Making Halloween Enjoyable for Children with Autism

Medical ID.  American Medical ID features an array of medical alert jewelry for children and adults. Your Tips for a Safe, Comfortable and Enjoyable Halloween Trick-or-Treating: Make a deal with neighbors to have their kids come for a ‘dress rehearsal’ day before. Your child can first practice answering the door and…

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Boot could save millions of diabetic people from foot amputations

NEWS from the UK, segment published on The Bucks Herald: People with diabetes are particularly at risk of having foot amputations because bad circulation and foot ulcers can mean their feet are unable to pump blood back up their legs. The Pulseboot works by replicating this pumping mechanism, allowing the…

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Weight Loss Not Enough for Preventing Diabetes Heart Complications

Modest weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes can achieve various health improvements but does not lower the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to the new findings of a landmark US study. The Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) clinical trial found that a long-term intensive lifestyle intervention program, focused on weight loss, leads to many long-term health benefits for obese diabetic patients,…

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Hormone offers hope for diabetes treatment

Article by DAN VERGANO of USA Today, originally published April 29, 2013. Triggers growth of pancreatic ‘beta’ cells A newly discovered mouse hormone may open the door to better treatment for diabetes, researchers suggested Thursday. The hormone, called betatrophin, triggers the growth of pancreatic “beta” cells lost or ineffective in diabetes. Insulin…

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Depression linked to time of first severe hypoglycemic episode

Article originally posted on Healio by Katon, WJ, published in Annals of Family Medicine,  May 20, 2013. In adult patients with diabetes, the timing of first severe hypoglycemic episode and number of episodes were significantly associated with depression, according to researchers. Previous research has revealed a link between depression and diabetes. In this study, Wayne…

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What kind of diet can help prevent memory loss?

According to researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, and the University of Athens, Greece, reported in the journal Neurology (April 30th, 2013 issue), the Mediterranean diet appears to be associated with preserving memory and cognitive abilities. The researchers explained that diets that are high in omega-3 fatty acids are linked to…

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Getting More Potassium and Less Salt May Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Posted on the Harvard Health Blog by Reena Pande, M.D., Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School on APRIL 12, 2013, 2:05 PM. To view the original article, click here. This article is being reposted as part of an awareness and education campaign during Stroke Awareness Month. Salt is a cheap, easy way to turn…

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Exposure to Fire Retardants During Pregnancy Linked to Hyperactivity, Lower IQ in Kids

Post By MICHELLE CASTILLO from CBS NEWS. Originally published May 6, 2013, 11:45 AM. To view the original article, click here. Fire retardant chemicals that are supposed to protect children may actually cause intelligence and behavioral problems in young kids. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are chemicals that have been used to lower the…

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