Overcoming Obesity – and Making it Last
In addition, studies have linked obesity to genetics and certain medical conditions, such as hypothyroidism, Cushing's syndrome and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Weight gain may also be caused by the use of certain medications (such as corticosteroids, ...
U.S. News & World Report - Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:00

Adults over age 45 should be screened for diabetes
Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome or who developed gestational diabetes during pregnancy also fall into the high-risk category. “We didn't specify an age for screening those high-risk groups,” Pignone said. “That's something patients should ...
Boston Globe - Sun, 12 Oct 2014 20:56

Age 45 target for diabetes screenings
The Oshkosh Northwestern - Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:22

USPSTF Issues Draft Recommendation on Glucose Screening, Diabetes
Women with a history of gestational diabetes or polycystic ovarian syndrome are also at increased risk, as are certain racial and ethnic minorities (e.g., African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and ...
AAFP News - Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:41

Fellowship-trained Physician Offers Hope For Recovering Sexual Function ...
Polycystic ovary syndrome (POS) is one explanation. "While we don't know the cause of POS, we do know that leaving it undiagnosed and untreated can cause weight gain to escalate and that leads to diabetes and heart disease. When a women experiences ...
Chicago Tribune - Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:15

North Carolina Couple Stays Hopeful Despite Losing Septuplets
(Before taking the drugs, Lindsey also learned she had PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome, which can make it difficult to get pregnant.) On the day Steve, a former National Football League player, turned 30, his wife handed him the positive pregnancy ...
People Magazine - Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:30

Steve Justice and wife Lindsey who lost sextuplets at 21 weeks want more children
Daily Mail - Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:55

Pre-diabetes: what everyone needs to know
Pre-diabetes affects nearly one in four Australians aged 25 and over. If left untreated, it can develop into Type 2 diabetes within 5 to 10 years. The scariest part: it's a condition that shows no symptoms or warning signs. Here's what you need to know.
Perth Now - Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:56

Identifying patients at risk of diabetes
... hypertension or cardiovascular disease; south Asian, African or African-Caribbean ethnicity; high socioeconomic deprivation; impaired glucose regulation and/or raised HbA1c; history of gestational diabetes; polycystic ovary syndrome; taking ...
The Pharmaceutical Journal - Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:22

Ovarian cancer has few symptoms
Additonally, women who have never being pregnant; have undergone fertility treatment; women who smoke; women who have polycystic ovary syndrome, or those who use an intrauterine device may have an increased risk of ovarian cancer. If you have a ...
St. George Daily Spectrum - Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:15

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