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What Is a Normal HDL Level?

Having an annual check of your cholesterol is a necessary part of monitoring your health. The cholesterol reading will come back with a number that lists your total HDL (good cholesterol that enables your body to function), LDL (the bad cholesterol that clogs your arteries) and triglycerides. The re

Herbal Hemorrhoids Cure

Hemorrhoids are the stretched and inflamed veins in the rectal area. They can occur inside or protrude outside the rectum. Swollen hemorrhoids are caused by constipation, pregnancy, obesity, physical exertion, a low-fiber diet, chronic constipation, standing for a long time and prolonged sitting. He

What Is an Artificial Pace Maker?

An artificial pacemaker is a small mechanical device that is operated by a lithium battery. This device uses electrical impulses to keep the heart beating at a regular rate. Most pacemakers work on demand; they turn on and off when needed.

Safety for Runners While Running in the Dark

For most people, there aren't enough hours in the day to finish all of the items on their to-do lists. Balancing family, work and a home is a full day's work. Because finding time to exercise is a challenge, it frequently remains unchecked on the to-do list. Many choose to run in the evening or in t

New Device May Limit Stroke Damage

Several new experimental devices may change the face of stroke intervention by extending the treatment 'window' to eight hours or more.

Fetal Cell Transplants Can Work for Parkinson's

It's still an investigational procedure -- as well as a controversial one -- but for the first time, researchers have evidence that brain cells transplanted from fetal tissue into the brain of a Parkinson's disease patient work as intended.

7-Day Diet Plan for Heart Surgery Patients

Following a heart-healthy diet is important for everyone, but it is crucial for patients who will be undergoing heart surgery in the near future. Following a seven-day diet plan that includes heart-healthy choices can help patients enter surgery in the best possible health, which may reduce complica

What is a Benign Lump?

Benign lumps can occur anywhere in the body, but are especially common in the breasts. Hormonal fluctuations cause many benign breast lumps, but infection can also cause lumps. Benign lumps in the breasts are a nuisance, but are not usually serious. Lumps elsewhere can be, however. Tumors that

Mini Stroke

A mini stroke is a TIA. It improves on its own but must be promptly evaluated becuase it can progress to a stroke and it is a warning sign of high stroke risk.

Hemorrhoids Herbal Treatments

Hemorrhoids are a common occurrence and are almost always preventable. Diets that are low in fiber can lead to chronic constipation, which in turn puts a lot pressure on the digestive tract, including the rectum. This pressure can lead to swelling and even bleeding. While home remedies can provide s


A comparison of the benefit/risk ratio of dronedarone and amiodarone is made for patients with atrial fibrillation.