Facts about heart disease among the African-American population
By: Adai Goldberg
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the western world, especially in the African-American community. Although many are baffled as to the reasons and point to the lack of adequate healthcare and inadequate research, the answers may lie in looking at modifiable risk...
By: Jennifer Kirkman
What is Hashimoto's Disease? When somebody is diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease, it means they have a thyroid disorder. This disease is also called chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, and is also an autoimmune disease type. What the problem is connected with overall, is the immune system going...
The history of diabetes treatments
By: Phyllis Logie
Diabetes Mellitus has been a matter of scientific research for over a thousand years, perhaps even longer. The disease derived its name from two sources. From the Greek word for siphon came diabetes and from the Latin word for honey came Mellitus. For centuries...
By: Connie Earl Robertson
The thyroid gland is a small gland, normally weighing less than one ounce that is located at the base of the voice box. It is part of the endocrine system. Its basic job is to take iodine from the foods a person eats and convert...
How to manage a diabetic wound
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Diabetes is a chronic disease entity which if not controlled adequately enough, can lead to many complications. It can affect the nerves, kidneys, eyes and other structures in the body. Apart from these complications, another important aspect would be the delayed wound healing and proneness...
How Hashimoto's thyroiditis differs from Grave's disease
By: Nicole Evans M.D.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune thyroid disorder that may be associated with a goiter (thyroid lump) or in late stages of the disease with minimal residual thyroid tissue (atrophic thyroiditis). The autoimmune process of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis causes reduced thyroid function. The body reacts...
Difference between pneumonia and walking pneumonia
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Pneumonia is, technically, an inflammation of the lungs. The inflammation can be caused by a number of infective agents – bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites – or due to aspiration of food or gastric juices that irritate the lung tissue. Pneumonia can be a complication...
By: Tarek Musslimani
Lung cancer forms a major problem in our present time. In the US alone it accounts for more than 100,000 deaths every year. The cause of lung cancer varies. The most common cause of lung cancer is cigarette smoking. Another cause is exposure to...
The ONTARGET study of heart disease treatment
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The renin-angiotensin system's involvement in cardiovascular regulation makes it a key target for drugs fighting heart disease. The ONTARGET (ONgoing Telmisartan Alone in combination with Ramipril Gobal Endpoint Trial) study findings were published in the April 10, 2008 issue of the New England Journal of...
By: Tarek Musslimani
Hemolytic anemia is a type of anemia that is characterized by progressive destruction of red blood cells or erythrocytes. The cause to this destruction can be either genetic or acquired. Three genetic diseases that cause hemolytic anemia will be discussed here. These are: sickle cell...

 

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