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Lifeline Screening: How to Prepare for Screening

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Although there has been a lot of advancement in the medical field, cardiovascular diseases remain to be the leading killer medical condition in the United States. Millions of people are losing their lives because they do not get the right medical attention. In every four deaths in America, one is associated with some form of […]

Living with osteoarthritis

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Arthritis is a very common condition that affects more than 50 million adults in the United States. Arthritis is not actually a single disease, but a term that refers to many different kinds of joint pain, joint inflammation, or joint degeneration. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative form of […]

Belle Gibson Admits to Lying About Treating Her Brain Cancer With Diet

Friday, April 24th, 2015

A lot of people might know about Belle Gibson who has a million of online followers or for her constant Bulletproof Coffee drinks in hand (wikipedia.org). More than that, she has authored a book of her recipes and also has an app on the Apple Store. She claimed that she had brain cancer but was […]

Can Fat Cushion You from Disease?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

One study suggests that obesity protects against Alzheimers. In addition, people with morbid obesity have a 30% less risk of developing dementia than those of normal weight. According to the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, thin people are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s. Until now several studies established a link between being overweight and dementia (including […]

Feast and Famine Diet Extends Lifespan

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

We are advised to think of it as interval training for the dinner table. It’s also called ‘intermittent fasting’ and it’s premise is simple – some days you eat a lot and some days you don’t. Fasting for a prolonged amount of time is difficult to do. After all, Paul Mathieson points out we must […]

A New Reason To Fear Tick Bites

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

A “Bourbon” virus named after a county in Kansas it was first reported in, has researchers clambering to figure out a treatment. They are not 100% sure it is the result of being bitten by a tick, but the patient undergoing tests for disease says he was bitten by them. Bernardo Chua has heard that […]

Preogress At Molecular Level of Alzheimer’s

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Researchers have recently released information regarding a key molecular finding into Alzheimer’s disease. What is being called, a molecular chaperone, inhibits the Alzheimer’s cycle before it can even start harming brain cells, which ultimately experience death. The research gives doctors a way to treat Alzheimer’s, and scientists a way to search for the molecules that […]

How Mosquitoes Select Their Target

Friday, January 16th, 2015

‘Mosquito bites’ are painful; it is not easy to cover up those unsightly marks on the skin. And despite your best efforts to prevent these bites, it seems that nothing works. A fact that is true whenever you are in the same room with other people, but you are the only one to get bitten. […]

Italian Doctor Cured of Ebola

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

  An Italian doctor who treated Ebola victims was declared cured and discharged from a Rome hospital. He contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leaone, where he was working for an Italy based Emergency aid group, but diagnosed with Ebola virus in Mid November, 2014. The prognosis was bad for quite a while, but after a […]

Extra Fees at Hospitals

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Some hospitals in cities are starting to purchase doctor’s offices and urgent care locations. This means that the bill you get from the office might include a fee for a hospital visit as well. As pointed out by Sultan Alhokair, if there isn’t a specific fee that states it’s from the hospital, then there might be additional […]