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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Rare Sugar Sweeteners Helped Control Blood Glucose in Study

Allulose - Rare Sugar Sweetener and Diabetes

According to a recent study, low-calorie, natural rare sugars could help regulate glucose levels, which would make them a good option as a sweetener for people with diabetes.

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Discovery Could Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy, Blindness

Diabetic Retinopathy Breakthrough Could Prevent Blindess

Scientists have round a therapeutic target for diabetes-related blindness that could prevent one of the most common and debilitating side effects of diabetes – diabetic retinopathy.

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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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Nicotinamide Riboside Effective in Relieving Peripheral Neuropathy Induced by a Common Anticancer Agent

ChromaDex Logo - Neuropathy Pain Relief

Findings of a recent study published in PAIN demonstrated what may lead to reductions in the neuropathic pain experienced by millions of patients suffering from neuropathy.

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Breastfeeding Reduces a Woman’s Risk of Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes

Photo of Woman with Baby: Breasfeeding Lowers Risk of Diabetes

A recent study has shown that women who breastfeed have a lower risk of metabolic syndrome, including conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol, but success depends on the duration of nursing.

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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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Better Fix for Chronic Wounds Uses Minimally-Invasive Skin Graft

Photo of Jeffrey Litt, D.O., assistant professor of surgery at the MU School of Medicine

A team at MU Health Care used a recently developed, minimally-invasive autograft harvesting system to care for patients with various types of chronic wounds.

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New Diabetic Neuropathy Guidelines for Physicians Released

Doctor holding tablet pc - New Diabetic Neuropathy Guidelines for Doctors

New guidelines from Michigan Medicine researchers and the American Diabetes Association equip physicians with better information on how to treat Diabetic Neuropathy.

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