Plus3's monthly health tips bring you deeper insights into a particular health topic so you can continue to grow and lead your healthiest, best self.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, "adults with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to die from heart disease or stroke as people without diabetes. This is because over time, high blood glucose from diabetes can damage your blood vessels and the nerves that control your heart. The good news is that the steps you take to manage your diabetes can also help lower your chances of having heart disease or a stroke:
Stop smoking or using other tobacco products.
Manage your A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.
Develop or maintain healthy lifestyle habits - be more physically active and learn ways to manage stress.
Take medicines as prescribed by your doctor.
Learn more at niddk.nih.gov.
We're also kicking off the holiday season and beyond Black Friday sales, its a time of giving thanks and spending time with your loved ones. The benefits of doing so may surprise you...
These TED Talks will help you conjure up massive amounts of gratitude.
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Why your annual check-up is still important to your health
Harvard Women's Health Watch, Harvard Medical School
Although health experts are giving us fewer reasons to see the doctor every year, there are many benefits to doing so. The annual visit helps to sustain your relationship with your clinician and personalize your health care.
→ Reader at health.harvard.edu