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Cell infusion is a ‘miracle’ for diabetic

For 50 years, Sigrun Schwendinger of Potomac, Md., coped with diabetes. She gave herself multiple insulin injections every day, tested her blood-sugar levels frequently and paid constant attention to her ...

Weight loss experts tackle the ups and downs of dieting, metabolism, meals

How much weight should you expect to lose in a month? Where do you begin if you want to drop 100 pounds? How can you keep from gaining weight at restaurant buffets? And what are the best snacks to keep ...

Fees for spousal coverage grow

Surcharges added for those who can get other insurance First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes spousal surcharges for health insurance? More U.S. workers will be paying them in 2018 as employers ...

Health threats: Who’s in charge?

Government and mixed messages  Let’s go back some 16 years and see what has changed since the Florida anthrax outbreak in 2001. It’s been indeed almost two decades, but almost a month after ...

The diabetes way of life

Americans with disease learn to eat well, exercise Ted DeLeon’s family is plagued by diabetes on all sides. His parents, aunts and uncles and seven of nine siblings have it. Yet, when it came to him, ...

Young type 2 diabetics face severe problems

The first long-term study of children diagnosed with type 2, or “adult-onset” diabetes, shows that as young adults, many suffer from severe complications, including kidney disease, miscarriages, and ...

Cooking up a balance

New approaches help diabetics make tasty food Last year, in the middle of a teenage whirl of high school, friends, and sports, Emma Lowenstein’s life changed. The Chevy Chase, Md., teenager, now 15, ...

Researchers weigh in on soaring diabetes rates

More than 19 million Americans have diabetes, and if rates continue to soar, there could be 30 million suffering from the chronic, sometimes fatal, disease by 2050. Diabetes is “a side effect of prosperity” ...

Diabetes: A lesson in living

Diabetes can’t chill an adventurous Will Will Cross wants the world to know that diabetes doesn’t have to mean disability. To prove that, Cross, who was diagnosed 25 years ago at age 9 with type 1 ...

Old giants fight to reclaim glory days of high-tech

Many must make major changes to remain relevant, even survive With a dramatic gesture some years ago, Motorola took on one of the toughest questions in business: Can a technology company remake itself ...