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Comcast Partners With UnitedHealth In Diabetes Study

“Project Not Me” is the name of a 12 month study that is aimed at helping those who are at risk for type-2 diabetes. More than 300 adults are being sought for the pilot program in two test markets including one in Philadelphia.

02/12/2012

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Could Your Doctor’s Weight Be Affecting Yours?

Big surprise, if your doctor could stand to lose a few pounds chances are he won’t tell you to.

02/11/2012

3-On Your Side: Diabetic Supply Scam

They’re being pressured to accept medical supplies that in many cases they don’t want or even need! 3 On Your Side has a warning for seniors and their families.

01/13/2012

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The Skinny On Bariatric Surgery

Following bariatric surgery, weight loss alone is not the only risk for cardiovascular disease. A healthy diet is crucial.

01/09/2012

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An Increase In Type 2 Diabetes

The rise in Type 2 diabetes is concerning because if it is not controlled it can cause long term damage of the blood vessels, the eyes and the kidneys.

01/04/2012

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Drinking May Increase Risk Of Metabolic Syndrome

Now a report in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism finds that people who drink too much have increased odds of developing metabolic syndrome.

12/22/2011

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Night Shift May Increase Womens’ Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

A new study finds that, in women, there is an association between rotating night shift work and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

12/15/2011

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Study Finds Link Between Diabetes, Obesity And Breast Cancer

According to a new study of over 1.5-million people living in southwestern Sweden, people who have diabetes or are obese are at greater risks of developing breast cancer.

12/07/2011

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Brotherly Love: Pump It Up For Diabetes

A group of West Chester teens are making a difference by helping to raise money to cure diabetes.

11/15/2011

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Obesity Increases Cancer Risk

The more weight you carry on your body, the greater the odds of developing cancer.

10/26/2011

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Health: Dental Exams May Do More Than Keep Your Teeth Clean

Getting a dental check-up can do more than keep your teeth and mouth healthy.

10/04/2011

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CHOP Doctors Identify Link Between Sleep And Diabetes In Obese Teenagers

Doctors say it’s as simple as following time-honored advice: get a good night’s sleep.

09/20/2011

A sign posted to a light pole offers cash for blood sugar testing strips. (Credit: Paul Gluck)

‘Gray Market’ For Blood Sugar Test Strips Popping Up In North Philadelphia

The strips, which measure blood glucose levels, can cost as much as a dollar apiece but insurance reduces that amount. The “cash for strips” business buys extra strips at that reduced rate and resells them for a profit.

08/25/2011

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Childhood Trauma Affects Health As Adult

We know that problems we face as children can have long term psychological effects on people as adults. Now results of a new study show that they also have substantial effects on physical health as well.

08/15/2011

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Heart Attack Symptoms May Be Vague

Up to 40% of heart attacks involve symptoms that are not so simple to detect — symptoms like nausea, weakness and perspiration.

07/27/2011

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