Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Daily aspirin is unnecessary for older people in good health, study finds

Daily aspirin is unnecessary for older people in good health, study finds A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that many elderly people are taking daily aspirin to little or no avail Uses, benefits, and risks of aspirin Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), is commonly used as a pain reliever […]

If You Have One of These 7 Symptoms, You Could Have High Blood Pressure

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, […]

New ‘triple pill’ could eliminate high blood pressure

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

 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 to15%

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).  

CROI 2018

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?

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 […]