A researcher at the University of Florida has long been intrigued by a peculiar phenomenon which occurs in patients diagnosed with lupus. She has found dead cells spread out through their bone marrow. They are disrupting the body’s ability to produce new red blood cells.
Lijun Yang, M.D., is an… Read More
HDL cholesterol is often referred to as “good” cholesterol for being associated with lower risk of heart disease. Unfortunately, more than one study in the last two years has suggested that this might not be the case. This type of news is sure raise a couple questions:
Should I be… Read More
The guidelines for the Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure have been updated to provide more leniency when treating this medical condition in patients over 60 years old. These new guidelines will affect the treatment given to millions of people, but is it for the better?
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February is American Heart Month, which means it’s time to talk about what you could be doing to improve your heart health. Organizations and communities around the country will be advocating healthier lifestyle habits and promoting understanding of heart disease. Some of you might be thinking that you already do… Read More
Fans of yogurt may just have another good reason to stock up on this creamy treat the next time they are at the grocery store. Now yogurt lovers can say they are fighting the onset of diabetes in addition to enjoying a delicious snack.
That’s correct, a new clinical study… Read More
A team of researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) want to test a revolutionary new therapy for breast cancer survivors– gardening. The ongoing study, known as Harvest for Health, groups breast cancer survivors with a master gardener from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
“Having a garden may… Read More
If our last post on high interval training wasn’t clear enough, we are focused on keeping those cholesterol levels in check this year. Cholesterol is an essential substance within the body, but high levels of LDL cholesterol can be extremely detrimental for your long-term heart health. But there’s another reason… Read More
Scientists are working to develop a new drug that uses a dual-pronged approach to treat respiratory diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. Their research has been published in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine. This new type of drug was designed to reverse the narrowing of the airways caused… Read More
By now you know that exercise is a great way to keep cholesterol at a healthy level. Regular physical fitness combined with a healthy diet can control body weight and prevent high cholesterol. However, recent high cholesterol clinical studies have shown that high intensity workouts can help lower LDL (“bad”)… Read More
The completion of the largest rheumatoid arthritis genetics study on record has significantly improved our understanding of the genetic basis and biology of this chronic autoimmune disease. There is now solid evidence to suggest that large-scale genetic studies could help researchers identify new drug targets for complex illnesses such as… Read More