Understanding high cholesterol High cholesterol or hypercholesterolemia is a lipid disorder that occurs when an excess of fatty substances circulates in a person’s blood, increasing the risk for cardiovascular complications. Cholesterol is a soft, fatty substance with a wax-like consistency which is a natural and essential component of body cells, tissue, and some hormones. It is naturally produced in the liver and consumed through food intake. Because the human body generally produces all the cholesterol it needs, any added cholesterol consumed through meals may be harmful to a person’s health.
Opioid induced constipation Chronic pain is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Given the fundamental effect chronic pain can have on quality of life, many sufferers require pharmacological (prescription drug) intervention. Opioids, in particular, are often considered the “gold standard” for pain management in patients who do experience an inadequate response to over-the-counter medications.
The Breakdown on Osteoporosis Many people don’t realize that bones are a living, growing part of the body. It’s for this reason that bones, like any other part of the body, are susceptible to disease. The most common bone disease is one you’ve probably heard of, but may not know much about:
Apr - Jun 2013
Need a site in Arizona? | Introducing Clinical Trials of Arizona Clinical Trials of Arizona (CTA), located in Glendale, AZ, was founded in 2011 and is a wholly owned site of Clinical Trials of Texas, Inc. CTA has the capability to conduct clinical research studies in a variety of therapeutic areas, phases and design types including Urology, Podiatry, Diabetes, Devices, Family Medicine and Psychiatry. CTA provides the same great quality and excellence that has led CTT to success.
Jan - Mar 2013
Itching to learn about Psoriasis?
Do you suffer from dry, itchy red skin? Then you might be one of many people experiencing the effects of psoriasis. This common skin condition appears in several varieties: plaque psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, inverse psoriasis, pustular psoriasis and erythrodermic psoriasis. The most common strain, plaque psoriasis, is identified by the presence of white, flaky patches of skin called scales.
Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Diabetic foot ulcers are one of many potential complications caused by diabetes. Luckily, diabetics can take preventative measures to avoid developing ulcers, but first they must understand its cause.
Oct - Dec 2012
Do you suffer from diabetes?
Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in America, but according to the American Diabetes Association, as many as seven million cases remain undiagnosed. Could you be diabetic? Here you’ll find one explanation of this complicated disease so you can take the necessary precautions to protect your health and wellness.
The low-down on Atrophic Vaginitis
Women experience many changes in their bodies during menopause. Most people think of hot flashes and mood swings, but often forget one very common, very unfortunate effect called atrophic vaginitis, or vaginal dryness. Those with vaginal atrophy often find intercourse extremely difficult or painful, leading many post-menopausal women to avoid sex altogether.
Jul - Sep 2012
The ins and outs of irritable bowel syndrome
Imagine waiting in line at a crowded coffee shop, settling into your seat for a Friday night movie, or presenting a budget proposal to your coworkers, when suddenly, it hits. You know the feeling well, you have felt it before. You need a bathroom – now.
Living with Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a painful – sometimes debilitating condition that affects millions of women worldwide. Estimates suggest that nearly 1 in 10 women will develop endometriosis during her childbearing years; nevertheless endometriosis remains a largely underdiagnosed and ineffectively treated condition.
Apr - Jun 2012
Tendonitis and Bursitis of the Shoulder
The shoulder is made up of numerous joints combined with muscles, ligaments and tendons. These various structures are responsible for the arm’s wide range of motion. The disadvantage to this extensive range of motion is a lack of stability, which can make the shoulder more vulnerable to injury. Tendonitis and bursitis injuries are two of the most common sources of shoulder pain and stiffness.
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Diabetes affects an estimated 25.8 million people in the U.S. alone, and of those affected, nearly 60% to 70% will eventually develop diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, otherwise known as DPN, is a progressive disease characterized primarily by initial pain and tingling in the feet, followed by a loss of sensation, as well as pain or weakness, in the feet or hands.
Side effects of pain medication
Jan - Mar 2012
What is Coronary Artery Disease?
Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. It is a serious condition characterized by a narrowing of the major blood vessels that supply blood, oxygen and nutrients to the heart. It is estimated that half a million people in the U.S. will die from coronary heart disease this year.
American moms making money and a whole new way they do it without ever leaving their home and it is helping their health too. Every day Jennifer Martinez scours the Internet searching for the newest clinical trials.
Living with Type 1 Diabetes Each year, more than 30,000 adults and children in the U.S. are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a progressive autoimmune (the body’s system for protecting itself from viruses and bacteria) disease that is most often diagnosed in people under the age of 30.
What are Uterine Fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are the most commonly occurring pelvic tumors found in women, affecting 20 to 80 percent of women of reproductive age. While fibroids rarely develop into cancer, they can be responsible for extreme pain and discomfort in affected women, making them one of the most common indications for a hysterectomy.
Medical Profile: Celiac Disease
What is “Bipolar 1” Disorder?
According to estimates by the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 2.5% of the U.S. population has Bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression, is a mental condition that causes an individual to experience a spectrum of depression lows and manic highs. Manic (or mania) refers to a mood shift in which an individual may feel euphoric and full of energy. The extent of these lows and highs can vary greatly among individuals. Bipolar I, a subdiagnosis of Bipolar disorder, can be a turbulent and psychologically painful condition characterized by at least one or more manic episodes in an individuals’ lifetime.
Dr. D on SA Living with Shelly Miles Topic: High Cholesterol Study
Bacterial Vaginosis: A commonly misdiagnosed condition
Jul - Sep 2011
Medical Profile: Overactive Bladder
Overactive bladder is a common condition that affects an estimated 1 in 11 adults in the United States. Symptoms of overactive bladder often present substantial social limitations on every day activities and thus have a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life; however, most individuals with overactive bladder do not seek the care of a medical professional.
Understanding Iron Deficiency Anemia: Symptoms, treatment and prevention
Apr - Jun 2011
Dr. D on SA Living with Shelly Miles Topic: Free Diabetes Screening
Diabetes: A rising nationwide health concern
Peripheral Artery Disease: Overlooked and underdiagnosed
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a serious medical condition that affects the lives of more than 8 million Americans. Typically characterized by cramping or tiredness of the leg and hip muscles when walking or exercising, PAD can be mistaken for other common medical ailments and often goes overlooked and underdiagnosed. If left untreated, PAD can lead to difficulty walking and eventually leg amputation. It is also a precursor to a myriad of other life threatening health conditions such as blood clots, stroke and heart attack.
Jan - Mar 2011
Snapping out of depression is easier said than done
Free Diabetes Health Screenings – OPEN to Public
Oct - Dec 2010
Cooler Weather Means More Psoriasis
Jul - Sep 2010
Dr. D on SA Living with Shelly Miles
Topic: Questions to ask BEFORE you participate
Chlamydia: The silent STD
Diabetes Health Screening
Dr. D on SA Living with Shelly Miles Topic: Understanding Clinical Research Studies
Apr - Jun 2010
Ear infections in children: treatment and prevention
Vaccines for respiratory viruses in infants
Jan - Mar 2010
Spicing Up your sex drive with the next female Viagra?
Oct - Dec 2009
An aspirin a day may not keep the doctor away
Volunteers needed for seasonal flu vaccine study
Jul - Sep 2009
Prevention is the key to diverticular disease management
Rick Greenfield on SA Living with Shelly Miles
Apr - Jun 2009
Dr. Amy Mulroy on SA Living: Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease: Be on the watch
Volunteers wanted for nationwide health drink study