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More than five million people in the United States have been
diagnosed with AD. By 2050, barring breakthroughs in prevention
or treatment, about 16 million will be affected. New guidelines
for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease are intended to support the
emerging theory that the disease is present in the body long
before it manifests in diminished cognitive capacity.
In recent years, scientists have learned more about how
triglycerides contribute to atherosclerosis, the clogged arteries
that raise the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other
cardiovascular problems. High triglyceride levels are often
correlated with low HDL and a type of LDL cholesterol that is
particularly likely to produce harmful deposits in the arteries.
High triglyceride levels are also a component of another heart
disease risk factor — metabolic syndrome, a condition that occurs
in most people with type 2 diabetes and includes high blood
pressure and a large waist size.
The American Heart Association (AHA) issued a scientific
statement about triglycerides and cardiovascular disease that
sets a new, lower optimal level of triglycerides and recommends
intensive lifestyle measures for reducing elevated triglycerides.
Even if you've worn glasses or contacts for decades, you may be
wondering about having your vision surgically corrected. If your
eyes are otherwise healthy, laser refractive surgery may provide
the results you're looking for. But the risks and benefits do
shift around midlife, so you need a thorough evaluation and a
frank assessment of what you might gain — or lose.
Researchers studying chronic fatigue syndrome found that adding either cognitive behavioral therapy or a specially formulated exercise program to medical care achieved better results than an adaptive program that conserves energy.
When you talk about breast cancer screening, why don't you
mention thermography? I've been using it for several years
instead of mammography, which uses radiation.
My hair's been thinning. Could it be due to simvastatin, which I
started taking several months ago?