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Risk Factors for Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)
also has other names, such as click-murmur syndrome and floppy mitral valve syndrome. It's also called the Barlow syndrome, named after the doctor who first described this condition. To understand this hear...
Growth Hormone Deficiency & How To Grow Taller through Growth Hormone Therapy
Growth Hormone (GH)
(synonyms: Human Growth Hormone (HGH), somatropin, somatotropin) is a hormone produced and secreted by pituitary gland. GH plays a vital role in controlling several important bodily processes, such as metabolism, g...
How to Respond to Hypothermia Emergency
is a medical condition wherein the body's temperature drops to a low level. The heat escapes the body at a rapid rate than it should, resulting in a very cold state. Hypothermia could be a life threatening condition if not...
What’s the Purpose of Creatinine Test?
measures the level of creatinine in the blood and urine. During metabolism, wherein the food you take is digested and transformed into energy, a substance called creatine is formed. This substance is further broken dow...
Recognizing Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation (AF)
is one of the most common types of arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat. About 2.2 million Americans suffer from this every year. Risk increases as a person ages. People over 60 are at greater risk of this AF. Ac...
Discover the Different Types of Arrhythmia
If you feel like your heart skipped a beat, it may mean you're in love. If it did literally, it may mean you have arrhythmia. Arrhythmia refers to a heart condition characterized by irregular heartbeat. It means that the h...
Is It A Must To Bank Blood Before Surgery?
If you're undergoing a surgery, you have the option to bank your own blood or not. If you're not sure which of the two to opt for, the following information may help you make an informed decision.
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Should I Trim Down on Coffee?
+ Lowers Risk of Diabetes: Drinking coffee can lower risk of diabetes. A review of research in the Archives of Internal Medicine revealed that with a few cups of coffee a day, there is a 25 percent less risk of developing di...
Chocoholics Celebrate: Chocolate Good for the Heart
Chocoholics have a great reason to celebrate. A new study published at BMJ.com and presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Paris found that eating chocolates can provide the health benefit of lowering the risk of heart di...
Important Screening Tests You Should Have Annually
We're all guilty of this: we only go to the doctor when we're already sick or, in some cases, already very sick. People should realize the importance of routine checkup and screening since early detection is a key in the successful preventio...
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