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You and Your Health

CDC: U.S. Diabetes Rates Soaring

CDC: U.S. Diabetes Rates Soaring

Numbers have doubled over 15 years across 18 states, and all states now have rates of 6 percent or more. continue reading »

World Diabetes Day Designed to Raise Awareness

World Diabetes Day Designed to Raise Awareness

366 million people now have the disease; estimates see 552 million cases by 2030. Before her 12-year-old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a year ago continue reading »

Health Tip: Why Eat Lean Meats?

Health Tip: Why Eat Lean Meats?

Avoid the fat - Meats are good source of complete protein, the University of Michigan Health System says. But eating meats loaded with fat can negate any of the nutritional benefits. continue reading »

Steroid Shots for Sciatica: Benefits Only Brief, Analysis Finds

Steroid Shots for Sciatica: Benefits Only Brief, Analysis Finds

Patients should discuss risks with their doctor, researcher says. Spinal steroid injections -- the type involved in the current fungal meningitis outbreak in continue reading »

Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart

Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart

And exercise didn't seem to lessen the effect, new study shows. All those hours Americans spend in their office chairs or on their sofas may be packing on a particularly unhealthy form of fat around the heart, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Heart Failure Patients May Be at Higher Risk for Cancer

Heart Failure Patients May Be at Higher Risk for Cancer

But whether heart failure is the cause isn't clear, expert says. People suffering from heart failure may have a nearly 60 percent higher risk of developing cancer, a preliminary study suggests. continue reading »

Health Tip: Talking to Your Doctor About Weight

Health Tip: Talking to Your Doctor About Weight

Questions to focus on - It can be embarrassing to talk with your doctor about weight. But he or she can help you choose a weight-loss plan, including specifics on any diet or lifestyle changes you'll need to make. continue reading »

Health Tip: Exercise Isn’t Always Expensive

Health Tip: Exercise Isn’t Always Expensive

Here are less costly options - Exercise doesn't have to amount to a monthly pass to the neighborhood gym. The U.S. Weight-Control Information Network offers these in continue reading »

Help Kids Breathe Easier on Halloween

Help Kids Breathe Easier on Halloween

Doctor tells how to avoid allergy, asthma triggers. Allergy and asthma triggers lurk everywhere on Halloween, but some simple measures can keep children safe, an expert says. continue reading »

Tips on Keeping Food Safe When the Power Goes Out

Tips on Keeping Food Safe When the Power Goes Out

But when it doubt, throw it out, food safety experts warn. Power outages and flooding caused by "superstorm" Sandy could lead to food safety problem continue reading »