Adult survivors of childhood cancer often und

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Embargoed until 4 a.m. CT/5 a.m. ET Wednesday, June 8, 2022 DALLAS, June 8, 2022 — Adults who survive childhood cancer have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease than the general population, yet they are 80% more likely to be undertreated for several cardiovascular risk factors: hypertension (also called high blood pressure), diabetes and high […]

Helpful Hints

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DEAR HELOISE: My niece is graduating from high school and going on to college. She had excellent grades and worked hard to graduate in the top 5% of her class. We’re all very proud of her. I would like to get her a nice gift, but I’m out of ideas. […]

One-third of Greenlanders are at genetic risk

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A genetic variant that is present in nearly 30% of Greenlanders is linked to high cholesterol and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published on June 9th in the journal Human Genetics and Genomics Advances. As noted by the authors, this is the first report of […]

Two Metabolic Factors Linked to Liver Disease

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The presence of two or more metabolic risk factors was associated with greater odds of steatosis and fibrosis, a cohort study found. Among over 4,000 participants, those who had at least two metabolic factors based on metabolic-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) criteria were at significantly higher risk of developing steatosis […]

A multiancestry genome-wide association study of unexplained chronic ALT elevation as a proxy for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease with histological and radiological validation

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Asrani, S. K., Devarbhavi, H., Eaton, J. & Kamath, P. S. Burden of liver diseases in the world. J. Hepatol. 70, 151–171 (2019). PubMed  Article  Google Scholar  Younossi, Z., Anstee, Q. M. & Marietti, M. Global burden of NAFLD and NASH: trends, predictions, risk factors and prevention. Nat. Rev. Gastroenterol. […]

A Woman’s Risk of Stroke

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McLEOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 31 MAY 2022 Dr. Leia EdenfielVascular SurgeonMcLeod Vascular Associates Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death for men. But for women, it is third. In this region, there are more women having strokes than men. Stroke and Blood Pressure Age is the number one risk […]

28 Healthy Heart Tips

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Stop smoking—no ifs, ands, or butts There are many steps you can take to help protect your health and blood vessels. Avoiding tobacco is one of the best. In fact, smoking is one of the top controllable risk factors for heart disease. If you smoke or use other tobacco products, […]