Healthy Holidays
Managing diabetes during Ramadan

Managing Diabetes During Ramadan

During Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, millions of Muslims focus on spirituality, self-discipline, compassion and gratitude. They also abstain from all food and drink from sunrise to sunset. That’s no small feat any time of year, but especially when Ramadan comes during months with longer days, as …

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Understanding Your Body
Your Dentist and Your Health

What Your Dentist Can Tell You About Your Health

Could your mouth be the window to your overall health? That may be taking it a bit far, but your mouth is one of the first places in your body that can indicate if you are sick or have an underlying health problem. For this reason, regular dental check-ups are an important part of maintaining health …

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Managing Chronic Conditions
Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes: Do You Know the Difference?

Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes: Do You Know the Difference?

How well do you know the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes? While the conditions may be similar, the causes and treatments for each are very different. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease often diagnosed in children, teens and young adults, although it can be diagnosed at …

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Managing Chronic Conditions
Diabetes & the Importance of Getting a Flu Shot

Diabetes & the Importance of Getting a Flu Shot

This time of year is notorious for the spread of cold and flu. It’s also a time when physicians urge their patients to get an annual flu vaccine. But for people with diabetes, getting the flu shot is even more important, explains Jessica Shill, M.D., an endocrinologist at Henry Ford …

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Understanding Your Body

Why Do I Get So Hangry?

han·gry ˈhaNGɡrē/ adjective, informal 1. bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger. Example: “I get very hangry if I miss a meal.” It’s become a source of jokes in pop culture – people blaming bad behavior on feeling “hangry,” a combination of hungry and angry. Maybe you’ve experienced it …

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Managing Chronic Disease
diabetic

Caring for the Diabetic in Your Life

There’s no reason to sugarcoat it. Caregiving can be overwhelming, particularly when someone you love receives a life-altering diagnosis like diabetes. Not only do you have to ensure your loved one eats right, gets to doctors’ appointments and remembers to take their medications, but often you have to do it …

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National Diabetes Month

Coping with a Diabetes Diagnosis

A diabetes diagnosis can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t guarantee a lifetime of painful injections or that you’ll never eat ice cream again. Rather, it’s a wake up call to ditch destructive lifestyle habits. When you have diabetes, sugar from food (a.k.a., glucose) that should be shuttled to the cells …

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Raising Healthy Kids
Boy playing on tablet who suffers from childhood obesity

Childhood Obesity: Do You Know The Risks?

The rates of childhood obesity have skyrocketed in recent years, and it’s no wonder. Between busy academic and social calendars and more time spent in front of screens, children are less active than they used to be. They’re also more stressed. The natural outlet for stress is exercise, but with …

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Preventive Health

4 Signs You May Be at Risk for Diabetes

You’ve heard of diabetes before – and most likely know someone who has it. Across the country, more than 29 million people suffer from diabetes – yet one in four Americans don’t even know they have it. Yep, you read that last part right. One in four Americans is living …

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Heart Health
statins

The Truth about Using Statins

If you feel like you’ve been hearing more about a class of drugs called statins in the past couple of years, you’re probably right. New cholesterol guidelines issued by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) in late 2013 dramatically changed doctors’ approach to heart disease …

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