Care for Aging Veterans

  • Posted on: 16 August 2010
  • By: Guest (not verified)

My father is a Vietnam War veteran. I've moved closer to him so we can do more things together, and I've noticed his health isn't as good as it was. I thought he was getting the health care he needs, but now I'm not so sure. He smokes a lot, and I'm worried about heart disease.

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Physical Activity and insulin

  • Posted on: 3 August 2010
  • By: jleff

I'm taking insulin now for my type 2 diabetes. I'm also very physically active. Is there anything I should know?

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Reference: 1. Sigal RJ, Kenny GP, Wasserman DH, et al. Physical activity/exercise and type 2 diabetes: a consensus statement from the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care. 2006;29(6):1433-1438.
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Insulin Therapy Options

  • Posted on: 3 August 2010
  • By: jleff

My doctor wants to start me on insulin for my diabetes. I hate the idea of giving myself shots. Is there any way to avoid insulin therapy? What devices might make my life easier?

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References: 1. Karter AJ, Subramanian U, Saha C, et al. Barriers to insulin initiation: the translating research into action for diabetes insulin starts project. Diabetes Care. 2010;33(4):733-735. 2. Marcus A. Diabetes care - insulin delivery in a changing world. Medscape J Med. 2008;10(5):120. 3. Nathan DM, Buse JB, Davidson MB, et al. Medical management of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes: a consensus algorithm for the initiation and adjustment of therapy: a consensus statement of the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2009;32(1):193-203.
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Weight Issues and Children

  • Posted on: 30 April 2010
  • By: jleff

As a parent who has always struggled with weight issues, what, if anything, can I do to help my children avoid a constant battle with their weight?

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CAT Scan Radiation

  • Posted on: 21 December 2009
  • By: jleff

I heard that the radiation from CT scans can cause cancer. What's the story?

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References De González AB, Mahesh M, Kim K-P, et al. Projected Cancer Risks From Computed Tomographic Scans Performed in the United States in 2007. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(22):2071-7. Smith-Bindman R, Lipson J, Marcus R, et al. Radiation Dose Associated With Common Computed Tomography Examinations and the Associated Lifetime Attributable Risk of Cancer. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(22):2078-86.
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