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Diabetes and Women

How is Diabetes different for women than it is for men? Did you know that diabetes increases the risk of heart disease by four times in women compared to only two times in men? Women also have more severe outcomes after a heart attack and are at higher risk of other diabetes-related complications including kidney …

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Diabetes in Men

There are two types of diabetes, Type 1 (juvenile or insulin-dependent diabetes) and the most common form, Type 2 (called adult-onset or sugar diabetes and once known as non-insulin dependent diabetes). Type 2 diabetes affects 90-95% of the 13 million men diagnosed with diabetes. What Causes Type 2 Diabetes and What are the Symptoms in …

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Mental Health

What Is Mental Health? Mental health disorders, also called mental illness, refers to a wide range of mental health conditions – disorders that affect your thinking, behavior and mood. These disorders include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive disorders. Recognizing There’s a Problem Clearly, we all have health concerns from time to time …

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Breast Health

Breasts mean a great deal to women.  They are part of what makes women feel feminine, and they play a role in their self-image, intimate life and how they nurture babies.  That is why any question, concern or threat to healthy breasts affects women at so many different levels. Functionally, breasts are glands.  Like all …

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Urinary Health

It starts with an urge to urinate or an aching feeling, pressure or pain in your lower abdomen.  You find yourself in the bathroom several times each hour.  You feel burning when you urinate, and the urine is cloudy or blood-tinged and has a strong odor.  You feel poorly.  You could have a urinary tract …

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