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Aerobic Exercise Reduces Blood Pressure
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Exercise is good for your blood pressure -- no matter your age, weight, race or gender. And it really doesn’t matter whether you get exercise from a brisk walk, a fast run or few laps in the pool; the results are equally as good.

High Blood Pressure Lowers Walking Ability in Elderly
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
A study of elderly clergy, both men and women, found a significantly accelerated decline in leg function in those with higher blood pressures-about 30% more loss per year at a systolic pressure of 160 mm Hg compared with 120 mm Hg.

1 In 5 Youth With Diabetes Has Heart Risk
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006
Overall roughly 20 percent of young people with diabetes (92% in those with type 2 and 14% in those with type 1) experience at least two additional cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to a new study.

Gastric Bypass Superior to Banding for Super Obese
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
For super morbidly obese patients, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is a better approach than gastric banding, according to researchers.

Kidney Stone Therapy Increases Risk for Hypertension and Diabetes
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006
Beware! Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) for renal calculi patients may increase the risk of hypertension and diabetes in long-term follow-up.

Many Doctors Aren't Treating Diabetes Aggressively Enough
Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006
FOUR studies find that this is true for patients with high blood pressure, and elevated blood sugar.

Lipid-lowering Therapy Prevents Coronary Events in Diabetics
Posted: Friday, June 02, 2006
Lipid-lowering drug treatment significantly reduced the risk of major coronary events in patients with and without type 2 diabetes, and that patients with diabetes derived more benefit from lipid-lowering therapy as primary and secondary prevention.

Georgia to Pay Diabetes Doctors for Performance
Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Georgia will provide bonuses to doctors who care for state employees with diabetes, and improve their outcomes.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Discontinues Development of Pargluva
Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic found that Pargluva could double the risk of death, heart attack or strokes in diabetics compared to a placebo.

Some Blood Pressure Meds May Raise Diabetes Risk
Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Diuretics and beta-blockers, used to treat hypertension, are associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new findings indicate.

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