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  • Jordan Gross transformation: From 305 pounds to 235 in 7 months

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. Fans don't recognize him as often. Former teammates joked when they saw him at training camp. And his kids are excited that he can easily put on his seat belt. Since playing his last game for the Carolina Panthers in January, Jordan...
  • Study: Poor people with diabetes 10 times more likely to lose limb

    Study: Poor people with diabetes 10 times more likely to lose limb
    Diabetic people in low-income neighborhoods in California were up to 10 times more likely to lose a leg or a foot than diabetic patients in wealthier ZIP Codes, UCLA researchers have reported. Their analysis, published online Monday by the journal...
  • Cord blood, a precious medical resource, is usually discarded

    PHILADELPHIA At 2:11 p.m. on July 23, Michael Kuttler drew his first breath and belted out an exultant scream. Seconds later, he participated in his first act of altruism trying to save a stranger's life. His afterbirth was placed in a bin and handed...
  • A Hampton family copes with diabetes

    A Hampton family copes with diabetes
    She put on a pair of Crocs and hesitated for a minute to catch her balance. Then Christine Hadley swept her arm and called her four children by the affectionate abbreviation, "A, B, C and D," to follow her on a stroll to the beach at Buckroe two blocks...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Vaccination clinics The Anne Arundel County Health Department will provide free vaccine to students entering the seventh grade to meet the new Maryland state requirements for 2014-2015 school year. The clinics will be open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the...
  • Dietitians serve up nutrition advice to help patients lead healthier lives

    By Erinn Hutkin Holly Herrington had always been interested in food and nutrition -- mainly related to weight loss -- something she's struggled with most of her adult life. She developed a passion for reading "every nutrition book, diet book, magazine...
  • With U.S. encouragement, VA disability claims rise sharply

     With U.S. encouragement, VA disability claims rise sharply
    As Malvin Espinosa prepared to retire from the Army in 2011, a Veterans Affairs counselor urged him to apply for disability pay. List all your medical problems, the counselor said. Espinosa, a mechanic at Ft. Lee in Virginia, had never considered...
  • For many, lifestyle changes and medication can slow progression of chronic kidney disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My wife was diagnosed with "moderate" chronic kidney disease about three months ago. What does this mean? Are there things she can do to stop the progression of the disease? ANSWER: Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each the size...
  • Extreme obesity cuts average life span extremely

    Extreme obesity cuts average life span extremely
    Those with a body mass index, or BMI, above 40 are robbed of at least 6 1/2 years, on average, of expected life span, a study has found. And the toll in years lost rises with the degree of obesity, reaching nearly 14 years for the most obese -- those with...
  • Another Obamacare goal: Spend money on prevention, save money on cure

    Another Obamacare goal: Spend money on prevention, save money on cure
    Randy Gutzke, a longtime IV drug user who says he struggles daily to stay sober, recently was offered a quick-results test for hepatitis C at a West Side community health center. A case manager also reviewed the behaviors that put him at risk for...
  • EatingWell-Strugging with diabetes? Develop a can-do attitude

    If you've ever woken up and had the urge to throw your meter out the window and toss your medications down the drain, what stopped you? The thought of your spouse or children? An inspirational phrase taped to the fridge? Riding the glucose roller coaster...