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Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the major health problems affecting Americans. In this condition, cells of the body can't get energy from the sugar (glucose) circulating in the blood. They may literally starve to death in the midst of plenty. Imagine... (Read More)

Managing Diabetes

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Diabetes.pdf... (Read More)
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Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: Researchers are discovering exciting health benefits from some delightful plant compounds. Scientists in... (Read More)
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Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: What should you eat to optimize your brain's ability to function? Dr. David... (Read More)
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868 Food as Medicine

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Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: A physician-chef finds that healthy eating is easier when the food tastes good.... (Read More)
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Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate in this country. An estimated 26... (Read More)
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Companion animals have the power to help us combat stress, reduce anxiety and lower blood pressure. Your doctor might not prescribe a cat to lower cholesterol or a dog to relieve depression, but the animals that share our homes have... (Read More)
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Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: Sometimes simple approaches can be surprisingly effective. A new study shows that helping... (Read More)
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The obesity epidemic in the U.S. has been increasing alarmingly. The usual explanation is that we eat too much and exercise too little. But some scientists think that the explanation lies in the type of food now found in our... (Read More)
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For many people, the stress of seeing the doctor makes blood pressure soar. Physicians have been arguing about the significance of this "white coat hypertension" for decades. Does it lead to overtreatment? Or does it signal a problem that cries... (Read More)
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774 Diabetes Update

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The number of Americans with diabetes has been increasing at an alarming rate. At last count, 23 million Americans had the disease, but more than five million were unaware of it. Diabetes has a huge impact on health and longevity,... (Read More)
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Last month on The People's Pharmacy, a caller asked about weight gain while working the night shift. We promised an answer. Her question applies to a lot of folks: roughly 10 million Americans work night shifts. How does this affect... (Read More)
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749 Vitamin D Update

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Early vitamin research identified vitamin D as the way to treat rickets, or malformed bones. More recent research confirms that vitamin D is indeed essential for strong healthy bones. But its effects go far beyond bone. Inadequate vitamin D has... (Read More)
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672 Vitamin D (Archive)

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The New York Times recently suggested that vitamin D may become the nutrient of the decade.  The CDC estimates that more than half the American population gets too little vitamin D. A study published this month in the American Journal... (Read More)
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710 Health News Update

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People with diabetes have been urged to keep their blood sugar as close to normal as possible. Doctors believed that this would reduce the likelihood of serious complications from the disease. A new study from the Veterans Affairs Health Centers... (Read More)
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699 Worried Sick

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We expect our pricey prescription pills to be as reliable as our toasters—that they will work every time. But when it comes to medications, the success rate is much lower. Just how effective are medications for lowering cholesterol or treating... (Read More)
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694 Diabetes Update

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Diabetes research has generated a certain amount of confusion in the past several months. Avandia lowers blood sugar, but it may increase the risk of heart attack, heart failure and broken bones. Byetta, one of the newest diabetes drugs, is... (Read More)
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When the FDA approves a new medication for the market, it has undergone extensive testing to demonstrate it is safe and effective for the intended use. But once it is available, doctors can prescribe it for nearly any purpose that... (Read More)
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666 Health News Update

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A lot of people are suffering with winter colds at this time of year. Questions have been raised about the safety and efficacy of over-the-counter cold medicines for young children, and possibly even for the rest of us. Are there... (Read More)
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Q. I was put on Lipitor to control cholesterol and found it shot my blood sugar through the roof. My doctor suggested switching to Crestor. Would this drug also affect blood sugar?A. You are not the first person to note... (Read More)
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Q. I've had extreme chronic pain in my lower back, pelvis, hips and legs for nearly four years. Lying flat was agony so I had to sleep propped up on a love seat. I went to many doctors who said... (Read More)
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The FDA has just updated its warnings on cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins. These include Altoprev (lovastatin extended-release), Crestor (rosuvastatin), Lescol (fluvastatin), Lipitor (atorvastatin), Livalo (pitavastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), and Zocor (simvastatin), as well as the combination products Advicor... (Read More)
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Q. I have type 2 diabetes and I have recently started taking cinnamon capsules to help control my blood sugar. I have been extremely pleased with the results so far.The metformin I was taking was never as consistent at controlling... (Read More)
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Q. My husband is convinced that eggs are bad for his heart. Even though he loves them, he pretty much avoids them except on very special occasions (such as holidays with family visiting). His typical breakfast is cereal (usually corn... (Read More)
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Q. I started taking 10,000 IU of Vitamin D a day. Six months later I suddenly developed severe constipation. Was the constipation caused by the large dose of vitamin D? A. Vitamin D is a superstar among vitamins these days.... (Read More)
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Q. I was misdiagnosed as having bipolar disorder several years ago and was placed on several mood-altering medications, to no avail. I then went to see another doctor who properly diagnosed me as having borderline personality disorder and was then... (Read More)
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Actoplus MET is used to improve glycemic control in those with type 2 diabetes. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=9081  ... (Read More)
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NovoLog Mix 70/30 is used to control hyperglycemia in those with diabetes. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=8768Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NovoLog ... (Read More)
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Avandamet is used to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=5419Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avandamet  ... (Read More)
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Q. I want to pass along a tip that I've been using for 20 years. I put about 2 teaspoons of cinnamon in my coffee filter and then put coffee grounds on top. I get the benefits of the cinnamon... (Read More)
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Q. Are there any natural approaches for the pain of neuropathy? A. There are two possibilities. One is alpha lipoic acid. A meta-analysis of 15 randomized controlled trials demonstrated that it is safe and probably effective for treating diabetic nerve... (Read More)
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Q. I honestly hate the taste of cinnamon, although my husband loves it in cookies, cakes or anything else. I am 53 and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes almost four years ago. My doctor has me on metformin twice... (Read More)