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As a student at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Timothy Harlan was often struck by how little the medical professionals around him seemed to know about healthful eating. Doctors would tell their patients what foods to avoid, but rarely did...
The Medicine CabinetQ: I had a heart valve replacement 12 years ago. I need to take warfarin to avoid blood clots on the valve. I have been reading about the newer blood thinners that don't require regular blood tests. I am tired of so many blood tests. Can I ask my doctor...
Premium Health News ServiceDON'T IGNORE "MILD" STROKES Many people at risk for heart attack are also at higher risk for stroke, since the underlying disease process--atherosclerosis--can block blood flow to the brain, just as it does in the heart. Although many people know that...
Premium Health News ServiceIf you want to preserve your bones as you age, don't skimp on vitamin-K rich foods, like deep-green vegetables. While we usually think of calcium--found in dairy products, greens, and fortified products like soy products--as the main nutrient essential...
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...
Premium Health News ServiceWhat's the first thing that comes to mind if you develop a urinary tract infection (UTI)? For many, it's to pick up a bottle of cranberry juice--the legendary natural remedy for a bladder infection. Caused by bacteria (most commonly E. coli), UTIs are...
The Medicine CabinetQ: What is a lacunar stroke? How can you prevent having this type of stroke? A: Lacunar strokes, like all strokes, are damaged areas in the brain. Like most strokes, they are caused when the flow of blood to an area of the brain is interrupted. Lacunar...
The Medicine CabinetQ: I temporarily lost the vision in my right eye. It lasted about 5 minutes. The doctor said my eyes looked OK. She called it transient retinal artery occlusion. What is this? Will it happen again? A: With transient retinal artery occlusion, there's a...
Q: I have had blood clots in my lungs, and I take Coumadin to prevent recurrences. When I drank 12 ounces of cranberry-grape juice, it sent my INR level (a measure of anticoagulation) to 16.4, compared with the previous day's level of 6.5. Both levels are...
FARGO, N.D. - I really need to clean the windshield. It's really dirty, my husband commented one day about 15 years ago. I was looking straight ahead through the crystal-clear windshield on the passenger side of the vehicle. I strained my neck to peek...
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Last week we learned that adult children of divorce will almost always revert to childish behaviors. Case in point, Briana, the daughter previously known as The Most Reasonable Person in Orange County, dissolved into a impertinent, recalcitrant,...
HealthPatients 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-...
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