Curious about your cholesterol level? Could you be pregnant? Is your blood glucose stable?
The answers to these questions are just a lab test away. And you don't have to go to your doctor to get them. For several years now, both Riverside Health...
Patients recruited through Lehigh Valley Hospital helped play a role in an important study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study took 10 years and was the largest double-blind comparison of aspirin and warfarin, a blood-thinner
A bruise, quite simply, is the booby prize that comes with life's lumps and bumps.
It's what you see when blood leaks out of blood vessels into tissues of skin, mucous membranes or other organs, including muscle and bone. Most of the time, it's nothing to worry about, merely the dark side of bumbling your way through the day.
You're more likely to bruise if you suffer from a vitamin C deficiency, underlying genetic disorders, alcohol abuse or side effects of certain medications, says Dr. Javette Orgain,...
A Hoag Hospital doctor will still have to pay an 85-year-old woman's family for failing to notice a blood clot that contributed to her death, an appellate court ruled this week.
Dr. Luke Cheung, 49, of Irvine attended to Lois Shafer, of Corona del Mar on Feb. 8, 2009, after she fell in her home and suffered a head injury, according to appellate court documents.
Cheung discharged Shafer after reviewing a CT scan of her brain, and sent her home with orders to resume her normal medication, including taking...
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon, King Features Syndicate
| Oct 24, 2012
| 4:50 PM
Q: I grew up adding milk to my tea and prefer to drink it like that. Does milk in tea reduce the beneficial effects of the tea? What about soy milk?
A: Both green and black tea stimulate the production of nitric oxide in blood vessels. This helps blood vessels relax and lowers blood pressure; tea drinkers also are less likely to develop atherosclerosis (Basic Research in Cardiology, January 2009).
Although your question has not been studied extensively, a few intriguing experiments have shown that...