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Proper Treatment Can Reduce Diabetic Foot Infections

Foot infections are the most common problems in persons with diabetes. These individuals are predisposed to foot infections because of a compromised vascular supply secondary to diabetes. Local trauma and/or pressure, in addition to micro vascular disease, may result in various diabetic foot infections that run the spectrum from simple, superficial cellulites to chronic osteomyelitis. Read more

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Blood Pressure Can Be Lowered By Renal Denervation in CKD Patients

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common disorder where blood pressure remains abnormally elevated for a sustained period of time. Although an asymptomatic condition, when left untreated, chronic hypertension can significantly increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease and death, posing serious health risks to those suffering from the disease. Read more

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Want To Live Longer? Keep Your Waist Less Than Half Of Height

A couple of pounds of extra body fat are not a health risk for most people. But when people keep up a pattern of eating more calories than they burn, more and more fat builds up in their bodies. Overweight and obesity are both labels for ranges of weight that are greater than what is Read more

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Obese Adolescents Respond Poorly To Behavioral Treatments As Against Obese Children

Although rare in the past, obesity is now among the most widespread medical problems affecting children and adolescents living in the developed countries. About 15% of adolescents (12-19 years of age) and children (6-11 years of age) are obese in the United States. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated Read more

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Exercise Can Help Fight Muscle Wasting From Age And Heart Failure

Exercise can slow muscle wasting, boost strength and reduce inflammation caused by aging and heart failure. Heart failure also known as congestive heart failure or cardiomyopathy-heart failure is a condition in which the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the rest of the body. It is a long-term condition, but it can sometimes Read more

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Childhood Obesity And Its Significant Fall In Massachusetts

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The problem is global and is steadily affecting many low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings. Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child’s health or wellbeing. As methods to determine body fat directly Read more

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Gut Microbiota Transplantation May Prevent Development Of Diabetes And Fatty Liver Disease

The human body, consisting of about 10 trillion cells, carries about ten times as many microorganisms in the intestines. Gut microbiota is an assortment of microorganisms inhabiting the length and width of the mammalian gastrointestinal tract. The composition of this microbial community is host specific, evolving throughout an individual’s lifetime and susceptible to both exogenous Read more

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Maternal Obesity, Diabetes Can Lead To Autism In Children

Women who are obese or who suffer from diabetes are at a higher risk of giving birth to children autism or some other neurodevelopment disorder. Maternal obesity refers to obesity (often including being overweight) of a woman during pregnancy. Maternal obesity has a significant impact on maternal metabolism and offspring development. Modification of lifestyle is Read more

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Will You Need Angioplasty or Bypass Surgery for Coronary Heart Disease ?

If you and your physician decide that your coronary arteries need surgical repair or bypass of blockages, several options are available. There are procedures to open the artery mechanically (angioplasty) or to bypass the obstruction in the blood vessel and get the blood flowing again. Studies show that a bypass yields better results for people Read more