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  • A child holds two farm-fresh eggs.

    Cholesterol and Your Child

    High cholesterol can start as early as childhood. Eat healthy, exercise and have your child tested if there’s a family… death in the United States. The risk is higher in people who: Have a family history of heart disease or strokes. Have diabetes. Are overweight…

  • senior african american woman exercising in park

    Getting Motivated to Work Out

    Working out comes with countless health-related benefits, both physical and mental. All it takes is finding the right motivation… studies have shown that working out on a regular basis can reduce, delay, and maybe even prevent the onset of certain diseases. Diabetes, cancer, and dementia…

  • An illustration of a typical ovary

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that occurs when imbalanced hormones cause cysts to form on a woman’s… spots Dark patches of skin Anxiety or depression Pelvic pain Women who have PCOS are also more likely to have type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high…

  • red and white blood cells traveling through a vein in the human body

    Blood Poisoning

    Blood poisoning has nothing to do with poison. It’s caused when bacteria enter your bloodstream. That can happen through burns,… Older people (65 years of age or older) People who have a weakened immune system People who have chronic medical conditions, including diabetes, cancer, and…

  • Plate of salad, tomatoes, olives, and olive oil sitting on table

    Mediterranean Diet

    The Mediterranean diet can help you to lose or maintain weight and also helps to manage blood pressure, blood sugar,… improve your brain function. Following the Mediterranean diet may also protect against some chronic diseases, such as: heart disease cancer type 2 diabetes Alzheimer’s disease…

  • An obese woman’s bare stomach that has a prominent scar

    Surgery for Obesity

    Weight loss surgery can be called bariatric surgery. It involves surgically reducing the size of your stomach so your body… have health conditions related to your obesity. For example, you must also have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, or high…

  • pregnant woman in bed reading a book

    Pregnancy After 35: Advanced Maternal Age

    Pregnancy at age 35 or older comes with its own set of risk factors, including greater chances of having a… you get older. These include diabetes and high blood pressure. Both of these conditions can cause complications during pregnancy. During pregnancy Gestational diabetes. The older you…

  • Older man, who can’t sleep at night, sitting on bed while spouse sleeps

    Sleep Changes in Older Adults

    As you age, you may have changes in your sleep patterns. Hormones, lifestyle habits, and certain conditions and medicines can… Lifestyle habits. These include smoking and drinking alcohol or caffeine. Certain medicines including antidepressants, beta-blockers, and cardiovascular drugs. Dealing with pain. Diabetes and prostate issues…

  • woman lying in bed stares at clock in the middle of the night

    Insomnia

    Insomnia is a sleep disorder that happens when you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. It’s more common… get enough sleep on a regular basis, you’re at increased risk of diseases. These include high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. How much sleep do I need? Most…

  • close-up of doctor looking at casted leg of a female patient

    What is a Total Contact Cast?

    A total contact cast is used to treat ulcers (deep sores) on a person’s foot. It consists of a fiberglass… when you are standing or walking. Who needs a total contact cast? Total contact casts are commonly used by people who have diabetes with foot…

  • Yeast Infections

    Vaginal yeast infections are caused by a fungus called Candida. If the vagina isn’t acidic enough, too many yeast can… causes yeast infections? The acidic balance of the vagina can be changed by a number of factors, including: Your period (menstruation) Pregnancy Diabetes Douche products Some…

  • Pressure Sores

    Pressure sores are sores on your skin. They’re usually caused by being in a bed or wheelchair nearly all the… or a wheelchair while they heal. Lastly, some chronic (long-lasting) diseases make it hard for pressure sores to heal. Those include diabetes and hardening of…

  • Close-up of different nutrient-rich foods, such as lean meat, fish, dairy, whole grains, and vegetables and fruits

    Changing Your Diet: Choosing Nutrient-rich Foods

    Changing your diet to include nutrient-rich foods is a healthier option and can reduce your risk for chronic diseases… trans fats. This type of diet contributes to weight gain. It can increase your risk of health issues, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease…

  • Otitis Externa (Swimmer's Ear)

    Swimmer’s ear is an irritation, swelling, or infection in your ear. It’s often caused by swimming a lot or swimming… other areas of the ear. This includes the skull bone. The infection can become severe in older people and people who have diabetes. What causes…

  • Three men, one of them older, on exercise bikes at gym

    Men’s Guide to Preventive Health Care

    Focusing on physical and mental health and positive lifestyle changes, like improved diet and exercise, can prevent serious injury and… exercise helps to manage your weight. It can reduce your risk of certain conditions and cancer. This includes heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Increasing your…

  • Atherosclerosis

    During atherosclerosis, plaque collects in your arteries and narrows them. This is dangerous as it limits the blood flow to… develop when the inner layers of your arteries become damaged. Many things can cause this damage, including: High blood pressure. High cholesterol. Diabetes. Obesity or…

  • Two young women chatting in a coffee shop

    Overactive Bladder

    Overactive bladder is a condition that causes you to lose control of your bladder without warning… overactive bladder. Nerve damage is caused by: Vaginal childbirth (for women). Prostate problems (for men). Spinal cord or brain injuries or infections. Diabetes. Stroke. Multiple sclerosis. Exposure to heavy…

  • Selection of good fat sources

    Keto Diet

    many people eat less when they cut carbs from their diets. Some even claim that the keto diet can help to control diabetes and prediabetes because it lowers blood sugar and insulin levels. Things to Consider You should always speak with your doctor before beginning

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