Heart Disease and Diabetes

Online Tool Predicts Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk Better

UVA Health Calculator - Free Health Tool Calculates Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

Online risk calculator, also being called an internet crystal ball, proves to be more accurate than method traditionally used by doctors in predicting heart disease and diabetes risk.

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Genetic Therapy May Reduce Heart Attack Risk from Diabetes

Human heart with coronary arteries

Diabetes damages small coronary blood vessels and thus increases the risk of heart attacks but, according to a new study, a new genetic therapy may be able to stimulate heart cells and growth of pericytes.

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Blood Thinner Rivaroxaban Beats Aspirin for Clots and Thromboembolism

New Blood Thinner Better than Aspirin for Blood Clots

A McMaster University study discovered that the blood thinner rivaroxaban is better at preventing future blood clots than aspirin, and just as safe.

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Single Hypoglycemic Emergency Raises Risk of Death within 3 years for Diabetics, Says Study

Ambulance EMT Unit - Single Low Blood Sugar Emergency Increases Risk of Death and Heart Disease

Alarming study showed that within three years of a dangerously low blood sugar episode requiring an emergency department visit, one-third of those in the study died. This is significant because each year, 1-2-percent of diabetics have a hypoglycemic event that leads to a hospital visit.

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Easy Way to Cut Disease Risk: Assess Physical Activity

Photo of Women Exercising - People Should be Counseled on Physical Activity by Clinicians

A new study looked at the benefits when clinicians counsel patients on their physical activity – and how routine assessments lower the risk of conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

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Body Shape Tied to Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease Risk

Image of Body Shapes. Diabetes Risk Tied to Body Shape

Study details the relationship between certain body shapes and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other health issues.

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Study: Simple Leg Exercises Can Help Diabetic Heart Health

Photo of Simple Leg Exercises Prevent Diabetes Complications

A UBC study has found that a few simple leg exercises can reduce the risk of diabetes complications, improve blood vessel function and lower the risk of heart problems.

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Affect of Health Plan Deductibles on Diabetes, Chronic Illnesses

Photo: Expenses of Co-pays for Insurance Plans

Newly released details from a study published in JAMA finds that even low deductible plans can mean high out-of-pocket costs for people living with diabetes, asthma, heart disease and other chronic conditions.

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Fenofibrate May Cut Heart Disease Risk in T2 Diabetics

Man Grabbing Chest - Lower Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics

A new study shows that the drug fenofibrate might reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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New Drug May Prevent Artery Disease in Diabetics and High-Risk Patients

Photo of Pills - New Drug Prevents Clogged Arteries

University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers have found a pharmaceutical approach to prevent vascular disease in high-risk people, such as those living with Type 2 Diabetes, by preventing blocked arteries.

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