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Aspirin Has Little Benefit for Many With Heart Disease

Aspirin Has Little Benefit for Many With Heart Disease

Close to 20 percent of patients taking aspirin to lower the risk of suffering a second cerebrovascular event do not have an anti platelet response from aspirin, the effect expected to be protective. The University of Buffalo conducted a strictly controlled study over 29 months with 653 patien... Read More


What is the Polypill?

What is the Polypill?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the Polypill. The Polypill is being developed in response to an important reality surrounding cardiovascular disease. There are three important drugs that can help prevent heart disease (statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin). These drugs are not taken for two maj... Read More


Middle Age Physical Activity Determines Old Age Physical Ability

Middle Age Physical Activity Determines Old Age Physical Ability

A study from the Peninsula Medical School in Exeter, UK, has found a direct link between levels of physical activity in middle age and physical ability later in life - regardless of body weight. Individuals unable to maintain a certain level of physical activity in middle age were less likely... Read More


Worried Sick? There Might Be Some Truth There

Worried Sick? There Might Be Some Truth There

A recent report by health provider BUPA has found that people's worries are damaging their health by causing sleepless nights, loss of sex drive, and erratic eating habits. The 2007 Worry Report demonstrates that almost one in five people constantly worry about numerous things, and more than ... Read More


What is Gastroenterology?

What is Gastroenterology?

Video: Dr. Jonathan Cohen of the Concorde Medical Group discusses Gastroenterology. Gastroenterology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on the digestive tract - from the mouth to the anus. Gastroenterolgy studies the functioning and disorders of the esophagus, stomach and intesti... Read More


Older Men With Low Levels of Testosterone

Older Men With Low Levels of Testosterone

A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism finds a connection between older men with low levels of testosterone and an increased long-term risk of death compared to men with normal testosterone levels. The study followed nearly 800 men, ages 50 to 91 year... Read More


What is Renal Stenosis?

What is Renal Stenosis?

It is very interesting that a lot of people don't know that blocking the arteries of the kidney can be a cause for hypertension. Particularly someone who is young and becomes hypertensive suddenly, one should make sure there is no blockage in the renal arteries. There are millions of people w... Read More


What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

Dr. Sattesh Babu of Vascular Associates of Westchester discusses Peripheral Arterial Disease, who is at risk, why it is important to be screened and current treatments. Pad is essentially a blockage of the arteries in the lower extremities. That is what we mean by peripheral arteries -- ... Read More


What is Carotid Stenosis?

What is Carotid Stenosis?

Dr. Sateesh Babu of Vascular Associates of Westchester discusses "What is Carotid Stenosis?", the treatments, who should be screened and future developments, such as new stenting techniques. Read More


Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

A Review in The Lancet reveals the importance of healthy lifestyle choices to reduce stressors related to cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers from John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore examined records between 1990 to 2006. They observed how stress affects the sympathetic nervous system, im... Read More


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