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  • Gastroparesis

    Gastroparesis is a stomach disorder in which stomach muscles don’t contract properly, leading to problems crushing food before digestion… blood sugar. When you have gastroparesis, your timing for digesting food doesn't follow normal patterns. For this reason, people who have diabetes and gastroparesis often have…

  • Cat and Dog Bites

    Cat and dog bites are common injuries. A family pet or a stray animal could bite you. But you can… or serious injury. Your bite becomes infected. Symptoms include redness, swelling, warmth, and pus. You also may have a fever. You have diabetes or a…

  • Vegan Diet: How to Get the Nutrients You Need

    Vegans do not eat animal products or any foods that have animal sources. When done right, a vegan diet can… health benefits, including:  Lower cholesterol levels Lower blood pressure Lower intake of saturated fats More vital nutrition Decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease,…

  • Man holding condom in one hand and blue pill in the other

    Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

    Erectile dysfunction is when a man cannot get or keep an erection. It can be caused by a number of… is not being able to get or keep an erection for sex. What causes erectile dysfunction? Erectile dysfunction can be caused by: Diabetes (high blood…

  • man wearing blood pressure monitor on arm

    Using an Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor

    An ambulatory blood pressure monitor is a small machine that attaches to your belt and allows you to check your… blood pressure monitor if: You have “borderline” high blood pressure You have a chronic medical condition that causes high blood pressure, including diabetes, kidney disease,…

  • Woman holding head, showing stress while many things are being handed to her

    Managing Daily Stress

    Stress can affect all of us in different ways. It is important to learn techniques for managing stress so that… your stress isn’t kept under control, it can lead to serious health issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. You may also…

  • Young boy choosing between an apple and donuts

    Helping Your Child Achieve a Healthy Weight

    Excessive weight gain or obesity in childhood can lead to serious health problems later in life. A healthy diet and… program, staying fit helps prevent the health problems that being overweight or having obesity can cause later in life, including: Heart disease Diabetes High blood…

  • kids breakfast of oatmeal layered with fruit and nuts so it looks like an owl

    Nutrition Tips for Kids

    Eating healthy begins at a young age. Consider these tips for your young children… Many children and families today have busy schedules. These make it hard to sit down to homemade meals every day. Many kids’ diets involve a lot of convenience and takeout food…

  • Person’s mouth consuming fast food, junk food, and baked goods, which contain bad trans fats.

    Trans Fats (Bad Fats)

    Trans fats are a type of fatty acid found in the foods we eat. Trans fats are bad types of… Trans fats are a type of fatty acid found in the foods we eat. Fatty acids are a source of energy for your body. Some…

  • Overweight man holding a measuring tape

    Weight-loss Surgery

    Weight-loss surgery can be called bariatric surgery. It involves surgically reducing the size of your stomach so your body absorbs… Weight-loss surgery (bariatric surgery) involves surgically reducing the size of your stomach so you aren't able to eat as much. This means that your body…

  • A man has fainted outdoors

    Fainting

    Fainting happens when your brain does not get enough oxygen. You lose consciousness, or “pass out,” for a brief time… What is fainting? Fainting happens when your brain does not get enough oxygen. You lose consciousness, or “pass out,” for a brief time (usually…

  • group of unhealthy foods next to group of healthy foods

    After 40: Women’s Nutrition and Metabolism Needs

    They say 40 is the new 30, thanks to healthier habits. Yet, women (like men) continue to struggle with weight… They say 40 is the new 30, thanks to healthier habits. Yet, women (like men) continue to struggle with weight and other medical concerns as…

  • Cholesterol and Your Child

    Adopting habits to keep cholesterol low in childhood can help avoid cholesterol-related health problems later in life… High cholesterol can begin in childhood. High cholesterol levels are likely to continue to rise as a child grows into a teen and adult. This increases your child’s…

  • senior african american woman exercising in park

    Getting Motivated to Work Out

    Making a habit of working out is difficult to start, but beneficial to your mental and physical health… The hardest part of working out is getting started. We all know we need to do it. Often, we’re glad we did. We feel energized and better…

  • An illustration of a typical ovary

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    olycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that occurs when cysts form on a woman’s ovaries… What is polycystic ovary syndrome? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that occurs when cysts form on a woman’s ovaries. An imbalance of hormone levels in a woman’s…

  • 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,… The Mediterranean diet is inspired by foods eaten in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. This includes Greece, Spain, France, and southern Italy. In some…

  • pregnant woman in bed reading a book

    Pregnancy After 35: Advanced Maternal Age

    Becoming pregnant at age 35 or older can present additional medical challenges to you and your baby… If you are 35 or older and pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, there are some things you should know. At age 35, you are considered to be…

  • Close-up of doctors hands checking man’s skin. Skin tags are non-cancerous skin growths that feel like a hanging mole. Anyone can get them, and they are more common with age.

    Skin tags

    Skin tags are non-cancerous skin growths that feel like a hanging mole. They are more common with age… What are skin tags? A skin tag is a growth that can occur anywhere on your body. It is benign, which means it is not cancer. Both…