| Mar 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Can you add years to your life by making smarter food choices? Yes! There are many variables involved in how long you live, but by following a healthy lifestyle, staying active and eating a nutrient-packed diet, you can help slow the aging process and...
| Jan 27, 2013
The first time Erol Uner went to the emergency room recently, he knew something was seriously wrong because fluid retention had caused his legs to double in size. He was seen right away and wound up being hospitalized for two weeks for treatment of...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 9:19 AM
The AHA and the American Stroke Association recommend a daily intake of 1,500 milligrams of sodium -- the average is 3,400 mg.Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor. For the...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Members of the Detroit Lions and their cheerleading squad were in Benton Harbor Saturday for a special football and cheer camp.
Joique Bell, a 26-year-old Benton Harbor native and running back for the Detroit Lions, hosted the camp for the third...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 12:50 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with HIV are almost 50 percent more likely to have a heart attack than those who aren't infected with the virus - even after taking into account their other health risks, according to a new study.
| Jun 10, 2013
| 1:06 PM
For older patients with Type 2 diabetes, an aggressive focus on keeping high blood sugar down increases the risk of driving blood sugar too low--and with that, boosting the likelihood of developing dementia, says a new study. As if that weren't bad...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among Americans; on average, one person dies every 39 seconds, according to recently published data from the American Heart Association. Along with healthy lifestyle choices, what you eat can have a big effect...
| May 29, 2013
While many doctors urge patients to curb their sodium intake for better health, the processed food and restaurant industries continue to spike products with large amounts of sodium, according to a recent study.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans in...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Q: My 8-year-old is tired all the time even though she gets 11 to 12 hours of sleep a night. Is this part of growing up, or should I address it with her pediatrician? I wondered if she might be anemic, but I have read this is rare in children.
| May 29, 2013
| 4:36 PM
The idea kept nagging at Aimee Bultemeier.
"I have two perfectly good kidneys, and I only need one," the 37-year-old nursing assistant thought. "I could save somebody's life."
Here's the thing: She had no idea who that somebody was.
It wasn't a...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 2:15 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Frequent blood sugar testing was strongly associated with better diabetes control in a large new study that concludes public and private insurers should not be limiting test strip supplies.
Particularly for people with type...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Having a baby brings feelings of joy and excitement—but complications can occur for both mother and child if diabetes is present or develops.
Some women may develop gestational diabetes, when excess sugars from digested foods build up in the...