Respiratory Health Plays Major Role in Extending Your Life

Respiratory Health Plays Major Role in Extending Your Life

Proper diet and exercise are essential for leading a long and healthy life – but other factors, such as good respiratory health, can also play a significant role in one’s well-being.

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Back to school: A healthier choice

Back to school: A healthier choice

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggest starting the school years with smart breakfast – such as whole grain, smoothies, yogurt and oatmeal.

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Hawaii bans indoor tanning beds for minors under 18

Hawaii bans indoor tanning beds for minors under 18

Hawaii joins nine other states that have passed legislation-prohibiting minors under the age of 18 to use indoor tanning beds, which is aimed to protect their health.

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What Happens If I Smoke With Diabetes?

What Happens If I Smoke With Diabetes?

A new report from the SEARCH Study Group revealed that cigarette smoking is very common among children and young adults with diabetes.

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FDA and Its Regulations on Tanning Beds

FDA and Its Regulations on Tanning Beds

The FDA recently issued a final decision regarding the reclassification of sunlamp products and tanning beds, as excessive exposure could increase risk of skin cancer.

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Decline in Diabetes-Related Complications

Decline in Diabetes-Related Complications

“These findings show that we have come a long way in preventing complications and improving quality of life for people with diabetes,” said Edward Gregg, Ph.D., a senior epidemiologist in CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation and lead author of the study. “While the declines in complications are good news, they are still high and will stay with us unless we can make substantial progress in preventing type 2 diabetes.”

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Does Walking Daily Slow Down Alzheimer’s Disease?

Does Walking Daily Slow Down Alzheimer’s Disease?

The Radiological Society of North America released a study indicating walking may slow mental decline in adults with Alzheimer’s disease.

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How Does a Child’s Environment Influence Their Development

How Does a Child’s Environment Influence Their Development

The National Children’s Health Study has been launching a long-term research project in San Diego to determine how the environment affects the health and development of a child.

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Does Domestic Violence Qualify as a Pre-Existing Condition?

Does Domestic Violence Qualify as a Pre-Existing Condition?

Insurance companies have a number of preexisting medical conditions that increase risk. Whereas most preexisting medical conditions are illnesses that directly impact the mortality of an individual, several politicians and advocacy groups question whether some insurers have taken these clauses too far. In the past, some insurance companies believed that a victim of domestic violence brought the same health risks to the table as those with pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease….

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How to Lower Your Insurance Premiums If You Have Diabetes

How to Lower Your Insurance Premiums If You Have Diabetes

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.

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