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Truckers Health

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.

Weight Loss In Diabetes

Could Rapid Weight Loss Mean Diabetes?

By Cherie Berkley, MS Medically reviewed by Do-Eun Lee, MD – An unexplained weight loss in diabetes happens when you lose a significant amount of weight without a change in diet, exercise, or lifestyle. There seems no reason for it, which is why it’s sometimes called unintentional weight loss. This type of weight loss can

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Is Sleep Apnea Genetic Or Hereditary? | HTA

The Connection Between Genetics and Sleep Apnea

By Rachael Zimlich, BSN, RN Medically reviewed by Cristian Zanartu, MD – Millions of Americans have sleep apnea—a chronic disorder that causes you to stop breathing in your sleep. There are various risk factors that can lead to sleep apnea, including obesity and smoking, but genetics may also play a role. In extremely rare cases,

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How To Travel Safely If You're Immuno-Compromised | HTA

How to Safely Travel This Summer If You’re Immunocompromised

By Carla Delgado Fact checked by Nick Blackmer With summer quickly approaching, many Americans are already making plans for upcoming travels. Planning a trip can be really an arduous task for people with a weak immune system, but it’s even more taxing during a pandemic when you have to take more factors into consideration. Instead

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Liver Function Test

What to Expect During Liver Function Tests

By Jennifer Whitlock, RN, MSN, FN Medically reviewed by Rochelle Collins, DO Liver function tests (LFTs), also referred to as hepatic function tests, a liver panel, or liver enzymes, are blood tests that measure several enzymes and proteins. These can include alkaline phosphatase (ALP), aspartate transaminase (AST), bilirubin, and gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), among others. Values

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Narcolepsy & Sleep Apnea: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment | HTA

Narcolepsy and Sleep Apnea

Written by Daniel Yetman Medically reviewed by Meir Kryger, MD, FRCP(C) Narcolepsy Vs Sleep Apnea Narcolepsy is a neurological condition that causes problems with your brain’s sleep-wake cycles. People with this condition experience an overwhelming urge to fall asleep that can strike at any time, even during activities such as talking or eating. Sleep apnea

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What Are The Safety Measures If You Get Covid-19 | HTA

What You Can Do If You Get Covid 19

Published by: Sharon Otterman Though I have been writing about Covid-19 for The New York Times for the past two years, I still felt overwhelmed when my son was sent home from school sick in mid-March and tested positive. Suddenly, I was in a cluttered New York City apartment with my husband, a first-grader, and

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Sleep and Diabetes Management | HTA

What to know about diabetes and sleep

Diabetes and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep and blood sugar levels have an intricate relationship. As alterations in one can affect the other, it is not uncommon for people with diabetes to have difficulty sleeping. Effectively managing the condition and practicing good sleeping habits can help people with diabetes get enough good quality sleep. Diabetes is

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How does Covid-19 Affect Diabetic Patients | HTA

How does Covid-19 Affect Diabetic Patients

Published by: Andrew Jacobs How does Covid-19 Affect Patients With Diabetes? The nation continues to come to terms with covid-19. Health experts say the pandemic is adding a deadlier turn to an already long-existing and widespread epidemic: diabetes, a chronic disease. These diseases hobble the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar and inexorably wreak havoc

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Things to Consider for DOT Physical Exam | HTA

Things to Consider for DOT Physical Exam

Published by: Cliff Abbott – What is “it”? It happens every year. Or, every other year, if you’re young, healthy, and lucky. It’s the dreaded DOT physical exam where DOT refers to the Department of Transportation. What once was a biannual slam dunk for most drivers has evolved into an event that strikes fear into

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Omada Enrollment

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