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Diabetes

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  • How to achieve your fiber goals

    How to achieve your fiber goals
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is reprinted here. This week, Deb Schulze weighs in on fiber....
  • Emergency preparation for dialysis patients

    Emergency preparation for dialysis patients
    Dialysis is a lifesaving treatment for those with kidney disorders. But during emergencies, particularly bad weather, sometimes patients don't want to go — or can't get to — their usual dialysis center. There are some steps patients can take...
  • Money delayed to local health organizations for HIV care

    Federal dollars that localities use to fund care for those living with HIV have been cut off for months, leaving some who can't afford their own care without services. Millions in unpaid funds are expected to begin flowing through city and state...
  • Life-threatening sepsis appears to be on rise

    Life-threatening sepsis appears to be on rise
    Every year, some 750,000 Americans develop sepsis, an extreme immune system response to infection. It kills a quarter to half of them, more than the combined number of people who die of prostate and breast cancer and AIDS, according to the National...
  • Finding the root of the problem with hair extensions

    Finding the root of the problem with hair extensions
    Hairstylist Reggie Dowdy has found himself time and time again doing emergency hair repair on women whose tresses have been damaged by weaves and extensions. They come in with bald spots, also known as alopecia, and thinning hair caused by heavy weaves...
  • Taking care of diabetes during holidays

    Taking care of diabetes during holidays
    More than 20 million Americans are living with diabetes, and another 40 million are in the early stages of the disease. Managing diabetes can be a challenge all year long, but the holidays can pose special problems. All those extra treats, meals and...
  • Study reveals strongest link yet between organ transplants, cancer

    Study reveals strongest link yet between organ transplants, cancer
    The most comprehensive study ever on the link between organ donations and cancer is arming physicians with new data that could help make the procedures safer. Organ transplant patients get new kidneys, livers and lungs that save their lives, but they...
  • Salisbury stent doctor sentenced to federal prison

    John R. McLean, a Salisbury physician, was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Thursday, making him the second cardiologist in the country to face incarceration for implanting unnecessary coronary stents in dozens of patients, then fraudulently...
  • Towson father and son head project to create National Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Memorial

    Towson father and son head project to create National Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Memorial
    Nicholas Walters never served in the military, but he was indelibly shaped by the stories he heard from his father, Sanford Walters, a Towson resident who served in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970 as a U.S. Army lieutenant. "He's someone who has always been...
  • Keeping your sugar in check

    Keeping your sugar in check
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth). This week, Mindy Athas weighs in on sugar. The term sugar is used for a...
  • Former Raven Orlando Brown probably didn't know he had diabetes, medical examiner says

    Former Raven Orlando Brown probably didn't know he had diabetes, medical examiner says
    Former Baltimore Raven Orlando Brown died of a diabetic complication that is rarely fatal but can sometimes be quick to strike — and he might not even have known he had the underlying disease. The 40-year-old died in his Inner Harbor condominium...
  • Medical examiner: Orlando Brown died of diabetes complications

    Medical examiner: Orlando Brown died of diabetes complications
    Orlando Brown, the Ravens offensive tackle known for his mean streak on the field and his loyalty off it, died from diabetic ketoacidosis. The state medical examiner ruled that the 6-foot-7, 370-pound Brown died of an ailment common among diabetics and...