Heart Disease Prevention

Higher Risk Of Mental Stress-Induced Myocardial Ischemia for Female Heart Attack Survivors

Young and middle-aged women who have recently had a heart attack might be at a higher risk for restricted blood flow to the heart due to mental stress, according to a small new study. Researchers from Emory University found that mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia is more common among women ...
Obesity Epidemic

Obesity Epidemic and How It Impacts Specialty Care

Obesity is an epidemic. It does not only affect a person’s physical appearance but also affects his or her overall health-related quality of life. It creates a complexity for doctors during surgeries and it also slows down the healing time. The article below is taken from AAOS.org, “Obesity ...
Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis - Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Complications, Treatment, Diagnosis, Remedies

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) – Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Remedies

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is calcification or a bony hardening of ligaments in areas where they attach to your spine. Also known as Forestier’s disease, diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis causes stiffness in your upper back and may also affect your neck and lower back. ...
Osteoarthritis - Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention

Osteoarthritis – Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention

Arthritis is a general term that means inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis. It is associated with a breakdown of cartilage in joints and can occur in almost any joint in the body. It most commonly occurs in the weight ...
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Dietary Approaches To Stop Hypertension (DASH) Nutrition Plan

The Dietary Approaches To Stop Hypertension (DASH) plan is not another new fad diet. It is a healthy eating plan for people with high blood pressure or hypertension (HTN). It comprises of a low fat and sodium, and high fiber, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Using the DASH plan on your diet can help ...
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting(CABG) : Overview and Rehab Precautions

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting(CABG) : Overview and Rehab Precautions

What Is Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting? Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a type of surgery that improves blood flow to the heart. Surgeons use CABG to treat people who have severe coronary heart disease (CHD). CHD is a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque (plak) builds up inside ...
Stroke Society of Australasia

Overseas Stroke Clinician Scholarship Opportunity

The Stroke Society of Australasia (SSA) is offering for the first time a $6000 grant for a stroke clinician from a developing country (by World Bank criteria) in the region to attend the SSA annual scientific meeting (held in Sydney, 29th – 31st August 2012). This grant also includes spending a week ...
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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – Signs and Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, Treatment, Diagnosis

Traumatic brain injury (also called acquired brain injury or simply head injury) occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. The damage can be focal (confined to one area of the brain) or diffuse (involving more than one area of the brain). Traumatic brain injury can result from a closed ...
Lipedema Symptoms Diagnosis Causes Treatment

Lipedema – Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments, Causes

Lipedema affects up to 11% of women. It occurs when fat is deposited abnormally beneath the skin, usually in the buttocks and legs. Although it begins as a cosmetic concern, it can progress to cause pain and other problems. Symptoms of Lipedema The typical symptoms of lipedema are a disproportionately ...
gallbladder

Gallstones – Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention

What are the gallbladder and gallstones? The gallbladder is a small sac found just under the liver. It stores bile made by the liver. Bile helps you digest fats. Bile moves from the gallbladder to the small intestine through tubes called the cystic duct and common bile duct. Gallstones are made from ...
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