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Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Diabetics have to take special care of their feet. The disease can cause peripheral neuropathy—otherwise known as nerve damage.

Watch Out for Prediabetes

Being overweight comes with chronic disease risks, such as higher cholesterol and higher blood pressure. These increase the risk of developing other diseases, including diabetes, which is at epidemic levels in the black community.

Basketball's Fitness Benefits a Sure Bet

The best way to celebrate "March Madness" is to get out and shoot some hoops yourself, an expert says.

CDC: Hospitals contributing to rise of superbugs

Health officials have long been warning us about the overuse of antibiotics and the rise of drug-resistant “superbugs.” Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is shining a light on how hospitals are contributing to the problem.

The Truth about High Blood Pressure

With February being Black History Month and Heart Awareness Month, it’s a good time to talk about something that uniquely impacts our community more than any other—high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.

Teens' Stress Levels Rival Those of Adults, Survey Finds

If paying the bills and putting food on the table put adults’ nerves on edge, just imagine how today’s overscheduled, frequently tested teenagers must feel.

Early Treatment for Depression May Be Good for the Heart

Treating depression in its early stages might help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests.

Adults With Diabetes Need a Flu Shot

Adults with diabetes are vulnerable to flu and its complications, experts say. Now a large new study finds they’re also at higher risk of being hospitalized for flu.

Could Turning Down the Thermostat Help You Lose Weight?

Could your warm and cozy home be hindering your weight-loss efforts? Dutch researchers say keeping temperatures a little chillier at home and the office might be an additional weapon in the fight against obesity.

Many Asthma Patients Don't Stick to Treatment Plan, Study Finds

If you can’t get relief from your asthma, the way you communicate with your allergist might be part of the problem, according to two new studies.

Eye disease common occurrence

It may be easy to see that beauty is deeply rooted in your family tree. But some things that are passed down from generation to generation are not as easily seen—like glaucoma.

Black women have higher rates of high blood pressure

More Black women have high blood pressure than Black men and White men and women, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Borderline high blood pressure tied to deaths

NEW YORK—Blood pressure readings above the ideal but below the formal definition of “high” still raise a person’s risk of death from stroke and heart disease and should be addressed, according to a new study.

Therapy That Confronts Trauma of Sexual Abuse Helped Teen Girls With PTSD

Teen girls struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from sexual abuse do well when treated with a type of therapy that asks them to repeatedly confront their traumatic memories, according to a small new study.

Tylenol and alcohol a bad mix

Combining Tylenol and even light consumption of alcohol can more than double someone’s risk of kidney disease, researchers say.

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