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Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes
Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says
When a Bone Breaks
There are four types of broken bones, or fractures. A simple fracture occurs when the bone breaks cleanly into two pieces, and the skin remains intact. A compound fracture involves a break that also pierces the skin. A comminuted fracture has multiple breaks in one bone that are either simple or compound. A green stick fracture doesn't go all the way through the bone. Regardless of the type of break, the National Safety Council says a limb fracture should be treated as follows:
Drive the person to an emergency room as soon as possible.
Keep the injured area immobile by applying a splint, elastic bandage or sling to prevent further injury and excessive pain.
While waiting for medical treatment, keep the person warm and comfortable. Be calm and assure the person that help is on the way.
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.