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High Normal TSH in Type 2 Diabetes May Mean Lower Risk of Stroke
11/18/2019 - Results of a recent study suggest that anyone with type 2 diabetes who has a TSH level in the upper normal range may be a reduced risk for stroke, an advantage given the increased overall risk for heart disease.
You Could Have Diabetes While at a Healthy Weight: Here’s How
10/27/2019 - If you belong to a racial minority, your risk of developing diabetes despite being at a healthy weight will increase as you age, according to data presented by Kaiser Permanente.
Is There a Diet and Fitness Plan for Thyroid Cancer?
10/20/2019 - More exercise will likely improve your survival after treatment for cancer, but it may also reduce your risk of developing cancer, including thyroid cancer; eating more whole foods is sure to improve the chance you will avoid thyroid cancer too.
Pelleted Hormone Therapy—More Risks, Questionable Benefits, Warn Experts
10/17/2019 - Hormones delivered by a pellet should be approached with caution and only after women have a full understanding of the risks presented in the first study to compare this delivery option to standard HRT.
Is Red Meat Bad for You? Despite the News—Experts Say YES, Less is Best
10/01/2019 - International researchers tried to make a case that eating red meat is healthy but their evidence was poor and US experts are pushing back since red meat and processed meat products raise the risks of heart disease, cancer, and other conditions.
Cushing's Disease—Monthly Injection Is Good Alternative to Surgery
09/26/2019 - When surgery isn’t desired or not an option, there is a long-acting injection with pasireotide that can provide good, long-term management of symptoms for people with Cushing’s disease.
How to Avoid Weight Gain When Taking Antidepressant Medication
09/15/2019 - No need to worry about weight gain if you are starting a psych medication, just plan to enroll in a formal weight control program to address this concern, according to a new study.
Weight Loss Surgery—One Way to Improve Heart Health as Well as Diabetes
09/11/2019 - Opting for gastric bypass is one sure way to reduce your risk of dying and significantly improve your heart health and reverse the negative consequences of type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the Cleveland Clinic.
Migraines Coexist with Endocrine Conditions: What to Know, What to Do
08/12/2019 - Migraine and endocrine disorders including hypothyroidism, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance (prediabetes), and obesity seem to coexist and make symptoms harder to manage so care must be combined.
Want to Live Longer? Focus on Heart Health to Avoid Falls
08/06/2019 - Having even early asymptomatic signs of heart disease is enough to raise your risk of falls, leading to fractures and shortened lifespan. This is especially true of anyone with type 2 diabetes.
Obesity Paradox: Where the Fat Settles—Not Weight—Matters Most in Diabetes
07/23/2019 - The Obesity Paradox, or skinny fat, is a modern take on where fat settles, around the organs, in front of the abdomen, or in the hips and thighs. Visceral fat poses the greatest risk of disease.
Hair Loss in Women Different than in Men, Now Assured Better Treatment
07/17/2019 - New Guidelines Assure Better Treatment for Androgen Hair Loss in Women who can expect better attention as to the cause and improved treatment to stop progressive of the alopecia.
Do Statins Cause Diabetes? Heart Attacks Likely to Pose Greater Concern
07/04/2019 - The possibility of statins causing diabetes has been overblown. The need to reduce risks of having a heart attack or stroke remain significant and statins are the best way to lessen heart disease risks. Losing weight remains the best way to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Building Hope Helps Put a Positive Spin on Having Diabetes
06/30/2019 - To help you stay positive and remain hopeful about managing your diabetes, make a plan to take your medication as directed, add more steps to your day, chew don't drink your calories, and ask for help when you need it.
Could this Be a True Food Allergy? Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms
06/02/2019 - Food allergies are often life-threatening and should be identified to lessen problematic allergic reactions whereas both food intolerances or food insensitivities are more a matter of quality of life issues. Gluten can cause an immune reaction in people with Celiac disease but its rare.
Clearing Up Misconceptions about Thyroid Eye Disease
05/30/2019 - The first available medication, a biologic agent, appears very effective in treating symptoms of thyroid eye disease, providing a much more desirable alternative to surgery. This is welcome news for people with Graves disease.
Want to Know Your Risk of Diabetes? Genetic Test May Offer Warning
04/28/2019 - Genetic testing is gaining wider use—venturing into medical risks— given the vast ancestry databases amassing information from millions of Americans.
Want to Lower Your Biological Age? Androgen Levels Offer a Clue
04/10/2019 - News clues into the antiaging process come from the effect that hormone levels may have on telomere length, suggesting a role in biological aging. It may be that adjusting testosterone and estradiol may help to slow the rate that men age.
What's the Best Treatment for Graves' Disease?
04/07/2019 - Choosing the right treatment to reverse hyperthyroidism is necessary for many reasons including reducing your risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular events. For all but the older patient with Graves' disease, RAI may be the bets choice.
Hemoglobin A1c Not Reliable in Diagnosing Type 2 Diabetes
03/26/2019 - New data confirm that the hemoglobin A1c test is unreliable in assessing diabetes risk. The A1c misses 3 in 4 people who have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, especially anyone of non-White ethnicity or race. Going forward, doctors are advised to use one of the more reliable tests to screen for diabetes.
Brain Fog After Heart Failure Improves with Walking and Brain Games
03/14/2019 - BrainHQ exercises and walking may help lessen the effects of brain fog, a form of memory loss that often occurs following heart failure.
What is the Best Diabetes Medication? One that Can Protect Your Heart Health
03/11/2019 - The new diabetes medications also protect heart health, which is a common complication of type 2 diabetes. If your doctor suggests adding a second drug to your care plan, do it. You'll lower your risk of heart attack and stroke almost in half.
Cushing's Disease Stresses Your Heart and Your Mental Health
03/11/2019 - While Cushing's disease doubles your risk of dying from heart disease or suicide, doing 4 simple strategies like a heart-healthy diet, exercise and getting a health check at least annually will improve your odds.
Is the Keto Diet Good or Bad? Is Ketosis a Good Way to Lose Weight?
02/22/2019 - The keto diet helps many people manage their weight, improve blood cholesterol and high blood pressure, and even reverse type 2 diabetes but there are limitations and risks that you should be aware of before you decide to adopt this way of eating.
What Does Obesity Mean for Your Health—Heart, Thyroid, Diabetes?
02/14/2019 - Adults in the US do not understand the negative effects of overweight and obesity, which increase the chance of developing heart disease, diabetes, even cancer. Even dropping 10 pounds can improve health.
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