Diane Domina

Diane Domina,

Diane is a Senior Content Producer at Remedy Health Media, LLC. She writes the Daily Dose for HealthCentral and is the editorial director at HealthCommunities. Her goal is to contribute to a valuable, trustworthy, and informative experience for people who are searching for health information online.

Are Finger Sticks Necessary for People with Type 2 Diabetes?

A landmark study from the UNC School of Medicine suggests blood glucose testing may not improve blood sugar control or quality of life in people with type 2 diabetes who are not receiving insulin. Finger-stick blood glucose testing is a standard part ...
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Abdominal Fat Linked to Diabetes, Heart Disease

Are you shaped more like an apple—carrying more weight around your middle—or a pear—with more body fat in your hips and thighs? Research shows that people with a higher waist-to-hip ratio—those with more abdominal fat—are at increased risk for health ...
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Gender Differences in Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Credit: Thinkstock Research shows that the onset of Alzheimer’s and early symptoms of the disease can be affected by several factors. For example, studies have shown that early symptoms—and the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s—may be delayed in highly educat...
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Botox Risky for Urge Incontinence

Results of a recent study comparing Botox to sacral neuromodulation for urge incontinence show that, while onabotulinumtoxinA produces slightly better results, it increases the risk for adverse effects
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Facebook Founder's Goal: To End Disease

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, pledged $3 billion to medical research over the next 10 years. Their goal: To “cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century.”
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Blood Pressure Control and Reducing Non-Compliance

Credit: Thinkstock High blood pressure, or hypertension, is often called the silent killer, because it increases the risk for serious health problems, such as heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease, without signs or symptoms. Uncontrolled hypertens...
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Bringing Down EpiPen Costs

Credit: Thinkstock Amid recent controversy about the skyrocketing price of EpiPens—potentially life-saving medical devices designed to stop a severe allergic reaction—the manufacturer has taken steps to reduce costs for health care consumers. First, ...
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CDC: Think Sepsis, Act Fast

Credit: Thinkstock Sepsis is a serious, life-threatening condition caused by an immune response to infection. The condition is difficult to diagnose and treat, according to the CDC, and can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Sepsis case...
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Health Care Providers Partner with Ride-Sharing Companies

Credit: Thinkstock As just about anyone with a chronic illness can tell you, scheduling and keeping appointments can be tricky and time-consuming—even when you have a car or can rely on a friend or family member to take you. But for those who must de...
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