Chronic Diseases

Avoiding Healthcare Isn’t Healthy

According to a survey recently conducted by the US Census, 40% of Americans and 38.9% of Hoosiers are delaying medical care. This is bad news for primary care, which focuses on helping manage chronic diseases and prevent illnesses through vaccinations, screenings and other preventative care measures.  If left untreated, chronic […]

For Diabetic Foodies, Delicious Ingredients for Low-Glycemic Cooking

Finding out you have diabetes doesn’t suddenly give you a taste for all things low-carb, and it doesn’t remove your craving for treats. In fact, if you have diabetes, chances are your taste for treats is pretty highly developed. If you tell yourself that having diabetes means you have to […]

Diabetes and Exercise

Pre-diabetics who want to avoid or delay the onset of diabetes should know that  exercise has been show to play a major role in its prevention and control. Both aerobic and strength training help improve insulin action. Since the effect is short term, however, to maintain the improvement, diabetics and […]

Diabetes Lab Tests 101

If your healthcare provider thinks you may have type II diabetes, what tests need to be run to make a diagnosis? If you have type II diabetes, what tests can help you manage your glucose levels? Tests that Diagnose Type 2 Diabetes Your healthcare provider can use 1 or more […]

My Spelling is Slipping – Healthy Aging Brain or Sign of Dementia?

As we age, it’s sometimes difficult to know which changes are normal and which aren’t. We expect the wrinkles and weaker muscles. We don’t like them, but we expect them. Mental changes, however, can be much more alarming. In case you’re worried, these three age-related symptoms are perfectly normal: Some […]

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the bones to become weaker and more likely to break. It was once thought to be a “woman’s disease”, since it affects about 1 in 4 women aged 65 and over. It’s now recognized that about 1 in 20 men aged 65 and over […]