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Got Diabetes? Quit Smoking, but Take Care
If you smoke, quit! If you're a smoker who has diabetes, however, you may need to more closely monitor your blood sugar after you quit.
What Swapping Sweet for Unsweet May Do for Your Health
A decision as simple as whether to add sugar to your coffee could have a long-term impact on your risk for one chronic health condition.
Diabetes, Depression, Dementia: How They May Be Linked
Diabetes and depression are both challenging yet common chronic diseases in the US. Together, they may pose an additional risk to mental health.
Diabetes Screening Might Not Help Everyone
Screening may be one of the best ways to catch and fight diseases like cancer early, but the effectiveness of screening for diabetes may be a little less clear in some patients.
How TV Time Might Affect Diabetes Risk
Could routinely watching that extra episode on TV affect your risk for a serious condition? New evidence suggests that it could.
Tips for Living with Type 2 Diabetes
Finding out you have type 2 diabetes might throw you for a loop. Luckily, your diagnosis doesn’t have to be daunting. There are plenty of tips to help you make the adjustment to living with diabetes.
Gestational Diabetes? Watch Your Weight
Lots of factors go into a patient's type 2 diabetes risk. New evidence suggests that gestational diabetes and weight changes could be among those factors.
For Your Heart’s Sake, Get out of Your Chair
Sitting may feel nice, especially after a long day. Too much of it, however, isn't doing your heart health any favors.
Teens, Go Nuts! It Might Boost Your Health
They say teens will eat anything that isn't nailed down. If that includes nuts, it could improve teens' health.
This Menopause Therapy Didn't Affect Death Risk
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been a subject of controversy since past research linked it to health problems like cancer. New evidence, however, might clear up some concerns about this treatment.