If you have gout, then you already know about how painful and debilitating this condition can be. Most people develop gouty symptoms in the joints of their feet– particularly at the base of their big toe. The pain and inflammation is caused by a build-up of uric acid in the… Read More
A new clinical study has shown that nearly a third of all children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes present with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). This complicating condition is life-threatening but can be prevented. DKA is the result of a chronically low level of insulin and is less likely amongst children who… Read More
The findings from a recent international study could significantly change the way rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is diagnosed and subsequently treated. This new research provides further insight on the role genetics plays when it comes to the onset of this chronic autoimmune disease.
Scientists from 15 leading institutions around the world… Read More
Research has already shown that eating fish can provide numerous health benefits. Fish can help improve your cardiovascular health, and the Omega-3 is great for memory among other things. Most people who are watching out for calories know that fish provides a good low-cal meal option.
Well, a new study… Read More
Methotrexate is one of the more commonly used drugs for people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other rheumatic conditions. This medication was originally designed to treat cancer patients, so prescribed doses are low for RA patients. Unfortunately, methotrexate leads to a number of side effects that can be fairly… Read More
A recent study associated diets that are high in protein to an increased risk of cancer and early mortality in middle aged people. Since the release of this study, proponents of the paleo diet and other low-carb eating styles have labeled this research misleading and flawed.
For the last 18… Read More
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