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 Marketed to men, testosterone is supposed to be a way to stay young and virile. Marketed to women, it is supposed to be a way to recapture waning sexual desire and boost the libido.

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Medical experts meeting at the NIH over the next three days are going to try to reach a consensus on whether to shift to a different testing method for gestational diabetes. If they decide to make the shift, the prevalence of gestational diabetes in U.S. pregnancies can be expected to double. 

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Patients come each month to the To Help Everyone (T.H.E.) Clinic, hoping to finally gain the upper hand on their diabetes, a disease wreaking havoc on their bodies — and their community.

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Lexi Winnell, a 9-year-old girl with Native American ancestry, is insulin resistant. Her grandparents have gone all out to keep her from getting diabetes.

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Stress has always been a part of college life – moving away from home, living with roommates and cramming for tests. But college counselors are worried as new and serious stressors, many financial are hurting students' health and hindering their academic success.

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Millions of American women were put on hormone replacement therapy before science evaluated the benefits and harms. Will men over 45 try testosterone replacement therapy too? Aggressive marketing of testosterone is on the rise.

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William Heisel interviews health writer Liz Scherer about the latest coverage of the Women's Health Initiative study on hormone replacement therapy and her tips for covering women's health.

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Our final full day in Haiti is today. We went to the mountains with two board members of FHADIMAC, and from a high perch, the city of Port-au-Prince below looked like paradise.  But as we descended the mountain, winding out of our way and close to the edge to avoid debris, reality came back to us.

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There was a 20-year-old man. He was like a skeleton and breathing like a chimney. He looked chronically ill. He was seen two weeks ago and given insulin. However the nuns in the orphanage where he lives didn't give it to him because they feel he has TB not diabetes.

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Today I lectured at the medical school. It is on a hill in a UNICEF tent. It was over 100 degrees in the "test classroom" while I was lecturing. The students took handwritten notes and copied down every word I said.

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