AARP Urges Nevada Lawmakers to Protect Patients in National Health Reform

Health care. It’s the reason patients, doctors, hospitals and several leading national advocacy organizations, including AARP, gathered in Reno, Nev., on Wednesday morning. They were assembled to highlight concerns Nevadans have about health reform proposals being discussed in Congress, specifically the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that passed the U.S. House of Representatives in May. “We have an urgent mission, combining our strength to implore the U.S. Senate to scrap the harmful act that the House passed on May 4th,” …

Addressing Disparities in Diabetes Prevalence Among Older Adults

Did you know? Diabetes rates are significantly higher among Americans age 65 and older than in any other age group. Nearly a quarter (23 percent) of Americans 65 and older reported having diagnosed diabetes in 2015, according to a recent AARP Public Policy Institute analysis. Diabetes, a chronic condition in which the body is unable to produce or use insulin efficiently, leads to higher-than-normal blood sugar levels and is associated with higher risk for obesity and cardiovascular disease. Long-term complications …

Diabetes Prevention Program Shows Investing in Prevention Pays

Diabetes among older adults is associated with significant health and cost burdens. Nearly a quarter of individuals age 65 and older have been diagnosed with diabetes, and one of every three Medicare dollars is spent on beneficiaries living with the condition. An estimated one-half of the Medicare population is prediabetic, meaning their blood sugar levels are high but not high enough to warrant a diabetes diagnosis. To address this growing public health concern, in 2011 the Centers for Medicare & …

Glaucoma, el ladrón silente de la vista

    La vista es el sentido que nos permite guiar nuestros automóviles, percibir los colores, ver los paisajes del mundo. ¿Qué pasaría si perdemos la vista? Fotos: 9 alimentos que mejorarán tu visión… además de las zanahorias La glaucoma es una enfermedad que trabaja como un ladrón silente, sin presentar síntomas al principio, y pudiendo causar ceguera a la larga. El 16 de abril de 2014, la American Academy of Ophtalmology publicó que: “Solo la mitad de las personas que …

Report Shows Americans Getting (a Little) Healthier

A new report shows Americans are getting better at smoking less, exercising more and reducing deaths from heart disease, but the past year has also brought an alarming rise in the rate of drug deaths, obesity and diabetes. The 26th annual America’s Health Rankings by the United Health Foundation found a 4 percent jump in drug-related deaths, both from illegal and prescription drug abuse, and an obesity rate that has more than doubled in the past 15 years. Get discounts …

Cómo cuidar el pie diabético

Podría resultar extraño pensar que los postres, las pizzas y los panes que ingerimos, pueden afectar la forma principal mediante la cual nos movemos en la vida: utilizando nuestros pies. Fotos: 6 maneras de vencer la diabetes y mejorar la salud Los pies son los que nos permiten caminar al baño en la mañana, bailar en las fiestas y hacer compras. En fin, son una parte del cuerpo humano en muchas ocasiones desatendida y sin embargo, requieren de una atención especial, más aún …