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    Plan Ahead for Diabetes-Friendly Holidays

    By Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, Scripps Health The holiday season may be “the most wonderful time of the year” for celebrating with family and friends—but if you or your family members are among the 26 million Americans who have diabetes, the challenge of navigating holiday parties, meals and sweet ...

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    Flu Vaccine Myths That Could Make You Sick

    As many as one in five Americans get the flu each year, and more than 200,000 are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications. The best way to protect yourself and others is to get vaccinated. Despite these indisputable facts, one in three adults plan to skip the flu shot this year, ...

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    7 Easy Ways to Lighten Your Holiday Meal

    You may already know that heaping helpings of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner can add a full pound to your frame all by itself. That’s because a pound of fat is roughly 3,500 calories, and nutrition experts clock the traditional turkey plate with all the sides at a whopping 3,000–4,500 ...

    • Monday, November 14th, 2011
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    Tips for a Sober Holiday Season

    The holiday season is filled with parties, celebrations and more than a few temptations. If you’re in recovery, this can be one of the most difficult times of the year to maintain your sobriety. “It takes strength, determination and dedication to live a life of sobriety,” says Sandy Boller-Bilbrey, ...

    • Monday, November 14th, 2011
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    Should You Follow the New Screening Guidelines for Prostate Cancer?

    On October 7, 2011, The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a draft of guidelines recommending against routine screening of men for prostate cancer. Evaluating evidence of benefits and harms of prostate screening in men younger than 75 years of age, the task force recommended ...

    • Monday, November 14th, 2011
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    Treating Diabetes With Bariatric Surgery

    Though clinicians often start with diet, exercise and lifestyle modification as a treatment course for people with diabetes, mounting evidence suggests that bariatric surgery can be a very effective intervention as well, especially for patients with Type 2 diabetes. More than 30 years of outcomes ...

    • Monday, November 14th, 2011
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    Get the Facts About Flu Season

    If you’ve ever had the flu, you know why people line up at vaccination clinics every year to avoid getting it again. This contagious illness causes a nasty cluster of symptoms, including fever, body aches and weakness, respiratory and sinus congestion, runny nose, nausea and sore throat. Sometimes, ...

    • Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
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    Do IUDs Help Prevent Cervical Cancer?

    The second most-popular form of birth control in the world already has an impressive list of potential benefits. It’s tied with female sterilization as the most reliable and effective form of birth control. It’s long-lasting. It’s instantly reversible. It offers women options that can either ...

    • Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
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    Protecting Your Family from Foodborne Illness

    Cantaloupes, romaine lettuce and ground turkey meat: what do they have in common? In September 2011, all of these foods were associated with serious—and in some cases deadly—foodborne illnesses. According to the CDC, 48 million Americans contract a foodborne illness every year from eating ...

    • Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
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    Studies Yield Clues About Alzheimer's

    Between 2.6 and 5.2 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to quadruple over the next four decades, according to patient advocacy group Alzheimer’s Disease International. While advancing age, family history, and genes play a major role in determining ...

    • Wednesday, October 12th, 2011