Even Moderate Alcohol Drinking can Raise Blood Pressure

A study described in a press release that was published March 7, 2019 by the American college of Cardiology (ACC) shows for the first time that moderate alcohol drinking is harmful rather than being protective against heart disease or stroke, as it raises blood pressure. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a leading risk for heart…

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Half of Cancer Deaths Could be Prevented by Changing Lifestyle Risk Factors

  A study published by researchers from the American Cancer Society November 21, 2017 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, showed that almost half of all cancers during the year 2014 could have been prevented. These cancers were caused by not changing preventable risks and had these lifestyle risk factors been changed the cancers…

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Successfully Treated Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), a treatment that is in use for complex wound care and healing at Park Crescent Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center (see blog post from February 1, 2019) has now been shown to have successfully treated a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Researchers from Louisiana State University published results of the case…

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Super Food Broccoli May be able to Fight Aging, Osteoarthritis and Cancer

Broccoli is a Super Food More and more research is being focused on the benefits of diet and super foods to help against aging and age-related diseases. Also, scientists have been taking a look at super foods and certain kinds of diets for diseases for which no cure or effective treatment has been found. One…

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A Diabetes Drug and a Healthy Lifestyle may Protect against a Leading Cause of Low Vision and Blindness in Seniors

February is Low Vision Awareness Month February is Low Vision Awareness Month. A leading cause of low vision and blindness in seniors over age 50 is age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  Metformin, a commonly prescribed drug for diabetes was found to also protect against age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of low vision and blindness…

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When Breathing is Difficult – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease that can leave a person in a state of breathlessness and gasping for air. COPD is a major cause of disability and is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), 16 million Americans…

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Mediterranean Diet with Olive Oil and Nuts can Help Prevent Heart Disease

February is National Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease in the United States, which is the number one cause of death. More and more doctors are recommending following a heart-healthy lifestyle to prevent heart disease. This includes consuming a Mediterranean kind of diet. During the 1950s it was noted that people living in…

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Time is Brain with a Stroke

During an acute severe brain stroke about two million brain cells die every minute, so the sooner one is treated in an emergency medical center, the less brain damage will occur and the greater will be the chance for survival. For this reason doctors refer to the phrase “time is brain.” The sooner one calls…

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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is When the Heart Muscles Work in a Weakened Way February is American Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease, which is the number one leading cause of death in the United States. When people hear about congestive heart failure (CHF) they think that this means the heart is no…

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