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NOVEMBER IS DIABETIC EYE DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

People with diabetes are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. Yet recent studies have revealed low awareness of the issue among ethnicities at higher risk for diabetes. With the findings signaling that many Americans may not be defending themselves against diabetes-related vision loss, the American Academy of… read more


Distance running did not increase risk for arthritis in marathon runners

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting November 17, 2016 DALLAS — Female gender, family history, surgical history, age and BMI were risk factors associated with arthritis in marathon runners, according to study results presented here. “[About 23%] of adults in the United States report doctor-diagnosed arthritis, and existing evidence on whether distance… read more


NOVEMBER IS PREMATURITY AWARENESS MONTH

November is Prematurity Awareness Month® and when the March of Dimes focuses the nation’s attention on premature birth. In 2015, about 1 out of 10 babies was born too early in the United States. Important growth and development occur throughout pregnancy including in the final months and weeks. Premature birth gives the baby less time to develop… read more


NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH

Diabetes Awareness Month raises awareness about diabetes risk factors and encourage people to make healthy life changes. What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is the name given to disorders in which the body has trouble regulating its blood-glucose, or blood-sugar, levels. There are two major types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2.  Type 1 Diabetes and… read more


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