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A boy’s best friend

Like everyone who met Gia, 11-year-old Hayden Kamakaala knew right away the dog from Spokane was special. A tingle raced through his body when he first saw her. He tugged …

3 conditions plague half of U.S. adults

LOS ANGELES – Nearly half of all adult Americans have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, all conditions that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, researchers from the national …

Smokers who quit risk diabetes, study finds

LOS ANGELES – Smoking raises the risk of diabetes, but new research indicates that – at least in the short term – kicking the habit increases the risk even more. …

Type 2 diabetes is not hopeless despite statistics

More than 180 million people worldwide have diabetes, according to the World Health Organization. In 2005, an estimated 1.1 million people died from the disease. “Diabetes causes more deaths than …

For young sufferers, staying vigilant is key to diabetes

At least eight times a day, 15-year-old Megan Davis pricks her finger to check her blood sugar level. Each meal or even a snack becomes a math exercise as she …

Diabetes rates soar in Idaho

The number of Idahoans diagnosed with diabetes has tripled in the past decade – outpacing soaring rates of the disease in other states. The numbers are part of a national …