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Diabetes and sex
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Dear Diabetes Health, I am a 55-year-old man who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two years ago, and I think it made me depressed. The depression eventually got so bad that I didn't want to get out of bed in the morning. My doctor referred me to the psych clinic, where they put me on Paxil (paroxetine). The medication is helping my depression but ruining
 
Colorectal cancer still claims thousands of black lives
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Few diseases cause as much pain and suffering as cancer. While survivors, activists, policymakers and health care professionals have been successful in raising awareness for some types of cancer, others are not as high profile. Among them is colorectal cancer, the second- leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women combined in the U.S. Even
 
Ask Nadia: Opioids and diabetes
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Dear Nadia: Do opioids (painkillers) have a definite effect on people with type 2 diabetes? I’ve read that it makes you fall off the healthy wagon of eating right. But do the pills directly affect the effectiveness of insulin to control and manage blood sugar? Do opiates raise someone’s blood sugar or restrict the full potential of a diabetes
 

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