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How a healthy lifestyle affects diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is related to insulin resistance, meaning the body either does not produce enough insulin or the insulin is ineffective and unable to regulate blood glucose levels adequately. The disease is typically diagnosed based on blood glucose levels and is often related to family history, unhealthy lifestyle, weight,…

How to handle heel pain

If you ever experience pain and stiffness in the bottom of your heel then you may be dealing with plantar fasciitis — a condition where the tissue between the heel bone and the toes becomes swollen or inflamed. Sometimes heel pain can be entrapment of the nerve, sometimes it can…

Deadly cancers require an aggressive approach

Aggressive cancers require an aggressive approach. Esophageal and pancreatic cancer can be deadly if not detected early and treated properly. Ziad Awad, MD, FACS, medical director of the minimally invasive surgery program at UF Health Jacksonville, tackles these two cancers on a daily basis. “Both are…