Medical News of the Week
- 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).
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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