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Diabetes 101

diabetes (1)Diabetes 101 - You can learn how to take care of diabetes and prevent serious problems that can result from this condition. The more you know, the better you will be equipped to manage your diabetes.

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MCL_102167800_women_walking_Ardito_300Half of Asian Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed a new study shows. Early treatment is important to prevent the complications related to diabetes. However, with the correct lifestyle choices type 2 diabetes is often preventable.

Diabetes is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, costing an estimated $245 billion in 2012. This cost is due to the increased use of health resources and lost productivity. In fact the recent prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes, to include type 1 diabetes, has increased during the past decades.

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Working Caregivers Stress

Working Caregivers Stress

Stressed_Out_CaregiverWorking caregivers are more prone to workplace stress because of the many roles they must take on in life: as employee, spouse, sibling, friend, and caregiver! Most caregivers work beyond the 9 to 5 schedules, often having to rush home to help prepare dinner and help the kids with homework, while also taking care of a loved one (care recipient). The stress and anxiety caused by endless tasks and impossible deadlines in a high-speed, high-tech world has made caregivers' lives a complex web to live.

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Coffee Could Reduce Risk of a Heart Attack

People who drink coffee could reduce the risk of a heart attack.  Individuals who consumed a moderate amount of coffee every day had a lower risk of clogged arteries and heart attacks, according to a study.

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Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is not really a disease but a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age.

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Stroke-women1 in 5 U.S. Women Can't Identify a Single Warning Sign of a Stroke
 

A study published Wednesday in the journal Stroke found that 1 in 5 U.S. women could not identify a single warning sign of a stroke. Each moment that passes without treatment increases the likelihood of permanent damage or death.

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Ohio mesothelioma victim awarded $27.5 million.

medical-gavelJohn Panza Jr. of Cleveland Heights, Ohio,a 40 year-old English professor at Cuyahoga Community College, was diagnosed in 2012 with mesothelioma. Panza acquired the cancer after years of second-hand exposure to clothing worn by his father, who picked up the asbestos dust at his job at the Eaton Airflex brake company. After 31 years working at Airflex, Panza’s father died of lung cancer in 1994. Read more »

diabetesdefinition.smNew research suggests there is growing evidence to support the theory that the brain plays a key role in the regulation of normal glucose levels, as well as the development of type 2 diabetes.

The development of type 2 diabetes is a result of the body not producing enough insulin or the body's cells not reacting to insulin (known as insulin resistance), with then end result being high levels of sugar in the blood (hyperglycemia). Read more »

NursesHousekeepingNASHVILLE, TN - Vanderbilt University Medical Center's latest budget moves mean nurses will be responsible for a lot more than patient care. Vanderbilt nurses will now be in charge of cleaning patients' rooms, even bathrooms.

"Cleaning the room after the case, including pulling your trash and mopping the floor, are all infection-prevention strategies. And it's all nursing, and it's all surgical tech. You may not believe that, but even Florence Nightingale knew that was true," said a hospital administrator to staff in a video. Read more »

MedSOS.3.24.12An estimated 33 percent of American adults suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure). Because many people don't realize they have high blood pressure, it has been labeled the "silent killer".  Left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to strokes, is a significant contributor to heart attacks, and can cause major damage to the kidneys, brain and eyes. Now, research has linked high blood pressure to an increased risk of dementia.

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