(Victor_69, iStockphoto) Despite medical advances, having diabetes is still linked to a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, new research shows. It’s long been known that diabetes – a condition that causes blood sugar to rise – increases the risk of death from multiple causes. Past research showed people with diabetes are twice as…

(fcafotodigital, iStockphoto) This story is part of Eat It or Leave It?, a series that provides a closer look at the pros and cons associated with certain foods and drinks – and cooking options if you decide to eat them.   Every year, Americans spend $22 billion on chocolate, and it’s a safe bet that…