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More Good News About the 'Good' Cholesterol

More Good News About the 'Good' Cholesterol

High Levels of HDL Cholesterol Protect Against Stroke, Too......[Read More]
Life Expectancy of Someone With Sickle Cell Disease

Life Expectancy of Someone With Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is a painful, genetic disorder that reduces a person's life expectancy. In sickle cell disease, hemoglobin, a protein inside red blood cells that carries oxygen, causes the red blood cells to be sickle shaped instead of smooth and round. These misshapen red blood cells do not liv......[Read More]
What Causes Sugar to Go High?

What Causes Sugar to Go High?

A test of blood sugar, or blood glucose, measures the amount of sugar molecules in a person's bloodstream. For non-diabetics, fasting blood sugar should be between 70 and 100 mg/dL while the numbers are higher for pre-diabetics and diabetics. Blood sugar can be high for a variety of reasons, includi......[Read More]
Insulation Resistance Facts

Insulation Resistance Facts

Whenever you eat starches and carbohydrates of any kind, your body converts it to simple sugar, or glucose. Insulin is the hormone responsible for turning glucose into energy. However, sometimes insulin is not utilized properly by the body, resulting in issues related to insulin resistance.......[Read More]
Tips to Manage Cholesterol and High Triglycerides

Tips to Manage Cholesterol and High Triglycerides

Struggling with high triglycerides and high cholesterol? Manage high triglycerides with tips from the pros.......[Read More]
Things Not to Do After Giving Blood

Things Not to Do After Giving Blood

Following post-donation guidelines will ensure you have a positive experience.Monkey Business Images Ltd/Valueline/Getty ImagesWhen you donate blood, you are literally saving lives. The donation process is quick, convenient and causes relatively little pain. Still, removing two pints of.........[Read More]
Five Smart Strategies to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

Five Smart Strategies to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

As many as one in three American adults has high blood pressure, also called hypertension, according to the American Heart Association. High blood pressure usually comes with no symptoms but can lead to life-threatening health problems like heart attack or stroke. If you're afflicted with high blood......[Read More]
How to Donate Plasma in Bellevue, Washington

How to Donate Plasma in Bellevue, Washington

Donating plasma in Bellevue, Wash., can save a life, while also providing you with a little extra cash. Donated plasma is used to create therapies for deadly genetic diseases, and the demand for plasma often outstrips the supply. Because of this, plasma donation centers typically offer a cash paymen......[Read More]
What Is Tight Glucose Control?

What Is Tight Glucose Control?

Tight glucose control, also known as tight diabetes control, is one way to avoid complications of diabetes. Essentially, tight glucose control consists of keeping the blood glucose level as close to normal as possible.......[Read More]
Procedure for Measuring CVP With PICC

Procedure for Measuring CVP With PICC

Central venous pressure ( CVP) monitoring directly measures blood pressure within the heart and is used to assess cardiac function. One method by which CVP can be measured involves the use of a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC).......[Read More]
How to Decrease Intraocular Pressure

How to Decrease Intraocular Pressure

Intraocular pressure is defined by Princeton.edu as "pressure exerted by the fluids inside the eyeball." Sometimes this pressure can exceed normal limits, and reducing it becomes necessary. Increased intraocular pressure can also put patients at high risk for glaucoma. Regulating your intraocular pr......[Read More]
How to Interpret a Testosterone Test

How to Interpret a Testosterone Test

Testosterone is the steroid hormone produced by the endocrine tissue in the male testes. It stimulates the development of secondary sex characteristics in males, such as the growth of body hair, the deepening in the voice, the enlargement of the penis, and muscle development. The hormone is also pro......[Read More]
Normal Blood Pressure, High Pulse Rate

Normal Blood Pressure, High Pulse Rate

If you've just worked out and your pulse rate is high, you might think your blood pressure is high as well. Actually, blood pressure and pulse rate aren't closely related. It's possible to have a high pulse rate while your blood pressure is normal.......[Read More]
Cholesterol Levels May Vary By Season

Cholesterol Levels May Vary By Season

Brazilian study doesn't necessarily mean that heart attack or stroke risk rises in winter......[Read More]
Foods That Help to Reduce Blood Sugar & Triglycerides

Foods That Help to Reduce Blood Sugar & Triglycerides

Many of the foods that can reduce blood sugar can also help reduce triglycerides. Excessive amounts of sugar can raise triglycerides as well as blood sugar levels. Foods that contain naturally occurring sugars like those found in potatoes, beans, corn and peas should be consumed in smaller portions ......[Read More]
FDA Expert Examines Cholesterol Drug Safety

FDA Expert Examines Cholesterol Drug Safety

Despite concerns about popular cholesterol-lowering "statin" drugs, a new study shows that most of these drugs have a low risk of a serious muscle disorder.......[Read More]
What Are the Treatments for Glucose Tolerance Impairment?

What Are the Treatments for Glucose Tolerance Impairment?

The human body needs some glucose; glucose, in fact, is the primary food source for the brain. Normally, people's bodies produce a substance known as insulin to help cells absorb glucose. Sometimes, however, the body is not able to produce enough insulin to keep up with the body's needs. This is kno......[Read More]
Common Blood Pressure Medications

Common Blood Pressure Medications

About 600 million people struggle with high blood pressure, according to the World Health Organization. Upon diagnosis of high blood pressure (hypertension), lifestyle changes should be made to lower blood pressure. If high blood pressure continues, then doctors usually urge taking medicines that ar......[Read More]
Crestor Tops List of Best-Selling Drugs

Crestor Tops List of Best-Selling Drugs

The cholesterol-lowering drug Crestor (rosuvastatin) was the nation's most prescribed drug in the past 12 months, according to a new report from research firm IMS Health.......[Read More]