Tobacco use is the most common preventable cause of death. About half of the people who don’t quit smoking will die of smoking-related problems. Quitting smoking is important for your health and provides many benefits. Soon after you quit, your circulation begins to improve, and your blood pressure starts to return to a normal level. Your sense of smell and taste return and breathing starts to become easier. In the long term, giving up tobacco can help you live longer. Your risk of getting cancer decreases with each year you stay smoke-free. Quitting is not easy, though. You may have … Continue reading
Many complications of diabetes, including kidney disease, foot problems and vision problems are generally well recognized. But the disease’s impact on the brain is often overlooked. Continue reading
The Atkins Diet The goal of the Atkins Diet is to switch the body’s metabolism from metabolizing glucose as energy and, instead, use the body’s stored fat as its source of energy. To do this, a person limits their intake of carbohydrates. Despite the diet’s popularity, the effect remains a subject of a lot of debate. Some studies have said that the Atkins diet helps prevent cardiovascular disease, lowers the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the amount of good cholesterol (HDL). Other studies have suggested that the diet could hurt the human body by contributing to osteoporosis and kidney stones. … Continue reading
Many, if not most, people spend a lot of their time thinking about the food they are eating. How many calories? How much fat? How many carbohydrates? All are questions we ask ourselves often. But for diabetics, keeping an eye on the nutritional value and quantity of food you eat is especially important. However, diabetes does not have to limit the choices you have when dining. In fact, most recipes don’t have to change much at all when shaping your diet around your body’s needs. But there are a few lifestyle and dietary choices that require some extra caution: Continue reading
Even though the diagnosis of diabetes can be stressful and unnerving, millions of people around the world continue to live prosperous, happy and healthy lives with the condition. But it is also important to understand that, even though you may not feel unwell or any different than you did before, it is vital to take the condition seriously and take the appropriate precautions to control and manage diabetes.
Remember, diabetes does not mean you cannot do the things you have always wanted to do! Perhaps you wanted to go on a cruise? Maybe you wanted to climb the Great Wall of China? All your dreams and aspirations don’t have to come to a halt because of diabetes. Continue reading
Tufts Medical Center held its Chinese New Year celebrations on January 31, by holding a lion dance performance, as well as inviting students from the neighboring Josiah Quincy Elementary School to perform dances and instrumental music. Continue reading