Medicine

Lifestyle intervention leads to 10-point drop in systolic blood pressure

Lifestyle intervention leads to 10-point drop in systolic blood pressure

In the study of an online behavioral intervention for high blood pressure, people in web-based lifestyle counseling reduced their systolic blood pressure (the higher...
Vascular brain injury evident in people in their 40s

Vascular brain injury evident in people in their 40s

A large, multi-center study led by the UC Davis School of Medicine for the first time has shown that people as young as their...
Are you at increased risk for colorectal cancer?

Are you at increased risk for colorectal cancer?

Most people know doctors recommend a colonoscopy at age 50 to screen for colorectal cancers. What they might not realize is that earlier screening may be...
Apple cider vinegar may help with diabetes and blood sugar control

Apple cider vinegar may help with diabetes and blood sugar control

Fall always makes me think of apples … crunchy raw apples, baked apple crisp, caramel apples and apple cider vinegar. Wait, vinegar? Apple cider vinegar...
Immediate aspirin after mini-stroke substantially reduces risk of major stroke

Immediate aspirin after mini-stroke substantially reduces risk of major stroke

Using aspirin urgently could substantially reduce the risk of major strokes in patients who have minor 'warning' events, a group of European researchers has...
how to treat heart failure

How to treat heart failure

Ask any doctor what can be done to maintain a healthy heart and the answer will most likely be eat healthy and exercise regularly. But...
First patient cured of rare blood disorder

First patient cured of rare blood disorder

Using a technique that avoids the use of high-dose chemotherapy and radiation in preparation for a stem cell transplant, physicians at the University of...
How CT cancer screening for longtime smokers can save lives

How CT cancer screening for longtime smokers can save lives

Dawn Andersen lost her husband to lung cancer, and as a longtime smoker herself, she also was at high risk for the disease. So Loyola...
With a broken body clock, even a low-salt diet can raise resting blood pressure

With a broken body clock, even a low-salt diet can raise resting blood pressure

In the face of a disrupted circadian rhythm, a low-salt diet and a hormone known to constrict blood vessels have the same unhealthy result:...
Breakthrough discovery may make blood test feasible for detecting cancer

Breakthrough discovery may make blood test feasible for detecting cancer

Doctors may soon be able to detect and monitor a patient's cancer with a simple blood test, reducing or eliminating the need for more...