Does Green Tea Lower Blood Sugar Levels? Research has linked green tea and its compounds to many potential health benefits, including preventing cancer and type 2 diabetes. But can drinking it lower your blood sugar levels?
Control the ABC's of Diabetes for a Healthy Heart 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.
Chronic Inflammation: The Elephant in the Room of Our Health 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.
How Team Care Improves Depression and Diabetes 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.
Should You See a Doctor About Intestinal Gas? A bloated feeling or excess gas is occasionally a symptom of serious problems like intestinal obstruction, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, or irritable bowel syndrome.
Start Your Walking Workout There are good reasons why walking is America's favorite workout: It doesn't require a gym membership; it is more fun than riding a stationary bike; and it's more convenient than going to a public swimming pool.
It's Green Tea Time You can drink your green tea and have it too. This healthful tea can be a drink or a cooking ingredient but, either way, research shows green tea offers important health benefits.
Making Good Use of Your Time with Your Doctor It's important to make the most of the potentially short amount of one-on-one time you have with your doctor. These simple tips can make a big difference in the quality of care you receive.
Normal Weight but Obese? Science has confirmed the role that excess body fat plays in health problems like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. But conventional wisdom has always associated an increased risk for these diseases with overweight and obesity -- until now.
Having Heart Surgery? Watch Your Blood Sugar 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.
Are You At Risk for Carotid Artery Disease? 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.
What's Your Relationship with Food? Regardless of how emotional eating begins, recognizing the signs and developing a new approach to eating are essential skills that are necessary to build a healthier relationship with food and with yourself.