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Stroke Risk Factors: A Growing Threat
In spite of stroke-prevention efforts in recent years, stroke risk factors appear to be becoming more common, according to a new study.
How Liraglutide May Help the Heart
The diabetes medication liraglutide (brand name Victoza) may reduce patients' risk of cardiovascular complications, a new study found.
To Help Your Kidneys, Check Your Blood Sugar
Even if you don't have full-blown diabetes, your blood sugar could still affect your kidney health.
How Viagra Could Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
The little blue pill might have found another use outside the bedroom.
Rx Shows Promise for Diabetes Patients
Diabetes patients often face a second problem: kidney disease. But a new medication may be here to help.
Talking to Your Doctor About Exercise
You know you need to get off the couch and get moving, but you may not be sure if you should gear up or talk to your doctor first.
Smoking May Be Even Riskier Than Once Thought
Smokers, it’s never too late to quit — and there may now be even more good reasons to do so.
Too Much of a Good Thing: Some Diabetes Patients Overtreated
Like Goldilocks and her porridge, people with diabetes need their blood sugar "just right." In some cases, though, diabetes treatment for older adults with other health problems can be overly strict, which may cause blood sugar problems.
Why Nearly 1 Million Patients Can't Get Diabetes Rx
Due to government restrictions, many diabetes patients may be missing out on a common medication that could improve their health.
Who Is Protected From Obesity Problems?
Obesity and metabolic problems may not always go hand-in-hand. Some obese people may not develop the metabolic changes that are often tied to obesity.