Diabetes Health

Love, Marriage, and Diabetes Risk

Married couples share more than just a fight for the covers. One study shows that they also share a risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

5 Ways to Lower Your A1c

It’s important to know how well your blood sugar is controlled over time. In the long term, high blood sugar can harm your heart, blood vessels, kidneys, feet, and eyes.

Heavy Alcohol Use May Lead to Dementia

A new study has found a strong link between heavy alcohol use and dementia, especially in early-onset dementia, which occurs before age 65.

Got Diabetes and High Blood Pressure? Track Your Blood Pressure at Home

If you have diabetes and high blood pressure, you should be checking your blood pressure at home in between doctor visits. But do you know how to do it correctly?

Buteyko Breathing for Asthma: Help or Hype?

The Buteyko breathing method is gaining traction as a natural treatment for asthma. Some fans of the method claim that it can reduce asthma symptoms by teaching people a more efficient pattern of breathing.

Arthritis Affects More—and Younger—Adults than Previously Thought

You may think of stiff, swollen, achy joints as a problem that only affects older adults. In reality, about one-third of arthritis sufferers are men and women ages 18 to 64.

Help Older Drivers Stay Safe on the Road

Being able to drive helps older adults maintain their sense of independence. But you may worry about your loved one every time he or she gets behind the wheel. Did you know you can make small changes to an older person’s car that can enhance his or her safety?

Many People Still Misusing Antibiotics

Health experts have long been urging patients to take antibiotics only as directed. But many people don’t seem to have gotten the message.

Tai Chi May Work Well for Knee Arthritis

Knee pain and stiffness are common when you have osteoarthritis of the knee. Physical therapy and medicines can help ease those symptoms—as can the martial art tai chi.

Knee Arthritis Not Helped by Vitamin D

Vitamin D is important for good bone health. But it doesn’t help relieve pain or slow down osteoarthritis of the knee, a recent study says.