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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
11/01/2018 - 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
10/21/2018 - 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.
In Type 1 Diabetes, Urologic Issues and Sexual Troubles Often Coexist
10/11/2018 - Many men and women report complaints regarding at least one of these issues—urinary frequency, voiding problems, bladder instability, as well as unsatisfying sex-related difficulties, experts find.
What's New in Diabetes? Individualizing Care Takes Priority
10/08/2018 - New ADA diabetes recommendations focus on individualized patient care to address specific needs rather than following population-based goals.
Mediterranean Diet: Anti Inflammatory Foods Behind Health Benefits
09/25/2018 - The Mediterranean diet features anti inflammatory foods that lead to sounder sleep, and a lower risk for chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Tackling Type 2 Diabetes: Try Integrated Virtual Care
09/21/2018 - For the growing number of type 2 diabetics, virtual personalized coaching may help improve blood glucose control and ultimately reduce diabetes-related complications.
Graves’ Disease May Develop in Response to Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
09/17/2018 - The favored treatment for active MS is alemuzumab (Lemtrada) which often leads to development of Graves' disease, require close follow-up for months or even years.
Treating Diabetes with GLP-1 Reduces Heart Disease, Fewer Foot Ulcers
09/17/2018 - New results from the LEADER Trial suggest people with type 2 diabetes who take liraglutide will have fewer heart events and less food ulcers, reducing risk of amputation.
Reversing Diabetes with Weight Loss: Stronger Evidence, Bigger Payoff
08/14/2018 - New evidence supports the possibility of reversing type 2 diabetes by lowering fat build-up in the pancreas and liver; greatest chance of success when weight loss is achieved around the time of diagnosis. A physician-led liquid diet program proves highly effective to achieve T2D remission in many patients.
How to Eat Rice and Potatoes without Spiking Your Blood Sugar—Add Lentils
08/06/2018 - For people with diabetes who love their rice and potatoes, adding some lentils may be the answer to better blood sugar control, and a more heart-healthy diet without having to give up on some favorite carbohydrates.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Good for Heart Health? Pick Capsules or Food?
07/31/2018 - Two recent reports say eat a heart healthy diet that includes foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids, including cold water fish like salmon and trout as well as walnuts, flaxseed and chia seeds. Omega 3 supplements are only beneficial to reduce triglycerides.

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