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4. Alzheimer’s Disease

Although it has likely been around since the start of humanity, it has only been in the past century that we’ve known about Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The growth in our knowledge and understanding of the disease combined with our increasing lifespan and the aging of the baby-boomer generation has led

Is Vaping Bad for You? A Look at Vaping vs. Smoking

Is Vaping Bad for You? A Look at Vaping vs. Smoking

My husband has been on and off cigarettes for as long as I’ve known him. He recently turned to vaping to try to kick the habit. While the smell of strawberry candy and chai tea is certainly more appealing than that of cigarettes, I had some serious doubts about the

4. Alzheimer’s Disease

Health experts often refer to the explosion in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) cases as an epidemic, and the description fits. Today, more than 5 million Americans live with the effects of this disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and the numbers are climbing. By 2050, the number of people affected by

The Circle of Willis and Its Role in Ischemic Strokes

The Circle of Willis and Its Role in Ischemic Strokes

The circle of Willis is a continuous loop of arteries in the brain that provides collateral circulation. When you turn your head from side-to-side or up and down, the arteries in your neck stretch and flex. In the process, they may become compressed, which restricts blood flow. You don’t faint

What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

What is erectile dysfunction? The answer is simple: An inability to consistently attain and maintain an erection satisfactory for sexual intercourse. It’s also called impotence, as the condition was known until the term erectile dysfunction, or ED, was coined in 1992.

But the answer to erectile dysfunction isn’t the same for

See More Clearly with Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens created by an aggregation of proteins. At present, the only way to treat cataracts is through surgery. Though all surgery carries some risk, according to the National Eye Institute, cataract removal is one of the safest and most effective types of

Newsbriefs: PCI; Diabetic Leg Complications

PCI reduces the likelihood of dying from heart disease.
Coronary artery disease remains the most common killer in the United States, yet interventional treatment of the disease is saving more lives than expected. A Mayo Clinic study found that two of three patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) eventually die

What to Eat for Arterial Health

What you put on your plate every day can help protect your arteries from damage, and thus, lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke. Focusing on a diet that contains a wide variety of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, healthy fats like olive oil and nuts, beans and

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