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10 Surprising Back Pain Causes

Most people have back pain at some point in their lives. Most of the time, back pain symptoms aren't due to a serious health issue such as arthritis or a fracture. In fact, the culprit could be as innocent as your mattress or your favorite pair of shoes. If you experience back pain after an injury or if your back pain is severe or lasts more than a few days, see your doctor. In the meantime, be aware that some of your everyday habits could be contributing to your pain.
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What It's Like to Test Your Blood Glucose

http://images.sussexpublishers.netdna-cdn.com/teaser/blogs/123437/2014/05/150678-153702.jpgDiabetes treatment focuses on maintaining ideal blood glucose levels. To take an active role in controlling type 2 diabetes, you need to learn to keep track of your blood glucose levels with regular testing. Read More

7 Things Your Pharmacist Wants You to Know About Type 2 Diabetes


http://images.sussexpublishers.netdna-cdn.com/teaser/blogs/123437/2014/05/150678-153702.jpgAccording to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), a pharmacist should be part of your diabetes care team. Pharmacists know what’s in diabetes drugs and how they interact with each other. They can also give advice about whether any medication you take for diabetes or other conditions could affect your blood sugar levels. Many pharmacists are also certified diabetes educators (CDEs), meaning they are trained to understand the unique needs of people with diabetes. Read More

How Hot and Cold Weather Affects Your Blood Sugar

http://images.sussexpublishers.netdna-cdn.com/teaser/blogs/123437/2014/05/150678-153702.jpgWhen temperatures start to get out of control, so can your blood sugar. Both hot and cold weather extremes can affect your testing equipment and your medications, and have a negative impact on your body’s ability to produce and use insulin. Read More

How Exactly Can Alcohol Protect Your Heart?

http://images.sussexpublishers.netdna-cdn.com/teaser/blogs/123437/2014/05/150678-153702.jpgWhat’s your poison? At the right serving size, alcohol may not be poison at all. While red wine is most often tied to heart health, other types of alcohol can provide the same benefits. The most well-documented health benefit of alcohol is the way it affects your cholesterol levels, specifically raising your HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Read More

The 3 Steps For Looking Fabulous After 50


http://images.sussexpublishers.netdna-cdn.com/teaser/blogs/123437/2014/05/150678-153702.jpgFreaking out because you’re over 50 and feel like you’re no longer young or attractive? There’s good news and bad coming your way. The bad news is you’re partially right. You’re not that young. Note the “that” because you are still relatively young in the scheme of things. Lots of people live well into their 90s. To them you are a spring chicken, not even remotely old. Read More

'Go to bed!' Late preschool bedtimes increase obesity risk

"Can you read me another story? I'm thirsty. I'm not sleepy." For parents of young children, these delaying tactics at bedtime will sound familiar. Though negotiating with a preschooler can be an exercise in futility, a new study suggests that preschoolers who go to bed by 8 p.m. have a much lower risk of obesity when they are teenagers. Read More

How to Deal with a Sore Throat

 http://images.sussexpublishers.netdna-cdn.com/teaser/blogs/123437/2014/05/150678-153702.jpgLearn all about sore throats. This article looks at the causes and symptoms of a sore throat, along with home remedies and prevention tips. Read More

Vitamin D Deficiency: The Overlooked Risk Factor for Seniors

We often hear that it’s good to take vitamins A, B, and C. But let’s explore why Vitamin D, also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin,’ plays a big role in our health, especially for seniors:A lot of seniors prefer to age at home, but as they get older, it might be difficult without an extra hand. Look for these signs that show your parent might need home care. Read More

Diabetic Retinopathy: Study Reveals Discouraging New Information


Is your eye health one of your top concerns?
This new study reveals a fundamental twist in the way scientists approach diabetic retinopathy. Find out what was discovered, right here. Read More

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