WHO report: Hundreds of millions suffer from diabetes

6:00 am Apr. 25, 2016

An estimated now 422 million people suffer from diabetes — a debilitating and potentially deadly disease — as the obesity epidemic continues to rage across the globe.

That’s according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The number of people living with the chronic disease has nearly quadrupled since 1980, rising the fastest in low- and middle-income countries.

In Georgia, 30.5 percent of people are obese

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030816 ATLANTA: Five-year-old Emory patient Ka’ Marion Hammond reaches out to touch the keyboards being drawn in by the music of Bruce Gilbert playing in the lobby of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Atlanta. Gilbert plays every Tuesday volunteering the past four years since his wife, Lex , was diagnosed and treated for cancer. She now has no evidence of the disease.   Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

‘I was so, so … NORMAL’

6:00 am Apr. 13, 2016

Bruce Gilbert penned those words in his journal last December as the uncontrollable shakes and jerks he had suffered in his arms and legs for a decade began to diminish.

In 2005, Doctors diagnosed the Atlanta

110607-ATLANTA: Dustin Mattson makes a coffee drink at Octane Coffee Bar & Lounge near Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Tuesday, June 7th. For story about coffee prices going up yet Americans appear to still love their coffee. Phil Skinner pskinner@AJC.com Editors note:CQ

Is coffee bad or good for you?

6:00 am Apr. 4, 2016

Caffeine enthusiasts rejoice!

The debate over whether — or how much — coffee Americans should drink has raged on for years. Historically, coffee has been blamed for stunting growth, causing heart disease and other health problems.

080207 ATLANTA,GA.: A elderly man is being screened for Alzheimer's Disease using the 'DETECT' system Thursday (2/7/08) at Wesley Woods Center of Emory University. 

The patient wears a helmet which covers the ears and eyes. They are fed questions through the earphones and visually from a screen inside the helmet (the computer screen is identical to what the patient is seeing at this moment). They answer the questions with a 'yes' or 'no' using a hand-held clicker. The test takes about 15-minutes. This part of the test asks the patient if the face shown is identical to the one shown two faces earlier.....a variety of faces are used.

Despite recent strides in treating Alzheimer's and understanding its causes, American medicine hasn't reached a consensus on regular screening for the disease, or even which screening technique works best.

(JOEY IVANSCO/staff photo).

Keep your brain 10 years younger by doing this

3:31 pm Mar. 28, 2016

Regular exercise is important for older Americans to keep both their bodies and minds healthier for longer, a new study shows.

The study looked at how much — and at what intensity — people exercised, comparing