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  • diabetes Dec 11, 2019

    Texas Families Hope for Co-Pay Caps on Insulin as Costs Continue to Rise

    Colorado is the only state in the country to cap insulin co-pay costs at $100 for patients with health insurance, but other states, including Texas, are starting to explore the possibility, Austin’s KXAN reports. According to KXAN, a state plan released by the Texas Diabetes Council outlines these co-pay caps as a priority and it says they are “a key…

  • diabetes Dec 10, 2019

    Scientists Work to Develop ‘Artificial Pancreas’

    Type 1 diabetes is managed with insulin administered by injection or a pump. Now, researchers are developing what’s being called an artificial pancreas — designed to make monitoring blood glucose levels and delivering insulin a seamless process. Justin Wood loves all things mechanical. Especially cars. This time of year, Wood is under the hood doing winter maintenance. Maintenance is a…

  • diabetes Dec 10, 2019

    Scientists Work to Develop ‘Artificial Pancreas’

    Type 1 diabetes is managed with insulin administered by injection or a pump. Now, researchers are developing what’s being called an artificial pancreas — designed to make monitoring blood glucose levels and delivering insulin a seamless process.

  • Dec 3, 2019

    How to Manage Diabetes and Holiday Eating

    When faced with the abundance of holiday food, managing blood sugar levels may be more of a challenge for diabetics but that doesn’t mean they have to miss out on the holiday cheer. Health experts show us how it’s possible to enjoy holiday meals while maintaining blood sugar levels.

  • Nov 24, 2019

    Tyler Perry Is Helping Out an American Couple Stuck in Mexico With $16K Hospital Bill

    An Atlanta couple’s dream cruise vacation took a scary turn when Tori Austin’s fiancée suffered a serious medical emergency on board the ship, NBC News reports. Austin told NBC News her fiancée, Stephen Johnson, was rushed to a private hospital in Progreso, Mexico, over a week ago in critical condition after medics aboard a cruise ship diagnosed him with pancreatitis,...

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Type 1 Diabetes Walk Happens In Plano

    Major advances in technology have made life easier for people with type 1 diabetes, an auto-immune disease that attacks the pancreas and dangerously affects a person’s blood sugar levels. One family in Frisco is grateful but hopes for a cure.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Advanced in Technology to Treat Type 1 Diabetes

    There have been major advances in the treatment of Type 1 diabetes, like insulin pumps that also help with real-time blood glucose monitoring, but one family in Frisco is raising funds to help find a cure.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Will You Get Dementia? Many May Not Understand Their Risk

    Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it, new research suggests. Almost half of adults surveyed believed they were likely to develop dementia. The results suggest many didn’t understand the connection between physical health and brain health and how racial differences can affect dementia risk. Substantial numbers of people...

  • Nov 3, 2019

    Halloween’s Over, Now What to Do With All Your Kids’ Candy

    With trick or treating over, all that candy is in your house. So now what? You can hide it from the kids, or maybe eat it yourself, but there are concerns about the amount of candy kids are consuming. “I am a really big candy fan,” says Heather Flannery. “We eat a lot of candy at our house.” The National...

  • Oct 7, 2019

    Groundbreaking Immunotherapy Can Delay Onset of Diabetes for 2 Years

    A new global study shows that an immunotherapy drug can delay the onset of Type 1 diabetes for two years in high-risk children and adults.

  • Oct 7, 2019

    Groundbreaking Immunotherapy Can Delay Onset of Diabetes for 2 Years

    A new global study shows that an immunotherapy drug can delay the onset of Type 1 diabetes for two years in high-risk children and adults.

  • Oct 2, 2019

    Gestational Diabetes: Mom’s Health Risks Linger After Childbirth

    A young mother is sharing her story to protect other moms with gestational diabetes.

  • Oct 1, 2019

    BAPS Charities Health Fair 2019

    Come out to the BAPS Charities Health Fair on Saturday, October 5, at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Irving which is located at 4601 North State Hwy 161, Irving, TX 75038.

  • Sep 24, 2019

    A Spoonful Less Sugar, Tad More Fat: US Diets Still Lacking

    Americans’ diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there’s still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests. Overall, the authors estimated there was a modest improvement over 16 years on the government’s healthy eating index, from estimated scores of 56 to 58. That’s hardly cause for celebration — 100 is the top...

  • Aug 14, 2019

    McKinney Woman Donates Kidney to Husband

    There’s a big push to get life saving organs to the thousands of people on the wait list for a new kidney. A McKinney man found that his perfect match was by his side.

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Heart Failure Clinic Keeps Plano Woman on Right Track

    A Plano woman credits her time at a heart failure clinic for helping her live with the condition, which affects 5.7 million adults in the United States.

  • Jun 25, 2019

    Bottled Water Brand Found to Have High Levels of Arsenic Pulled From Stores

    Peñafiel bottled water is being pulled from store shelves after a report found that the products contained arsenic at levels that exceeded federal standards, NBC News reports. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., the company that makes this brand of bottled water, said Peñafiel unflavored mineral spring water products are involved in the market withdrawal. It wrote in a statement Friday that...

  • Jun 25, 2019

    Bottled Water Brand Found to Have High Levels of Arsenic Pulled From Stores

    Peñafiel bottled water is being pulled from store shelves after a report found that the products contained arsenic at levels that exceeded federal standards, NBC News reports. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., the company that makes this brand of bottled water, said Peñafiel unflavored mineral spring water products are involved in the market withdrawal. It wrote in a statement Friday that...

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Egypt’s Ousted President Morsi Buried After Courtroom Death

    Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom, a member of his defense team said. Morsi’s family attended funeral prayers in the mosque of Cairo’s Tora prison, followed by the burial at a cemetery in the city’s eastern district...

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Sleeping With the TV On May Make You Gain Weight

    Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The National Institutes of Health study published Monday isn’t proof, but it bolsters evidence suggesting that too much exposure to light at night could pose health risks. “Evolutionarily we are...

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