Health News Brief: Middle-Aged Diabetics May Need Earlier Colon Checks, Brain Surgery Boost for Children with Severe Epilepsy, Aspirin Therapy: Should You or Shouldn't You? American Medical ID


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Health News Brief

May 29, 2012   

Talk to Teens, Young Adults About Sun Safety
New recommendations from a government-backed panel call for primary care doctors to talk about the importance of wearing sunscreen and covering up on sunny days with their fair-skinned teenage and young adult patients.
Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Read More

Mom's Excess Pounds Key in Newborn Weight
For at least some moms-to-be, it's extra body fat -- and not blood sugar levels -- that may be key to their risk of having a big baby.
Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal Read More

Middle-Aged Diabetics May Need Earlier Colon Checks
Researchers who say they've linked type 2 diabetes with earlier development of precancerous colon lesions recommend people with the blood sugar disorder start colorectal screenings at a younger age than others.
Source: Digestive Disease Week Read More

Brain Surgery Boost for Children with Severe Epilepsy
Epileptic seizures are a frightening experience for anyone, but particularly for children who cannot control their seizures with medication.
Source: BBC News Read More

Aspirin Therapy: Should You or Shouldn't You?
You may be tempted to run out and buy baby aspirin after hearing that low-dose aspirin therapy lowers risks of cancer along with risks of heart attack and stroke. But donít start for the drugstore just yet. Get your doctorís blessing. Aspirin therapy may not be right for you.
Source: Cleveland Clinic Internist, Steven E. Feinleib, MD Read More

Get Active for Diabetes- Tips from merckEngage

To help manage type 2 diabetes with physical activity, nice and easy is the way to go. Activity can be an important part of a diabetes treatment plan. And it does not take a lot of activity to make a difference.

Hereís what to remember before and after you start getting active:

* Identify yourself: Wear an ID bracelet, in case of emergency.

For more tips from merckEngage: Click Here


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