Category: Disease

COPD
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COPD

COPD Today and in the Future In the United States alone nearly 15 million adults have been diagnosed with COPD. It is believed that there remains approximately 12 million that have not been diagnosed. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) COPD has an annual financial cost of $36 billion in the United States....

Gestational Diabetes
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Gestational Diabetes

What You Should Know About Gestational Diabetes What Is Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a condition where a woman has elevated blood sugar levels during pregnancy. This is a common pregnancy complication. It can lead to other complications, such as excessive weight gain and preterm birth. Fortunately, most mothers are able to deliver healthy babies...

Type 2 Diabetes
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Type 2 Diabetes

Reducing Your Spare Tire Around the Middle Could Help to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes It may be time to do something if belly fat is getting in your way, you’re significantly overweight, and you’re wondering if you’re a candidate for Type 2 diabetes. The truth is that a large waist or apple shape is often...

Type 1 Diabetes
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Type 1 Diabetes

Juvenile Type 1 Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Type 1 diabetes is diagnosed in only a small minority of diabetics. It ordinarily affects children and adolescents. It’s a chronic non-preventable autoimmune disease that was formerly known as juvenile or insulin-dependent diabetes. Autoimmune diseases An autoimmune disorder occurs when the body mistakenly identifies good cells for foreign cells and...

Diabetes Management
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Diabetes Management

Learning to Manage Your Diabetes If you have recently been diagnosed with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, you need to make sure you are involved in a proper diabetes management program. Type 2 diabetes management can help you take control of the disease and delay or prevent some of the life-threatening health issues that are...

Diabetes Treatment
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Diabetes Treatment

Aggressive Diabetes Treatment May Help Avoid Future Complications Millions of people around the world have Type 2 diabetes. Many can go for years with blood glucose levels that are too high but are not causing significant symptoms that cause them to seek treatment. Diabetes can lead to significant complications such as blindness, kidney failure, heart...

Diabetes
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Diabetes

Diagnosed with Diabetes: What Does It All Mean? A diagnosis of diabetes can be confusing and upsetting. People with diabetes have a high risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. Learning to understand diabetes is the first step in learning to manage your diabetes. What Tests Will the Doctor Request? The doctor will request...

Thyroid Cancer
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Thyroid Cancer

Modern Medicine Offers a Higher Rate of Survival for Those With Thyroid Cancer Thyroid cancer, an extremely rare type of cancer, usually has a fairly positive prognosis thanks to early detection and effective therapeutic advancements in the field of treatment. There is a risk that the cancer can grow back and develop later in life,...

Leukemia
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Leukemia

Leukemia: Cancer of the Blood Cells Leukemia is a type of cancer that begins in the bone marrow and causes abnormal red and white blood cells to form. Blood cells are critical for immune function and supplying oxygen to other cells. The abnormal cells crowd out normal cells, impairing function. Symptoms There may be no...

Colon and Rectal Cancer
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Colon and Rectal Cancer

What To Know About Colon and Rectal Cancer For some reason, the lower part of the digestive system, the colon and the rectum, are susceptible to cancer. Between 200,000 and 3 million people are said to contract colorectal cancer every year in the United States. The good news is that if these cancers are found...