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High Cholesterol: What Are Your Risk Factors?

What Factors Affect Your Blood Cholesterol Levels?

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a skin disorder that causes hair loss, usually in patches, most often on the scalp. Usually, the bald patches appear suddenly and affect only a limited area. The hair grows back within 12 months or less.

Diabetes and Foot Care

Diabetes (or more correctly, diabetes mellitus) is a chronic disease that affects up to 6% of the population (higher in the older age groups). Insulin is a hormone that helps the body deal with sugar (glucose) in the diet.

Exercise alters brain chemistry to protect aging synapses

When elderly people stay active, their brains have more of a class of proteins that enhances the connections between neurons to maintain healthy cognition, a UC San Francisco study has found.

Could fat in the pancreas protect against diabetes?

In type 2 diabetes, the quantities of insulin the body produces to regulate blood sugar levels are insufficient. A new lab-based study suggests a surprising role of fat in maintaining insulin production by the pancreas in conditions of excess sugar.

HIFEM™ TECHNOLOGY CAN IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE OF INCONTINENT PATIENTS

Background: Urinary incontinence (UI) represents one of the most prevalent female intimate health issues negatively affecting a patients’ quality of life (QoL).

Causes of Ear Pain and Treatment Options

Ear pain, or earache, can originate from any of the three parts of the ear. Among the three sections in the ear, a person could have outer ear pain, middle ear pain, or inner ear pain.

LenSx-New Laser Technology for Cataract Surgery

The LenSx laser is an image-guided, high-repetition-rate femtosecond laser that performs the most crucial steps of the cataract surgery with unparalleled precision. It represents the latest development in cataract surgery which is called FLACS (Femto Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery).

HYPONATREMIA

Overview Hyponatremia occurs when the concentration of sodium in your blood is abnormally low. Sodium is an electrolyte, and it helps regulate the amount of water that's in and around your cells.

How much salt should a person eat?

Everyone needs salt for fluid balance and muscle and nerve function. But too much salt is bad for us, we hear. So how much do we need? The human body regulates how much sodium it contains.

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