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By Phoebe Chi, MD, MPH Do you enjoy salty snacks? Or find yourself reaching for the salt shaker at the dinner table? If you do, you are not alone. In general, people in the U.S. eat much more sodium (salt) than they should. But why is it important to watch the amount of sodium you eat? It is because the more sodium you consume, the higher your blood pressure becomes. Some conditions, such as certain heart…
Source: Trucking and fatigue | More accurate ways to detect and combat fatigue | Technology content from Fleet Owner Fatigue plays a significant role in driver performance, job satisfaction, and safety on the road. Measuring fatigue with technology (i.e. biometric devices) like the Readiband from Fatigue Science and others from companies like Circadian Fatigue Management is one way to do this, as well as the proactive measures that can be taken by employers, such as allowing truck drivers sufficient rest and […]
Source: Individualized exam schedule for diabetic eye disease | National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study showed that the convention of yearly dilated eye exam screening can be individually tailored, depending on the initial severity of the retinopathy in individuals with type 1 diabetes. Those with no signs of retinopathy may be evaluated every 4 years, those with mild retinopathy every 3 years, moderate every 6 months and severe every 3 months. This may result in fewer examinations in some individuals and still […]
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Typically used in Type 2 Diabetes they decrease glucose absorption and increase urinary glucose excretion. FDA Warns of Ketoacidosis Risk with Newer Diabetes Drugs.
New diabetes standard for commercial drivers in the works: Land Line Magazine.
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