A nurse takes a blood sample from a teenage girl. (credit: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images)

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.


Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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.


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)

Many Resources Help Diabetes Patients Manage Disease

Researchers predict that the number of people with diabetes will skyrocket in the next 30 years.


A mans finger is pricked for a medical test. (credit: Getty Images/Rick Gershon)

Abbott Laboratories Recalls Diabetes Test Strips

Got diabetes? You should know that Abbott Laboratories has recalled up to 359 million blood glucose test strips because they can give faulty blood sugar readings.


diabetic exercise

Diabetics Shattering Myths About Exercise

Donna Doherty was running varsity track in high school when she was diagnosed with diabetes.


A woman weighs herself. (credit: Getty Images/Jeff J. Mitchell)

Weight Loss ‘Secret’ Could Be Deadly For Diabetics

For years a Plano woman kept a weight loss ‘secret’ to could have cost her her life.


Baylor Health Report

Mammograms, the gold standard for breast cancer detection, may not be as effective as first thought, and the Food and Drug Administration says a popular diabetes drug may de dangerous. KRLD’s Medical Expert Dr. David […]