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The Metabolic Syndrome is an Important Stroke Risk Factor that is Often Under-Recognized in Women by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted Wed 20 May 2009 12:06pm The metabolic syndrome is a group of interrelated risk factors that when present can predispose women to stroke, heart disease and diabetes.  The metabolic syndrome is often referred to as “pre-diabetes”.  Approximately 23% of men and women in the United States have the metabolic syndrome.  Minority women are more prone to develop the metabol ... Read on »
Why Syndromes of Mini Stroke Should Not Be Ignored? by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert Posted Fri 16 Apr 2010 8:47am Mini stroke refers to a transient ischemic attack (TIA) in which there is a temporary interruption of blood flow to part of the brain, usually for less than 24 hours. The syndromes of mini stroke, similar to those of a stroke, include dizziness, trouble walking and speaking, as well as paralysis or numbness on one side of the body. These sympto ... Read on »
Antiphospholipid Syndrome Might Raise Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke! by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Mar 2010 8:55am Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a medical disorder that causes blood clot in arteries and veins (thrombosis). It is also blamed for causing certain pregnancy-related complications like preterm delivery, miscarriage, stillbirth or severe preeclampsia. The syndrome, also known as Hughes syndrome after the rheumatologist Dr. Graham R. ... Read on »
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) by Helge V. K. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:27pm Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS): "Women are three times more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome, perhaps because the carpal tunnel itself may be smaller in women than in men. The dominant hand is usually affected first and produces the most severe pain. Perso ... Read on »
Scientists report a potential new treatment to prevent strokes by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Mon 26 Nov 2012 9:36am   Research from the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) may have discovered a new way to prevent strokes in high risk patients. The findings of a new research group, led by Professor Donald Singer, Professor of Therapeutics at Warwick Medical School an ... Read on »
CNS Whipple's disease factsheet by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 2:10pm The topic of CNS Whipple’s disease came up in a recent email exchange, so I thought I’d share with you a fact sheet on the disease: <?xml:namespace prefix = o /> DESCRIPTION: First described by George Whipple in 1907, Whipple disease is a multisystem disorder that usually includes the intestinal tract. The causative organism is a Gram-po ... Read on »
Deficiency Disease in a Modern World – Part II Minerals by Mark Pegram Posted Tue 02 Jul 2013 10:08pm We don’t usually think about minerals having a significant effect on disease the way we do with vitamins.  However, minerals are crucial to life.  I remember a professor that I had second semester of my freshman year for chemistry labs.  He is a brilliant man with a perfect memory.  He suggested that organic chemistry was going out of fashion.  ... Read on »
How to prevent a second stroke - revised guidelines by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Oct 2010 12:00am Heart.org - Treating metabolic syndrome and undergoing carotid angioplasty may prevent a second stroke or recurrent stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), according to revised American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guideline ... Read on »
Integrative Approaches to Bipolar Disorder by Lewis Posted Thu 21 Feb 2008 7:10pm Here's my paper/essay on bipolar disorder. Hope you like it. Lewis The contemporary concept of bipolar disorder provides fertile ground for exploring the interfaces among mind, brain, body, relationship, environment, spirit, and culture. But what is bipolar disorder? Is it a thing, like a rock or a liver? Is it a convenient word? Is it ... Read on »
Bipolar Disorder by Lewis Posted Sat 23 Feb 2008 11:14pm Here are my thoughts on bipolar. Bipolar Disorder The contemporary concept of bipolar disorder provides fertile ground for exploring the interfaces among mind, brain, body, relationship, environment, spirit, and culture. But what is bipolar disorder? Is it a thing, like a rock or a liver? Is it a convenient word? Is it a firm biologica ... Read on »