By Ted Bosworth Prediabetes is not only a predictor of diabetes and the cardiovascular complications that ensue, but it is also a risk factor by itself for myocardial infarction(MI) (ie, heart attack), according to data drawn from almost 1.8 million patients hospitalized for MI. “Our study serves as a wakeup call for clinicians and patients
The truck driving industry is overwhelmingly unhealthy to it’s participants. A study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveals, “More than half of long-haul truck drivers reported having two or more of these health conditions or unhealthy behaviors: high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, limited physical activity, high cholesterol, or fewer than 6 hours of sleep. These factors increase the chance of developing preventable, long-lasting diseases.” With this knowledge, HTAA routinely reviews and post news articles related to Truckers health in an effort to better inform you.
By Harriet Whitehead The organization adds that alcohol consumption is the most common cause of liver disease in the UK, accounting for six in 10 cases of fatty liver disease. It suggests that up to one in five people in the UK drink alcohol in a way that could harm their liver. The NHS says
By Manas Mishra June 14 (Reuters) – Moderna’s (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine may have a higher risk of heart inflammation in young men than the Pfizer (PFE.N)/BioNTech (22UAy.DE) shot, according to data presented on Tuesday to U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers weighing its use for those aged 6 to 17. What triggers severe COVID? Infected
Written by Corinna Cornejo Medically reviewed by Angelica Balingit, MD The impact of sleep apnea with diabetes goes far beyond leaving you feeling tired in the morning. For people with diabetes, sleep apnea can influence your glucose levels at all times of day, change how your body responds to insulin, and play a part in
By: Christine Zink, MD Tens of millions of people in the United States have been infected with COVID-19, resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths. After being infected with COVID-19, there is curiosity about how often people should test themselves when they should test, and whether they should continue to retest after having the illness.
By: Dr. Michael Daignault Patients who come to the emergency department with abdominal pain often get an ultrasound as part of their diagnostic workup – especially if the pain is localized to the right upper abdomen. This is done to evaluate for emergency causes of the pain, particularly if the source is related to the liver
By: Brandon Peters, MD – Insomnia is characterized by an inability to obtain a sufficient amount of sleep to feel rested. It can be due to either difficulty falling or staying asleep. It may also result in waking earlier than desired. The sleep is often reported to be of chronically poor quality and light and
By: Barbie Cervoni MS, RD, CDCES, CDN Around 96 million American adults have prediabetes. Most—roughly 80%—aren’t aware they have the condition. Prediabetes does not typically cause symptoms. It is still a concern, however, because it is a precursor to type 2 diabetes. This means that without intervention, it can progress to type 2 diabetes, putting
Sleep apnea is a relatively common sleep disorder in which a person experiences many breathing pauses during a night’s sleep. It puts a person at higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and more, so it’s essential to prevent serious health complications. This article discusses the various treatment options for apnea. What Is Sleep Apnea?