Well : Heart Healthy in the Amazon
What some Bolivians with the world ’ s healthiest arteries might tell us about cardiac fitness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Heart Arteriosclerosis and Atherosclerosis Archaeology and Anthropology Carbohydrates Diet and Nutrition Age, Chronological Source Type: news

New unknown risk factor for arteriosclerosis identified
Following a blood infection, the first class of antibodies produced by the immune system are IgM antibodies. They form the " vanguard " of the immune response, before other cells are activated to fight the infection. Some people are deficient or completely lack these antibodies, so that they develop congenital immune deficiency. Researchers have now discovered how this deficiency can also lead to an increased risk of arteriosclerosis and consequently even to serious cardiovascular diseases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Smokers have higher lifetime risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm
This study adds to the literature by reporting AAA lifetime risk from a community-based cohort with long follow-up,” Tang told Reuters Health by email. The researchers used data from more than 15,000 middle-aged people who were at risk of developing AAA based on an initial assessment between 1987 and 1989. The participants made three subsequent visits for exams and assessments through 1998. Nearly 6,000 people were still alive between 2011 and 2013 and underwent an ultrasound exam at a fifth assessment visit then. Over the 22-year follow-up period, there were 590 diagnosed, ruptured or repaired AAAs. In 2011, the ultraso...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Vascular Source Type: news

To the Brain and Back - "Fantastic Voyage" pulsed by Anatomy from Asimov
Autumn 1966: A Medical Operation that's critical to Military Operations - ... an operation vitally urgent to the security of the free world... a voyage into inner space, into the living body, via a submarine and everyone in it shrunk down to the size of a single cell... inserted hypodermically and transported by the body's circulatory system, through the heart and the lungs, into the brain... so that a laser beam might dissolve a life-threatening blood clot, in a brain that holds an earth-imperiling secret.... ... $4 million will be spent to make this milestone of entertainment and showmanship. That was the 1966 promoti...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Late Failing Heart AllograftsLate Failing Heart Allografts
Learn more about the role of antibody-mediated rejection and coronary arteriosclerosis in late failing heart allografts. American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 23, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Asthma Diagnosis Tied to Higher Risk for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Rupture (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS A recent diagnosis of asthma is associated with higher risk for rupture in older patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), according to an observational study in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 12, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sleep Fragmentation Linked to Cerebrovascular Pathology Sleep Fragmentation Linked to Cerebrovascular Pathology
Greater sleep fragmentation -- defined as interruption of sustained sleep by repeated awakenings -- is associated with arteriosclerosis and subcortical infarcts at autopsy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Consumer Health Tips: How to Avoid Medication Errors
Medication errors: Cut your risk with these tips Grapefruit: Beware of dangerous medication interactions Too much vitamin C: Is it harmful? Chronic stress: Can it cause depression? Arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis overview   (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 7, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Control Inflammation and “Turn Off” Disease-Causing Genes
The single most important thing you can do to prevent premature aging is to control inflammation. Inflammation is the body’s effort to heal itself. But too much produces disease. In fact, most of the diseases associated with aging are essentially inflammatory diseases. That includes cancer, heart disease, arthritis, arteriosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes. And the truth is that we’re all inflamed thanks to a modern diet that includes inflammation-friendly ingredients like sugar, cheap vegetable oils, and refined carbohydrates. Most doctors are not educated in the role of nutrition in disease. A...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 15, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging food allergies inflammation natural healing turmeric Source Type: news

Sleep Problems May Hint At Future Heart Disease Risk
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Adults who get too much or too little sleep may have the beginnings of “hardening" of the arteries, which can be an early sign of heart disease, according to a new study. “Many people, up to one third or one fourth of the general population, suffer from inadequate sleep – either insufficient duration of sleep or poor quality of sleep,” said co-lead author Dr. Chan-Won Kim of Kangbuk Samsung Hospital of Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea. Several studies have linked inadequate sleep with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, bu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Save Your Brain
Alzheimer’s is one of the most devastating and dreaded diseases I’m confronted with at my South Florida anti-aging clinic. And because I’m based in a part of the country that’s a major retirement Mecca, I see more seniors than the average American physician – and proportionally more Alzheimer’s sufferers. Many patients fear Alzheimer’s more than cancer or any other debilitating disease. They’re terrified of this cruel, progressive and degenerative illness that attacks the brain, steals memory, confuses thinking, and can turn even the most intelligent and achieving adults into men...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Brain Health Nutrition Alzheimer's disease arginine dementia logic memory nutrients Source Type: news

Breakthrough identification of important protein
Danish researchers are the first in the world to develop a secure way of measuring the important protein apo-M. This could prove relevant for research into diseases such as diabetes, arteriosclerosis and sclerosis, they say. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why You Should Avoid Statins
At my anti-aging clinic, I continue to wage war against what I call the “medical-industrial complex.” And I do it for one reason only – I care more about my patients than I do about profits. Big Pharma clearly takes the opposite view. And now it seems these pharmaceutical behemoths won’t be happy until every man, woman and child is popping anti-cholesterol pills. Researchers at Duke University recently issued a report recommending that even children and people as young as 30 should be on statins, if they have just slightly elevated cholesterol levels.1 And why wouldn’t researchers at Duke recommen...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Heart Health Source Type: news

Sunshine and Telomeres
A warm sunny day … what could feel better? Yet the warm sun on our skin that we all crave gets a lot of bad press from the medical establishment. Far from being a source of illness that will kill you before your time, the sun is your best hope to live longer and prevent illness. Did you know, for example, that people living in places that get more of the sun’s UV radiation have the lowest incidence of cancer?1 That doesn’t mean sunlight lowers the “risk” of getting cancer. Getting more sunlight keeps people from actually getting cancer. Studies show sunlight prevents skin cancer, prostate2 cancer,...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 23, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging telomerase telomeres vitamin D Source Type: news

Dare to Be 100: Fat, Carbs, Calories
These three items were the centerpiece of my early science life. I wrote my honors thesis at Williams College about arteriosclerosis which at that time was considered to be heavily influenced by dietary fat. Then after medical school I entered a wonderful time of life learning much about F, Cs, and Cs. The 1960s overflowed. The high point of those years was those spent in the intellectual and physical embrace of two multi-million dollar research grants from the NIH. The first dealt with the control of cholesterol synthesis, and the second "The Effect of Diet on the Metabolism of Fat In Man." This second grant supported a ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news