Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775

The Truth About Insulin, Obesity and Blood Sugar with Dr. Arthur Chernoff, The Steven, Daniel and Douglas Altman Chairman of Endocrinology, Einstein Healthcare Network

According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million people in the United States have diabetes. An additional 79 million more people have prediabetes, the ADA reports. What is diabetes and prediabetes? What can be done to prevent the diseases or stop their progression? Dr. Arthur Chernoff, chairman of Einstein Healthcare Network's endocrinology department, sets the record straight.

Myth: Diabetes is a result of obesity.

Truth: Diabetes is caused by a combination of factors, including genetics and lifestyle....

Finding the best ways to fulfill your New Year's fitness resolutrions, courtesy of an Einstein expert.

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Simple Changes That Lead To Healthy Eating with Theresa Shank, Registered Dietitian, Einstein Medical Center

Many people make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight. Why do so many of them fail?

Too many eggs in one flimsy basket, Shank says. “People have accumulated bad habits over many years, then think, ‘On New Year’s, I’m going to change everything.’ That’s overwhelming and unrealistic,” she explains. “Start with something small and achievable so that you feel as though you have accomplished something. For example, stop drinking...

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Dr. Adele Schneider, the director of clinical genetics and medical director of the Victor Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, discusses the center's Jewish genetic diseases outreach program.

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