Tag Archive | "prevention"

Diabetes

Diabetes Prevention Program Struggles To Attract Medicare Beneficiaries

Damon Diessner tried for years to slim down from his weight of more than 400 pounds, partly because his size embarrassed his wife but even more because his doctors told him he was at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis: What To Know About This ‘Silent Disease’

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, an estimated 10 million people in the United States have osteoporosis, a disease that causes weak, thinning bones.

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40 percent

12 Lifestyle Changes Could Delay, Prevent Dementia

Modifying 12 risk factors over a lifetime could delay or prevent 40 percent of dementia cases, according to an updated report.

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COVID-19

COVID Prevention: Combination of handwashing, mask-wearing, social distancing best

Self-imposed prevention measures such as hand-washing, mask-wearing and social distancing, as well as government-imposed social distancing can help mitigate and delay a COVID-19 epidemic, according to a new study.

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D Not Proven In Preventing Or Treating COVID-19

Scientists from the UK, Europe and the USA, including experts from the University of Birmingham, have published a vitamin D consensus paper warning against high doses of the supplementation.

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Alcohol, social distancing, drinking

Social Distancing: What Is It? Should We Be Doing It?

Much to the delight of germophobes and introverts, epidemiologists say social distancing can help prevent the spread of disease.

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