The treatment of high cholesterol may soon be changing, with the recent unveiling of a new treatment guideline by The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. The new treatment guideline addresses medical and lifestyle recommendations for people with high blood cholesterol, particularly for those who are at a high risk for cardiovascular diseases caused by atherosclerosis. However, while the new treatment guideline may help to lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases in some patients, many doctors …Read more
It’s a fact – next to non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men in North America. What isn’t always as clear – at least to patients – is how to treat the disease when it is first diagnosed. In the past, there has been a lot of debate over the correct approach to prostate cancer. Today, research shows that when the pros and cons of cancer treatment are more thoroughly and carefully explained …Read more
Over seven million people in the United States are at risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Up until now, treatments for this form of vision loss are limited, including options such as heat lasers or drugs. However, these treatment options aren’t fool-proof and are, in many cases, both inconvenient and uncomfortable. Fortunately, there could be a new option for vision loss sufferers on the horizon. New research has stumbled upon a more effective, easier and more convenient topical treatment …Read more
What if you were told that you could eat sugar again? After living for years under the influence of diabetes, could it be possible that you were diagnosed with the wrong condition? According to recent findings, a misdiagnosis of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes has become surprisingly common.
The Royal College of General Practitioners in England recently released a report that suggests that many people are diagnosed with the wrong type of diabetes …Read more