Weight Loss Tips for the Holidays

69% of Americans are overweight or obese and 55% are dieting at any one time. But dieting doesn’t work. In the end, most people regain more weight than they lose from dieting. “Eating isn’t the Read More

Silent Heart Attack

Many women put too much pressure on themselves to make the holidays perfect for everyone. This can add a lot of unnecessary stress and anxiety that can lead to serious heart problems. Houston Methodist DeBakey Read More

Cause of Inflammation in Diabetes Identified

Inflammation is one of the main reasons why people with diabetes experience heart attacks, strokes, kidney problems, and other, related complications. Now, in a surprise finding, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Read More

Cure for Diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 29 million Americans are diabetics. More startling is that 89 million Americans (that’s 1 in 3 adults) have prediabetes. We have gathered several tips Read More

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Our condition spotlight section focuses on health issues that generally last longer than one year. Often referred to as chronic diseases they require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. They are also leading drivers of the nation’s $3.8 trillion in annual health care costs.

Many chronic diseases are caused by a short list of risk behaviors:

Tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
Poor nutrition, including diets low in fruits and vegetables and high in sodium and saturated fats.
Lack of physical activity.
Excessive alcohol use.

By making healthy choices, you can reduce your likelihood of getting a chronic disease and improve your quality of life.