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Shocking Number Of Americans Have Diabetes Or Pre-Diabetes

About half of American adults have either diabetes or prediabetes, a new study finds, highlighting the growing burden of chronic disease in the U.S. population. The research, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that up to 14 percent of adults had type 2 diabetes in 2011-2012, and about 38 percent … Continue reading

Your Heart Is Probably Much Older Than You Are, CDC Warns

You may feel young at heart, but chances are your actual heart is much “older” than your real age, according to new research. In a report published today, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 3 out of 4 adults in the United States have a predicted “heart age” older than … Continue reading

STUDY: Half Of All Heart Disease Deaths In The U.S. Could Be Prevented

While progress has been made in reducing the number of heart disease-related deaths in the United States over the past three decades, preventable risk factors continue to account for half of all cardiovascular deaths, according to new research. About 610,000 Americans die of heart disease every year, accounting for one in every four deaths, according … Continue reading

New Study Shows Stress Can Be Deadly For Young Women

Stress may play an important role in a person’s ability to recover from a heart attack, according to a new study, which found that young women are particularly vulnerable to the negative cardiovascular effects of stress. Researchers at Yale University found that younger and middle-age men and women who had more mental stress in their … Continue reading

10 Things Every Woman Needs To Know About Heart Disease

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year — about one woman every minute. But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. What’s more, most women greatly underestimate their risk of heart disease and may be missing … Continue reading

Millions Of Children Are Not Getting Recommended Preventive Care, New CDC Report Shows

Millions of infants, children and adolescents in the United States did not receive key clinical preventive services, according to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Supplement. Clinical preventive services include various forms of important medical or dental care that support healthy … Continue reading

STUDY: HPV Test Better Than Pap Smear At Predicting Cervical Cancer Risk

A new study involving data on more than 1 million women finds the HPV test outperforming the standard Pap test in assessing cervical cancer risk. Pap tests (i.e., Pap smears) and HPV tests are kinds of cervical cancer screening. In the new study, researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) found that a negative … Continue reading

Beyond Birth Control Control: 7 Other No-Cost Preventive Services Brought To You By Obamacare

Birth control has (rightly) gotten a lot of attention lately, but that’s just one of many new preventive health services that health plans now have to cover without any cost-sharing from patients — even if a lot of people don’t know about them. Cost-sharing describes the shared of costs covered by your insurance that you … Continue reading

STUDY: Severe Obesity Shortens Lifespan As Much As Smoking

People who are severely obese may lose as many as 14 years off their life, a new study suggests. Researchers pooled data from 20 previous published studies and found that a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 — classified as severe obesity — raises the odds of dying early from heart disease, cancer, and … Continue reading

New Research Finds Time Of Day, Sleep Deprivation Affect Accuracy Of Diagnostic Tests

A new study published in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), has found that time of day and sleep deprivation have a significant effect on our metabolism. The finding could be crucial when looking at the best time of day to test for diseases such as cancer and heart disease, and … Continue reading

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