Diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in the US, affects about 28.5 percent of Americans with diabetes age 40 and older. That’s more than 7 million people, and the number is expected to reach more than 11 million by the year 2030.
How to know if your child is at a healthy weight?
What is body mass index (BMI)?
What are the health problems that being overweight could cause in a child?
What can be done at home, in school, and in the community to help keep children from becoming overweight or obese?
Care for your diabetes even while you’re on vacation. Plan ahead for stress-free travel for your health needs. Whether you’ll be on the road, in the air, on the water, take your care routine with you.
A federal judge has ruled that the morning-after pill for emergency contraception must be made available over the counter to girls 16 and under. The ruling could end a more than decade-long battle over how easy or difficult it should be for teenage girls to obtain emergency contraception. The ruling would also make it easier for older women to obtain the drug because it wouldn’t have to be kept behind drugstore counters anymore.
Only one in ten Americans with prediabetes are aware they have elevated blood sugars that put them at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the CDC reports.
When it comes to prostate cancer, there’s a lot of confusion about how to prevent it, find it early and the best way – or even whether – to treat it. Here two scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to help men separate fact from fiction.
While it is true that the Affordable Care Act did make access to women’s preventive services easier — including coverage for birth control — there’s some fine print of the law you should know before you head to the pharmacy.