Monthly Archives: July 2012

Will exercise make my asthma better or worse?

Geoffrey Chupp, M.D., is an associate professor of pulmonary and critical care at Yale School of Medicine, and a leading practitioner of bronchial thermoplasty, a non-drug procedure for adults with severe asthma that is not well-controlled with inhaled medications. Dr. … Continue reading

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Can children with type 1 diabetes live a normal life? What are the latest advances in treatment?

Although people of any age can get type 1 diabetes (which used to be referred to as ‘juvenile diabetes’), it most often strikes adolescents and teenagers. Beginning with diagnosis, diabetics must learn to inject themselves with insulin on a regular … Continue reading

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Do I need to supplement my Vitamin D? I hear it is so important for cancer protection and other health benefits.

For the answer, we turned to Yale endocrinologist Elizabeth Holt, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor at Yale School of Medicine.  Dr. Holt writes:  “Vitamin D is needed to help calcium from your food reach the skeleton, where it keeps bones strong. … Continue reading

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