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  • Google contacts to monitor glucose levels?

    Google contacts to monitor glucose levels?

    By Dr. Rochelle Myers, OD, with Southwestern Eye Center www.sweye.com Most people are aware that diabetes is a growing problem. It is estimated that 1 out of every 19 people in the world, have a type of diabetes. Most people do not realize what a struggle diabetics deal with on...

  • Changes to Type 2 diabetes guidelines could lead to miss diagnoses in children

    Changes to Type 2 diabetes guidelines could lead to miss diagnoses in children

    The number of Type 2 diabetes cases is growing along with the waistlines of Americans. However, a University of Michigan study found new American Diabetes Association (ADA) screening guidelines may lead to the missed diagnoses of type 2 diabetes in children. “This potential for increased uptake of HbA1c could lead...

 
 

Your Nutrition

  • A local woman’s labor of love helps others get healthy

    A local woman’s labor of love helps others get healthy

    An Arizona woman’s labor of love in the kitchen not only helped her lose weight, but it’s also helping others get on the healthy track. One of those people is a Phoenix beauty queen who turned to Be Fit Kitchen to get ready for Miss Arizona USA 2014. “Well this...

  • Artificial preservatives removed from KRAFT Singles

    Artificial preservatives removed from KRAFT Singles

    More Americans are reading food labels as they strive to eat healthier, more natural foods. This trend has put added scrutiny on the types of ingredients companies add to their food products. “We know families today want convenient foods that have no artificial preservatives and a simpler, more recognizable ingredient...

 
 

Children’s Health

  • Vaccines may reduce risk of stroke in children

    Vaccines may reduce risk of stroke in children

    Routine vaccines may do more than protect children from common infections. Vaccines may also guard their heart from stroke, according to preliminary findings presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014. If you’re wondering what’s the connection. Common infections have been linked with a significantly higher chance of...

  • Study: severest flu cases in the young and unvaccinated

    Study: severest flu cases in the young and unvaccinated

    If you’ve been putting off getting your flu shot or maybe you think you don’t need one, new research may have you rethinking getting one. “Our observations are important because they reinforce a growing body of evidence that the influenza vaccine provides protection from severe illness requiring hospitalizations,” said lead...

 
 

Women’s Health News

  • Commonly used disinfectants do not kill HPV

    Commonly used disinfectants do not kill HPV

    The human papillomavirus (HPV) is estimated to be among the most common sexually transmitted diseases. It is also linked to cervical cancers. Now, new findings show commonly used disinfectants in health care settings don’t kill HPV making non-sexual transmission of the virus possible. This discovery has created a need for...

  • New doubts on value of mammograms

    New doubts on value of mammograms

    There is new fuel to the ongoing mammogram debate that is once again causing confusion. A new 25 year study of nearly 90,000 women suggests mammograms don’t change breast cancer death rates and can lead to over diagnosis. “Twenty-two per cent of women with screen-detected invasive breast cancer got treatment...

 
 

Recall Alerts

  • FDA recalls Uncle Ben’s infused rice

    FDA recalls Uncle Ben’s infused rice

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced bags of Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice are being recalled after making dozens of people sick in three states. The items affected in the recall include any Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Mexican flavor sold in five and 25 pound bags. Health officials are investigating...

  • Dog & cat food recalled

    Dog & cat food recalled

    Pro-Pet LLC has issued a voluntary recall for some of its dry dog and cat foods because it could be tainted with Salmonella. During a single field test over a two-day period, pet foods tested positive for Salmonella, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Pro-pet is now...

 
 

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