Health News

Too Much Treatment for Diabetic Hearts
To reduce the risk of heart disease in people with diabetes, doctors often prescribe drugs to lower cholesterol. However, these drugs could do more harm than good for some patients.
Spotting Heart Risk in Diabetes
Diabetes boosts the risk of heart disease. But how can doctors spot which diabetes patients are most at risk of heart disease and its complications? According to a recent study, one tool may help.
Blood Sugar Drops, Heart Problems Rise
High blood sugar isn't the only thing that's dangerous for patients with diabetes. Low blood sugar can also do damage.
Vitamin D for Diabetic Arteries?
Heart disease is a common complication of diabetes. Vitamin D may play a role in the development of clogged arteries, which can lead to heart disease.
Merck Discontinues Diabetes Combo Drug
A drug that would have been a combination treatment for diabetes and high cholesterol will no longer be developed, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.
PAP Helps Blood Pressure Blues
When snoring indicates someone has sleep apnea, it's more than annoying. It can be harmful to your health — especially if you already have high blood pressure.
Pumping Out Diabetes and Heart Disease
When we think of exercise, we often think of activities like running or swimming. But weightlifting counts as exercise too. In fact, lifting weights may cut risks linked to a number of health problems.
Weight Loss Didn't Cut Diabetic Heart Risk
Losing weight has been shown to reduce the risk of heart problems and other complications of diabetes. However, one weight loss program did not seem to protect diabetes patients from heart-related risks.
Exercise Slows Early Aging
We all grow older, but not necessarily at the same pace. According to recent research, the cardiovascular system (heart and related organs) of patients with type 2 diabetes may age sooner than those without diabetes.
Metabolic Risks Linked to Knee Arthritis
Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of factors that boost the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Now, it seems metabolic syndrome may also be linked to the "wear-and-tear" of arthritis.