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National Diabetes Statistical Report

Did you know that over 29.1 million Americans are affected by diabetes and millions more may have it and not even know it!  Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. and it directly impacts 12.8% of the Hispanic and 13.2% of African American population groups.  

Find out more by reading the National Diabetes Statistics Report at



Eating to Death

Eating to Death: Number of people afflicted with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980.

(NaturalNews) The World Health Organization (WHO) recently revealed that the number of adults living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980. A whopping 422 million people are now believed to be living with the deadly disease, compared to just 108 million in 1980.

During that same time, the global prevalence of the disease has nearly doubled, jumping from 4.7 percent to 8.5... [more]


A toddler in Texas diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

A little girl in Texas had a diet so unhealthy that she developed Type 2 diabetes before her fourth birthday, a doctor who treated her says. The obese 3-year-old was diagnosed with what used to be known as "adult-onset" diabetes, which has become a lot more common among children over the last few decades, reports Reuters.

In a press release, Dr. Michael Yafi, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of... [more]


Has poor dietary advice led to our Diabetes epidemic?

So many people have been told to cut fat from their diets, to reduce the saturated fats down to almost nothing. That may be a health conscience decision, but when the food manufacturers started removing the fat from our food as a result of people wanting to cut down on their fat intake, the yummy taste went out with the fat.

The quick fix: Adding sugar. And LOTS of it.    [Enter high fructose... [more]


Put the AED in FirstAid!

Will you know what to do?

June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. 90% of people who suffer cardiac arrest die. BUT CPR+AED (automated external defibrillator) can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival. If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you care about: a spouse,... [more]


High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries, which carry the blood from your heart to other parts of your body. Throughout the day, your blood pressure normally rises and falls, however, if it stays high for a long period of time, it has the potential to damage your heart and may even lead to health problems. High blood pressure raises your risk for heart disease and [more]



Obesity and overweight are two labels that identify ranges of weight that are greater than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. The terms also identify ranges of weight that have been linked to increase the likelihood of many diseases and health problems.

In the adult population, overweight and obesity are determined by using the weight and height calculation called the “body mass index” (BMI). The BMI is used because it identifies the amount... [more]