Diabetic retinopathy — damage to the blood vessels in the retina — is the leading cause of new blindness in persons aged 25 to 74 years in the United States.
With a change in lifestyle, researchers have found that people at risk of type 2 diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of the disease.
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure and accounts for more than 43 percent of new cases.
There are several misperceptions and misunderstandings about type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes can often be prevented or controlled once diagnosed.
Blood tests are used to diagnosis diabetes and prediabetes because disease type 2 diabetes may have no symptoms in the early stages. The test is repeated before a diagnosis is confirmed.
In order to detect or prevent complications people with diabetes are advised to have several tests and checkups each year.
Although diabetes is often silent in the initial stages, specific symptoms emerge as the disease progresses. Poor control of glucose levels increases the risk of complications of diabetes.
Lung cancer is largely preventable. Almost 90 percent of all cases of lung cancer are caused by tobacco smoke, which contains known cancer-causing agents.
Acorn squash, a type of winter squash, is heralded for its richness in vitamins A and C, fiber and potassium.
Whittier Street Health Center has been awarded $1.48 million in grants in support of the expansion of its medical services.
Massachusetts residents, community leaders and health and social service providers have come together to launch Roxbury Rising Against Diabetes, an effort aimed at increasing diabetes awareness and education.
Medication errors, which can result in harm or even death, are largely preventable.
The Boston Public Health Commission received a federal grant to promote healthy eating and exercise in the Roxbury community.
Supporting Strong Moms at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center with help from Brigham and Women’s Hospital
People throughout the Partners HealthCare system are working to develop innovative new programs to provide support to new parents and their growing families.