The Ten Healthiest Cities In America By Brenda Neugent

Despite the stress of politics – revealed through President Barack Obama’s new head of gray hair – if you live in Washington, D.C., you’re living in the healthiest city in the nation, according to a new study. Based on analysis of more than 4,300 hospitals in the United States, iVantage Health Analytics ranked the 10 “healthiest” metropolitan areas, taking into consideration wellness, cost of health

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Weight Loss Success is Similar with Gradual and Rapid Dieting

Dieters are often deterred from losing weight too quickly, as many people believe that rapid weight loss is difficult to maintain. However, a new study suggests that both gradual and rapid weight loss methods can be effective, and they also have similar levels of weight regain. This information dispels the myth that rapid weight loss via crash dieting is ineffective because that weight loss is

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Social Networking May Help Boost Weight Loss

While many of us post health and fitness goals (on Facebook or Twitter) in order to hold ourselves more accountable as we strive for our goals, a new study shows that all that social networking may offer some benefits. Researchers at Imperial College in London have found that social networking – especially sites geared toward health and fitness – could be an effective medium to

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Life With Type 2: Lab Rat

Since my diagnosis as a type 2 in 2003, I’ve participated in three Phase 3 drug studies. I am fortunate to live two miles away from one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier endocrinologists, Dr. Richard Bernstein (who has the same name as the famous low-carb advocate based on Long Island, New York). Over the years, Dr. Bernstein has established his office as a

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Diabetes and Arthritis: a Challenging Combination

For older adults dealing with type 2 diabetes, co-occurring physical problems can make disease management and healthy living a challenge. One of those most challenging-and common- diagnoses is arthritis. Researchers from the U.S. government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided to look further into the issue. Their goal was a simple but important one: finding out how many adults with diabetes had arthritis. And

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