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Representatives from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association (AHA) testified yesterday before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on the need for a healthcare system that places a greater emphasis on prevention.
Obesity, diabetes and childhood poverty are offsetting improvements in smoking cessation, preventable hospitalizations and cardiovascular deaths, according to the United Health Foundation’s 2011 America’s Heath Rankings®.
A new fact sheet from the National Institutes of Health explains the A1C test, a widely used and important test to diagnose type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, and to monitor blood glucose levels of people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
It has no symptoms and it will not just go away, but it can be treated.
Weight loss and increased physical fitness nearly halved the risk of losing mobility in overweight or obese adults with type 2 diabetes, according to four-year results from the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) trial funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Prevent Blindness America is pleased to announce the availability of its Diabetic Eye Disease Educator Program online.
A global health report released last week by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that one out of every three adults worldwide has high blood pressure – a condition that causes strokes and heart disease.
According to the Mayo Clinic, peripheral neuropathy, a result of nerve damage, often causes numbness and pain in your hands and feet. People typically describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning, while they may compare the loss of sensation to the feeling of wearing a thin stocking or glove.
Death rates for people with diabetes dropped substantially from 1997 to 2006, especially deaths related to heart disease and stroke, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Aggressive efforts to lower blood pressure in people with diabetes are paying off – perhaps too well, according to a new study.
On demand This webinar will provide an overview of the standards that are providing safety managers a blueprint for compliance. During the NFPA Standards review component, NFPA 652, NFPA 654, NFPA 61 and other relevant Combustible Dust and Combustible Metals Dust Standards will be highlighted and discussed.
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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