The Green Mediterranean Diet
Food

The Green Mediterranean Diet

Janet Bond Brill, PhD, RDN, FAND | July 12, 2023

...a lower risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. To make the Mediterranean diet “green,” you eliminate red and processed meats...

Delicious Breakfasts for All-Day Energy
Food

Delicious Breakfasts for All-Day Energy

Emily Peck | July 11, 2023

...2 diabetes, obesity and more. And breakfast foods packed with added sugar are low in fiber, protein and good-for-you fats. If energy is what you’re after, start your day with...

Eat Your Way to Heart Health
Heart

Eat Your Way to Heart Health

Linda Hachfeld, MPH, RDN | July 10, 2023

...2 diabetes. (We offer many recipes for spiced nuts in Cooking à la Heart.) Enjoy dessert Yes, desserts can be part of heart-healthy eating patterns. The key is to be...

Shingles and Your Heart
Heart

Shingles and Your Heart

Paul Goepfert, MD | July 8, 2023

...that supply feeling to your skin. For a variety of reasons, that virus can be reactivated later in life. Possible causes are stress, a long illness, cancer, diabetes, or taking...

Age Better Through Exercise
Exercise & Fitness

Age Better Through Exercise

Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD | June 18, 2023

...a sedentary lifestyle. Less than five minutes a day of moderate-to-intense activity is enough to reduce the risk for a serious fall in older adults. Individuals with type 2 diabetes...

Countdown to Your Best Night’s Sleep

Countdown to Your Best Night’s Sleep

Michael J. Breus, PhD | June 5, 2023

...urinate. Exceptions: Do consume liquids less than an hour before bedtime if you need them to take medications…if you’re dehydrated and/or if you have diabetes and the beverage will improve...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Diseases & Conditions

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

John Dowdle, MD | June 4, 2023

...tunnel than average or one with less space for the nerve. (Both issues can run in families.) Having diabetes, an autoimmune disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis, or obesity also increases...

The Power of Prebiotics

The Power of Prebiotics

Elizabeth Lipski, PhD, CNS | June 3, 2023

...blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune disease, asthma, allergies, glaucoma, depression and anxiety, and cognitive decline. Prebiotics are the food for the microbiome. Having more prebiotic-rich foods in...

Medicare is Changing
Money Savers

Medicare is Changing

Danielle K. Roberts | May 17, 2023

...news for people who have diabetes—but there are a few caveats. The $35 cap will not apply to an insulin that’s not listed in the beneficiary’s Part D plan’s “formulary”...

Are You Fit to Fly?
Travel

Are You Fit to Fly?

David Sherer, MD | May 10, 2023

...fly by your doctor. This is important for people with conditions such as high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, or diabetes. It should be done a few weeks before...

Home Medical Essentials
Wellness

Home Medical Essentials

Chris Iliades, MD | May 8, 2023

People with high blood pressure benefit from high blood pressure monitors, and people with diabetes use home blood sugar monitors. Should you add a pulse oximeter or a smartwatch to...

The Cardiovascular Risks of Psoriasis
Diseases & Conditions

The Cardiovascular Risks of Psoriasis

Nehal N. Mehta, MD, MSCE | May 3, 2023

...cardiovascular risk over time. TNF inhibitors may also improve insulin sensitivity and lower your diabetes risk. Phototherapy has also been shown to improve good cholesterol levels. Get screened for CVD...

Get On Your Feet!
Exercise & Fitness

Get On Your Feet!

Kelli McCourt | May 2, 2023

...and exacerbate my diabetes, it also can affect my mental health. A study out of Iowa State University found that people who spent more time sitting because of the pandemic...

How to Decide If You Need a Statin

How to Decide If You Need a Statin

Jamal S. Rana, MD, PhD | April 22, 2023

...detect. Unless there are other significant risk factors, such as diabetes or active smoking, you and your doctor may decide there’s no need for a statin at the present time...

Health-Care Stocks for 2023
Investing

Health-Care Stocks for 2023

Neal Kaufman | April 15, 2023

...work and live. It accelerated existing long-term trends including the obesity and diabetes epidemics…and has given rise to new ones such as scientific breakthroughs in vaccines and health-care services in...