If you haven’t had Lasik eye surgery, you’ve probably heard of it. The vision-correcting procedure has become hugely popular.
About 600,000 Americans a year undergo Lasik.
The Hippocratic oath is supposed to be the foundation of doctors everywhere: “First, do no harm.”
But a new study shows that some doctors treating patients with human growth hormone (HGH) may have done great harm. They may have given their patients Alzheimer’s disease.1
Stroke prevention is one of the main reasons doctors cite for putting their patients on blood pressure drugs.
High blood pressure, they say, can lead to the brain bleeds that cause strokes.
When your doctor determines your risk of heart disease, chances are he or she uses a standard cardiac risk equation.
It’s a formula that takes into account your blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride readings. And it looks at whether you are a smoker, have diabetes, have a family history of heart trouble, or are overweight.
It’s so routine we don’t even think about it… During just about every doctor appointment, your doctor takes his stethoscope in hand and places it against your chest and back to listen to your lungs and heart.
A new study shows that, unbeknownst to your doctor, stethoscopes are often loaded with bacteria. Some of them can cause serious infections.
One type of tree nut is packed with key micronutrients that are crucial to good health but that most older Americans lack.
That’s the finding of new research at Oregon State University. One of the study authors said the nut is so potent that it is “a multivitamin in a natural form.”