Tag: cardiovascular conditions

Newsbriefs: Herbal Supplements; Medication Reviews

Herbals and Heart Patients
Herbal supplements are popular among heart disease patients, despite questions over their safety and efficacy. A review published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology looked at 42 herbal medications that have a possible indication for treating one or more cardiovascular conditions,

Newsbriefs: Red Meat; Magnesium; Nuts

Red Meat Consumption and Colorectal Cancer
Lifestyle factors like red meat consumption and smoking are associated with an increased risk of polyps, small growths in the colon that can develop into colorectal cancer. Further, a study that appeared Nov. 15, 2016 in the journal Gut revealed that eating red meat is

OTC Pain Relievers: Use With Caution

Most of us don’t think twice about swallowing a couple of over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers for back pain, muscle aches, or a headache. But, in recent years, research has revealed that these OTC products are not as benign as we once thought, and that long-term and/or excessive use actually may

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Affects Multiple Systems and Organs

How much does sleep affect your overall health? A great deal, according to medical research. Studies have found that a sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is linked with an increased risk of accidents due to fatigue, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cognitive decline, complications following general anesthesia, and

Kidney Transplant: What You Need to Know

Research presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week, in November 2015, suggests that the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the U.S. has stabilized over the past decade. The data correspond with updated U.S. Renal Data System statistics showing that the incidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD)

How Much Exercise Is Best for the Heart? The Answer May Surprise You

If you’re not sure how much exercise you need every week to help keep your heart healthy, you’re not alone. A Cleveland Clinic survey released earlier this year found that most Americans aren’t sure how much physical activity is recommended for heart health.
The survey also revealed that about two-thirds

6 Ways to Shrink-Proof Your Brain

Researchers have good news for seniors who worry about memory loss. A recent study suggests that brain atrophy, even before any clear manifestation of disease, may be responsible for a significant proportion of age-related memory decline. Since previous research suggests that brain atrophy can be slowed and possibly even reversed

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