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High Blood Sugar Levels Indicate Greater Chance of Death for Critically Ill Patients

A study on blood-sugar levels in intensive care unit patients showed that hyperglycemia increased the patient's chance of death.

Joslin Study: It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising and Losing Weight

A new study shows that obese adults who lost just 7 percent of their weight and did moderate-intensity physical exercise for six months improved their major blood vessel function by approximately 80 percent, regardless of whether or not they had type 2 diabetes.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Riskiest For Those Who Need It Most

A study of gastric bypass surgery patients is being highlighted as an important warning for people considering the procedure.

Stanford Researcher: Hassle-Free Stroke Prevention Offered By New Drug

People who take a commonly prescribed yet problematic drug called Coumadin to prevent stroke or blood clots may soon have a hassle-free alternative.

Warning: Patients Receiving Extraneal (icodextrin) for Peritoneal Dialysis Therapy May Have Falsely Elevated Blood...

Patients receiving EXTRANEAL (icodextrin) for peritoneal dialysis therapy may have falsely elevated blood glucose results when using certain blood glucose monitoring systems.

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