Internal Medicine Articles & Stories

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


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


Yogurt Consumption Linked to Healthier Body Weights for Women

Yogurt Consumption Linked to Healthier Body Weights for Women

Research conducted by The General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition finds that women who eat yogurt frequently are less likely to be overweight and more likely to meet the recommended daily intake of important nutrients, like calcium and vitamin D. The fourteen day study followed t... 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


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


Mortality Rates Drop for Diabetic Men But Not Women

Mortality Rates Drop for Diabetic Men But Not Women

A recent analysis of the mortality rates of men and women with diabetes from 1971- 2001 found that while death rates for men have dropped, women's have remained static. This study, to be published in the August issue of the Annals of Medicine, uncovers the disparities, but doesn't attempt to ... Read More


Study Supports the Efficacy of Chelation Therapy

Study Supports the Efficacy of Chelation Therapy

A new study suggest positive effects of chelation therapy. A new study by Ohio State Medical Center suggests a link between mercury and heart disease, traced to the activation of a relatively unknown enzyme, which triggers a process leading to plaque buildup in blood vessel walls. The same st... Read More


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New research out of the University of Rochester shows video games that contain high levels of action can actually improve your vision. People who played action video games for a few hours a day over the course of a month improved by about 20 percent in their ability to identify letters on a s... Read More


Remedy or Rip Off Lipozene

Remedy or Rip Off Lipozene

There is a heavily advertised product on the market--you might have seen it while watching popular shows like the daily show--which claims to allow you to burn fat with no effort--no exercise, no diet. The Federal Trade Commission will tell you there is no magic in a bottle. Read More


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