Monthly Archives: July 2011

(Miami, FL) – More than 8 percent of the U.S. population 25.8 million children and adults have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. The numbers are staggering, and so is the price tag: an estimated $218 billion was spent in healthcare costs in 2007, factoring in undiagnosed diabetes, pre-diabetes and gestational diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, however, can be prevented.

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(Miami, FL) – Hyperlipidemia, also known as high cholesterol, is a significant cause of heart disease, which is still the leading cause of death in the United States. Like most medical problems, it can be treated successfully, but only if you know you have it. So, getting regular screening for high cholesterol is very important. It is wise to begin yearly testing starting at age 40.

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