Archive for August, 2009

Understanding Congestive Heart Failure: They Say He Was a Big Hearted Fellow

[ 0 ] August 29, 2009 |
Understanding Congestive Heart Failure: They Say He Was a Big Hearted Fellow

As a condition affecting almost 2% of the population, congestive heart failure is a pandemic and epidemic expected to affect more than 1.5 billion people within the next 15 years. With high blood pressure and coronary heart disease as significant causes, this is avoidable.

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Understanding Hypopituitarism – A Tale Of An Underperforming Pituitary Pea

[ 0 ] August 26, 2009 |
Understanding Hypopituitarism – A Tale Of An Underperforming Pituitary Pea

Though hypopituitarism has long been described as a rare disease, its association with brain injury makes it far less rare considering that 2% of the US population is thought to be living with the effects of some form of brain injury.

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The Fungus Versus the Weak and Weary

[ 0 ] August 21, 2009 |
The Fungus Versus the Weak and Weary

For most of us, the worst effects of fungus that we will experience are limited to athlete’s foot or ringworm in our children, However, for those with compromised immune systems, the effects of fungus can be much more severe and for some types of fungal infections, even lethal.

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Reducing The Risk Of An Asthma Attack During The Summer

[ 0 ] August 17, 2009 |
Reducing The Risk Of An Asthma Attack During The Summer

In the stagnating heat of late summer, the thick oppressive humidity is enough to keep many inside, but for those with asthma, staying inside is less about avoiding the heat than avoiding the smog and air pollution that can easily induce an asthma attack.

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So Doc, What’s My Genome Tell Ya?

[ 0 ] August 13, 2009 |
So Doc, What’s My Genome Tell Ya?

Only months after the second annual Consumer Genetics Conference a Stanford scientist has described sequencing his genetic code for under $50,000, 1/10000th of the cost of the 2003 $500 million price tag. At this rate each of us will soon have access to all our genetic secrets.

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Lung Cancer and Our Sense of Justice

[ 0 ] August 9, 2009 |
Lung Cancer and Our Sense of Justice

As a cancer with many, many victims and a low survival rate, one would think of lung cancer as a prime candidate for research dollars. Unfortunately due to the association of the disease with the lifestyle of smoking it is fourth in funding dollars despite killing more people than other cancers like

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Making Health Unfold with Iron, Silver and Gold

[ 0 ] August 4, 2009 |
Making Health Unfold with Iron, Silver and Gold

Though iron, silver and gold have been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times, their use in today’s engineered nanoparticles is far removed from the primitive efforts of the ancient healers with the designer materials advancing the science of diagnosis and treatment.

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