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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 Health
Adrenal Fatigue: Your Questions Answered

Adrenal Fatigue: Your Questions Answered

The term “adrenal fatigue” has received a lot of air time in recent years, especially in health and fitness circles. People cite adrenal fatigue for everything from low energy to brain fog. While your adrenal glands play several key roles in keeping your body functioning optimally, according to Jessica Shill, …

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Managing Chronic Conditions
Surprising Things That Can Affect Your Thyroid Medication

5 Surprising Things That Affect Your Thyroid Medication

Your thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped organ that sits above your Adam’s apple. This endocrine powerhouse affects your metabolism, your heartbeat and your ability to stay warm, among other things. Unfortunately, thyroid disease is very common – more than 12 percent of all Americans will be diagnosed with some form …

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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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Managing Chronic Conditions

Could It Be a Thyroid Issue? 10 Surprising Symptoms

You may already know that a sluggish thyroid can make you feel tired, run down and even increase your likelihood of packing on a few pounds. But few people realize that every case of hypothyroidism (a.k.a. underactive thyroid) is unique. “While it’s true that hypothyroidism slows down the body’s processes …

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Managing Chronic Conditions
thyroid disease

10 Misconceptions About Thyroid Disease

Thyroid disease strikes an estimated 20 million Americans. But despite its BIG health impact, the thyroid is a tiny, often misunderstood gland. In fact, according to Shiri Levy, M.D., an endocrinologist at Henry Ford Health System, there are a slew of misconceptions about thyroid disorders. In some cases, managing a …

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