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 the growth of pancreatic “beta” cells lost or ineffective in diabetes. Insulin…

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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) High blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke. Blood pressure…

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May is Stroke Awareness Month: Residual Effects of a Stroke and Going into Rehabilitation

In the United States more than 700,000 people suffer a stroke each year, and approximately two-thirds of these individuals survive and require rehabilitation. The goals of rehabilitation are to help survivors become as independent as possible and to attain the best possible quality of life. Even though rehabilitation does not “cure”…

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