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A Blood Vessel Is A Blood Vessel Is A Blood Vessel Is A Blood Vessel by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 04 Mar 2013 3:00am A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. Gertrude Stein If Ms. Stein were a physician, she might proclaim that "a blood vessel is a blood vessel is a blood vessel is a blood vessel" regardless of what organ it supplies.  The implication is that blockage of one leads to blockage of others.  Thus peripheral artery disease is considered ... Read on »
A Blood Vessel Is A Blood Vessel Is A Blood Vessel Is A Blood Vessel Part 2 by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 09 May 2013 3:00am Just 2 months ago, I commented on a study linking heart disease to stroke risk .  Well, in a cross-sectional study published early online last week prior to print next month in Stroke , the authors concluded that cardiovascular risk was linked to worse cognitive function.  What's surprising in this analysis of data from 3,778 participants ... Read on »
Blood Pressure Monitors: Importance of monitoring blood pressure by Peter C. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 6:33pm 1 Comment Blood Pressure Facts and Figures Your heart needs to pump blood via the arteries, arterioles, capillaries, and veins to the rest of the body to supply oxygen, nutrients and other essentials for health and maintain life. Obviously, it would take fluid (liquid) pressure to be able to do that through these narrow vessels, and the blood pressure ... Read on »
Blood clots, blood clots :( by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 5:14pm It took the ER nurses, technicians, and doctor 7 hours to check me out. The conclusion was that I had several blood clots in my legs. The CAT scan didn't show any clots in my lungs, but the ER doctor felt that I probably had some small ones that were causing me get tired after just a few seconds of activity. I left the ER and went to a regular ... Read on »
FDA Reviewing First Shipment of Synthetic Blood From Arteriocyte – Umbilical Cord Yields 20 Units of Blood by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 09 Jul 2010 6:48am This is a DARPA project and the price is a bit steep for $5000.00 per unit right now, but if FDA approved and the company can get production costs down a bit, this could be a real product and first area to see the blood would be the military since this is a DARPA project.  The time is not bad either, 3 days.  This could certainly stand to ... Read on »
Potatoes reduce blood pressure in people with obesity and high blood pressure by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Thu 08 Sep 2011 10:14pm DENVER, Aug. 31, 2011 The potato’s stereotype as a fattening food for health-conscious folks to avoid is getting another revision today as scientists report that just a couple servings of spuds a day reduces blood pressure almost as much as oatmeal without causing weight gain. Scientists reported on the research , don ... Read on »
Blood Pressure Drug Toprol XL Combined with Diuretic Dutoprol Approved by FDA To Treat High Blood Pressure by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 15 Apr 2012 2:45am Toprol has been around a long time and now we have a new drug with being combined with a low dose diuretic medication.  There are many blood pressure drugs on the market and Astra-Zeneca appears to be keeping the drug affordable although there are some  that are even less.  The drug maker said it will charge $18.3 ... Read on »
Goldilocks Medicine: Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Wed 12 Jun 2013 3:00am It's been quite a day so please forgive me for my digression.  I snuck in an extra home visit this morning before my shift started at Student Health.  When I left the assisted living facility, my car started driving funny.  All kinds of warning symbols lit up (in fact, 4 of the ones on the left), the turn signals didn't work, the speedomete ... Read on »
Science Researchers Create Cells That Line Blood Vessels from iPSCs–May Lead to Patients Needing Less Blood Thinning Medic by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 25 Aug 2013 4:07pm iPSC cells are are wonderful thing by all means and I can go backwards here about 3 years ago when the process began whereby skin or other stem cells can be changed.  As you can see from the link below intestine cells were created  and we are routinely it seems finding more and more ways to work with re-identifying cells so they function as if ... Read on »
Cardiovascular System (heart, blood and blood vessels) by Storm M. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 21 May 2008 9:09pm What is this cardio that everyone keeps talking about ? How can it benefit me ? Do I even need to do cardio ? Cardio pertains to your cardiovascular system which is your heart, blood and blood vessels. A healthy cardiovascular system transports oxygen and nutrients throughout your body while picking up wast ... Read on »