4 Daily Life Tips for Living with COPD

4 Daily Life Tips for Living with COPD

4 Daily Life Tips for Living with COPD
COPD is a really challenging condition to manage on a day-to-day basis, but that education is one of the most important things we can provide during COPD Awareness Month. It’s not uncommon for those diagnosed with this respiratory illness to struggle with feelings of hopelessness and desperation. Once the disease… Read More
 

3 Quick Tips for Making Thanksgiving Diabetes-Friendly

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November 10, 2014

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Diabetes, News

3 Quick Tips for Making Thanksgiving Diabetes-Friendly
For those of you who don’t know, November happens to be National Diabetes Month. Throughout the month, communities and several organizations will be working together to help raise awareness for people living with diabetes (we highly recommend checking out our post about Diabetes Awareness Month from a year ago). As… Read More
 

More Children Are Developing Type 1 Diabetes

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October 29, 2014

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More Children Are Developing Type 1 Diabetes
We have talked a lot about diabetes on this blog, but most reports have been focused on the scary rate of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in the country. Now a new study suggests that the rate of type 1 diabetes (T1D) has risen significantly amongst children in elementary school. Between… Read More
 

Why is Lupus So Misunderstood?

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October 16, 2014

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Why is Lupus So Misunderstood?
Lupus poses a serious challenge for many reasons. For one thing, it’s an autoimmune disease, which means that the immune system has begun attacking healthy tissues, cells and organs. On top of that, this illness produces chronic levels of inflammation in patients, similar to what you might expect from rheumatoid… Read More
 

Stem Cell Research Reveals New Way to Treat Osteoarthritis

Stem Cell Research Reveals New Way to Treat Osteoarthritis
The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA), a degenerative illness that breaks down the cartilage of the joints. This degeneration happens as a natural part of the aging process following many years of constant wear and tear. It’s quite common amongst adults over the age of 55, but… Read More
 

Should You Get a Second Pneumonia Vaccine this Year?

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September 23, 2014

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Should You Get a Second Pneumonia Vaccine this Year?
For years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that seniors (individuals over 65 years old) get vaccinated against pneumonia each year. This may change now that an influential panel of U.S. health advisors is suggesting that seniors get a second pneumonia vaccine following the traditional shot.… Read More
 

Doctors Stress Importance of New Flu Vaccine Formula

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September 15, 2014

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Doctors Stress Importance of New Flu Vaccine Formula
Cold and flu season is right around the corner, but medical professionals are hoping that a more improved flu vaccine could make a big difference.The plan is to use the advanced formula in significantly more shots this year. The new shots protect against four strains of influenza, compared to the… Read More
 

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month
It’s September again, and while summer may now be over, that means that it’s National Cholesterol Education Month once again! We’ve discussed this important event in the past, but we’re hoping that even more people will take this opportunity to get their cholesterol levels checked and take steps to improve… Read More
 

Which Exercises Work Best for Fibromyalgia?

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August 29, 2014

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Which Exercises Work Best for Fibromyalgia?
Studies have shown that exercise is an effective way to manage the symptoms of fibromyalgia over the long run. That being said, plenty of fibro patients are tentative about implementing a new routine, because strenuous exercise can often cause heighten some chronic pain symptoms. This is why you should talk… Read More
 

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
 
 
 

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