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19 05, 2017

Diabetes and Foot Problems

2017-05-19T14:57:16+00:00

How can diabetes affect my feet? Chronically high blood sugar (glucose) levels can be associated with serious complications in people who have diabetes. The feet are especially at risk. Two conditions called diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease can damage the feet (and other areas of the body) in people who have diabetes. What is diabetic [...]

Diabetes and Foot Problems 2017-05-19T14:57:16+00:00
19 05, 2017

Atrial Fibrillation

2017-05-19T14:53:58+00:00

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a heart rhythm abnormality caused by a problem with the heart's electrical system. Normally, the heart's electricity flows from the top chambers (atria) to the bottom chambers (ventricles), causing the normal contraction. In atrial fibrillation the electrical flow is chaotic causing the heartbeat to become irregular. Warning Sign: Uneven Pulse Atrial fibrillation [...]

Atrial Fibrillation 2017-05-19T14:53:58+00:00
19 05, 2017

Multiple Sclerosis

2017-05-19T14:50:31+00:00

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks its own central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). In MS, the immune system attacks and damages or destroys the myelin, a substance that surrounds and insulates the nerves. The myelin destruction causes a distortion or interruption in nerve impulses traveling [...]

Multiple Sclerosis 2017-05-19T14:50:31+00:00
28 04, 2017

Real Teens Ask: What Are Opioids?

2017-04-28T17:38:44+00:00

Teens have a lot of questions about drugs, which is why NIDA holds an annual Drug Facts Chat Day to explain the science behind drug abuse. At the last Chat Day, “casa grande” from Casa Grande Union High School in Arizona asked: What are opioids? Opioids, also known as “opiates,” are a class of drugs with [...]

Real Teens Ask: What Are Opioids? 2017-04-28T17:38:44+00:00