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What Is a Peptic Ulcer?

What Is a Peptic Ulcer? Peptic Ulcer Disease One out of eight people in the United States will be diagnosed with Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD) over the course of their lifetimes. As with many diseases are understanding of the issues and causes of the disease have been evolving in recent years creating the opportunities... Read More

The Challenge of Emerging Infectious Diseases

The Challenge of Emerging Infectious Diseases Dr. John Cahill discusses some of the challenges we face with infectious diseases that are constantly emerging and changing. SARS is an example of a virus that until several years ago, we had never heard about. So the possibility of new viruses emerging is a very real threat. Another challeng... 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

The Significance of Gender Medicine

The Significance of Gender Medicine Dr. Marianne Legato explains that Gender Medicine is not Women's Health, which it is often misconceived as. It's the study of the differences of how men and women function normally in all the systems of the body. It also looks at how people experience diseases differently as a function of bei... Read More

The Concept of Herd Immunization

The Concept of Herd Immunization Dr. John Cahill explains that though Infectious Disease specialists would like to vaccinate everyone, getting a large amount of people vaccinated can provide a barrier for most of the group. If enough of a population gets vaccinated then the potential for disease to travel across the globe, o... Read More

What Are the Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Disease?

What Are the Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Disease? Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the 6 causes or risk factors behind coronary artery disease. There are two physical risk factors: high blood pressure and size of the waist (or abdominal obesity). There are two chemical risk factors: cholesterol levels in the blood and blood glucose (diabetes). ... Read More

How Real is the Threat of Pandemic?

How Real is the Threat of Pandemic? Dr. John Cahill explains that our world is becoming increasingly small and easy access air travel and global urbanization has created the possibility for the very real threat of pandemic. The internet has made international travel quick and easy and soon a majority of the global population wi... Read More

The Historical Burden of Infectious Disease

The Historical Burden of Infectious Disease Dr. John Cahill defines Infectious Disease as a specialty of medicine that deals with micro organisms from bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites that infect different organs in a human being. Historically, infectious diseases have had an impact on the whole global population. Outbreaks, epid... Read More

What is Coronary Artery Disease?

What is Coronary Artery Disease? Dr. Valentin Fuster, one of the world's leading cardiologists, discusses the basics of coronary heart disease. Dr. Fuster than describes the symptoms of a heart attack and how to differentiate these symptoms from other conditions. Most importantly, he urges viewers to pay attention to these s... Read More

The Impact of Globalization on the Future of Medicine

The Impact of Globalization on the Future of Medicine Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the impact of globalization on the future of modern medicine. He sees that because of the economic pressures on the cost of health care different nations will be more open to working together. There will be increased traveling between nations, as well as sharing ... Read More

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