March 29, 2012
Health Tip: Diabetics, Avoid Too Much Salt
High-sodium foods can contribute to high
blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for stroke and heart
attack. The issue is compounded for people with diabetes, who are
already at greater risk of heart attack and stroke.
Health Tip: Warning Signs of Gum Disease
Periodontal disease affects the thin crevice
between the gums and teeth called the sulcus. This causes the
attachment of the tooth and nearby tissue to disintegrate, causing
a pocket that becomes deeper as the disease worsens.
Wireless Skin Patch Developed to Transmit Medical
Researchers say they're
designing patch-like devices to wirelessly transmit information
about a person's vital health statistics, potentially freeing
patients from the wires and sticky electrodes of
electroencephalograms (EEGs) and electrocardiogram (EKGs).
States' Efforts to Boost Cigarette Taxes Slows:
Although eight states
boosted their sales taxes on cigarettes over the past two years,
that's a decline in the number of such increases by states compared
to 2009, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and