Perhaps supplements should be listed as drugs rather than a food. It would allow for stronger regulation.
I can't help but wonder when the sperm banks and egg clinics will start acknowledging that there is no such thing as guaranteed donor anonymity.
While conventional medicine is now commonly accepted, complementary and alternative medicines have persisted throughout history. Homeopathy is the oldest form of CAM from Europe.
Studies show, and my patients confirm to me, that most doctors don't do this, yielding BP readings that are misleadingly higher. If your SBP is over-read this way, you are at greater risk of over-treatment and harm than were the study patients. The risk of harm may be higher in the real world than in the study.
No one can determine the exact moment when a person with AD will no longer be able to drive safely. It seems irresponsible to wait until a preventable accident or tragedy occurs before taking away the car keys. An AD diagnosis should mandate removal of a driver's license ... if not immediately, then certainly within a period of a few months.
Over the past few decades, billions of dollars have been poured into three areas of research: neuroprosthetics, brain-computer interfaces and optogenetics. All three areas of research are already transforming humanity and solving many of the problems that seem to have stumped our natural evolutionary processes.
Women are not the only ones who end up developing menopause later in life. That's right -- men get menopause too. When men get menopause, it is actually called andropause. The symptoms of andropause are quite similar to the symptoms that women experience before or during menopause.
We have an opportunity to eliminate hepatitis C by taking appropriate and timely steps. We as a society should be willing to pay for the current HCV therapies -- for all patients -- by providing additional resources and giving the attention to hepatitis C that it deserves now. If we can do this, hepatitis C may be a nonissue by 2035.
Like forecasting, breast cancer screening and diagnosis aren't perfect -- especially in younger women. But that alone shouldn't lead us to stop using them. I, for one, would hate to get caught unaware in that storm.
While lots more needs to be down on a policy level -- subsidizing fruits and vegetables, capping oversize portions, taxing soda and junk food, and limiting food marketing to children -- there are lots of things YOU can do to keep from becoming an obesity statistic.
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Chronic pain can be tough to live with, but these 10 daily habits may help you ease your discomfort and enjoy your life.
You are not necessarily what you eat. You would think that ingesting something would raise its levels in your body and for most nutrients this is true. Ingesting vitamins raises your vitamin levels. Indulging in sweets ups your blood sugar, but unless you are diabetic, only to a point. Then the body regulates it.
I suppose it shouldn't really have come as a surprise. But there it was in black and white in a recent court document: Trinity Health, one of the largest health care systems, saying that because of religious exemption laws, its Catholic affiliation allows it to violate the law and refuse to provide pregnant women with emergency medical care.
Let's hope that our health insurers and legislative policymakers realize that coverage of yoga is a natural next step.
Within recent years, dentists have reported an alarming influx of children -- sometimes even as young as 18 months -- suffering from tooth decay or gum infection. Often, these conditions require invasive surgery, resulting in the loss of numerous baby teeth.
Former president of the American Association for Dental Research, Dr. Robert Genco, calls periodontal disease -- an advanced form of gum disease that affects half of Americans -- a public health concern. "[It] is one of the most prevalent non-communicable chronic diseases in our population."
In addition to increased understanding of medical issues associated with eating disorders among medical professionals, patients, families and non-medical treatment team members (therapists, dietitians, etc.) can champion for the use of basic strategies to identify and treat eating disorder complications in medical settings:
American Heart Association,
Cryptogenic Stroke Initiative,
Life's Simple 7,
Mary Ann Bauman,
American Stroke Association,
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The No. 1 risk factor for a second stroke is simply having had a stroke. The really frightening part is that a second stroke is 16 times more likely to be fatal. Of course, without knowing what caused that first stroke, it's tougher to prevent a second stroke.
To "cure" obesity we to end our obsession with policies for facilitating weight loss. Rather, we need to commit to enabling all Americans to experience the benefits of healthy living.
I wanted to share what happened to raise awareness of how dangerous diabetes can be. I had it and I didn't know. I knew low blood sugar could be immediately bad and high blood sugar posed risks in the long term. But I didn't realise it was possible to get so ill so quickly.