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Your Best Strategies for Preventing Diabetes

Tags: blood glucose test, blood sugars, diabetes, HDL, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, Type 2 diabetes

If you’re at risk for diabetes, Marwan Hamaty, MD, MBA, talks about the best ways you can prevent the onset of the disease.

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Obesity Increases Your Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease

Tags: childhood obesity, diabetes, end-stage renal disease, high blood pressure, ketosis, kidney, kidney disease, metabolic syndrome

Being overweight or obese puts more strain on the kidneys, increasing the risk of developing kidney disease. For people with chronic kidney disease, being obese is linked to the disease progressing to end-stage renal disease.

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Eat Your Way to Lower Blood Pressure

Tags: diet, heart and vascular institute, heart healthy diet, high blood pressure

Chronic high blood pressure is a killer, but you have more power than you might think to control it. Diet plays a major role in regulating hypertension and what you eat can determine how low it can go.

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Prediabetes: Wake-up Call for Mid-life Women

Tags: diabetes, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

Prediabetes occurs when your blood glucose levels are higher than normal — but not yet high enough to be diabetes. And it only gets more challenging as we enter menopause.

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High Blood Pressure: Prevalent, Often Untreated (Infographic)

Tags: heart disease, heart health, heart healthy diet, high blood pressure, hypertension

Only half of the 78 million adults in the United States who have high blood pressure have it under control. This is cause for concern as high blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease.

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Women Now Have Their Own Stroke Risk Guidelines (Video)

Tags: cholesterol, high blood pressure, stroke, women's health

The first-ever guidelines for stroke prevention tailored specifically for women offer new strategies to reduce the risk of the third-leading cause of death for females.

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Experimental Device Fails to Drop Blood Pressure

Tags: clinical trials, high blood pressure, hypertension, innovation, renal denervation

An experimental device that had shown promise and raised hopes for controlling stubbornly and dangerously high blood pressure is not effective, a new study involving Cleveland Clinic cardiologists and patients shows.

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Diabetes: Know Your Risk (Infographic)

Tags: blood glucose test, cholesterol, diabetes, genetics, health hub number, healthhub number, high blood pressure, obesity, Type 2 diabetes

People can be at risk for type 2 diabetes without even realizing it. Know the risk factors and work on what you can control.There is a lot you can do to prevent and if needed, control diabetes.

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How Black Licorice Can Make Your Heart Jump

Tags: arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, potassium

Black licorice lovers take note: The FDA warns that in rare occurrences, one of your faves may cause your heart to skip a beat, and not in the good way.

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Hypertension: Still a Major Health Threat

Tags: high blood pressure, hypertension

Despite increased awareness in the United States, hypertension is still a leading cause of cardiovascular disease. A recent study shows that many people go undiagnosed or are inadequately treated.