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Diabetes Epidemic Among U.S. Kids Worsens

There is a growing epidemic among U.S. children, and now there is a new recommendation on how those kids with diabetes should be treated.

04/30/2012

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Relaxed Breathing Can Help Many Medical Conditions

Studies show that relaxed breathing can actually help dozens of medical conditions — from stress to asthma — if you know how to do it correctly.

04/12/2012

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Study Confirms Lack Of Sleep Ups Health Risks

A study confirms that shift workers, and anyone who doesn’t get enough sleep, can harm their health by raising their risk for diabetes and obesity.

04/12/2012

A nurse collects a blood sample from a patient using a glucometer at a free health clinic on November 1, 2009. (credit: NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Cheap Diabetes Drug May Fight Cancer

Does hope for cancer treatment lie in new drugs? Not necessarily, as new research shows that a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, metformin, may help fight cancer.

04/06/2012

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Is Sugar, The Way It’s Consumed By Americans, Toxic?

If you are what you eat, then what does it mean that the average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar a year? The chances are good that sugar is a bigger part of your daily diet than you may realize which is why this story is so important.

04/02/2012

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Study: Eating White Rice Daily Ups Diabetes Risk

White rice is a dietary staple for more than half the world’s population – not just for people living in China, India, and Japan, but for many Americans as well. A new study shows people who eat lots of white rice may significantly raise their risk of developing diabetes.

03/16/2012

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Some Patients Too Obese For Transplant Surgery

For them, desperate times call for drastic measures and a surgery that helps them take off the excess weight quickly but safely.

03/14/2012

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FDA Adds New Safety Information To Statin Drugs

Federal health officials are adding new safety warnings about risks of memory loss and elevated blood sugar to statins, a widely prescribed group of cholesterol-lowering medications.

02/28/2012

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Paula Deen: No Regrets In Diabetes Reveal

A month after being widely criticized for revealing she has diabetes — as well as a lucrative endorsement deal for a drug to treat it — Paula Deen says she’s ready to show a lighter side to her famously fatty Southern-style cooking.

02/24/2012

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1 In 10 Adults Could Have Diabetes By 2030

The International Diabetes Federation predicts that at least one in 10 adults could have diabetes by 2030, according to its latest statistics.

11/14/2011

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Panel: Test Every Child For Cholesterol By Age 11

Every child should be tested for high cholesterol by age 11 so steps can be taken to prevent heart disease later on, a panel of doctors urged Friday in new advice that is sure to be controversial.

11/11/2011

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IndyCar Driver Racing Against Diabetes At TMS

It’s a big weekend at Texas Motor Speedway as the IndyCar Series returns to the track. Among the drivers racing Saturday is 26-year-old Charlie Kimball, the first ever diabetic driver in the series.

06/09/2011

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