Health News

Rx May Ease Heart Trouble for Patients With Diabetes
Fenofibrate may help lower blood fat in those with unhealthy cholesterol levels. While the medicine has been shown to help men with diabetes, it may also improve heart health in women.
Heart Disease Risk Factors May Affect Certain Groups More
Heart disease is the leading cause of death and disease in the United States. And some people may be more at risk than others — even if they have the same symptoms.
High-Salt Diets Doubled Heart Disease Risk in Diabetes Patients
Eating too much salt has long been linked to high blood pressure and heart disease. But those with diabetes may have to worry about sodium intake more than previously thought.
Many Seniors Had Multiple Chronic Illnesses
Many older Americans deal with more than one serious medical condition at a time. New research looked at how having more than one chronic disease affected average life expectancy.
Older Age Didn’t Increase Risk to Kidney Donors
Donating a kidney can help save a life, but it also brings risks to the donor. A recent study examined whether older adults who donated a kidney faced greater risks.
Surgery Could Be Good Option for Obese People with Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is often diagnosed in overweight patients. The combination of diabetes and obesity can present a serious risk for heart disease.
The Long Lead-Up to Chronic Kidney Disease
Serious illness does not always strike suddenly. Sometimes, it comes at the end of long road marked by other health problems. Kidney disease often is preceded by other avoidable health problems.
Women with Chronic Illness More Likely to Use Mental Health Care
Ongoing illness can burden the mind as it also takes a toll on the body. Counseling and other therapies aimed at boosting a sick individual’s mental wellness is a common course of action for some, but not for all.
FDA Says No Cardio Risk with Olmesartan in Diabetes Patients
After completing a safety review, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found no evidence that the blood pressure medication olmesartan increases cardiovascular risks in people with diabetes.
Debate Over Cholesterol Guidelines for Diabetes Patients
Last year, new guidelines on treating high cholesterol placed a focus on overall risk instead of specific cholesterol levels. Those recommendations set off a debate in the medical community. The controversy rages on.