Half of Americans have diabetes or a high risk for it — and many of them are unaware.

That’s right. The metabolic condition is about as American as you can get, according to a new national report card on diabetes released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report shows that nearly half of Americans have diabetes or prediabetes, which puts them at high risk for the condition. A good number of these […]

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13 Things You Need To Know About Muscular Dystrophy…

1. The term muscular dystrophy covers a wide range of conditions. It’s kind of an umbrella term, says physiotherapist Sunitha Narayan, clinical coordinator in neuromuscular conditions at University Hospital Southampton. “Muscular dystrophy is the term used for a group of inherited genetic conditions that gradually cause weakness of muscles,” Narayan says. “This eventually leads to a […]

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Skipping diabetes checks ‘can double death risk’

13th July 2017 – People with diabetes who skip their annual checks could be doubling their risk of dying prematurely, according to data published by NHS Digital. Diabetes UK says it underlines the importance for patients to ensure they have at least the 9 potentially life-saving checks recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). […]

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WE NEED TO STOP WHITEWASHING DISCUSSIONS ABOUT PCOS…

How can we create a more inclusive discussion about the very common endocrine disorder, PCOS? By Toni-Marie Gallardo Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that affects 10% of people with ovaries. It can lead to ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, problems with ovulation, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. It is caused by the body’s overproduction of […]

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