The fruits and seeds of the European Ash tree, long used in traditional botanical medicine for their digestive, urinary and hepatic benefits, could be a valuable new herbal ally in the effort to stem the tide of diabetes.
Specially trained Diabetes Alert Dogs and the commercial weight loss programs marketed by Jenny Craig are proving to be highly effective elements in comprehensive self care for people living with diabetes.
When physicians use the phrase "lymph node," it's more often than not followed by the word "excision" or "biopsy."
New research suggests that maternal mental health is a significant influence on childhood obesity. In particular, maternal depression seems to correlate with overweight in young children.
The current obesity epidemic is really an epidemic among men, said John La Puma, MD, at Holistic Primary Care’s fifth annual Heal Thy Practice conference in Long Beach earlier this month.Though the attention is most often focused on women, overweight is more common in men and has devastating long-term consequences.
It is no secret that as a nation, the United States is getting fatter.
Over the past 50 years, the prevalence of obesity in adults has nearly tripled, from 13.4% in 1962 to 35.7% in 20101-3. The economic, social, and medical burden this places on our society cannot be overstated. It is a healthcare crisis of immense proportions.