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A Good Dentist Sees More than Teeth
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Troubled teeth and gums aren't always just a dental problem. Sometimes they indicate deeper issues, and dentists are increasingly picking up the clues.

Older Type 2 Diabetes Patients at Increased Risk for Heart Failure
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Undiagnosed heart failure is common among minority, older aged patients with Type 2 diabetes — particularly diastolic dysfunction.

The Versatile Benefits of Red Wine and Component Resveratrol
Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2009
Moderate red wine consumption is known to have many benefits, including protection against heart disease, diabetes and neurodegenerative conditions, and is believed to be the ultimate answer to the “French paradox.” Red wine is a complex chemical mix, with many of its constituents believed to benefit the human body in some form. Polyphenols, especially resveratrol, are believed to be a particularly important component of red wine when considering health benefits, and a recent review has displayed the far-reaching potential for these compounds.

Three New Weight-Loss Drugs Show Benefits for Diabetics
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Three investigational diet drugs hold promise for preventing and treating diabetes. The findings show that the drugs can help "halt the progression towards Type 2 diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes More Common in Pregnant Snorers
Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2009
Pregnant women snore a lot, which puts them at higher risk for gestational diabetes, concludes a recent study. Pregnant snorers therefore have increased risk for various future health problems, as do their children.

Meditative Yoga Effective Treatment for Insomnia
Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2009
Irregular and insufficient sleeping schedules have been linked to numerous health concerns, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes and dementia. A recent study has concluded that practicing daytime deep relaxation techniques, namely meditation, greatly helps limit incidence of insomnia, potentially helping decrease risk of developing these above conditions.

High Blood Pressure In African-Americans Worsens Kidney Disease and Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2009
Nearly 26 million Americans suffer from kidney disease, many being minorities and elderly people, and those with high blood pressure or diabetes. A recent study on individuals with kidney disease has found that African-American men and women are the most likely to have high blood pressure associated with their disease, which can lead to further complications.

Vitamin C Helps Protect Against Type 1 Diabetes Damage
Posted: Friday, June 12, 2009
Poor blood glucose control can lead to blood vessel and nerve cell damage in diabetics, and the only known way to prevent this is to maintain healthy blood glucose levels, and even this doesn’t always work. A recent research team, however, has found that combining insulin with vitamin C stops blood vessel damage in type 1 diabetics.

Overall Cardiovascular Safety of Rosiglitazone Confirmed in 5˝ Year Study
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Scores comparable to standard therapy on heart attacks, strokes and CV death but doubled incidence of heart failure warrants monitoring by physician.

Type 2 Diabetes Exploding in Asia
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
New research suggests diabetes is becoming a global problem, with more than 60% of all cases likely to occur in Asia. What is so unusual is that many affected individuals are not technically overweight or obese. That is, they are "metabolically obese," defined as having a normal body weight, but increased abdominal obesity.

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