Diabetes

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Diabetes is a disease of altered insulin secretion and or peripheral resistance that results in hyperglycemia, or abnormally high blood glucose. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common health problem worldwide. In the United States, 8 percent of the population-- or 17.9 million -- people have been diagnosed with DM.  Despite such high numbers, the disease is under-diagnosed and it is estimated that 5.4 million people have undiagnosed diabetes. It is important to learn about diabetes, as it is estimated that 182,000 deaths annually are attributed to diabetes mellitus and its complications.

Epilepsy awareness concept. Brain and encephalography in epilepsy patient during seizure attack, 3D illustration in purple color

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Epilepsies are a group of neurological (central nervous system) disorders in which brain activity becomes disrupted or abnormal to cause symptoms including seizures, loss of consciousness, and temporary paralysis. Epilepsy affects an estimated 3.4 million people in the U.S.—13.8% of whom are children. Living with epilepsy can be difficult, given a seizure can happen at any time. However, epilepsies can be successfully managed and treated using medications, surgery, and a number of proven therapies. 

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Your physician just told you that you have pre-diabetes, and you’re wondering how – or even if – you can reverse that diagnosis.First of all, you need to understand the pre-diabetes. That term means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. But if it is left untreated, it will develop into Type 2 Diabetes.

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Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that affects how a body turns food into energy. The three main types of diabetes are: Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes (or developing diabetes while pregnant).

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When it comes to taking ownership of your sexual health, selecting an effective birth control method should be one of your most important considerations. Aside from abstinence, which means refraining from sexual intercourse entirely, vasectomies are considered to be the most effective birth control method. Few birth control options for couples are as effective or convenient as a vasectomy. Yet, when it comes to having an operation "down there," many men are naturally concerned.

mother helping son with school work on laptop

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Those who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may know all too well the challenges this condition presents to the learning process. When adding in the unique nature of the remote learning environment that has been imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, these challenges can feel particularly overwhelming.

man helping older man up from floor

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Using the first day of the Fall season to promote awareness of National Falls Prevention Awareness Week (Sept. 21-25) is a clever and important concept. While past advertising campaigns have turned the plaintive plea of “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” into a bit of a joke, falls remain the leading cause of injury for people age 65 and older. An estimated 1-in-4 older adults fall every year in the U.S. – that’s about 36 million calls. 

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With Flu season approaching, many people may be concerned about being able to tell the difference between whether they have contracted influenza (flu) virus or have COVID-19. Both are respiratory illnesses that are contagious and both are caused by infection. COVID-19, which many may now know, is caused by a person becoming infected with the new (or novel) coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. 

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When it comes to taking care of your bones and joints, you have a lot of control. The following are ways to keep your bones and joints healthy.

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There are things you can do every day to take control of your health and feel your best. Making healthy lifestyle choices can go a long way in helping you stay productive, keep up with your family, and take care of yourself to ensure you’re feeling good. 

Shingles

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Nearly 1 million people get shingles each year in the United States, and almost 1 out of 3 people will develop shingles in their lifetime. You can get it at almost any age, but it is more common in older adults. In most cases, shingles last anywhere from 3 to 5 weeks. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Want to know more about shingles and how you can prevent it?  Read on to learn more about this common health condition and how to protect yourself.  

doctor inspecting patients skin mole

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Skin malignancies are the most common cancers in the United States. They are responsible for more than half of all new cancer cases. With those kinds of statistics, you may want to know when should a simple mole or brown spot become worrisome? With longer summer days and the lure of gardening or simple walks in the sun, here are some tips to guide you.

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The concept of having “good nutrition” does not have to be an all or nothing endeavor. It doesn’t have to be hard. If you make small changes — bit by bit and bite by bite — it adds up to living well and having a positive relationship with food. Nutrition isn’t just for one demographic—food is vital to everyone, no matter our age, creed, or culture, and we can all focus on eating well to feel well.

child getting a shot

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Just a few months ago, the Centers for Disease Control reported that the number of routine childhood vaccinations was dropping because parents were not returning to their doctors for well-child visits due to fears of contracting COVID-19.

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The arrival of the novel coronavirus has introduced a cascade of concerns into modern-day society. At the forefront of these concerns is how to keep yourself safe while trying to navigate the new landscape of the world.