| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Driven by surging obesity, an aging population and doubly high risks among blacks and Latinos, the American epidemic of diabetes has leaped to historic heights in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Diabetes...
| May 31, 2014
| 12:34 PM
On Charles Street, inside the Belvedere Galleria, a company run from a small office offers cash for people's leftover diabetes strips, the tiny tabs used to test glucose levels, which are crucial to managing the disease.
An Internet search for "sell...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 1:14 PM
On Aug. 24, the Connecticut Valley Seventh-day Adventist church held a health and wellness fair from 11-3 p.m. at the South Windsor Fire Department. Pastor Thomas Dombrowski was co-organizer of the event, which furthers his mission to help people learn...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:20 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the prevalence of ALS in the U.S. at about 12,000 persons, while other diseases such as Alzheimer's (5.2 million) and diabetes (25.8 million) remain more costly in terms of numbers afflicted and are...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
When many people decide to "get fit," they assume it involves rigorous activity. But you don't have to spend hours in a gym to be physically active. Playing outdoors with your child, swimming a lap, climbing a flight of stairs, walking to the store,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Primary care doctors may receive most of their training in community settings rather than in hospitals if policy-makers follow the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine in its July report "Graduate Medical Education That Meets The Nation's Health...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 2:30 PM
By Erinn Hutkin
After 35 years as a public health nurse, Cecilia Libunao still treasures the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others - especially children.
Libunao, 56, grew up in the Philippines and spent 11 years there as a public...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:46 PM
Thousands of Pennsylvanians poke themselves each day with needles and lancets to treat or test for medical conditions such as diabetes, hepatitis and multiple sclerosis.
They do this at home, school and work. In most places, there are no biohazard...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:37 PM
The invitation offered a "free gourmet meal exclusively for people with neuropathy symptoms."
Lynda Adams wasn't upset to receive such a pitch, even though she didn't have neuropathy, a diabetes-related nerve disorder, and even though the meal, at a...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:54 AM
Deborah Knowlin slowly limps to her kitchen table, favoring her left knee because her right one, she says, gives out frequently.
Sitting down at the table, Knowlin snaps open a day-of-the-week pill box and empties Friday's contents into her right hand:...
| Aug 18, 2014
No one looks forward to having "the talk," whether the uncomfortable topic is plans for older parents, wishes about end-of-life care or even one that can save lives — organ donation.
"And nobody likes to have that discussion; it's an awful...