Will The New Cholesterol Guidelines Prevent More Heart Attacks?

Will The New Cholesterol Guidelines Prevent More Heart Attacks?

Will The New Cholesterol Guidelines Prevent More Heart Attacks?

The new guidelines for the treatment of high cholesterol released late last year made it so that significantly more people would qualify for prescription medications such as statins. This sparked a heated debate amongst cardiologists, physicians and other medical professionals over the effectiveness of these new methods. Well, supporters of… Read More

 

Don’t Hold the Salt, New Study Re-Opens Sodium Debate

Don’t Hold the Salt, New Study Re-Opens Sodium Debate

You’ve probably come across a number of articles talking about the negative side effects of a diet that is too high in sodium. If you’re living with a chronic illness like high blood pressure (hypertension), this certainly shouldn’t be anything new. This is what makes the results of this recent… Read More

 

The Diabetic Diet Isn’t as Restrictive as You Might Think

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August 11, 2014

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The Diabetic Diet Isn’t as Restrictive as You Might Think

For someone who has been diagnosed with diabetes, diet is going to be a primary concern moving forward. Some go as far as to remove all sugar from their diet. In fact, some people living with type 2 diabetes have been able to manage their condition without the need for… Read More

 

The Lupus Foundation Fights for More Funding on Capitol Hill

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July 29, 2014

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The Lupus Foundation Fights for More Funding on Capitol Hill

It’s been a while since we covered a story about lupus, but we just heard about an encouraging development in Washington. The U.S. Senate Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations Subcommittee just released details concerning its 2015 spending bill, and the news is definitely positive for people living with and working… Read More

 

Omega-3 Fats May Help Keep Joints Free of Osteoarthritis

Omega-3 Fats May Help Keep Joints Free of Osteoarthritis

A new study suggests that including more Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet may help reduce your risk of developing osteoarthritis (OA). A team of researchers from Duke University has presented compelling evidence to support the benefits that eating this healthy type of fat may hold for long-term joint health.… Read More

 

4 Warning Signs That Could Signal Rheumatoid Arthritis

4 Warning Signs That Could Signal Rheumatoid Arthritis

Did you know that there are more than one million people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the United States? This chronic autoimmune disease has been the topic of several posts on this blog, but today we’re going to take a step back and examine how one might be able… Read More

 

That Growing Waistline Could Signal COPD in Your Future

That Growing Waistline Could Signal COPD in Your Future

On this blog, we’ve spent a lot of time discussing the benefits that can people living with chronic conditions (like these) can realize when they take steps to eat well and stay active. Research has provided more than enough solid evidence to support the old saying “treat your body like… Read More

 

Could Gestational Diabetes Be More Common than We Realized?

Could Gestational Diabetes Be More Common than We Realized?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new report that shows the current prevalence of gestational diabetes could be as high as 9.2% in the U.S. Hopefully more women have been picking up yogurt when they go to the grocery store.
According to Carla DeSisto, the… Read More

 

6000 Steps a Day Could Keep that Osteoarthritis at Bay

6000 Steps a Day Could Keep that Osteoarthritis at Bay

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition that affects nearly half of all Americans over the age of 40. It’s also the leading cause of chronic disability in the country, making it the primary focus of many clinical research studies. Specialists have developed a range of therapies and medications to help millions… Read More

 

Did You Know that June Is HIV/AIDS Awareness Month?

Did You Know that June Is HIV/AIDS Awareness Month?

As summer has gotten into full swing, we should all take a moment to remember that June is HIV/AIDS Awareness Month. This virus has had quite a destructive impact in just over three decades, and it continues to affect the lives of millions around the globe. That’s why we’re asking… Read More

 
 
 

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