diabetes

Most smokers know that smoking causes breathing problems and lung cancer, but they may not be aware of the other health problems it can cause. (Photo: gunnerl/Getty Images)

Health Risks

Smoking Risks Are More Than Lung Cancer Doctors ask patients about smoking habits for the same reason they check weight, blood pressure, breathing and heart beat during a visit. The answers – much like the results of the other checks – provide information that offers clues to
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Neuropathy is when small blood vessels supplying the nerves get damaged by diabetes and begin to die. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Foot Pain

Diabetes Sparks a Rise in Neuropathy Autonomic and small fiber neuropathy used to be considered rare conditions. But with approximately 30 million Americans affected by diabetes – one of the main underlying causes for these diseases – it is an emerging problem. Both types of
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Cycling provides many health benefits including cardiovascular conditioning. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Ready, Set, Bike

Cycling Provides Many Health Benefits Getting outside on two wheels can improve health and fitness, build muscles and boost your mood. Plus, for most people, it’s fun. “It’s a practical thing in that it’s getting us out of our cars and using our own power for transportation,”
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