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Shoulder Surgery The Best Option For Active Patients
Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2008
For physically active individuals who suffer injuries, such as tears or dislocations, a common debate is whether to have surgery, or to heal naturally through rest and rehabilitation. A recent study has found that for young, active individuals who dislocate their shoulders for the first time, surgery is the beneficial option in the long term.

Stroke Risk Linked to Fasting Blood Glucose in Diabetics
Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Elevated fasting blood glucose levels among patients with diabetes are strongly linked to an increased adjusted risk for incident ischemic stroke and vascular events, according to the results of a cohort study.

Insulin's Role in Aging and Long Life
Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
New research on insulin shows it plays an important role in aging and lifespan.

Diabetes And Endometrial Cancer Risk
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008
Women with type 2 diabetes had a 70 percent greater likelihood of developing endometrial cancer, study findings suggest.

Diabetes Prevention, Care, and Education Need To Be Targeted To Men and Women Differently
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Women had higher expectations of the benefits of self-management along with more depressive symptoms.

Salty Foods Linked to Soft Drink Consumption
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008
Kids who have less salt in their diets also consume fewer sugared soft drinks, researchers here said. Each reduction of 1 g/day in salt intake was associated with a reduction of 27 g/day of sugar-sweetened soft drinks among 4- to 18-year-olds.

Simple Pedometer-Based Walking Programs Help Overweight, Sedentary Adults
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Once again, the use of a ten dollar pedometer along with a walking program, shows its effectiveness in improving peoples health and quality of life.

An Important Endorsement For Medicinal Marijuana
Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The endorsement, which comes in the form of a 13 page statement documenting the history of medicinal marijuana use, the current understanding of it, and the obstacles being faced in developing the subject further.

Obesity a Genetic Trait?
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008
A distinctive neural circuitry that controls appetite in some obese individuals may be an innate genetic trait, and may be at least partially responsible for their obesity. A recent study at the University of Southern California, conducted on mice, has shown that the brains of DIO (diet induced obesity) mice often are wired differently than those of normal-weight mice.

Accord Study Stops Intensive Diabetes Management Due To Increase in Deaths
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2008
Treating to normal blood sugars may cause an increase in death.

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