A few years ago, several new anticoagulants were approved by the FDA. Because they are easier to use, with fewer side effects, their popularity has surged — but they aren’t entirely without risk.
New life experiences described as ‘unremarkable’ merit high approval. A doctor’s appointment that concludes with ‘unremarkable’ in your medical chart is one. A seamless, multi-stop transatlantic flight is another.
Within 24 hours of quitting smoking, some people are irritable, frustrated, anxious and experience a number of other unpleasant effects. That’s the bad news. The good news is, there are ways to blunt those effects.
Medical adherence — following doctor’s orders — is a huge issue in medicine. Adherence comprises both lifestyle and medication prescriptions. Neither can work as expected if not used as directed.
In a study of older Japanese people, large variations in blood pressure readings during home monitoring were associated with a higher risk of all types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Tiny cells in your heart and blood vessels are constantly on the move, darting in and out of microscopic structures that look a little like scaffolding around buildings.
Federal statistics show that, on average, 25-year-olds with a bachelor’s degree live about nine years longer than those who didn’t graduate from high school. College graduates are also healthier, with lower rates of obesity and smoking compared to high school dropouts, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Perhaps you have noticed, your blood pressure fluctuates, sometimes by quite a bit, and considering the many warning we have all heart about high blood pressure, those variations may be worrisome. So, are we right to be worried?
When Jang Jaswal immigrated to this country from India in 1985, he assimilated one part of American culture quite enthusiastically: “When I came here, I got hooked on fast-food fried chicken,” he said. “Every lunchtime, I would buy a bucket and eat it.”
Papa Joe Aviance eats healthy, walks and hopes to run a marathon one day. You’d never guess that just seven years ago he hated exercise and was more than twice the size he is today.
Now that virtual reality has become actual reality, it’s slowly but surely revolutionizing the treatment of heart disease and stroke.