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Silent Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is such a “silent disease” that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 96% of the 30 million Americans who have CKD do not even know they have it. In fact, only about 4.9 million people have been officially diagnosed with CKD. This is not good because the…

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Olive Oil and Healthy Sleep may Inhibit Development of Deadly Blood Clots that Lead to Heart Attacks and Strokes

February is American Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease which is the number one leading cause of death in the United States. Olive Oil helps Protect Against Formation of Deadly Blood Clots Canadian researchers from Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science (KRCBS) at St, Michael’s Hospital in Toronto have discovered that unsaturated fats…

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Recognizing the Five Signs of a Heart Attack and Phoning 911 can Save Lives

February is American Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease, which is the most common cause of death in the United States, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a heart attack (myocardial infarction) occurs every 40 seconds in the United States and there are 790,000 heart attacks every year. The…

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The Heart Condition that is Bad for the Brain

February is American Heart Month to raise awareness of the dangers of heart disease. While most heart disease conditions are bad for the heart and raise risks for heart attacks and heart failure, there is actually a heart condition that is bad for the brain and raises the risk for strokes. Atrial Fibrillation Atrial fibrillation…

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Today February 4 is World Cancer Day

Today February 4 is World Cancer Day. World Cancer Day was begun by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) on February 4, 2000 at the World Summit against Cancer for the New Millennium in Paris. The aim was to prevent cancer, promote research, improve services for patients and to raise awareness around the world…

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A Third of Total Knee Replacements (TKR) have Poor Results

Osteoarthritis of the knees can be a painful disabling condition that can affect quality of life depending on how severe it is. Many people opt for a surgical total knee replacement (TKR), but a study published March 17, 2017 in the BMJ showed that about a third of people still experienced chronic pain after the…

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Cataracts and Aging

Aging and Eyes As we age, so do our eyes and we are vulnerable to several eye conditions that if not treated can lead to vision loss. We already wrote about glaucoma in our blog post from January 9, 2019, diabetic retinopathy in our blog from November 9, 2018 and age related macular degeneration (AMD)…

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Memory was Restored in Alzheimer’s Mice

This is fascinating. A preclinical study by researchers from the University of Buffalo published January 22, 2019 in the Brain journal showed that memory was temporarily restored in mice,  who had been modified to have familial Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This is the type of Alzheimer’s which runs in families. The mice regained their memory for…

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Boy Saves Grandfather who got Stroke while Driving

We sometimes hear of terrible road accidents where a car swerves out of control, crosses into next lane and hits another car. We often wonder why the driver suddenly lost control and if it could have been because of a heart attack or stroke? Sometimes we do hear good news though and MSN News reported…

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People on Standard Sleeping Pills Probably will not Wake up to Alarms

A Japanese study with mice that was published January 8, 2019 in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience shows that most people probably will sleep through all kinds of alarms for fire, earthquakes, etc. if they take sleeping pills from the benzodiazepine family of drugs. The Study Mice were divided into three groups. One group received a…

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