Heart Disease and Diabetes

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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Americans Consuming Too Much Sodium, Not Enough Potassium

Pizza with Ham: Americans Are Eating Too Much Sodium, Not Enough Potassium

Most Americans are consuming too much sodium, and not enough potassium, with some differences based on sex and ethnicity.

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Obesity Taken as Seriously as Cancer, Worse than Heart Disease

Photo of Tai Chi Class - Obesity Now Ties Cancer as Top Health Threat

Americans now take obesity as seriously as cancer, and say it’s an even bigger health threat than heart disease, the nation’s leading killer.

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Burden of Chronic Conditions on Latin-American, Caribbean Health Systems Increasing

Brazil facing rise in chronic conditions

Six Latin American and Caribbean countries continue to face challenges managing more complex health needs related to certain diseases and conditions.

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Diabetes and CABG Surgery: Arteries Lead to Better Outcomes

coronary artery bypass grafting surgery

More diabetic patients survive when only arteries are used for bypasses during coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, according to new findings.

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