Medical News of the Week

Medical News of the Week

  1. Traveling with Medical Conditions
    Traveling with a medical condition requires special preparation. Medical alert bracelets or necklaces are essential for those with conditions that can cause rapid, life-threatening symptoms, confusion, or unconsciousness (such as diabetes, seizures, and severe allergic reactions).
    Source: MerckSource
  2. Diabetes and Your Diet: Busting 7 Myths
    Some of the things you’ve heard about diabetes and diet probably aren’t true.
    Source: Cleveland Clinic
  3. Family Ties Play Big Role in Atrial Fibrillation
    People who have a close family member with atrial fibrillation are 40 percent more likely to develop the heart condition than other people.
    Source: Journal of the American Medical Association
  4. Misperception of Body Weight Poses Health Risks
    Nearly one in four women who is overweight perceives her weight as normal, according to a new study. The study also shows 15% of the normal-weight women studied had weigh misperceptions, considering themselves overweight.
    Source: Obstetrics & Gynecology
  5. We’re Still Too Low on Fruit, Vegetable Consumption
    Kids and adults still aren’t eating nearly enough fruits and vegetables, despite years of encouragement from their parents and nutrition professionals.
    Source: Produce for Better Health Foundation