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Understanding Blood Pressure Readings

2018-07-24T14:17:15+00:00

What do your blood pressure numbers mean? The only way to know (diagnose) if you have high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) is to have your blood pressure tested. Understanding your blood pressure numbers is key to controlling high blood pressure. Healthy and unhealthy blood pressure ranges Learn what’s considered normal, as recommended by the American Heart Association. Note: A diagnosis of high blood pressure must be confirmed with a medical professional. A doctor should also evaluate any unusually low blood pressure readings. Additionally, lower targets may be appropriate for some populations such as  the elderly, or patients with underlying issues such [...]

Understanding Blood Pressure Readings 2018-07-24T14:17:15+00:00

Blood Testing Market – Advanced Technologies & Growth Opportunities in Global Pharmaceutical Industry by 2020

2018-07-24T14:22:14+00:00

Blood testing is a laboratory based analysis that is performed in order to determine general state of health, presence of a bacteria or virus and to assess disease progression. It is usually performed by taking a small sample of blood from the patient’s body with the help of a needle or finger prick. Cancer, cardiovascular diseases, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)/HIV, anemia and diabetes are some major diseases for which blood testing is recommended so as to confirm the diseased condition. Blood testing is also performed in order to assess how well body vital organs such as liver, kidney and thyroid are [...]

Blood Testing Market – Advanced Technologies & Growth Opportunities in Global Pharmaceutical Industry by 2020 2018-07-24T14:22:14+00:00

Study Finds Vegan Blood Is 8 Times More Effective At Killing Cancer Cells

2016-07-23T15:14:44+00:00

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Study Finds Vegan Blood Is 8 Times More Effective At Killing Cancer Cells 2016-07-23T15:14:44+00:00

Here’s What Cholesterol Can Do To the Brain

2016-07-22T13:25:26+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] There’s growing evidence that the heart and brain are connected, since both rely on keeping the blood system healthy. Now, in a study published in the journal Circulation, researchers find that changes in levels of LDL cholesterol may be especially harmful to cognitive functions. The scientists, led by Dr. Roelof Smit at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, studied more than 4000 elderly people enrolled in a study involving a statin, a medication that lowers LDL cholesterol. Previous studies showed that LDL levels influence stroke as well as heart disease risk, so [...]

Here’s What Cholesterol Can Do To the Brain 2016-07-22T13:25:26+00:00

ABC’s For Managing Diabetes in Men

2016-06-19T11:03:00+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] The best way to prevent a diabetes diagnosis is to start living a healthier lifestyle, such as eating healthier food and going to the doctor to get checked for prediabetes or high blood pressure, which can lead to type 2 diabetes. people also can help themselves by staying physically active through walking, riding a bike, swimming, etc. The American Diabetes Association and the American College of Cardiology have teamed up to raise public awareness of the “ABCs of diabetes,” namely A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol. To have a good sense of your [...]

ABC’s For Managing Diabetes in Men 2016-06-19T11:03:00+00:00

World Blood Donor Day 2016: Blood Connects Us All

2016-06-14T10:57:10+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] The Blood Services urges all donors and potential donors to do something remarkable and save three lives with each donation. On 14 June 2016, blood services from across the globe will celebrate World Blood Donor Day. Carrying the 2016 theme of “Blood connects us all”, this day will focus on thanking blood donors for the selfless effort they make in donating blood, as well as highlighting the dimensions of “sharing” and “connection” between blood donors and patients. Remarkable donors The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) and the South African National [...]

World Blood Donor Day 2016: Blood Connects Us All 2016-06-14T10:57:10+00:00

Learn More – Diabetes

2015-11-30T08:55:50+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a group of diseases that involve high blood sugar (glucose) levels. Every cell in your body needs energy to function. A healthy pancreas produces a hormone called insulin. When you eat, insulin is released into your bloodstream. Insulin helps to distribute glucose throughout your body. It also moves excess glucose to your liver for storage. Without insulin to move the glucose around, it builds up your bloodstream. This leaves your cells starved for energy. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to a variety of serious complications. These include [...]

Learn More – Diabetes 2015-11-30T08:55:50+00:00