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Troubling Getting Pregnant? You Might Have PCOS or Endometriosis
There are 2 medical conditions that may explain why women face infertility while lifestyle changes may lessen the struggle.
Two conditions—PCOS and endometriosis—may the cause of infertiity for many women. Making lifestyle changes that reduce stress and promote weight loss can improve pregnancy outcomes.
High HDL May Not Protect All Women Against Heart Disease
Findings from the MESA Trial call into question the beneficial effects of HDL cholesterol in reducing the risks associated with cardiovascular disease in older menopausal women.
PCOS Diet: It's About Managing Insulin Resistance
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is best managed when you understand the problem is insulin resistance, which can be controlled with strategies offered in The PCOS Diet, a lifestyle plan for women.
Could Low Vitamin D Mean Higher Diabetes Risk, Thyroiditis Too?
For most Americans, low Vitamin D levels appear to increase the risk of developing diabetes more than 5 times that of individuals with a healthy vitamin D, and the chances of thyroid disease, and other chronic illnesses also increase.
Screen Light at Night—Distrupts Your Sleep, Worse for Your Health
First poorer sleep, then weight gain and diabetes, from too much screen light at night. The accumulated exposure to blue light--an environmental toxin--from smartphones, Ipads, computers, and the TV is as bad for health as PCPs and pesticides.
Big Breakfast Beats Traditional 6-Meal Diabetes Diet
For poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, eating a big breakfast and lunch is enough to lessen need for insulin, promotes weight loss, and reduces hunger when compared to traditional 6 meal a day diabetes eating plan.
Can Green Tea or Garlic Prevent Diabetes, Prediabetes?
Extracts of green tea and aged garlic may offer some benefits to individuals who have diabetes or who are at risk for the disorder.
12 Weeks on a Strict Liquid Diet Program Reverses Diabetes
People who follow a limited calorie liquid meal replacement program for 12 weeks can reverse the diabetes, and stop the diabetes-related meds.
Chronic Insomnia Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Insomnia raises the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a new study confirms, and that risk increases with the duration of insomnia.
Diabetes & Depression: Managing Depressive Symptoms Can Improve Blood Sugar Numbers
German researchers have found that reducing depressive symptoms does indeed translate to better blood glucose control, even increasing the chances of getting to the goal of a hemoglobin A1C under 7.5.
Ramadan Fasting Can Be Dangerous for Muslim Diabetics…But a New Website Helps
As Muslims head into Ramadan—a month-long period of religious fasting that begins Friday, May 26th —medical experts caution diabetics and their doctors to be aware of the dangers of fasting and to utilize a Web-based tool that helps them follow fasting rituals safely.
FDA Orders Stronger Warning About Canagliflozin (Invokana) & Amputation Risk
The FDA is calling attention to the risk of amputation if you're on the drug canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet) and is requiring the drug to carry stronger warnings about the risk. The drug's label will have the so-called  ''black box'' warning, designed to call attention to serious or life-threatening risks.
New Extreme Risk Category for Cardiovascular Disease & New, Lower LDL Target
A new “extreme risk” category for cardiovascular disease—and a new target threshold of less than 55 mg/dL for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) for those in this category — is part of the new 2017 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and American College of Endocrinology practice guidelines for management of dyslipidemia.    
Prompt PCOS Diagnosis and Early Weight Control Critical to Reducing Risk for Diabetes, Infertility, and More
Doctors in a range of specialties—dermatologists, primary care doctors, ob-gyns—should be more aware of symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women and help those patients maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI).  
FDA Approves Jardiance to Treat Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes Patients
The diabetes drug empagliflozin (Jardiance) is now a ''double duty'' drug. It can be prescribed not only to help treat diabetes, but also to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adults diagnosed with both type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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