CCS Medical Blog

Healthier Dining Out - Yes, it is possible!

With summer on the way, all of us love getting out of the house! Dining out with friends is one of the rites of the season and summer fun almost always includes great food and drink.

Dining out doesn’t have to be hard – or unhealthy! Read our tips on how to enjoy a...

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High Rates of Type 2 Diabetes: The Native American Epidemic

To give us a better understanding of the type 2 diabetes epidemic, I feel it’s important to know more about the different ethnic groups that are more profoundly affected by the disease. The Native American communities have without a doubt experienced the greatest impact.

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diaTribe - A Powerful Resource for People with Diabetes

For some time now, I’ve been meaning to share with our readers the inspiring story of Kelly Close and the wonderful organization she started called diaTribe.

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Is it Time for a Stress Health Check-up?

April showers bring May flowers, but as we wind down the first full month of spring, it’s a good time to stop and check our stress levels so that our May can wield a healthier lifestyle. It takes just a few moments to “smell the flowers” and improve our stress management...

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Winning the War on Sugar: An Epidemic Forecast

Our final blog in our Winning the War on Sugar series...

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Winning The War on Sugar: The Farce of Sugar Substitutes

Americans love artificial sweeteners because they have fewer or no calories and can thereby help us lose weight. In theory – and both the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association both support this, when consumed carefully, non-nutritive sweeteners...

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Diabetes Alert Day: Take the Diabetes Risk Test Today!

An Important Message from our CEO on Diabetes Alert Day: Every American Adult Should Take the Diabetes Risk Test!

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Winning the War on Sugar: How Taxpayers Subsidize the Sugar Industry

Thanks to science writer Gary Taubes and his new book, The Case Against Sugar, we now have a driving force for a new War on Drugs that we are calling The War on Sugar.

In the last three blogs, we’ve revealed three facts about sugar. First, the prevalence of added sugars...

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Winning the War on Sugar: Just Say No!

"Just Say No!" An Old Slogan Becomes the New Battle Cry

In our last blog, "Understanding the Addictive Power of Sugar," we discussed the two-pronged addictive power that sugar holds over us as a nation. 

First, there is the physically addictive properties of refined...

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Winning the War on Sugar: Understanding the Addictive Power of Sugar

In our last blog, we talked about the desperate need to wage a War on Sugar, akin to the 1980s “War on Drugs.” Using science writer Gary Taubes as our champion, we identified the prevalence of added sugars in our American diet as the real stimulant affecting type 2...

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