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Coronary calcium test could help clarify heart disease risk – and control cholesterol

When doctors are sorting out what to do about a patient's cholesterol, a key calculation is that patient's future risk for developing heart disease....

Silicone breast implant may strongly increase risk of autoimmune disease

Women with breast implants mostly only had to worry about leaks. However, in a new study, researchers confirmed that almost 1 in 4 implantation patients...

Common mistakes to avoid if you check blood pressure at home

People with high blood pressure or a high risk for the disease need to monitor their blood pressure regularly. It is more convenient to measure...
New way to look at cell membranes could change the way we study disease

New way to look at cell membranes could change the way we study disease

Researchers have developed a new technique to analyze cell membrane proteins in situ which could revolutionize the way in which we study diseases, such...

New finding could help prevent colon cancer

In a recent study, researchers find colon cancer, Crohn’s, and other gut diseases could be better treated – or even prevented. Previous research has shown...

To control your blood pressure, try to eat 3 foods and avoid 4 things

High blood pressure is a common chronic health condition. It is a silent killer because there are no obvious symptoms. However, it is a big...

Questions about cholesterol? Here are some answers.

With the release of new guidelines for treating and managing cholesterol, you may have some questions – not only about the changes in the...

Pancreatic cancer patient goes from dismal diagnosis to cancer free

When Rachel Moreno was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2015, the 68-year-old professor and grandmother of five quickly grew weary of health professionals...

What you should know about kidney stone prevention

Anyone who has developed a kidney stone will tell you that the pain of passing one is worth an ounce of prevention. About 10% of...

Blood pressure and cholesterol drugs could protect people more than 10 years

In a recent study, researchers found that blood pressure and cholesterol lowering drugs continue to protect patients with hypertension after more than 10 years. The...