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Diabetes

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  • Las Vegas tries new tactic to improve city's notorious healthcare

    Teresa Garcia, weak and in pain, had all but given up on doctors when she came to a small clinic next to a former wedding chapel on the Strip. "I never thought I would get better," the 55-year-old housekeeper said, recalling years of perfunctory...
  • Pacoima Wash is getting a makeover

    Pacoima Wash is getting a makeover
    When Rosalinda Cardenas was a kid, her parents warned her often: Stay away from the Pacoima Wash. A few blocks from her home on Laurel Canyon Boulevard, the concrete-encased flood control channel was barricaded by rusty chain-link fences, broken glass...
  • Chicago's life expectancy rose between 1990, 2010

    Chicago's life expectancy rose between 1990, 2010
    Nearly a quarter-century ago, a newborn residing in West Garfield Park could expect to live slightly more than 63 years. A child's life expectancy at birth in the community area, bounded to the west and east by Kenton Avenue and Hamlin Boulevard, inched...
  • 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...
  • Short, intense workouts lower blood sugar, study says

    Short, intense workouts lower blood sugar, study says
    Here's a new before-meal snack: A little intense exercise might be a good plan for people trying to control their blood sugar. Researchers call it "exercise snacking" and say that a brief burst of intense exercise is more effective than a moderate daily...
  • New diabetes statistics show rising tide of disease

    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...
  • Can food stamps help improve diets, fight obesity and save money?

    Can food stamps help improve diets, fight obesity and save money?
    Prohibiting the use of federal food stamps to purchase sugar-sweetened beverages and subsidizing the purchase of fruits and vegetables with the coupons would improve nutrition, foster weight loss and drive down rates of Type 2 diabetes among the program's...
  • Exercise before meals might help stave off diabetes, researchers say

    Here’s a new kind of before-meal snack: A little intense exercise might be a good plan for people trying to control their blood sugar. Researchers call it “exercise snacking,” and say that a brief burst of intense exercise is more...
  • When it comes to primary care, there's no place like a medical home

    Joe McDonald, 70, of Fairfax, Va., really likes his primary-care doctor. And it's no wonder. The retired finance manager can get same-day appointments at the Fairfax Family Practice, e-mail his physician or drop by the practice's walk-in clinic, even on...
  • One more cup of coffee a day could cut your risk of Type 2 diabetes

    One more cup of coffee a day could cut your risk of Type 2 diabetes
    Drinking more coffee may decrease your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a new study shows. Researchers from Harvard University found that people who increased their coffee consumption by at least one cup per day over a period of years were 11% less...
  • Illinois Medicaid moves to managed care

     Illinois Medicaid moves to managed care
    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...