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Could this Be a True Food Allergy? Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms
06/03/2019 - Food allergies are often life-threatening and should be identified to lessen problematic allergic reactions whereas both food intolerances or food insensitivities are more a matter of quality of life issues. Gluten can cause an immune reaction in people with Celiac disease but its rare.
Want to Know Your Risk of Diabetes? Genetic Test May Offer Warning
04/29/2019 - Genetic testing is gaining wider use—venturing into medical risks— given the vast ancestry databases amassing information from millions of Americans.
Want to Lower Your Biological Age? Androgen Levels Offer a Clue
04/11/2019 - News clues into the antiaging process come from the effect that hormone levels may have on telomere length, suggesting a role in biological aging. It may be that adjusting testosterone and estradiol may help to slow the rate that men age.
What's the Best Treatment for Graves' Disease?
04/08/2019 - Choosing the right treatment to reverse hyperthyroidism is necessary for many reasons including reducing your risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular events. For all but the older patient with Graves' disease, RAI may be the bets choice.
Hemoglobin A1c Not Reliable in Diagnosing Type 2 Diabetes
03/27/2019 - New data confirm that the hemoglobin A1c test is unreliable in assessing diabetes risk. The A1c misses 3 in 4 people who have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, especially anyone of non-White ethnicity or race. Going forward, doctors are advised to use one of the more reliable tests to screen for diabetes.
Brain Fog After Heart Failure Improves with Walking and Brain Games
03/15/2019 - BrainHQ exercises and walking may help lessen the effects of brain fog, a form of memory loss that often occurs following heart failure.
What is the Best Diabetes Medication? One that Can Protect Your Heart Health
03/12/2019 - The new diabetes medications also protect heart health, which is a common complication of type 2 diabetes. If your doctor suggests adding a second drug to your care plan, do it. You'll lower your risk of heart attack and stroke almost in half.
Cushing's Disease Stresses Your Heart and Your Mental Health
03/12/2019 - While Cushing's disease doubles your risk of dying from heart disease or suicide, doing 4 simple strategies like a heart-healthy diet, exercise and getting a health check at least annually will improve your odds.
Is the Keto Diet Good or Bad? Is Ketosis a Good Way to Lose Weight?
02/22/2019 - The keto diet helps many people manage their weight, improve blood cholesterol and high blood pressure, and even reverse type 2 diabetes but there are limitations and risks that you should be aware of before you decide to adopt this way of eating.
What Does Obesity Mean for Your Health—Heart, Thyroid, Diabetes?
02/14/2019 - Adults in the US do not understand the negative effects of overweight and obesity, which increase the chance of developing heart disease, diabetes, even cancer. Even dropping 10 pounds can improve health.
Even Modest Exercise Extends Thyroid Cancer Survival
02/01/2019 - Regardless of stage, type of cancer including thyroid cancer, or other health concerns, even a bit of physical activity means living up to 40% longer, ll it takes is walking even 1 to 3 days a week to extend your life no matter the stage of cancer, type of cancer, or cancer treatment you face.
Statins May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy in People with Diabetes
01/18/2019 - Individuals with diabetes who were taking a statin for high blood cholesterol have the added benefit of reducing their risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, and may not need treatment if they do develop this eye disease.
Diabetes and Stress Hyperglycemia Linked with Worse Outcomes After Stroke
01/14/2019 - For people with diabetes, the risk for stroke and heart attack are 1.5 times higher than the general population. Stress hyperglycemia is a warning sign of repeated cardiac events with poorer outcomes and longer hospital stays, according to the newest research.
5 Ways to Tame Your Food Cravings to Avoid the Inevitable Weight Gain
01/07/2019 - Weight Gain for Some: Chalk it Up to Cravings that Can Be Tamed. Experts offer 5 tips to help you avoid future food binges.
Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?
01/04/2019 - Researchers identified certain behaviors that suggest better weight loss results, which may help inform people with obesity about how well they might do after bariatric surgery.
8 Tips to Reduce Your Exposure to Harmful Environmental Chemicals
01/03/2019 - Endocrine disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, are chemicals that act the same as, block, or change the way that natural hormones act in the body. Learn more about EDCs and how you can avoid exposure to these chemicals.
If You Have PCOS, Are you More Likely to Develop Heart Disease?
12/14/2018 - Two reproductive endocrinologists refute the commonly held belief that women with PCOS are at increased risk for heart disease; rather, type 2 diabetes and obesity have a direct impact on heart health.
How to Achieve Healthy Aging While Reducing Your Risk of Diabetes
12/07/2018 - New strategies to help you be more successful at losing just enough weight to reverse diabetes, its complications, and preserving your memory.
Low Carb or Low Fat Diet—The Best Way to Keep Off Weight Loss
12/04/2018 - Eating carbs vs fat matters more when you are trying to keep off the lost weight. The calories from fats and carbs will depend on whether you are insulin resistant or not, says Dr. Ludwig from Harvard
With Thyroid Nodules, Bigger Doesn’t Always Mean Bad
11/27/2018 - The size of the thyroid nodule isn't enough to determine need for surgery, there must be signs of cancer from molecular tests or biopsy to warrant a thyroidectomy.
What Do the Revised Physical Activity Guidelines Mean for You?
11/26/2018 - Revised physical activity guidelines indicate that any and all physical activity is essential to promoting good health, especially for those with metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, and to improve balance..
Do Weight Loss Pills, Powders, Products Really Work? Don't Bet on It
11/19/2018 - Weight loss products, powders, and highly advertised programs are more likely to land you in the ER than help you lose body weight and improve your health. Don't bother.
High HDL May Not Protect All Women Against Heart Disease
11/08/2018 - 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.
Acromegaly: Know the Symptoms, Advocate for Necessary Screening
11/02/2018 - Acromegaly, a rare overproduction of growth hormone, takes 14 years before most patients receive a diagnosis. They need better screening, and ongoing follow-up to manage common, coexisting conditions.
Dietary Supplements: Time to Consider What You're Really Taking
10/22/2018 - Many popular so-called "natural" dietary supplements may contain prescription drugs or other ingredients not disclosed on the label and may be toxic—buyer beware.
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