A new report from the SEARCH Study Group revealed that cigarette smoking is very common among children and young adults with diabetes.Read More
Life insurance will raise premiums due to high blood pressure being an early indicator of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and chronic heart failure.Read More
Diabetes is a highly treatable, but potentially deadly, disease if left untreated or undiagnosed. According to the American Diabetes Association, both the death rate from heart disease and risk for stroke are two to four times higher for people with diabetes. It is the leading cause of kidney failure and new cases of blindness and is the reason for more than 60 percent of lower limb amputations.Read More
While the benefits of staying fit – including lower medical and life insurance costs – are well-known, it can still be difficult for people who are constantly on the road or in the air to keep up with an exercise regimen. Fortunately, health website FitnessGoop offers some helpful tips for frequent travelers.Read More
By 2030, the amount of money spent in the U.S. on heart disease will be three times larger than it is today, according to the American Heart Association.Read More
Most adults should be getting between 600-800 of Vitamin D a day and between 1,000 and 13,000 milligrams of calcium. That’s the start and the earlier you add this to your diet, the better you will be be. Foods that should be part of your daily diet are as follows:Read More
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that many Americans are still coming up short when it comes to getting their recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 32.5 percent of adults get two or more servings of fruit per day, while 26.3 percent report that they consumer vegetables at least three times per day.Read More
People who are prone to stress and high blood pressure may turn out to be more prone to health problems in the long term, as well as higher health and life insurance premiums.
However, medical professionals have been highlighting the health benefits that some simple and enjoyable foods tend to offer – including chocolate. An announcement from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston notes that chocolate contains flavonoids, which act as antioxidants that can help maintain cardiac health.Read More
Obesity among America’s youth is a growing epidemic with long-term ramifications for both the health and financial futures of those affected.
An estimated 17 percent of children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 are considered obese, according to the 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the last year for which statistics are available. That is about triple the rate from just one generation ago.Read More
A study at Northwestern University shows that patients with chronic heart problems could benefit from Omega-3 fatty acid supplements.Read More