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Brains at Work Against Parkinson's Disease

Brains at Work Against Parkinson's Disease

When actor Michael J. Fox retired from the sitcom Spin City last January, he made a commitment to focus his energies on aiding research for Parkinson's disease, an illness he was diagnosed with in 1991.
Ostrich Eggs and Cholesterol

Ostrich Eggs and Cholesterol

Ostriches lay the biggest eggs found in any species. Along with ostrich meat, their eggs are a source of human nutrition. According to research in "British Poultry Science" published by PubMed.gov, ostrich eggs have similar nutritive characteristics to chicken eggs but with less cholesterol. <
Natural Treatment for Internal Hemorrhoids

Natural Treatment for Internal Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids occur when the veins in the rectum are filled with too much blood. Causes include straining during a bowel movement, pregnancy and lifting heavy things. There are natural ways to remedy hemorrhoids, although some must seek a more medical approach.
Response to CRT in Patients With Renal Dysfunction

Response to CRT in Patients With Renal Dysfunction

How does functional response to CRT at 1 year differ between patients with vs without kidney disease?
Outpatient Management of Oral Vitamin K Antagonist Therapy

Outpatient Management of Oral Vitamin K Antagonist Therapy

Oral anticoagulation therapy is a leading cause of harmful medication errors and medication-related adverse events. This study gives parameters to achieve high-quality anticoagulation management.
Can You Recognize Symptoms of Minor Stroke?

Can You Recognize Symptoms of Minor Stroke?

Most people having minor strokes don't recognize the symptoms and a large percentage fails to seek timely treatment, a new study shows.
What Types of Cholesterol Medications Are Available?

What Types of Cholesterol Medications Are Available?

There are four general classes of prescription medications available in the United States--fibric acid derivatives, statins (HMG-CoA reductace inhibitors), bile acid sequestrants, and nicotinic acid. These drugs may be taken alone or used in combination to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
What Are Forward Cholesterol Transports?

What Are Forward Cholesterol Transports?

Forward cholesterol transports refer to low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) that carry cholesterol throughout the blood and body.
What Do Lipoproteins Do?

What Do Lipoproteins Do?

Cholesterol does not travel alone in the bloodstream. It is unable to circulate freely in blood because it is a fat-like substance and blood is more watery. Instead, cholesterol combines with a protein that allows it to become more soluble in the blood. This cholesterol-protein complex is referred t
What to Expect After a Bypass & Valve Replacement on Your Heart

What to Expect After a Bypass & Valve Replacement on Your Heart

Some 99,000 heart valve surgeries take place each year in the United States, many of them heart valve replacements. Additionally, coronary artery bypass grafting has become the most common "open heart" surgery in the United States. After a recovery period of several months, each procedure offers sig
Harlequin Ichthiyosis Disease

Harlequin Ichthiyosis Disease

Ichthyosis is a family of genetic skin disorders with symptoms including dry, scale-like skin. Harlequin ichthyosis is a particularly rare and life-threatening type of ichthyosis that affects infants and was once ultimately fatal.
Low-Cholesterol Desserts for Valentine's Day

Low-Cholesterol Desserts for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day desserts should be more than a simple box of chocolates. Try preparing these delicious, cholesterol-friendly dishes for the ones you love.
Diets for Cholesterol Problems

Diets for Cholesterol Problems

If you're experiencing high cholesterol or high triglycerides, it might not be completely necessary to begin cholesterol medications right away. Diets for cholesterol problems can go a long way toward helping reduce your total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
8 Ways to Eat Less Salt

8 Ways to Eat Less Salt

Lowering salt in your diet can help decrease your risk of stroke.
Could Your Sleep Habits Affect Your Lipids?

Could Your Sleep Habits Affect Your Lipids?

Not getting enough sleep can affect many aspects of your health, but can it also cause your cholesterol levels to be too high?
Vasculitis

Vasculitis

What is vasculitis? Learn the definition here.
Foods That Raise Cholesterol

Foods That Raise Cholesterol

Most inquiries about cholesterol are on how to lower the level of cholesterol in your system, but perhaps an idea of what foods raise cholesterol may be just as valuable. If you already know what you should be eating, this article will tell you what not to eat. Eating these foods will raise your cho
Factors That Affect Poor Diet

Factors That Affect Poor Diet

There are many factors that contribute to a poor diet.Vector Illustration of Junk Food image by nezezon from Fotolia.comIt's common sense that eating less and moving more are keys to a healthier lifestyle, but Americans are becoming more overweight and obese at a rapid pace. As it turns...
How Is Electricity Used in an Artificial Pacemaker?

How Is Electricity Used in an Artificial Pacemaker?

Artificial pacemakers are devices implanted in the chest or abdomen designed to counter the effects of certain heartbeat abnormalities, including rhythm irregularities. Electricity is used inside artificial pacemakers in a number of ways.
Bee-Venom Acupuncture Shows Promise in Parkinson's

Bee-Venom Acupuncture Shows Promise in Parkinson's

Both acupuncture and bee-venom acupuncture improved symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease, a small study shows.