Archive for the Conditions and Diseases Category

What Happens At The Hospital?

When you arrive at the emergency department a nurse or physician will ask some questions about the symptoms that you are experiencing. A physical exam will be performed. You will be placed on a heart monitor so that your heart rhythm can be continuously observed.

Snake Oil

Consider the not-too-distant past. At the turn of the century, the medical marketplace was packed with snake-oil salesmen. They bottled colored water and called it the sovereign remedy for every disease known to humans.

Detecting Heart Disease Noninvasively Post 2

Only about 50 EBCT clinics currently exist in the US, but experts predict that number will double in the next year or two. If you’re serious about maintaining a healthy heart, does it make sense to visit an EBCT center for a quick, painless peek at your coronary arteries? Would your doctor refer you to […]

Detecting Heart Disease Noninvasively Post 1

At some point, nearly everyone wonders how his or her coronary arteries are doing. People with coronary artery disease would like to know if drugs, procedures, and lifestyle changes are helping to clear their arteries, and people with cardiovascular risk factors worry about having a heart attack or needing bypass surgery. Even people at low […]

Exercising Stomach with Back Pain

Q.When I do any kind of sit-ups or crunches, I get extremely painful lower back pain. I have a bad lower back as it is, but I desperately need to strengthen my stomach muscles. What exercises can I do at home? I cannot afford to buy anything from a store.

Stroke

Healthy lifestyles can help prevent the onset of stroke, often a preventable hereditary disease. In other words, you may be predisposed to it by heredity, but the way you live your life can determine whether you have a stroke or not. Stroke or a cerebral vascular accident is an occurrence in the brain that can […]

Sedentary Lifestyle Increases Diabetic Risk

A new study provides further evidence higher levels of physical activity are associated with a reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes. The research shows a inactive daily life is related with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes. Harvard researchers analyzed data on nearly 38,000 men. The men, between the ages of 40 […]