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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Risk Factors and Symptoms

In type 2 diabetes, your body does not use insulin properly, this is called insulin resistance. To combat this, the pancreas will produce extra insulin to make up for your insulin resistance but over time the pancreas isn’t able to keep your blood glucose levels normal. Some people with type 2 diabetes can control their […]


Breast Cancer Basic Information

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in the United States. Although deaths from breast cancer have declined, it still remains the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Possible Symptoms of Breast Cancer New lump in the breast or armpit Swelling […]


High Blood Pressure – What You Need to Know

Did you know nearly 1 in 3 American adults have high blood pressure? High blood pressure will not go away without treatment such as lifestyle changes or physician prescribed medications. Blood pressure is the force of blood flow inside your blood vessels. Blood pressure measurement consists of two numbers. The first number is the pressure […]


Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking can be a difficult task for most people. Nicotine is very addictive which is why smokers crave cigarettes. However, there is no safe amount of cigarette smoke. When you smoke your blood carries toxins to every organ in your body. After quitting for just 20 minutes your body begins to heal itself. Here […]


Kitchen and Food Safety

In Cuyahoga County the most common food-borne illness is Norovirus. It is highly contagious. The most common symptoms of Norovirus are diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain. Regular, thorough hand washing with warm soapy water helps to prevent the spread of this disease and many others. Helpful hints below will guide storage and preparation of […]