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A Quick Guide to Non-Insulin Injectables for Diabetes


Diabetes has become an epidemic in our country, with millions of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and the number growing every year. Diabetes is known as a condition related to insulin, but not all cases require insulin for treatment. Here’s what you need to know. Insulin Dependent vs. Non-Insulin Dependent Adults with “insulin dependent’ diabetes cannot produce their own insulin. The only way to manage this form of diabetes is to use daily insulin injections to force the body to process blood sugar properly. This is also now known as type 1 diabetes. People with “non-insulin dependent” diabetes, however, have [...]

A Quick Guide to Non-Insulin Injectables for Diabetes2018-11-19T20:56:07+00:00

These Tips Will Prevent Holiday Weight Gain


As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to remember that the winter can easily become a downward spiral into unwanted weight gain. You want to enjoy yourself over the next few months without feeling guilty and unhappy in January, so use the following tips to have a memorable yet healthy holiday season. Eat Before the Party Arriving at a party buffet hungry is just as dangerous as going grocery shopping hungry. By eating before you arrive at parties, you reduce your calorie intake and prevent impulsive or social eating. Even a small salad, large glass of water, smoothie, or peanut butter [...]

These Tips Will Prevent Holiday Weight Gain2018-11-19T21:01:07+00:00

How Important Is a Pap Smear and Prostate Exam?


Preventative health screenings are the cheapest and simplest ways to protect your health and prevent serious diseases. For women in particular, a pap smear checks for cervical cancer, while for men a prostate exam can detect prostate cancer. Given that these conditions kill thousands of people every year, preventative screenings should be used to their full power. A Quick Guide to Pap Smears A pap smear is completed by scraping cells from the opening of a woman’s cervix, the lower part of the uterus, and examining them under a microscope. It’s a very quick and easy test that can be completed [...]

How Important Is a Pap Smear and Prostate Exam?2018-11-19T20:58:26+00:00

Do You Have COPD?


Some health conditions are easy to detect, but others are subtle enough to quietly develop over time and only reveal themselves when a cure is no longer possible. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one such condition. Unfortunately, COPD becomes even more dangerous if it continues undiagnosed and untreated for many years. Use this quick guide to familiarize yourself with the initial warning signs of COPD so you can seek preventative care and avoid the serious complications associated with this disease. What Are the Signs of COPD? COPD is an umbrella term for a collection of progressive lung diseases like chronic [...]

Do You Have COPD?2018-11-19T20:52:07+00:00