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Diabetes

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  • When doctors aren't enough to help patients keep diabetes in check

    When doctors aren't enough to help patients keep diabetes in check
    Patients with diabetes need access to doctors and medicines to help them keep their disease under control. But they also need food in their pantries and enough money in their pockets to pay for necessities like rent and heat, a new study shows. Among...
  • Even if you backslide, resolving to improve your health is worthwhile

    If you've ever made New Year's resolutions that include adopting better health habits, you probably know they aren't easy to keep. The reason resolutions often don't work is because lasting change is usually not accomplished in a dramatic leap but through...
  • What Doctors Know: Why does your child need a flu shot?

    Source: Loyola University Health System whatdoctorsknow.com A common question parents ask themselves this time of year is, "Does my child really need a flu shot?" Though the flu may seem harmless, the truth is that on average, 20,000 U.S. children age 5...
  • Fitness Files: Merry Christmas ... and now, a healthy new year

    My last article quoted WebMD, which pegged the average American as 23 pounds overweight. So what? Current ads feature plus-sized models. Mumus are out, and large-size stretchy jeans are in. The message is, "Wear heft proudly." Yes! Accept ourselves....
  • Diabetes drug found in Lake Michigan could harm fish, researchers say

    There is more than one way to measure prescription drug use. The most direct method is to count prescriptions filled by pharmacies. That would show, for example, that more than 180 million prescriptions for diabetes drugs were dispensed in 2013. Or...
  • York Supervisors approve microbrewery amendment

    York Supervisors approve microbrewery amendment
    The York County Board of Supervisors approved a zoning amendment in mid-December to allow micro-breweries, micro-distilleries, micro-wineries and micro-cideries to expand in the county. There are 75 to 80 micro-breweries and brewpubs in Virginia, said...
  • Suzy Cohen: Berberine may offer hope against diabetes, herpes and brain injuries

    Suzy Cohen: Berberine may offer hope against diabetes, herpes and brain injuries
    I'm a foodie and would never want to give up traditional desserts and pasta, bagels and muffins. That said, if my blood sugar was elevated, I would be highly motivated to alter my diet and try natural remedies before prescription drugs or shots. In the...
  • Western diet's spread bad for health, climate? It doesn't have to happen

    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...
  • Breakfast does a body good

    Breakfast does a body good
    Over the past few years, regardless of the country I was visiting as a global health consultant, I inevitably met at least one taxi driver who would share his personal experiences dealing with diabetes, a disease that affected at least 382 million...
  • Best bets in and around the south suburbs, Nov. 6-12

     Best bets in and around the south suburbs, Nov. 6-12
    These are some highlights of events this weekend and beyond in and around the South suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: . Veterans Day pancake breakfast To show...
  • Check out wellness events to stay healthy

    Health/wellness Al-Anon: 12-step group open to families and friends coping with problem drinkers. Daytime and evening meetings at various locations. Free. 407-896-4929 or 407-265-7334. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Support groups for caregivers. 10 a.m....