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8 Complications of Diabetes You Should Recognize and Act Upon

8 Complications of Diabetes You Should Recognize and Act Upon

Diabetes is a condition characterized by an increase in blood sugar or glucose levels. If this increase is not controlled, it can lead to many other health problems in the long term. That’s the true danger of diabetes. For example, over time complications of diabetes can include heart or cardiovascular problems

Arteries In Your Legs Sometimes Need Treatment, Too

Terms such as “angioplasty” and “stenting” are commonly used in discussions of possible treatments for coronary arteries that are narrowed or blocked due to plaque buildup, but the heart isn’t the only area where arterial blockages can occur. Peripheral arteries in the legs are subject to the same risks as

How to Quit Smoking: 6 Steps to Success

How to Quit Smoking: 6 Steps to Success

Unless you live under a rock, you know that smoking is bad for your health. Tobacco-related diseases kill more than 480,000 people each year in the United States alone, accounting for around 20 percent of all premature deaths. If you’re a smoker, the habit can shorten your life by up

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