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Gout is so painful that its sufferers say you can’t really grasp how bad it is unless you’ve experienced it. A form of arthritis, gout is marked by attacks of severe joint pain, swelling, warmth and redness. Although medication is often used to help manage gout, dietary changes may help,
A new report from the American Heart Association (AHA) suggests that U.S. heart failure rates are rising. The number of Americans who have the condition increased from about 5.7 million between 2009 and 2012 to about 6.5 million between 2011 and 2014, according to the AHA’s Heart Disease and Stroke
What’s Your Exercise Story?
Individuals come to exercise programs with different histories of physical activity. Maybe you played a team sport in high school and intramural athletics in college, but gradually became less active with the demands of work and family. Perhaps you’ve always preferred solitary activities, such as hiking on
High blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke, heart attack, and heart failure, and treating hypertension can reduce this risk. But while most people worry only about blood pressures being too high, a study published Oct. 16, 2017 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that
Why does the label on my blood pressure medication say I should avoid sun exposure while taking it?
Several types of medications, including some blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and diuretics, can cause “chemical photosensitivi-ty,” which is an enhanced reaction to ultraviolet (UV) light that makes skin extra-sensitive
Cardiovascular disease linked with higher risk of cognitive decline (Apr., 2)
Factors other than dementia may affect your memory (Dec., 3)
Memory aids can help compensate for mild cognitive impairment (Jan., 3)
New tests for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (Oct., 6)
What PET scans and other imaging tests reveal about brain health
Q: I have heard that drinking red wine in moderation may help people stay mentally sharp. Since I don’t drink alcoholic beverages, could I enjoy the same benefit by substituting plain grape juice?
A: A number of studies suggest that grape juice can provide brain benefits similar to, and perhaps longer-lasting
Q. I keep seeing advertisements for a supplement called Prevagen, which is supposed to boost memory. Is it worth it for me to buy some?
A. The manufacturer of Prevagen claims that the product enhances memory by replacing proteins that are lost as we age with a protein called apoaequorin, which
A review of blood pressure medication trials concluded that “mild” systolic blood pressure—defined as 150 mmHg—is sufficient for adults aged 65 and over, and that using medications to lower blood pressure further may increase the risk of side effects without adding benefit.
High blood pressure affects an estimated 70 percent of