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Spotting the Treatment Gap in Diabetes Screening
Patients with severe mental illness face an increased risk for diabetes. And new evidence suggests there may be room for improvement when it comes to screening these patients for the condition.
FDA Warns Against Imported Dietary Supplements
Consumers, beware! Imported products marketed as "dietary supplements" or "herbal alternatives" to prescription drugs may do you more harm than good.
Metabolic Syndrome — A Cardiac Crystal Ball?
A new test may be able to predict whether a child is at risk of heart disease — long before he or she ever develops it.
How to Lower Your Diabetes Risk While You Sleep
Patients who take their blood pressure medications at bedtime may wake up with a lower risk of diabetes.
The Role of Sugary Drinks in Diabetes Risk
Sugary drinks have recently been linked to type 2 diabetes risk, but new evidence suggests a more complicated picture.
How a Diabetes Rx Saved Lives
A common diabetes medication may be helping patients' tickers, too.
Global Health Affected by Unhealthy Habits
Many of the deaths that occur around the world today may be preventable.
Have Diabetes, Will Exercise
Exercise may be at the heart of good diabetes control. Literally.
Atrial Fibrillation: What Women Need to Know
Heart rhythm disorders affect more than 2 million Americans. The most common of these disorders is atrial fibrillation (AFib) — and it may affect women differently than men.
Rx Shows Promise for Diabetes Patients
Diabetes patients often face a second problem: kidney disease. But a new medication may be here to help.