, but not all, risk factors.
High cholesterol levels are not just found in adults. Children may have high cholesterol, too, even without being overweight. Over years, cholesterol overload has similar hazards as in adults - clogged arteries and injury to the heart.
You may have heard claims that the supplement coenzyme Q10 can lower blood pressure, boost the immune system and improve certain heart diseases. There are also claims it can help fight cancer, Parkinson's disease, wrinkles, diabetes, gum diseases and many other problems.
It's your birthday and you've just enjoyed your favorite dinner. What comes next on the menu is something you didn't order - the worst case of heartburn and indigestion you've ever experienced. Or could it be something more serious?
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