March 08, 2012
Health Tip: Diabetics, Take Care of Your Feet
Foot ulcers (sores) are common in people
with diabetes. Left uncontrolled or untreated, they can lead to
amputation. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of extremity
amputation in the United States in cases that don't involve a
Gene Mutations Linked to Crohn's Disease in Ashkenazi
identified five new genetic mutations associated with Crohn's
disease in Jews of Eastern European descent (Ashkenazi Jews) and
say their findings may help explain why Crohn's is nearly four
times more prevalent in this group than in the general
Acid Reflux From Chronic Heartburn May Damage
If you have chronic
heartburn, it's not only your esophagus that you should be worried
about. New research reveals how the condition known as
gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can severely damage your
teeth thanks to an influx of acid into the mouth.
Could Fat Be Your Friend Over Age 85?
Medical experts have long
known that obesity can take years off your life, but a new Israeli
study suggests that if you're lucky enough to reach your mid-80s,
carrying some extra pounds might actually help you live longer.