Voyagerix via DepositPhotos Did you know that about 1 in 3 Americans has high blood pressure? It’s a staggering statistic, especially considering that it can lead to deadly conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and even sudden cardiac arrest. So, if you are in between doctor’s visits and suspect that there may be something awry, […]
A new combination drug may have the potential to revolutionize hypertension treatment worldwide, after a clinical trial has declared it safe to use and very effective. A recent clinical trial has confirmed that a new pill can treat hypertension more effectively than traditional therapy. In a recent clinical trial led by researchers from the George […]
Metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity prevalence highest in Midwest The overall prevalence of metabolic syndrome, obesity and diabetes among U.S. adults is highest in the Midwest, whereas a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome among black women persists across most of the country, according to findings published in Nutrition & Diabetes. “This [geographic distribution] is important because […]
Anxiety and depression “block” 10-15% of Italians every day, a top Italian psychologist and therapist said Friday. The two conditions “result in Italians being less efficient socially, on their jobs and in personal relations,” said Federico Zanon, vice president of the Psychologists’ Welfare Agency (ENPAP).
BOSTON — Improved treatment, reduction in long-term complications, and the elimination of disparities in HIV prevention and outcomes will be in the spotlight at the upcoming Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2018. Although there are unlikely to be any massive data presentations at the meeting, the combined power of numerous smaller trials is […]
What is NTM Lung Disease and Who is Susceptible? Managing a rare, but chronic lung disease. Dr. Leah Lande, a Pulmonologist with Lankenau Medical Center; Philip Leitman, Co-Founder/President of NTM Info & Research.. and NTM Patient, Betsy Nardi, join us to discuss NTM Lung Disease. NTM stands for Nontuberculous mycobacteria. A NTM lung infection is […]
COPD is most often caused by smoking as the tobacco smoke destroys fibers in the lungs and irritates the airways, explains WebMD. COPD may also be caused by environmental factors such as breathing in dust, pollution or chemical fumes over long periods of time. Chronic bronchitis occurs when these irritants cause the bronchial tubes to […]