Pneumonia and Heart Disease Risk

Pneumonia May Raise Heart Disease Risk as Much as Smoking

Tags: bacterial infection, cholesterol, diabetes, heart, heart disease, lung disorders, pneumonia, smoking, study, viral infection

Results show hospitalization for pneumonia was associated with increased short- and long-term risk of cardiovascular disease, especially for those age 65 and older. The risk was highest in the first year after hospitalization


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If You Have Diabetes and Coronary Blockages, Watch This (Video)

Tags: bypass surgery, chronic static angina, coronary blockages, diabetes, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart video, stenting, video

If you have diabetes and need treatment for chronic static angina -- the kind that causes chest pain from exertion -- you should know about new treatment guidelines that recommend surgery over stenting.


Cutting Lemon

What You Should Know About Dirty Lemon Wedges at Restaurants

Tags: bacterial gastroenteritis, bacterial infection, diabetes, flu, germs, immune system, renal failure, wash hands

Lemon or lime wedges in restaurant drinks may flavor your drink, but if they aren’t clean and handled properly, they can also add bacteria that can make you ill.


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U.S. Waistlines Keep Getting Larger

Tags: BMI, diabetes, healthy diet, obesity, overweight, weight gain, weight loss

The number of U.S. men and women with the kind of obesity that settles around the waist – which can indicate a greater risk of ailments such as diabetes and heart disease – has risen sharply over the last 12 years.


Holiday Treats

10 Holiday Survival Tips If You Have Diabetes

Tags: blood sugar, diabetes, glucose, healthy diet, holiday season, holidays, obesity, snacking, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

The holidays tempt us with sugary, rich foods. Is it OK to indulge a little, even though you have diabetes? Marwan Hamaty, MD, talks about holiday challenges for those with diabetes.


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Drinking Alcohol and Diabetes: Do They Mix?

Tags: alcohol, diabetes, holiday season, holidays, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

During the holidays especially you may be invited to have a glass of wine or a festive drink. According to the American Diabetes Association, most people with diabetes can enjoy alcohol in moderation. But if you have diabetes, you'll want to take some extra precautions if you choose to drink.


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How to Deal With Nerve Pain If You Have Diabetes

Tags: blood sugar, diabetes, diabetic neuropathy, foot pain, nerve damage, peripheral neuropathy, sugar, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

People with elevated or hard to control blood sugar are more susceptible to health problems that include nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy). Find out how to deal with nerve pain resulting from diabetes.


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Low-Carb Eating May Be Best for Weight Loss, Heart Health

Tags: carbohydrates, diabetes, fiber, healthy diet, heart healthy diet, Mediterranean diet, saturated fat, weight loss

If you’re looking for a heart-healthy weight-loss diet to try, it appears that low-carbohydrate might be more effective than low-fat.


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Could a Blood Test Someday Diagnose Lung Cancer?

Tags: blood test, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), COPD, diabetes, lung cancer, Lung Cancer Awareness month, lungs, smoking

Doctors someday might diagnose lung cancer through a simple blood test – which would enable detection of the disease at an earlier stage and could result in more effective treatment.


Oxygen

How Breathing Pure Oxygen Can Heal Tough Wounds: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Tags: diabetes, diabetes treatment, feet, foot ulcers, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), peripheral neuropathy, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, wound care, wounds

If you have a wound that won't heal, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is effective and painless. Patients can nap or read as they breathe 100 percent pure oxygen in a large, clear, tube-like chamber.