Debate Over Cholesterol Guidelines for Diabetes Patients
Last year, new guidelines on treating high cholesterol placed a focus on overall risk instead of specific cholesterol levels. Those recommendations set off a debate in the medical community. The controversy rages on.
Diabetes Often Went Unrecognized After Heart Attack
Diabetes increases risk for heart disease, so a heart attack might be reason to test for diabetes. But it seems a heart attack was not enough for many doctors to take that closer look for diabetes.
Diabetes Patients Face Tough Recovery After Heart Surgery
In a recent study, people with diabetes needing the most common type of open heart surgery fared almost as well as those without diabetes while in hospital. Once discharged, however, it was a different story.
Women With Diabetes More Prone to Heart Disease Than Men
Men and women can be diagnosed with diabetes based off of the same signs and symptoms. But that doesn't mean that the condition affects both sexes equally.
Women with Diabetes Had Greater Heart Disease Risk Than Men
People with diabetes are at risk for heart disease. One gender may face a higher risk than the other.
Boosting Insulin May Prolong Lives Post-Heart Attack
People with diabetes who have had a heart attack face an even greater likelihood of having a second one. Keeping glucose levels under control through insulin therapy may reduce this risk.
Fingernails: The Crystal Balls of Health
Some people think of fingernails as a fashion accessory, while others barely give them any thought at all. But your fingernails can be an impressive gauge of your overall health.
Meeting UN Health Goals Could Save Millions of Lives
Some of the biggest killers worldwide are diseases that can largely be prevented: heart disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancers and diabetes. But it will require some effort.
Smoking Affects More Than Your Lungs
Lung cancer and emphysema are usually at the top of the list of smoking risks, but there are many more ways smoking can harm the body.
Health Benefits of Running
Physical activity is an important contributor to one’s health and wellness, yet it seems that an increasing number of people in the U.S. are not getting enough exercise.