Accidental Discovery Leads To Possible Cure For Anemia
Recently in this column, we covered the health topic of sepsis – a serious infectious disease of the blood that is responsible for up to one million deaths in the U.S. – and the new research that has led to identifying a gene that could lead to its treatment. Now, comes promising new research into…Read More >>
Benefits of Low Blood Pressure
New Study Suggests Shift In Thinking About How Low Blood Pressure Should Go? For decades healthcare providers had a carved-in-stone formula for what constituted normal blood pressure for people over 60: 140 or even 150 over 80. However, a comprehensive new study released by the federal government suggests that going much lower – 120 and below…Read More >>
Food May Be Addictive, New Study Says
For years now the idea that food can be addictive in the same way as alcohol or drugs has been dismissed by the medical community. There was very little evidence to reach such a conclusion, and the complexity of eating disorders that are accompanied by multiple environmental factors also made scientists skeptical. After all, who…Read More >>
Is Your Heart Older Than You?
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that 75% of American adults have hearts that are chronologically older than the rest of their physiology. “Too many U.S. adults have a heart age years older than their real age, increasing their risk of heart disease and stroke,” said CDC Director Tom…Read More >>
Can Meditation Have an Age-Delaying Effect?
Since 1970 life expectancy around the world has risen dramatically with people on average living more than 10 years longer. What’s not changed is the slow decline of the brain, a process that begins in the mid-to-late-20s when its volume and weight begin to decrease. As this occurs, the brain can begin to lose some…Read More >>
Is PTSD Linked to Genetics?
Decades after they fought in the Vietnam War, a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry medical journal indicates that U.S. combatants in the conflict – all told, some 270,000 Vietnam vets – continue to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, with one-third of those having a current, major depressive disorder. The study underscores the…Read More >>
New Screening Tests for Prostate Cancer
Several new studies conducted separately by some of the most prestigious universities in the country are paving a new way to screen for prostate cancer. While previously the emphasis was on a standardized one-size-fits-all test, today research points to the effectiveness of different test – for example, men with a family history of prostate cancer…Read More >>
Is Bio-Identical Hormone Restoration Right For You?
In 2002 the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), a large study examining synthetic estrogen and progestin – which were commonly used in the only Hormonal Replacement Therapy available at the time – was suspended when subjects experienced an increased risk of breast cancer. More than a decade later, the controversy continues to haunt women who are…Read More >>
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Let’s paint October pink. Yes, I said pink and I said it in support of Breast Cancer. October is not just the start of cooler weather, costume parties and game-day Sundays; it is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer is when cells in the breast become abnormal, multiply and combine forming a tumor; it is…Read More >>