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Diet And High Blood Pressure

MyHeart MyHeart - Take Control of Your Health Does diet play a role in high blood pressure? Are there certain foods that increase blood pressure or are there certain foods that can lower [...]Read More The post Diet And High Blood Pressure appeared first on MyHeart.

(Not Quite) One of Our Own

How odd.We went into a coffee shop yesterday. I say that but Joe and I had tea and Sadie a hot chocolate so no coffee graced our table. When we went in we saw it was really full of people. I spotted one table free and headed for it. I couldn't see, because of a post, that it was beside, but not part of, another table. Show More Summary

We Will Not Let You Fall Down the Mountain

By Robin Wright At our last Diabetes Sisters meeting on May 10th in Princeton, NJ, we played the “Common Tests and Procedures Game.” It always amazes me how complicated diabetes management can be and as we compared our knowledge about tests for A1c, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, dental, eye, foot and kidney function I observed the […]

Waiter Was Fired For Being HIV-Positive, Now He's Suing

The 27-year old actor/dancer was humiliated, fired, then offered to be given a "glowing recommendation letter" by his general manager.

Lea Michele’s 3 Secrets to Having Energy All Day

Here's why Lea Michele likes to start the day with a workout, what she eats for breakfast, and how she practices self-care.

Forget Rosé—Spritzers Are the Ultimate Summer Day Drink

Unpopular opinion right this way. These 12 spritzer recipes will convince you that spritzers are the new drink of summer.

The Boy, The Cruelty, The Toy

It surprised me when he stepped on the elevator with me.It surprised me even more when I spoke up.He was in his late teens, he had been with a group of friends, in the mall. I had turned towards the elevator and in doing so came into their view. Show More Summary

Petition Asking Amazon to Ban Skyhorse Publishing Autism Book an Affront to American Ideals

NOTE: We are not linking the petition demanding that a new book from Skyhorse Publishing never see the light because we refuse to assist these selfish"neurodiversity" community members who think that only their autism (such as it may even be)...

Caption Contest: Lesions! Buttocks! Autism! MMR! What??

Honestly, I think this contest would have made Dan Olmsted howl. Adriana Gamondes came up with the graphic and we need YOU to provide the caption in our comments. The winner receives a case of Desitin and a pack of...

We Are Not Alone: Supporting Our Loved Ones as They Grieve Our Chronic Illnesses

Grief is something that we have all experienced. The process is a natural human response to tragedy and loss. It is often cyclical and traumatic. I have read and written various articles referencing the grief process. Discussions with my niece and my dear friend led me to write this week’s column. Show More Summary

#CMSC17 – Tysabri Improves Mental Outlook for Patients with Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Long-term therapy with Tysabri (natalizumab) significantly improved the mental state of people with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), according to results of a Biogen-supported study with patients taking the drug for almost two years. Show More Summary

Fruit flies journey to International Space Station to study effects of zero gravity on the heart

Researchers have announced that six boxes of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) will travel to the International Space Station (ISS) to study the impact of weightlessness on the heart. The fruit flies are scheduled to launch on June 1, 2017, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and will travel to the ISS via a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft.

#CMSC17 – MS Patients Should Contribute to Outcome Measure Development, Study Argues

Patients must help develop new outcome measures of multiple sclerosis (MS), since they and healthcare providers may have differing perceptions of how crucial various measures are, a new study argues. Researchers from the Multiple Sclerosis...Show More Summary

#CMSC17 – Feeling of Social Stigma Makes Depression in MS More Likely, Study Reports

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who feel stigmatized because of their condition are more likely to have depression,  research presented at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Annual Meeting showed. The Pennsylvania State...Show More Summary

Chemical array draws out malignant cells to guide individualized cancer treatment

Melanoma is a particularly difficult cancer to treat once it has metastasized, spreading throughout the body. Researchers are using chemistry to find the deadly, elusive malignant cells within a melanoma tumor that hold the potential to spread. Show More Summary

Sweetening connection between cancer and sugar

Scientists have found that some types of cancers have more of a sweet tooth than others.

Preliminary: BRCA variations may work alongside COMT variation to reduce breast cancer

Researchers find through looking at genetic data sets of presumed cancer-free women who carry BRCA 1/2 variants, the co-occurrence of a rare COMT genetic variant in some women. This research outlines a strategy for looking at large genetic data sets for clues as to why a genetic carrier may never develop the associated diseases.

Many patients with early-stage breast cancer receive costly, inappropriate testing

A study shows that asymptomatic women who have been treated for early-stage breast cancer often undergo advanced imaging and other tests that provide little if any medical benefit, could have harmful effects and may increase their financial burden.

Two genetic variants in bicuspid aortic valve development

Researchers report a key protein is affected during heart valve formation, in the first genome-wide study of bicuspid aortic valve.

#CMSC17 – Relapse After First Lemtrada Course No Indication of Poor Long-Term Outcome, Study Finds

Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who experienced a relapse between their first and second rounds of Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) had good treatment outcomes over the long run, according to a Phase 3 clinical trial. Those who relapsed after...Show More Summary

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