Preventing Prediabetes from Developing into Diabetes

By 2025 one in every five Adult Americans will have Diabetes According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), there were about 30.3 million Americans with diabetes (9.4% of the US population) in 2017. This is one in every 10 adult Americans. About 7.2 million people have diabetes that has not been diagnosed.…

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How to Prevent the Christmas Coronary and the Holiday Heart Syndrome

The Christmas Coronary and the Holiday Heart Syndrome A Swedish study published in the BMJ British Medical Journal showed that on Christmas Eve there was a 37% higher chance to have a heart attack. In fact, the most dangerous time for having a heart attack was around 10:00 pm, which was a few hours after…

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)

Today, December 3, 2019 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). The yearly observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to increase awareness about people with disabilities and to promote their rights and well-being in every…

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

November is National Diabetes Month. November is also Diabetic Eye Disease Month and the National Eye Institute wants to raise awareness about diabetic eye disease. During National Diabetes Month, the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) will spread the word about how people with diabetes can protect their vision. Diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of blindness and…

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U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week November 18-24, 2019

ON Monday, November 18, 2019 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week which will continue until November 24. During this week, the CDC and participating organizations will raise awareness about the need for using antibiotics properly and carefully. Antibiotics are powerful drugs that can save lives when used…

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High Cholesterol Associated with a Lower Risk for Parkinson’s disease (PD)

High levels of cholesterol in the blood have been associated with an increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Ironically, however, several studies have shown that high cholesterol and high LDL cholesterol are associated with a lower risk for developing Parkinson’s disease (PD). A large population-based cohort…

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October 2019 is Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Awareness Month

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Awareness Month is to raise awareness about the most misdiagnosed dementia. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Lewy body dementia (LBD) is the second most common dementia after Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The theme of this year’s LBD Dementia month is “Love is Greater than Lewy.” This is to say…

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