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Mayo Clinic Says Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Forestall Type 2
Diabetes Health Staff |
Sep 4, 2012 |
The Mayo Clinic Health Letter for August 2012 has published three lifestyle changes that could stave off the progression of prediabetes to full-blown type 2 diabetes. The list isn't new, but its periodic reiteration indicates that healthcare researchers and providers have settled on a simple prescription for staying diabetes-free.
Diabetes: Hospital Bills Cost U.S. $83 Billion A Year
Blaire Briody |
Jul 5, 2012 |
Diabetes affects nearly 25 million Americans, and that number is expected to grow substantially every year. It's the fifth leading cause of death in America, more than breast cancer and AIDs combined. And according to a report released last week from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), it's a disease that’s costing Americans $83 billion a year in hospital fees — 23 percent of total hospital spending.
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