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Foot Pain Information Foot Pain Diagnosis A personal and family medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests (e.g., imaging tests, blood tests) may be used to help diagnose foot pain. A family history includes information about structural foot problems and other medical conditions, such as diabetes, gout, and arthritis in the patient’s family. A medical history includes information about…

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Knowing Your Risk for Vision Loss Damage to the Lens & Optic Nerves Increases Vision Loss Risk We don’t know the exact mechanism, but there is thought to be a somewhat greater risk of cataracts and glaucoma in patients with diabetes, says Lloyd Paul Aiello, M.D., Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical…

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8 Surprising Facts About Cholesterol 1. There is no minimum for dietary cholesterol. The liver makes enough to meet the body’s needs. Vegans eat no cholesterol and do just fine. According to the American Heart Association, get less than 300 mg of cholesterol per day and under 200 mg if…

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Amlodipine and Death/Stroke Incidence Diabetes & Heart Health There’s new information about how to protect your heart. A segment of the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial looked at the effect of two kinds of antihypertension drugs on the heart health of people with type 2 diabetes.The results were so dramatic that the study…

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Amlodipine and Death/Stroke Incidence Diabetes & Heart Health There’s new information about how to protect your heart. A segment of the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial looked at the effect of two kinds of antihypertension drugs on the heart health of people with type 2 diabetes.The results were so dramatic that the study…

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Causes of Diabetic Retinopathy What Causes Diabetic Retinopathy? There are two forms of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. In people with type 1 diabetes, mild abnormalities in the retina begin to appear an average of seven years after the diabetes begins, but damage that threatens vision usually does not develop until much…

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At 31 years old, Miriam Reeves just might be the youngest person ever to get married in a nursing home. She and her fiancé, Mark Davis, had every intention of tying the knot in their local church, until Alzheimer’s disease disrupted their plans. Miriam’s father, Bernard, has been living with…

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This Personality Trait Could Double Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Anger, guilt, worry and jealousy; a quartet of traits often experienced multiple times during different phases of the caregiver’s journey. But women for whom these so-called “neurotic” traits are the norm in middle age may find that their risk for developing…

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Veteran Helped by Hardworking Hardware Employees, and Other News to Know VA’s inaction inspires hardware store employees to help aging vet When a 62-year-old veteran has to wait two years for a new wheelchair from the Department of Veterans Affairs, it may seem like national pride and patriotism has hit…

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An 86-Year-Old Widow Rented a Pub for Christmas, You’ll Never Guess Why Worried that she and her fellow retirees would be spending the holiday season alone, one 86-year-old widow recently took matters into her own hands, renting out an entire pub and extending an open invitation to the older residents…