DIABETES

Client Viola Sanon has her  finger pricked for a blood sugar test in the Family Van in Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 2010.  Every week, dozens of residents of this low-income Boston neighborhood stop into the Family Van, an RV manned by healthcare workers affiliated with Harvard Medical School who perform simple, free screenings, including blood pressure, body mass index and blood sugar, which can alert patients if they face an elevated risk for diabetes, hypertension or other chronic conditions.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder    (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)

Few black diabetes patients in US drug trials

Even though diabetes rates are almost twice as high in black people as in whites, black patients may be far less likely to be included in drug safety trials, a recent study suggest...

Fitness salad and apple fruit surrounded by measuring tape on rustic wooden table. Mixed greens, tomatos, diet cheese, olive oil and spices for healthy lifestyle concept.

US News ranks best diet plans for 2017

An estimated tens of millions of Americans will hit the gym and purge their pantries this month in hopes of slashing pounds and improving their health for the new year.