Discovery detects early-warning signs of diabetic retinopathy, a major cause of vision loss in the U.S.

Researchers at the IU School of Optometry designed a technique that allows them to see microscopic changes to the eye — what they described as ‘early-warning signs of the potential loss of sight associated with diabetes.”

Health screening provided a ‘wake-up call’ for IU’s Akash Shah

When Akash Shah walked into the IU Health Center at Indiana University Bloomington more than a year ago, he knew he was overweight. But it was the word “obese” — and the idea that his weight might one day contribute to him developing diabetes — that triggered a major lifestyle change for the IU lead project-systems analyst.

IU study highlights mercury content in fish, shellfish

To eat or not to eat? That is the question … about fish. Ka He, an epidemiologist at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, has found a link between high levels of mercury exposure in young adults and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes – by 65 percent – later in life. Fish […]

Preventive care no longer exclusive; access to nutrition counseling still a work in progress

Alice Lindeman, registered dietitian, associate professor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at IU Bloomington, prepared this commentary after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It discusses the act’s effect on access to nutrition counseling and other preventive health care services. An ounce of […]