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Researchers have discovered a connection between dementia risk and diabetes. This link means that as many as one-quarter of Americans over the age of 60 could have a significantly increased risk for Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, according to the results of a recent study. Their findings should resonate with particular…

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Are You At Risk for Heart Disease? Heart Disease Heart disease, also called “cardiovascular disease,” is the leading cause of death in the United States. This broad term encompasses a wide range of cardiovascular problems: everything from coronary artery disease and arrhythmia (heart rhythm abnormalities) to atherosclerosis (hardening of the…

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Treatment for Depression is Key to Managing Diabetes A recent University of Michigan study has discovered that people who have depression in addition to diabetes will see improvement in the physical symptoms caused by diabetes if they undergo treatment for their mental disorder. There are an inordinate number of individuals…

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Europeans Now Living Longer Than Americans Bad habits have eroded the edge that Americans had 40 years ago over Western Europeans in terms of life expectancy. The culprits? Primarily smoking and obesity-related diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. Americans now live about a year-and-a-half less than Western Europeans, and also less than people…

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Abnormal liver tests are common in elderly people, new research shows. Researchers from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom studied 13,276 patients over the age of 75 for seven years, according to the August issue of Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. They found that one in six had at least…

Diabetes Puts Elderly at Greater Risk for Alzheimer’s and Dementia | West Bloomfield Township, MI

Researchers have discovered a connection between dementia risk and diabetes. This link means that as many as one-quarter of Americans over the age of 60 could have a significantly increased risk for Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, according to the results of a recent study. Their findings should resonate with particular…

Millions of Americans Have This Dangerous Disease, But Don’t Know It

Over 70 million Americans have a potentially-deadly disease—and they don’t even know it. According to a recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 90 percent of adults with pre diabetes—a type 2 diabetes precursor, hallmarked by elevated blood sugar levels—are completely unaware they have it, and…

Eat to Beat Diabetes

Long before the U.S. government replaced its pyramid-shaped nutrition chart with a round one, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) was using a plate to teach prevention and management of that disease. Although diabetes today affects roughly 1 in 12 Americans — and more than 1 in 4 Americans age 65…

Managing Multiple Health Problems

Many older adults have more than one health problem. In fact, more than half of all adults 65 and older have three or more ongoing health problems. Heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, or high blood pressure are some examples of these health problems Taking care of older adults with multiple health…

Diabetes Complications – Skin Problems

Diabetes and Skin Problems As many as one out of every three people with diabetes develop skin disorders, even if they maintain tight glucose control. Diabetic dermopathy, which is caused by changes in small blood vessels, is the most common diabetes-related skin problem. Also called shin spots, diabetic dermopathy appears as reddish-brown,…