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Cholesterol Lowering Diets to Improve Good Cholesterol

According to the American Heart Association, as of 2006 an estimated 98.6 million Americans had higher than recommended cholesterol levels. An estimated 34.4 million had cholesterol levels high enough to put them at serious risk for heart disease. If your cholesterol results put you among these stat

Gene Therapy May Improve Parkinson’s Symptoms

An experimental gene therapy injected into the brains of patients with Parkinson’s disease improved tremor, stiffness, and other movement symptoms and was safe with few side effects over six months of follow-up, a study shows.

Cures for External Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are veins that have become enlarged, painful and swollen in your rectum. When the swelling is bad enough, the hemorrhoids can be found outside the body and can be felt. They are most often caused by constipation, straining with bowel movements and from the pressure caused by pregnancy.

Small Steps Can Mean Giant Leaps for Parkinson's Patients

While scientists search for a cure for Parkinson's disease, millions of people who have the disease, including 73-year-old Californian Milt Jones, are learning how to live with it and the limitations it can place on their bodies and lives.

Risks of a High Triglyceride Level

As a part of physical examinations, doctors often order blood tests that measure various levels of chemicals. This "blood chemistry" often includes a lipid panel that measures cholesterol levels (both high-density lipoprotein [HDL] and low-density lipoprotein [LDL] levels). A third lipid measurement

What Is a Heart Healthy Diet?

A heart healthy diet aims to control conditions that lead to heart disease. The two most probable conditions that may eventually lead to heart disease are high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Having too much cholesterol in the bloodstream may cause dangerous blockages to form in the arteries of

Can Early Azilect Slow Parkinson's?

A study suggests that Azilect may slow Parkinson's if started early in the disease, but contradictory data mean the findings aren't definitive.

Myocardial Contractility in the Stress Echo Lab

This review discusses the pathophysiological basis and clinical data supporting the use of contractile reserve in identification of coronary artery stenosis, myocardial viability and cardiomyopathy.

Internal & External Hemorrhoids

According to the Mayo Clinic, hemorrhoids are such a common medical condition that by "age 50, about half of adults have had to deal with the itching, discomfort and bleeding that can signal the presence of hemorrhoids." Unfortunately, hemorrhoids can involve either the internal or the external anal

Hemangioma Diagnosis

A hemangionma (also called strawberry hemangioma) is a usually harmless birthmark that appears as a bright red patch or a nodule of superfluous blood vessels in the skin. A hemangioma may enlarge during a newborns first year and gradually fade in the first decade of life. In the majority of cases a