Wellness Wednesday: Sleep Apnea

Jan 15, 2020
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New research shows that sleep apnea may increase the risk of mood disorders like anxiety and depression.

Judith Garcia, 19, fills a syringe as she prepares to give herself an injection of insulin at her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Commerce, Calif.
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Diabetics who depend on insulin to live often find themselves paying hundreds, sometimes more than $1,000 a month, for that medication. A new bill would limit that out of pocket cost to $100 for a one month supply.

Angela Lautner knew her thirst was unusual, even for someone directing airplanes, outside in the Memphis summer heat.

"We had coolers of Gatorade and water for people to always have access to," Lautner remembers of her job as a ground services agent. "But the amount of thirst that I felt was just incredible."

She had no appetite and she lost an unusual amount of weight. Then after a trip to the emergency room, Lautner, who was 22, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The diagnosis was life changing.

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A fresh food prescription program called Produce Connect is showing promising results at reducing food insecurity and improving health outcomes.

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An Ohio State doctor has shown a hormone called aldosterone can lead to Type 2 diabetes. The effect is even more pronounced for African- and Chinese-Americans.

Nicole Smith-Holt’s son Alec was 23 when he started feeling sick. His muscles cramped. He was lethargic. He woke up multiple times every night to use the bathroom. After two weeks, Smith-Holt encouraged him to go to urgent care.

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Meredith Balogh does a quick inventory of her diabetes survival pack.

“We’ve got insulin pens: these are a fast acting and a long acting,” Balogh says. “We’ve got extra lancing devices for checking your blood sugar; glucose meter, strips for that.”

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An Ohio lawmaker says more needs to be done to help Ohioans who suffer from diabetes so he’s proposing a bill he thinks will develop a foundation for progress to battle the disease.

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In the wake of our nationwide opioid epidemic, scientists explain how addiction manifests in adults and complicates the lives of infants born from drug abusing parents. Then, a look at emerging technologies that will make diabetes screening easier, safer, and eliminate the need to draw blood.

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Everybody sweats, but most people feel uncomfortable with the odor that can result from underarm perspiring. However, antiperspirants and deodorants might have ingredients that cause negative health effects. Today we'll discuss how antiperspirants and deodorants work, how "Dancing Kevin" lost over 150 pounds and more.


It's no secret that American children have gotten heavier in recent decades.

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A new study suggests that "bromances," or male friendships, are important to men's health. And, new research reveals that the common idea of a "midlife crisis" is a rarer occurrence than previously believed. Also, with more than 80 million Americans who have pre-diabetes, programs like the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program have helped many of these people at risk. Now, there is a plan to expand Medicare to cover similar programs across the country.  

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A new study found that employees enrolled in a workplace intervention program as a group lost more weight than employees who received only written health guidelines for diabetes prevention. When it comes to high cholesterol levels, American adults are steadily moving in the right direction but according to a CDC survey, 1 in 5 kids in the U.S. has high cholesterol. A new high school health program, COPE, helped students maintain healthier weights and alleviated severe depression for a full year after the program ended.


The American Medical Association recently voted in favor of a ban that would stop direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs and medical devices. According to a new study, 60% of prescription drug ads and 80% of over the counter drug ads are misleading or false. Also, a new study revealed that women with gestational diabetes who breastfeed for more than two months are half as likely to develop type 2 diabetes within two years after delivery. 

Ohio Legislature Again Takes Pass On Diabetes Insurance

Nov 17, 2008

For the seventh straight legislative session, Ohio health advocates have failed to convince lawmakers to force all health insurance policies to pay for diabetes equipment and supplies. Legislators are preparing to end their latest two-year session without voting on a proposal the activists keep pushing. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.