A cure for America’s diabetes crisis lies in early education

Satesh Bidaisee Special to the Valley News The greatest health threat to America’s youth isn’t opioid addiction or cancer – it’s diabetes. The number of children and teens diagnosed with Type 2, so-called “adult” diabetes, increased 5 percent every year between 2002 and 2012. The disease dooms millions of Americans to early deaths. Treating it […]

The many problems associated with obesity

The many problems associated with obesity

Nearly 30 percent of the world’s population is overweight or obese, and this issue has a substantial impact on cancer rates according to leading experts. Recently, scientists reported obesity is responsible for an estimated 500,000 cancer deaths worldwide each year. Nearly two-thirds of obesity-associated cancers, including colon, rectum, womb and other cancers, occur in the […]

The secret weapon to ending America’s health crisis is schools

Kenneth Thorpe Special to Valley News America has a big, fat problem. A whopping 13 million American children are obese, and millions more are about to join their ranks. By 2025, according to a report in Pediatric Obesity, the nation will house 17 million obese kids. This information is alarming. Obesity can lead to a […]

Learn to protect yourself and loved ones from heart disease

Dr. Terry A. Rondberg Special to the Valley News Heart disease is the No. 1 disease killer in the U.S., taking the lives of about 600,000 people each year – that’s one of every four deaths. Yet, according to conservative estimates by the American Heart Association, 80 percent of heart disease and stroke can be prevented. Rather than treat […]