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At the Heart of the Matter: Women Need Better Testing Options

Alexandra J. Lansky | Posted 07.31.2015 | Health News
Alexandra J. Lansky

We need to be more informed so that we can weigh the potential costs, risks and complications of heart test in women to determine what is best. Some of the risks include radiation exposure, dye reactions and vascular injury. Let's put that into context. One nuclear stress test, one of the most common heart tests, is equivalent to radiation exposure of 39 mammograms and up to 1,000 chest X-rays. In case you are wondering, this is a big deal.

My Weekend as a Diabetic

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Lev Raphael

I wish my dermatologist had originally said something a little less specific like, "Let's do a blood test to see if we can figure out what the problem is" or something equally general. I might have then assumed it was a vitamin or mineral deficiency. But that word, diabetes, triggered panic.

Don't Mask Your Symptoms -- Listen to Them

Dr. Jingduan Yang | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jingduan Yang

Treat symptoms as your friends, not your enemies. Do not silence them or kill them. They are trying to give you important messages. We should respect them and listen to them.

Pharmaceutical Drug Pushers Lead to National Overdose

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

I only hope that some woman is lucky enough to be with a man who becomes afflicted with one side effect Viagra claims, a condition known as priapism, ...