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Out-of-pocket medical expenses create a health gap for diabetes patients
For many patients, diabetes is more than a chronic health issue. It’s also a chronic financial issue, and that prevents many patients from adhering to their treatment. A new Diabetes Resource Manual addresses that health gap with comprehensive information on support programs and financial assistance for patients with diabetes in Ontario.

Flu shot myths and facts
October is the start of flu season. It’s also the time of year when people have questions about flu shots and flu prevention. To clear up some common concerns, here are some of the most common myths about flu shots, along with the facts.

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A Question of Health

This month's topic: Gestational diabetes: high blood sugar in pregnancy
Gestational diabetes affects about six per cent of pregnancies in Canada. Like type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes is a condition in which the body has trouble making or using a hormone called insulin, which is produced in the pancreas.

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Even for people genetically predisposed to heart disease, healthy lifestyle significantly lowers risk
For coronary heart disease risk, genes may not be destiny. New research suggests that even for people at high genetic risk for heart disease, a healthy lifestyle can substantially reduce that risk.

Older women benefit from breast reconstruction as much as younger women, with no increase in complications
Older women get the same benefits from breast reconstruction surgery as younger women, without higher complication rates, a new study shows.

Longer time interval between bariatric surgery and childbirth may decrease perinatal risks
Waiting longer than two years after bariatric surgery to give birth may decrease the risk of having a premature or small baby, or a baby requiring admission to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

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