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Annual American Diabetes Association® Guidelines

Annual American Diabetes Association® Guidelines

by Gianina (SU)
To keep up with the influx of new information and research in the field of Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) has unveiled new guidelines for patients and doctors

Is Your Heart Beating Too Fast?

Is Your Heart Beating Too Fast?

by Shearly (SU)
First love. Meeting someone famous. Seeing a rainbow after a sensational Sarasota storm. It’s a special feeling when your heart skips a beat. But what if it feels as if your heart is beating too fast? Most often the causes are not dangerous but it helps to know what’s behind the sensation and what it could mean.

Protecting Your Skin from the Summer Sun

Protecting Your Skin from the Summer Sun

by Yenny (SU)
Summer time means summer fun – enjoying the long, warm days by being outside. You know that your skin should always be protected from the sun, even when it’s cloudy or cold. But there’s no denying that the summer sun is a different story. We all have to take steps to prevent sunburn, sun damage, and even skin cancer that can result from long exposure. Here are some tips for protecting your skin from the summer sun.

The Different Types of Arthritis

The Different Types of Arthritis

by Yenny (SU)
Arthritis is a term that describes a collection of conditions affecting the joints. There are more than 100 types of arthritis with a wide range of symptoms and causes. Whatever type of arthritis you have, it means pain and discomfort, together with swollen joints.

A Heart-to-Heart about Long-Term Effects of Blood Pressure Meds

A Heart-to-Heart about Long-Term Effects of Blood Pressure Meds

by Yenny (SU)
Known as “the silent killer,” high blood pressure – hypertension – left untreated, can lead to cardiovascular disease and possibly hear failure. Over time, fats and cholesterol accumulate in the artery walls, making it harder for the heart to do its job of pumping blood. To prevent heart failure, doctors will often place patients with hypertension on blood pressure medications, even after the patient has committed to an exercise regimen and healthy diet.

Tips for Running in the Summer Heat

Tips for Running in the Summer Heat

by Yenny (SU)
To run or not to run? If you are a runner, chances are that there is little that will stop you from hitting the road. Rain, blisters, a sore knee … summer heat. Running in the summer can be dangerous. But luckily with some preparation and common-sense strategies, you can keep right on pounding the pavement all summer long. Here are some tips for running in the summer heat.

Why is the Flu So Bad this Year?

Why is the Flu So Bad this Year?

by Gianina (SU)
This year’s flu was particularly aggressive, with 10 percent of the 40,414 deaths in the U.S. during the third week of 2018 – right in the middle of flu season -- the result of pneumonia or influenza.

What is Hospital Medicine?

What is Hospital Medicine?

by Yenny (SU)
Hospital Medicine. It might sound as redundant as an “afternoon matinee” or “true fact.” But the “honest truth” is that hospital medicine is a real, highly important, medical discipline that you or your family have probably used on a number of occasions, but never knew it had a name. So, what exactly is hospital medicine?

Interesting Facts about Diabetes

Interesting Facts about Diabetes

by Yenny (SU)
More than 30 million Americans have diabetes and the number is growing each year. Diabetes is a chronic disease involving the hormone insulin, which regulates blood sugar. The body either cannot make sufficient insulin or in some cases it can’t process the insulin produced.

What is COPD and How do you Treat It?

What is COPD and How do you Treat It?

by Yenny (SU)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – COPD, for short – is a progressive lung disease which, over time, makes it hard to breathe. Every year, more than 120,000 American deaths are related to COPD, with cigarette smoking being the most common cause. However, COPD also includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, the latter of which doctors believe may not always be a characteristic of COPD. So what exactly is COPD, and how do you treat it?

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