| Apr 26, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Sherry Loveless can see the promise of managed care right through her bedroom door.
Saddled with multiple disabilities, Loveless, 61, has been stuck in her Rockford bedroom for months because the doorway is too narrow for her wheelchair to squeeze...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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We've often been advised to eat the right foods and consume essential nutrients to maintain optimal health and wellness, but why do our bodies need vitamins and minerals to maintain good health?...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:46 AM
While diabetes is becoming more common, people are learning how to better manage the disease.
The result has been lower risk of heart attack, high blood sugar, strokes and leg amputations because of the disease.
Dr. Amber Taylor, director of the...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Sometimes, two things come together beautifully, like chocolate and peanut butter. Lennon and McCartney. Woodward and Bernstein. Other times, opposites come together and still produce something beautiful. This weight loss study, involving Comcast cable TV...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Patients with diabetes represented 31% of hospitalizations among people 35 and older in California in 2011, according to a new report from researchers and healthcare advocates.
The disproportionate numbers of diabetic patients -- overall, only 11.6%...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Scientists have taken skin cells from a woman suffering from type 1 diabetes, reprogrammed them into embryonic stem cells, and then converted those cells into insulin-producing cells in mice, according to a new study.
The announcement, which comes...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Sometimes on the tennis court, Zoe Monge starts to feel anxious, shaky and dizzy, and it has nothing to do with her opponent.
"My blood sugar will go really low,'' said Monge, the No. 3 player on Dr. Phillips' girls tennis team. "You feel like you're...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Nearly half a century has passed since Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." Yet decades later, only modest progress has been made to reduce the pervasive...
| May 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Eat your vegetables" is oft-repeated advice at the dinner table, but how many times do you hear it at breakfast? While vegetables are not typically at the forefront of Americans' minds when it comes to the first meal of the day, it can be an ideal...
| May 9, 2014
| 6:35 PM
In the three decades since the first U.S. dietary guidelines were issued, Americans have become heavier and more saddled with diabetes and other diet-related diseases. The documentary "Fed Up" takes a look at what happened and offers a most poignant...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Several years ago, legislation was circulating in Sacramento to ban the sale of sodas in public schools. Soda is certainly among the junkiest of junk foods, not something that schools should ever have encouraged students to drink, no matter how much money...