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Check Your Risk for Diabetes

(Image: iStock.com/Ashiq_J) Diabetes doesn’t discriminate. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new public education campaign targeting the 86 million American adults with what’s known as prediabetes. More than one in three adults in the United States has prediabetes, a serious health condition that …

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Rethink That Daily Soda

Research shows that drinking a can of soda each day can significantly increase someone’s risk of prediabetes (Image: Max Pixel) One can of sugary soda every day can heighten significantly a person’s risk of developing prediabetes, a new study finds. (Image: Max Pixel) A person who drinks a can of …

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Blacks May Receive Different Advice on Statin Therapy

We have a disproportionately high risk of cardiovascular disease, and statin treatment can be an effective tool in lowering the risk of plaque building up in the arteries. Statin guidelines from different organizations, however, can vary significantly, says a new paper published in JAMA Cardiology. Guidelines released by the American …

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5 Ways to Help Keep Our Men Healthy

These suggestions will keep our husbands, brothers, uncles, sons, and ourselves healthy (Image: Courtesy of the American Heart Association)   Prevention is the best medicine. In fact, many of the health issues men face are preventable and treatable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top five …

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