Posts Tagged ‘Diabetes’

The Humor in Soda Ban Protest “Escapes” Bloomberg

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Eat & Drink, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town

“The humor kind of escapes [him],” Mayor Bloomberg says of the “Million Big Gulp March” in protest of his proposed soda ban. This weekend New Yorkers for Beverage Choices took to the streets to urge Bloomberg to let them put what they want into their bodies. Bloomberg referenced obesity and obesity-related deaths in the City, [&hellip
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The Book on Viagra and Other ED Drugs

Written by Dr. Cynthia Paulis on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, Sex & Relationships, Special Sections

By Dr. Cynthia Paulis Erectile dysfunction or impotence occurs when a man can no longer get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. If this is an ongoing problem, it can be a sign of a serious health condition that needs evaluation, such as heart disease or poorly controlled diabetes. Oftentimes treating the [&hellip
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Soda Ban Sweet Music to Some East Siders

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in News Our Town, Opinion and Column, Our Town

Since Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his plan to institute a citywide ban on the sale of large sugary beverages, health experts, politicians, vendors and consumers have weighed in passionately on both sides. While many prominent people from former president Bill Clinton to the chair of nutrition at the Harvard School Public Health have voiced their [&hellip
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Doctors Aren’t Completely Pumped by Insulin Pumps

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‘You can be stupid and be OK on a pump, but it’s better if you’re smart.’ By Joseph Alexiou This past July, the New England Journal of Medicine released a study showing that people with Type 1 diabetes—the metabolic disease with high levels of blood sugar caused by the body’s inability to produce insulin—were able to more effectively reduce their levels [&hellip
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Helping Diabetics Control Their Lives and Sugar Levels

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Poverty is often an obstacle to maintaining a good diet By Gavin Aronsen For more than three decades—all of her adult life—Angela Schramm has worked in various roles at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. Schramm, a registered nurse and diabetes educator, has spent the past 20 of those years working near her [&hellip
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Insulin No Longer Plan B for Type 2 Diabetics

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New drugs for ‘adult’ diabetics is also changing care By Mariah Summers Treatment methods for Type 2 diabetes are rapidly changing with the development of new drugs and the erosion of the stigma around insulin use. The disease, also referred to as adult onset diabetes, is usually diagnosed in adulthood and carries a number of misconceptions, [&hellip
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Gender Bias

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Nancy Gleeson never said “no.” When she saw sugar, she ate it, gorging on cookies, chocolate and banana splits every day for decades. She didn’t worry about the weight gain that left her tipping the scales at 225 pounds. She didn’t heed the family history that put her at high risk for diabetes—until she wound [&hellip
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