- By Laurel J. Kelly
Consumer Health Tips: Eating right if you have diabetes
Diabetes diet: Create your plan for healthier eating
If you have diabetes or prediabetes, your doctor likely will recommend that you see a dietitian to develop an eating plan to control your blood sugar, manage your weight and control risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure and high blood fats. Here are some things to think about, from meal planning to exchange lists and counting carbohydrates.
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Hemoglobin test: What is it, and why is it done?
A hemoglobin test measures the amount of hemoglobin in your blood. Hemoglobin is a protein that carries oxygen to your body's organs and tissues and transports carbon dioxide from your organs and tissues back to your lungs. Learn why your doctor may recommend a hemoglobin test.
Massage: Get in touch with its many benefits
A massage isn't just a luxury anymore. Studies show that massage can ease stress, anxiety and other conditions. Here's what you should know.
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection — sometimes referred to as SCAD — is an uncommon condition that occurs when a tear forms in one of the blood vessels in the heart, requiring emergency care. SCAD usually strikes healthy women in their 40s and 50s, but it can occur at any age, and SCAD can occur in men, as well. Learn more about the symptoms of SCAD.
Stretching: Focus on flexibility
If you already exercise, why should you stretch? Studies on the benefits of stretching have had mixed results, but in some cases it can increase your flexibility and athletic performance and decrease your risk of injury. Stay safe with these simple techniques.