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.
“The purpose of this report is twofold: to revisit the robust body of evidence demonstrating positive health outcomes and economic benefits of comprehensive asthma programs, and to analyze its implications for employers.”
Budget cutbacks at all levels of government are affecting the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to disasters, according to the Trust for America's Health, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to making disease prevention a national priority.
It's possible to outrun the flu -- sort of. In an item featured on Medline Plus, Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV says that getting lots of exercise can help people avoid the flu, or at least lessen its severity.