There are non-infectious diseases that are destroying millions of lives at this very moment. One of these diseases is preventable; another mostly can be prevented; and the third is completely out of our control and threatens the lives of millions.
Waist-to-height ratio does a better job of predicting your health risks. Best of all, just like BMI, you can measure it yourself.
You might ask: what’s really the harm in starting a baby on solid foods before 6 months of age? Today's health number, 6, reveals the possible harm to your baby's health, including an increased risk of ezcema, allergies, celiac disease and diabetes.
Do you have type 1 diebetes that isn’t well controlled with insulin and dietary changes? A pancreas transplant may be an option. Transplant surgeon John Rabets, MD, explains who would be a candidate and what a transplant offers.
You might ask: what’s really the harm in drinking soda in moderation—say, a can a day? Today's health number, 16, reveals the harm to your health, including an increased risk of stroke. Surprising results from a recent study may make you think twice before turning the lip on that can.
March 26 is Diabetes Alert Day. Endocrinologist Marwan Hamaty, MD, MBA, reveals the most common questions he hears from patients about controlling diabetes and blood sugar, taking insulin and avoiding dialysis.
Some moms feed their babies solid food before they’re 6 months old. Pediatrician Deb Lonzer, MD, talks about why this is not a good idea.
Curbing your sugar intake could help keep your memory sharp.
From lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise to breakthrough surgery for the most difficult cases, there are ways to manage and improve your life. Start with these six.