diabetes

  • insulin Jan 24

    Gov. J.B. Pritzker Signs Law Capping Monthly Insulin Costs at $100

    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law Friday capping costs at $100 for people covered by state-regulated commercial health insurance plans. Federally regulated plans are not covered by the law.

  • Health Dec 3, 2019

    How to Manage Diabetes and Holiday Eating

    When faced with the abundance of holiday food, managing blood sugar levels may be more of a challenge for diabetics but that doesn’t mean they have to miss out on the holiday cheer. Health experts show us how it’s possible to enjoy holiday meals while maintaining blood sugar levels.

  • NBC Nov 24, 2019

    Tyler Perry Is Helping Out an American Couple Stuck in Mexico With $16K Hospital Bill

    An Atlanta couple’s dream cruise vacation took a scary turn when Tori Austin’s fiancée suffered a serious medical emergency on board the ship, NBC News reports. Austin told NBC News her fiancée, Stephen Johnson, was rushed to a private hospital in Progreso, Mexico, over a week ago in critical condition after medics aboard a cruise ship diagnosed him with pancreatitis,...

  • Michigan Nov 15, 2019

    Will You Get Dementia? Many May Not Understand Their Risk

    Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it, new research suggests. Almost half of adults surveyed believed they were likely to develop dementia. The results suggest many didn’t understand the connection between physical health and brain health and how racial differences can affect dementia risk. Substantial numbers of people...

  • Chief Nov 8, 2019

    10 Hospitalized From Oklahoma Facility After Flu Shot Mix-Up

    Ten people at an Oklahoma care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were apparently accidentally injected with what’s believed to be insulin rather than flu shots, authorities said. Emergency responders were called Wednesday afternoon to the Jacquelyn House in Bartlesville, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of Tulsa, on a report of an unresponsive person and...

  • Halloween Nov 3, 2019

    Halloween’s Over, Now What to Do With All Your Kids’ Candy

    With trick or treating over, all that candy is in your house. So now what? You can hide it from the kids, or maybe eat it yourself, but there are concerns about the amount of candy kids are consuming. “I am a really big candy fan,” says Heather Flannery. “We eat a lot of candy at our house.” The National...

  • Indiana Oct 23, 2019

    Indiana Reports First Flu Death of Season

    Health officials are reporting Indiana’s first influenza-related death of the season in Marion County.

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Sep 24, 2019

    A Spoonful Less Sugar, Tad More Fat: US Diets Still Lacking

    Americans’ diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there’s still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests. Overall, the authors estimated there was a modest improvement over 16 years on the government’s healthy eating index, from estimated scores of 56 to 58. That’s hardly cause for celebration — 100 is the top...

  • Indiana Sep 17, 2019

    Batavia Woman With Legionnaires’ Disease Shares Story

    A west suburban Batavia woman diganosed with Legionnaires’ Disease shared about her battle with the disease on Monday with NBC 5.

  • Chicago Jul 15, 2019

    Durbin Sponsors New Legislation Aimed at Lowering Insulin Costs

    It’s a lifeline for people with diabetes, but paying for insulin can be a challenge for families – even those with insurance. Now, there’s a new push in Washington, D.C. to change that.

  • Jul 15, 2019

    Durbin Sponsors New Legislation to Lower Insulin Costs

    It’s a lifeline for people with diabetes, but paying for insulin can be a challenge for families – even those with insurance. Now, there’s a new push in Washington, D.C. to change that. Lauren Petty reports.

  • Chicago Jun 27, 2019

    Suburban Food Pantry Hosts Cooking, Nutrition Classes

    Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry does more than provide hunger relief for 13 Chicago-area zip codes. The pantry, operated under “Beyond Hunger,” offers nutrition education, including cooking classes. NBC 5’s Sabrina Santucci sat in on a class taught by a dietitian for people living with diabetes.

  • California Jun 25, 2019

    Bottled Water Brand Found to Have High Levels of Arsenic Pulled From Stores

    Peñafiel bottled water is being pulled from store shelves after a report found that the products contained arsenic at levels that exceeded federal standards, NBC News reports. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., the company that makes this brand of bottled water, said Peñafiel unflavored mineral spring water products are involved in the market withdrawal. It wrote in a statement Friday that...

  • California Jun 25, 2019

    Bottled Water Brand Found to Have High Levels of Arsenic Pulled From Stores

    Peñafiel bottled water is being pulled from store shelves after a report found that the products contained arsenic at levels that exceeded federal standards, NBC News reports. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., the company that makes this brand of bottled water, said Peñafiel unflavored mineral spring water products are involved in the market withdrawal. It wrote in a statement Friday that...

  • The Associated Press Jun 18, 2019

    Egypt’s Ousted President Morsi Buried After Courtroom Death

    Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom, a member of his defense team said. Morsi’s family attended funeral prayers in the mosque of Cairo’s Tora prison, followed by the burial at a cemetery in the city’s eastern district...

  • Chicago Jun 13, 2019

    Sleeping With the TV On May Make You Gain Weight

    Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The National Institutes of Health study published Monday isn’t proof, but it bolsters evidence suggesting that too much exposure to light at night could pose health risks. “Evolutionarily we are...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Feb 27, 2019

    Does the Keto Diet Work?

    It’s the latest fit fad. The Keto diet, which features low carbs and high fat. But does it really work? NBC10 investigates.

  • Chicago Jun 10, 2019

    Sleeping With the TV on May Make You Gain Weight

    Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The National Institutes of Health study published Monday isn’t proof, but it bolsters evidence suggesting that too much exposure to light at night could pose health risks. “Evolutionarily we are...

  • Chicago Jun 10, 2019

    Sleeping With the TV on May Make You Gain Weight

    Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The National Institutes of Health study published Monday isn’t proof, but it bolsters evidence suggesting that too much exposure to light at night could pose health risks. “Evolutionarily we are...

  • Chicago Jun 10, 2019

    Sleeping With Your TV on May Make You Gain Weight

    Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests.

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