Health News Brief: Too Much Sleep May Not Be So Bad For Weight Gain, Arthritis Patients Often Have Anxiety and Depression Too, Eating Omega-3s May Help Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk American Medical ID

 

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Health News Brief

May 8, 2012   


Too Much Sleep May Not Be So Bad For Weight Gain Despite what past research has shown, getting more sleep may not be all bad for the waistline.
Source: UW Medicine Sleep Center Read More

Obesity-Linked Diabetes in Children Resists Treatment
Obesity and the form of diabetes linked to it are taking an even worse toll on America’s youths than medical experts had realized.
Source: The New England Journal of Medicine Read More

Arthritis Patients Often Have Anxiety and Depression Too As if arthritis pain weren’t enough to deal with on its own, a new study finds that one-third of American adults with arthritis also suffer from anxiety or depression.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Read More

Study: Eating Omega-3s May Help Reduce
Alzheimer’s Risk
Eating a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids – from fish, soy or nuts, for example – may help stave off Alzheimer’s disease, the authors of a new study suggest.
Source: TIME Read More

Facebook is Urging Members to Add
Organ Donor Status
Nearly 7,000 people in the United States die each year while waiting for an organ transplant. Source: The New York Times Read More

Diabetes and Exercise: Wear a Medical ID
You've probably heard that exercise is good for you. Well, it's true. Exercise is not only great for your blood glucose but it's also good for heart, your muscles, your mood, your weight, your confidence, and more – the list could go on.
Here are some tips to remember when you're exercising.
•Check your blood glucose before you exercise.
•Always wear your medical ID bracelet.
For more tips from the American Diabetes Association/Planet D: Click Here

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