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Type 2 Diabetes: 4 Prevention Tips for Families

Type 2 Diabetes: 4 Prevention Tips for Families

As more people develop diabetes each year, you may worry about the risks for you and your family. But, here’s the good news: You can do something about those risks. Taking some simple steps now can help you avoid type 2 diabetes. In fact, making healthy lifestyle...

Women or Men — Who Has a Higher Risk of Heart Attack?

Women or Men — Who Has a Higher Risk of Heart Attack?

A woman’s heart may look just like a man’s, but there are significant differences.For example, a woman’s heart is usually smaller, as are some of its interior chambers. The walls that divide some of these chambers are thinner. And while a woman’s heart pumps faster...

How to Protect Yourself Against Heart and Vascular Disease

How to Protect Yourself Against Heart and Vascular Disease

Read any article on cardiovascular disease prevention, and you’ll learn that the major risk factors are age, sex, race, smoking, high blood pressure, high blood lipid levels, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle.But have you ever wondered if...

Sugary Diet & Coronary Artery Disease

Sugary Diet & Coronary Artery Disease

What connection is there between food and drink with added sugar and coronary artery disease? Until recently, the question had been inadequately answered by research, but an extensive study from Lund University in Sweden has now contributed important clues. The study...

Thriving with diabetes: Insulin

Thriving with diabetes: Insulin

Type 1 diabetes means using insulin. However, if you have type 2 diabetes, treatment plans can change depending on who you are.  Some people can manage it with healthy eating and exercise, or with oral medications, while others may also need to use insulin.It’s common...

Everything You Need to Know About Kidney Failure

Everything You Need to Know About Kidney Failure

Dr Amira, Senior Consultant Nephrologist, LECC, Lagos, Nigeria01 Nov 2019 Structure of the Kidneys Location: You have two kidneys which are located toward your lower back, on either side of your spine. Posterior to your abdomen and below your rib cage. Size:...

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