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Have You Taken a Diabetes Test?

Have You Taken a Diabetes Test?

Maybe you’re a few pounds overweight. You’re not as active as you used to be, or maybe you were never physically active to begin with. Your blood pressure might be a little high, and your cholesterol might be making a steady climb into undesirable territory. But what about your blood

What Is Cholesterol Ratio?

What Is Cholesterol Ratio?

“Cholesterol Ratio” has emerged as a much more reliable means of evaluating true cardiovascular risk than traditional cholesterol measures. Learn why this is important and how to calculate your own ratio to know if you are at risk.

Should You Be Concerned About Flaxseed?

Despite the evidence which points to flax as being a powerful “superfood”, there does remain controversy over whether or not certain people should avoid them completely. Particularly, women who have a history of…

Know Your Risk Factors for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Know Your Risk Factors for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Scientists have developed a new scoring system that can help identify older adults who are at increased risk for developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI—memory and/or other cognitive difficulties that are more severe than normal for a person’s age, but do not substantially affect daily activities).

Know Your Risk Factors for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Scientists have developed a new scoring system that can help identify older adults who are at increased risk for developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI—memory and/or other cognitive difficulties that are more severe than normal for a person’s age, but do not substantially affect daily activities). MCI is often a precursor

Swap Your Soda for a Healthier Summertime Refreshment

On a hot summer day, a cold refreshing soda might sound like a nice way to beat the heat. But there is mounting evidence that sugary sodas may raise your risk of type 2 diabetes, regardless of your body weight. A recent study in the journal Diabetologiafound that the more

Newsbriefs: Too Much Sitting; Diabetes; Lifespan

Two Minutes of Light Activity Each Hour May Offset Risk From Too Much Sitting
Studies have shown that sitting for extended periods of time each day leads to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and early death. However, a new study from the University of Utah School of Medicine found

Heart Health By the Numbers

Maintaining a healthy heart and preventing coronary artery disease (CAD) involve well-established steps, such as healthier eating, regular exercise, and quitting smoking. But you can take even greater control of your heart health by keeping track of a few key numbers that are indicators of your CAD risk.

These numbers fall

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