If you watch television, you probably notice frequent ads for diabetes medications—but, if you have diabetes, how do you know if those medications would work better for you than what you are currently taking? The answer: Discuss all of the medication options with your doctor, who can explain the risks
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Whether we are aware of it or not, our skin is engaged in an around-the-clock fight against forces from within and without. Regardless of the direction from which they come, if these conditions, disorders, and diseases prevail, even on a temporary basis, the results can be painful and unsightly. Box
A good deal of research has been done to try to pinpoint who is at greatest risk for getting Alzheimer’s disease. Simply getting older raises your risk, but age alone does not mean a slow decline toward dementia. Beyond age, there are certain factors that may further increase risk. Most
Most people are concerned about preserving a sharp memory as they grow older, fearing that memory loss associated with the aging process and disease might rob them of the ability to function normally and remain independent. These worries may one day be a thing of the past, if promising processes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 13 million women—or roughly 11 percent of all women in the U.S.—suffer from diabetes. What characterizes diabetes symptoms in women? A number of factors can come into play. First, let’s answer the question “What is diabetes?”
Diabetes is a
Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of women in this country, with 400,000 succumbing to heart attack, heart failure or stroke every year. Yet the high prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease indicates the threat is not being taken seriously.
If you are not concerned about your heart health, listen
The days in which the only treatment for type 2 diabetes was insulin injections are long past. Now, new classes of FDA-approved drugs and new drug combinations allow physicians to individualize treatment based on the specific needs of the 29 million Americans who have the condition, half of whom are
Q. I’ve had migraine headaches most of my life. Does this increase my risk of dementia or cognitive decline?
A. Migraines do not have long-term cognitive effects. A study involving 286 patients who suffered from migraines compared their brain scans with scans of a control group who did not
Q. Is sea salt better than regular salt?
A. Sea salt and table salt have the same basic nutritional value, despite the fact that sea salt is often promoted as being healthier. Sea salt may contain various minerals, however the levels are nutritionally insignificant and influence only the taste and color
Whole Grains Associated With Longevity
A diet high in whole grains may help lower your risk for death caused by various chronic diseases, according to research published March 24, 2015 in BMC Medicine. An analysis of data from 566,339 adults age 50 and older revealed that those who consumed an average