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VIA:  Health.Com By:  Jennifer Thomas/HealthDay Reporter The high cost of chronic disease is one of the most pressing issues facing the United States as legislators grapple with financial strains on Medicare and the larger issue of health-care reform, the researchers say. Factors driving the increase in diabetes cases include the aging population and continued high […]

VIA:  Health.Com By:  Robert Preidt SOURCE: American Heart Association, news release, March 3, 2010 Researchers reviewed data from 39,765 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study and 157,463 women in the Nurses’ Health Study I and II.  None of the participants had heart disease or diabetes at the time of the study.  During the study, […]

via: www.blackhealthcare.com Today, diabetes mellitus is one of the most serious health challenges facing the more than 30 million African Americans. The following statistics illustrate the magnitude of this disease among African Americans. In 1993, 1.3 million African Americans were known to have diabetes. This is almost three times the number of African Americans who […]

VIA: Howcast.Com Step 1: Count your carbohydrates Eat a diet comprising 45 to 65 percent carbohydrates. Select healthy carbs, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and low-fat dairy products. Step 2: Choose fiber-rich foods Pick foods rich in fiber, such as leafy greens, legumes, whole-wheat flour, and nuts. Aim for 25 to 30 […]

VIA: National Kidney Disease Education Program Take the first step and talk to your doctor or nurse about your kidneys. Ask if you should be tested for kidney disease. Risk factors for kidney disease: Diabetes (sometimes called “sugar”) and high blood pressure are the leading causes of kidney disease. High blood pressure and diabetes can […]