Moderate-to-intense exercise might help prevent so-called silent strokes.
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Crohn’s disease is a condition where the immune system attacks the digestive tract, and it becomes inflamed. A Crohn’s ‘flare’ can affect any part
found that average sleep less than 5 hours over a three-year period significantly increased the risk of developing heart disease, stroke and death. But too much sleep was found to be dangerous as well.
Plantar fasciitis is marked by pain in the plantar region (underside) of the foot which often is worse when initiating walking, like first thing in the morning. It tends to improve during the day, but sometimes returns before the end of the day. The plantar fascia is a actually a group of thick tendon like [...]
In comparison to other cancers, pancreatic cancer is not as common. There will be about 43,000 cases in the United States this year, compared to nearly 200,000 cases of breast or prostate cancer each.
Virtually all of cervical cancer can be linked to a cancer-causing virus, called the human papillomavirus (HPV), which has multiple forms, called genotypes. The most common and most carcinogenic HPV are genotypes 16 and 18…Fortunately, researchers have developed a vaccine
T here has been a recent surge in the consumption of so-called energy drinks. Some have grown in popularity so much as to become favorites at food establishments and bars across the nation. They makers of these drinks promise heightened alertness and stamina for the sleep-deprived, the over-worked and the reveler alike. But the [...]
My husband’s HDL is 26. He’s almost 40 and has been trying to raise it for 9 years. The reason it is GOOD is because HDL actually removes cholesterol from artery walls (and other places). Studies have shown the higher your HDL the lower is the incidence of coronary disease
Some women experience such severe symptoms that they seek medical attention to find relief. These symptoms are sometimes not only physically debilitating but can also take an emotional toll.
The pneumonia vaccine is recommended for all adults 65 years of age and in younger patients with conditions that increase the risk of pneumonia,
Exercise-induced asthma is said to occur when ones airways narrow during or after exercise. Actually, exercise does not CAUSE asthma per se, but it does frequently trigger asthma.
HEMOGLOBIN A1c (pronounced hee-muh-gloh-bin A-1-C) is a very useful measure of blood sugar (glucose). It tells us if the blood sugar has been elevated, and to what degree, over a 2-3 month window.
Fibroids, or fibroid uterus, is the the name given to a noncancerous growth in the muscle layer of the uterus….One of the newer procedures is call uterine artery embolization (UAE) in which the blood/oxygen supply to the fibroid growths is cut off, thereby causing fibroid shrinkage.
Graves’ disease (a common cause of ‘Hyperthyroidism’) Graves’ disease (Graves’) is actually a syndrome—or collection of conditions/manifestations—that most often consists of hyperthyroidism (over-active thyroid), but can also consist of a goiter (an enlarged thyroid), protrusion of the eyes (exophthalmos; pronounced ek-sof-thal-muhs) and occasionally a rash on the skin overlying the shins, referred to as dermopathy [...]
Do You Know YOUR Numbers? Make sure you get your test (simple blood test) done to know where you stand. If you have a family history of high cholesterol, you may require medicine to lower your numbers to non-dangerous levels. Here are the components of cholesterol (also called Lipids): 1. HDL (The Good cholesterol–I call [...]
Leg cramps, which are involuntary contractions of the muscles of the leg, have multiple causes. Some are more common than others. Common Causes of Muscle Cramps: 1. Dehydration- when the amount of water that baths muscle cells is too low (say from working out hard without replacing fluids), the electrolytes in the area are thrown [...]
by Dr. Gloria Walters Depression in adolescents is a serious illness that is often misinterpreted as teenage moodiness or overlooked all together. Many teens do experience “the blues” or intermittent melancholy as a result of hormonal changes, interpersonal turmoil and issues related to identity development. However, approximately 4% of teenagers in the U.S. suffer from serious depression [...]
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that is potentially deadly. It results from the abnormal growth of melanocytes—the pigment producing cells—in the skin, eyes and hair. In some types of melanoma, ultraviolet radiation is the main culprit.
Calorie Economics Series Step 2: ”Balance Your Caloric Checkbook” Let’s face it depriving yourself of stuff you’ve loved your entire life, as a method for weight loss and healthier living, is extremely difficult to maintain. In short, DEPRIVATION DIETS DON’T WORK! Cutting out a major nutrient (ie carbs) or an entire food group from your diet may [...]