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The Right Steps Toward Disease Prevention

The Right Steps Toward Disease Prevention
The first step in the right direction is to get a pedometer. A pedometer is a great little device that measures how many steps a person takes in a day. They cost just a few dollars and easily clip to a person’s belt or waistband. At our practice, we ask our patients to wear a pedometer from the time they get up in the morning until they go to bed. They then write down their...

A New Perspective On Living With Diabetes

A New Perspective On Living With Diabetes
Diabetes has risen to epidemic status, affecting nearly 26 million Americans and over 300 million around the world. And, the epidemic is spreading to children and teens. Recent news reports have highlighted alarming research, published in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ journal, revealing that type 2 diabetes and prediabetes in children aged 12-19 rose from 9% in 1999 to...

You, your co-worker, and healthcare costs

You, your co-worker, and healthcare costs
Why is health care so expensive? In large part because we are not doing what we know to do. We know we need our physical, our screening tests, a flu shot, or we have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, over weight but we “feel fine.” So we don’t do the lifestyle changes, medications, and/or other measures to get them under control. This works...

Critical Risk Factors For Heart Disease

Critical Risk Factors For Heart Disease
NUMBERS CRITICAL TO HEART DISEASE Okay, so how do we get a feel for what your heart disease risk factor is?  The answer is, go and get a lipid panel test done. Lipid is simply another name for fat. Your fat numbers can be determined through a simple blood test at your doctor’s office, a health fair, or the blood bank where you give blood. Not only will they provide you with...

A Simple Home Blood Test For Diabetes

A Simple Home Blood Test For Diabetes
THE GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TEST To test your body’s ability to handle sugar, your doctor will probably have you drink a bottle of glucose water that contains 75 grams of glucose. He will then check your blood sugar two hours later. This is called the glucose tolerance test. It gives you an idea of how well your pancreas can deal with a sugar load. If it is producing the right...
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