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Diabetes

Diabetes Patients Can Now Get Medicare Nutrition Benefit

Diabetes and kidney patients can now get a valuable Medicare nutrition benefit as part of their Medicare coverage.   The estimated 15 million Medicare enrollees with diabetes or chronic kidney disease are eligible for the benefit. But Medicare for seniors aged 65 and older, only paid for 100,000 recipients to get…...

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Eating Healthy: Plan Your Meals As If Your Life Depended On It

Eating healthy is serious business. But, serious as it is, planning your meals is easier than you think. And, indeed, your health and life depend on it. So, knowing that you make decisions every day, including big decisions, planning meals that are healthy and nutritious, is easy.   Research studies…...

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Kidney Disease Preventable With Current Diabetes Drug

Kidney disease, a severe debilitating illness, may be preventable with a current diabetes drug, a new study reports. A drug, called Invokana, is currently prescribed to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes. Researchers now report that Invokana can also help to slow and even prevent kidney disease.  …...

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Sugar Drinks Are Bad For You: What You Need To Know

Sugar drinks are bad for you. Indeed, too much sugar in any kind of food is a recipe for weight gain, diabetes, chronic obesity and heart problems. And, high sugar levels can also ruin your teeth. Let’s focus on the effects of sugar drinks on your health.   Recently, the…...

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Alcohol Abstinence For One Month Dramatically Improves Your Health

Alcohol abstinence for just one month will dramatically improve your health, a recent study shows. Hard to believe a dramatic improvement can occur in just one short month, but the data says, it happened. And it can happen for you as well. All you need is just a little bit…...

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Opioid Crisis Taking Its Toll On Senior Citizens, Says Government Report

The opioid crisis in the form of prescription pain killers, is affecting senior citizens at an increasingly dangerous rate, warns the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Millions of senior citizens are filling prescriptions for many different opioid medications at the same time. And hundreds of thousands are getting hospitalized with opioid-related…...

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Watermelon Deliciousness Matched Only By Its Health Benefits

Watermelon is a fruit that’s delicious and a great way to enjoy a dessert, especially during hot summer days. But, did you know that watermelon also is great for your health! Studies show it may help curb your risk of cancer and diabetes as part of a healthy lifestyle. Watermelon…...

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High Blood Pressure Putting More Americans At High Risk

High blood pressure among Americans is increasing at an alarming rate and putting them into the high-risk category for heart attacks and strokes. Currently, estimates by the American Heart Association (AHA) indicate that more than 103 million Americans adults have high blood pressure. This is nearly half of all adult…...

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Calorie Counts On Restaurant Menus Now Mandatory, Starting Today!

Calorie counts at restaurants, movie theaters, and other businesses with 20 or more locations that serve food are required to post calorie counts, starting today. This new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule comes after nearly a decade of delays.     The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) had included a…...

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Diabetes Damages Nerves In Your Hands And Feet

Diabetes can damage your peripheral nerves, the ones that help you feel pain, heat, and cold. Called DPN for short, (diabetes peripheral neuropathy), this condition most often affects your feet, legs, and hands. It causes odd feelings in your skin and muscles, as well as numbness that could lead to…...

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