All articles

Heart Attack Severity Dependent On Time Of Day?

A 2011 study published in the academic journal “Circulation Research” found a strong link between the severity of a heart attack and the time of its occurrence. A detailed analysis of more than 1,000 heart-attack sufferers showed a peak in damage caused by heart attacks that occur between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., with 82…

Continue reading "Heart Attack Severity Dependent On Time Of Day?"

US Prescription Drug Inflation? Prescription Drugs Which Cost Too Much in America

Prescription drugs for chronic illnesses carry serious financial burden for Americans, even for those with decent health insurance coverage. The inflated prices do not remotely compare to the prices imposed in other countries. There are numerous reasons for it, but the biggest misconception lies in the myths that the research, development and production cost has…

Continue reading "US Prescription Drug Inflation? Prescription Drugs Which Cost Too Much in America"

Dr. Google: The Inaccuracy in Search Engine Diagnosis

Today, we live in a world of cyberchondria. Unfortunately, many people use search engines like Google to check for what illness could be causing them to feel funny. This over-reliance on the Internet to provide accurate information for medical problems has caused global cyberchondria. So, how many Internet users are using search engines to self-diagnose?…

Continue reading "Dr. Google: The Inaccuracy in Search Engine Diagnosis"

New Study Ties More Diseases to Smoking

Lung cancer has a well-known link to smoking, but recent studies suggest that tobacco use is linked to many more diseases and conditions. An estimated 480,000 deaths occur in the United States each year due to lung cancer, heart disease and other related conditions. Estimates show that an additional 60,000 to 12,000 deaths occur each…

Continue reading "New Study Ties More Diseases to Smoking"

Venous Thromboembolism – No, That’s Not a Fancy Move on the Basketball Courts

Venous thromboembolism, or VTE, is a condition in which blood clots form in veins that are deep inside the body. It most commonly affects the large veins in the thighs and lower legs, but it can develop elsewhere too. More than 1 million cases are estimated to occur in the U.S. each year. Of that…

Continue reading "Venous Thromboembolism – No, That’s Not a Fancy Move on the Basketball Courts"

Blood Clots – Recognize the Symptoms

There are many complex mechanisms in our bodies. One of them is the body’s ability to form blood clots. Although in many cases beneficial, blood clots can also create an array of serious health issues. Blood is in constant motion as the heart pumps it to all different organs and cells of the human system.…

Continue reading "Blood Clots – Recognize the Symptoms"

Know Your Family History

Having a close family member with a specific illness may suggest that you may carry certain genes and you may be at risk as well. Knowing your family history is one of the most important factors in knowing how to prevent or reduce that risk. All family members can benefit from the same knowledge, and…

Continue reading "Know Your Family History"

Immunotherapy Drug: A New Hope For Diabetes?

Immunotherapy, also called biotherapy, is a treatment focused on raising body’s natural defenses to fight cancer. The concept of this treatment is based on using the cells produced by the body to restore and improve immune system functions. The ultimate goal is to stop the cancer cells from spreading into the other parts of the…

Continue reading "Immunotherapy Drug: A New Hope For Diabetes?"

Do You Feel the Squeeze at Your Job? So Might Your Heart!

If you take your job home with you, you could be putting your health at risk. Many people work in places that are stressful or just plain inhospitable. Your boss might be too demanding, your co-workers might be overbearing backstabbers or you might be in the wrong line of work. It’s obvious that workplace stress…

Continue reading "Do You Feel the Squeeze at Your Job? So Might Your Heart!"

National Oral Health Month – What You Need To Know

The month of April celebrates National Oral Health. People seldom think of their mouth when they consider their overall health; however, the mouth can cause health problems if a person has poor dental hygiene, and it can be an indicator that a person has poor health. For instance, cavities and gum disease can be a…

Continue reading "National Oral Health Month – What You Need To Know"