| Nov 30, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Bad timing turned Karen Slone's medical problem into a crisis.
Slone, 53, a former administrative assistant with diabetes, followed doctors' advice for years, getting regular checkups. Then, last year, she lost her job and her insurance, and stopped...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:20 AM
This scenario occurs often in American health care:
A doctor takes the blood pressure of a patient with no known health problems and finds it elevated. A diuretic is prescribed to reduce body fluids and return blood pressure to normal.
But during a...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 9:50 AM
When fish is really fresh, it needs only a few minutes to cook. Add fresh herbs and you have a delicious meal.
You can use any type of non-oily fish. Count 10 minutes cooking time for each inch of thickness. To check for doneness, stick...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to cure prediabetes, or does being diagnosed with it mean you'll either always have it or eventually become diabetic?
ANSWER: Having prediabetes does not automatically mean you'll go on to develop diabetes. But it is a...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
In the 15 months since Brian Lybeck's Type 1 Diabetes' diagnosis, the seventh grader and his family have worked with four different diabetes educators at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Like their counterparts at other diabetes practices, the...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Dr. Donald F. Steiner, a University of Chicago faculty member since 1960, did ground-breaking research on insulin that included the discovery of what he called proinsulin, a finding that has improved the lives of people with diabetes around the world....
| Nov 12, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Over the next 35 years or so, the populations of the world's wealthiest nations are expected to be joined at the banquet table by the growing populations of countries undergoing rapid development.
If past patterns dictate the menu, the serving staff...
| Nov 17, 2014
Twenty years ago Jeff Baker started a promotional product company in a spare bedroom in his home in Indianapolis.
Today, that business, called Noble, has turned into a privately held multimillion-dollar niche product manufacturing company that takes...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 11:27 AM
*This post has been corrected, as noted below.
For many American families, a healthy lifestyle begins at the supermarket.
Nowhere else are more crucial decisions made about our overall health than in the aisles of the local grocery store. Whether you...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Is weight loss, by itself, healthy?
My belief is that the more abs I can see, the healthier I am.
This is because of what I must do to see those abs: exercise more, consume fewer barley beverages, raid my kids' candy stash less, fill up on vegetables....
| Sep 28, 2014
Each fall, health organizations organize events to support their causes, and to raise funds and awareness for a litany of the diseases that afflict us. At the same time, numerous others offer health fairs and screenings, often free of charge, to aid in...