Study: Visual impairment, blindness cases expected to double by 2050

FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH With the youngest of the baby boomers hitting 65 by 2029, the number of people with visual impairment or blindness in the United States is expected to double to more than 8 million by 2050, according to projections based on the most recent census data and from studies funded […]

Minority Health Month: Control type 2 diabetes with healthy diet, exercise

BY VICKI HAYWOOD DOE | Special to the Metro Monthly Diabetes mellitus – characterized by elevated blood glucose – has become a growing health problem in this country. Diabetes leads to serious health complications and is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Complications, due to damage to nerves […]

Cleveland Clinic study: Bariatric surgery improves, reverses diabetes

Overweight, diabetic patients who underwent bariatric surgery achieved significant improvement or remission of their diabetes, according to new research from Cleveland Clinic. In a randomized, controlled trial, some weight loss surgery patients achieved normal blood sugar levels without use of any diabetes medications. In others, the need for insulin to control blood sugar was eliminated. […]