Getting the Sleep You Need

Sleep problems are nearly always treatable. Learn some basic concepts to help you get to sleep — and stay there…

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Disaster Preparedness and Diabetes

Having diabetes requires extra planning and gathering of emergency supplies. You have additional issues vital to your survival…

Anemia

Anemia is a condition in which there is a lower than normal number of healthy red blood cells in the body and/or a lower than normal amount of hemoglobin in the red blood cells…

Urinary Incontinence

Incontinence can have an enormous effect on a woman’s quality of life, including her emotional well-being and ability to carry out ordinary, daily activities. Women with diabetes have up to a 70% greater risk of developing urinary incontinence…

The Ears Have It

Many people think that having hearing loss is like listening to a radio set to a low volume. But there are in fact different types of hearing loss…

Adopting Healthier Habits

If healthy habits are not already established parts of your lifestyle, it may take more than knowledge and good intentions to adopt and maintain them…

What You Should Know About Celiac Disease

Celiac disease, sometimes called celiac sprue or gluten-sensitive enteropathy, is a hereditary, autoimmune disease in which the body launches an immune reaction when a person consumes gluten, a type of protein found in wheat, rye, and barley…

Avoiding Medical Identity Theft

Your phone rings, and the caller says that you can get all sorts of free diabetes supplies or a diabetes-friendly cookbook; all you have to do is tell the person your Medicare number. Should you do it?

Preventing Falls

Sadly, my friend’s mother died recently of a fall that could have been prevented. One cause of this accident was stubbornness, which remains a difficult condition to treat. But fortunately, for many other causes of falling, there are preventive steps that can be taken by older adults who are willing to make the effort…