Tag Archives: disease

Life as a sickle cell warrior: How advocates are changing the face of the disease

Loading the player… “It saddens me that when I tell people I have sickle cell the most common reply is ‘what is that?’” sickle cell advocate Shamonica Wiggins shares with theGrio. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of red blood cell disorders occurring when a child inherits the sickle cell gene from both parents… Read More »

Women and Heart Disease Prevention

A woman suffers a heart attack every 90 seconds in the United States. If you think you or someone you know is having a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately. The good news is that if you seek help quickly, treatment can save your life and prevent permanent damage to your heart muscle. Treatment works best… Read More »

Promising treatment to slow kidney disease doesn’t prove out in clinical trial

Historically, half or more of people with type 1 diabetes develop kidney disease, which frequently progresses to kidney failure requiring hemodialysis or a kidney transplant for survival. The high rate of this diabetic complication has dropped slightly in recent years, with the advent of better ways to control blood glucose (sugar) levels and improved blood… Read More »

Ask the expert: COVID-19 and heart disease

For thousands of Australians living with heart disease, the COVID-19 crisis has been particularly scary because of their vulnerability to severe complications. But if staying healthy in isolation wasn’t hard enough, the gradual move to lift the nation’s lockdown rules presents its own challenges. Adjunct Professor Trevor Shilton, Director of Active Living at the Heart… Read More »

What are cardiovascular disease

The annual mortality of CVD is expected to reach 23. Which is more likely to affect older people, or learn stress management techniques. Those at risk include those with high blood pressure, how can the burden of cardiovascular diseases be reduced? Ananya Mandal is a doctor by profession, net provides this medical information service in… Read More »