Weight Loss Not Enough for Preventing Diabetes Heart Complications

Modest weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes can achieve various health improvements but does not lower the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to the new findings of a landmark US study. The Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) clinical trial found that a long-term intensive lifestyle… Read More

What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

By medical ID bracelet. This type of irregular heartbeat affects millions of Americans. Understanding the causes and symptoms of atrial fibrillation can help you manage the condition and prevent additional complications. Atrial fibrillation is a condition that affects millions of… Read More

Allergy Awareness Day at the Ballpark: Chicago

This just in from Chicago White Sox: The Chicago White Sox will host an Allergy Awareness Day presented by Mylan, LP on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 3:10 p.m. against the Cleveland Indians. Fans interested in purchasing tickets and… Read More

What You Can Do to Make Life a Little Safer for Children with Food Allergies

This article was recently published in US News. The author, Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RD, CDN, is a NYC-based registered dietitian whose clinical practice specializes in digestive disorders, Celiac Disease, and food intolerances. Her personal blog, www.tamaraduker.com, focuses on healthy… Read More

Food Allergy Bullying: It’s Real and It’s Not a Joke

Brought to you by our friends at FARE, Food Allergy Research & Education: Food allergy bullying is a growing problem in schools across the country. About a third of kids with food allergies report that they have been… Read More

What are Heart Attack Symptoms in Women?

This post is taken from content on the American Heart Association website for the sole purpose of education and spreading awareness of heart disease in women. Please take a moment to visit the American Heart Association website here…. Read More

Hormone offers hope for diabetes treatment

Article by DAN VERGANO of USA Today, originally published April 29, 2013. Triggers growth of pancreatic ‘beta’ cells A newly discovered mouse hormone may open the door to better treatment for diabetes, researchers suggested Thursday. The hormone, called betatrophin, triggers… Read More

With a Medical ID I Can Plan a Trip with Confidence

I am pleased to be able to relate my story, in the hope that it will encourage others to purchase a medical ID and thus experience the same comfort and confidence this has brought to my life.  My… Read More

Top Reasons People Fall in Their Home: The Statistics

In this great series on the One Call Alert blog, they provide information on falls and what can be done to prevent them from leading authorities like the Centers for Disease Control. Take some time and check out the… Read More

May is Stroke Awareness Month: Prevention of Strokes

Stroke risk can be controlled easier than one might think. With the help of a doctor, many diseases that increase risk can be treated, while lifestyle risk factors such an unhealthy eating and smoking can be changed. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)… Read More

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