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Statins for Sleep Apnea?
New details, possible treatment in the link between heart disease and sleep apnea People with obstructive sleep apnea are at significantly increased risk for cardiovascular disease. The relationship between the two conditions is complex, and the mechanisms by which they may trigger or exacerbate one another are not yet well understood. But the fundamental connection between OSA and cardiovascular disease is strong. Studies indicated that obstructive sleep apnea is 2-3 times more prevalent among people with cardiovascular disease than those without. Research shows that the mortality rate for cardiovascular disease is hig...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Oversimplification of Cholesterol Testing Can Be Deadly
Early every year, countless Americans embark on a new fitness regime. They go for a physical and maybe for a blood test to measure cholesterol levels. After a clean bill of health, they might train to run a 10K, a marathon or even an Iron man. But what if those tests do not provide a complete picture of your health? What if you are on the verge of a heart attack and have no idea? Before 30, when the human body is at its peak, it can take the strain of being pushed to the limit. As we age, however, cellular changes and the expression of genetic predispositions can dramatically alter our health. Conventional medical tests a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression in the Elderly: A Common Condition That's Often Overlooked
When Suzette Santos, RN, a behavioral health nurse with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), was assigned to the case of Grace*, an 89-year-old resident of Nassau County on Long Island, she had some idea what to expect. Suzette had cared for Grace a year earlier, as the elderly woman struggled to cope with depression brought on by the recent loss of her husband and lifelong partner. When Suzette reconnected with her patient this time, she could immediately see that Grace's depression had gotten worse. "She had lost a lot of weight -- about 20 pounds," Suzette recalls. "She had no interest in cooking or eating, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Cholesterol Vaccine Shows Promise, But Don't Eat Extra Bacon Just Yet
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Your Prescription a Hall Pass or Lottery Ticket?
As much as I love learning, I did not always love school. We moved a lot, and I was too shy to do well as the new kid. At a new high school during my freshmen year, I discovered the joys of the hall pass. Being handed one gave me a feeling of freedom. With it, I was safe to evade the pressures of the classroom and wander the halls aimlessly. If a teacher stopped me to see if I should be in class, all I had to do was show my hall pass, and I'd be on my way. I think of a hall pass as something that is assured to protect you. Let's say a hall pass works at least 8 out of 10 times. There are hall passes, and then, there are l...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke Down to Fifth-Leading Killer in U.S. -- Here's What the Statistical Change Really Means
In the 1970s, Joseph Broderick was a resident at the Mayo Clinic in need of a focus for his fellowship. He decided to give stroke research a try. Part of the lure was all the unanswered questions, like: Who is most likely to have a stroke? Why do they have it when others seemingly like them don't? Is stroke getting more or less common? What can be done to prevent it? Another part of the lure was a landmark study on the frequency of stroke being done in the hospital's hometown of Rochester, Minnesota. Being part of it meant working for one of the nation's leading stroke researchers at the time, Jack Whisnant. By the mid-...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news