Health News Brief: Today is Diabetes Alert Day, Antioxidants May Not Help People With Alzheimer’s, People Who Feel Lightheaded as They Stand May Be at Greater Risk of Heart Failure American Medical ID


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Health News Brief

March 27, 2012   

Today is the Annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day
Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day, “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States, and a quarter of them—7 million—do not even know they have it.
Take the test and share it with everyone you care about. Click Here

Triathletes Don’t Let Diabetes Stop Them
When Peter Nerothin was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, he found his passion. Nerothin set out to prove himself as an endurance athlete.
Source: ClickOn Detroit Read More

People Who Feel Lightheaded as They Stand May Be at Greater Risk of Heart Failure
People who feel lightheaded when they stand up quickly may be at increased risk of heart failure, researchers have suggested.
Source: The Telegraph Read More

7 Heart-Healthy Behaviors That Could Help You Live Longer
Despite the fact that we are all generally aware of heart-healthy behaviors -- things like not smoking, eating well and exercising -- just a little more than 1 percent of the U.S. population abides by the seven key behaviors linked with a longer life, according to a new study.
Source: Huffington Post Read More

Antioxidants May Not Help People With Alzheimer’s
Daily use of antioxidants including Vitamin C and Vitamin E didn’t improve thinking and memory skills in people with Alzheimer’s disease, in a new study.
Source: Reuters Read More

Another Healthy Recipe from Mayo Clinic

Slide Show: 5 Healthy Recipes for Fresh Fruit

Fresh fruit is a healthy way to treat your palette with lively snacks, side dishes, desserts and meals. For these recipes, choose fresh fruit or fresh-frozen fruit, which has been quickly frozen at the peak of freshness.
Source: Mayo Clinic Get Recipes


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