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Diets That Lower Cholesterol Triglycerides

Cholesterol and triglycerides are soft fats found in the bloodstream and throughout the body. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cholesterol and triglycerides are necessary for producing essential hormones and as a source of energy. However, too much cholesterol in the bloodstream ca

Pallidotomy (Posteroventral Pallidotomy) for Parkinson's Disease

In Parkinson's disease, a part of the brain called the globus pallidus is overactive, which causes a decrease in the activity of a different part of the brain that controls movement.In a pallidotomy, the surgeon destroys a tiny part of the globus pallidus

Silent Strokes Take a Toll

A new study shows that nearly 11% of participants who thought they were healthy actually had some brain damage from a “silent” stroke. Silent strokes are true strokes but don’t have noticeable symptoms.

Advantages & Disadvantages of Being a Perfusionist

Profusionists operate expensive and vital medical equipment.laparoscopic surgery image by Grzegorz Kwolek from Fotolia.comDuring heart surgery, a perfusionist is responsible for operating equipment that temporarily replaces the patient's respiratory and circulatory functions. Certified...

Interior Parts of the Human Heart

The comforting beat of our hearts is a fascinating phenomenon. Each beat comes from a highly specialized conglomeration of chambers, valves and veins. The heart is a power-house of an organ composed of many parts that behave in an efficient and synchronized manner.

Parkinson's Disease Health Center

Parkinson's disease is diagnosed in more than 50,000 Americans each year. Find Parkinson's disease information here including symptoms and treatments -- from medication to surgery.

What Is Simvastatin Used For?

Simvastatin (brand name "Zocor") is used as part of a healthy lifestyle to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides. Cholesterol is affected by dietary choices (coming from saturated fats in dairy products, meat, poultry) and heredity. High cholesterol and triglyceride levels are linked to substantially

How to Lower Bad Cholesterol & Raise Good Cholesterol

Cholesterol is an essential nutrient for building cells and hormones in the body, but too much of it can lead to a number of serious health concerns. High levels of LDL, also known as "bad cholesterol," can lead to cholesterol build-up and blockage in the bloodstreams. High levels of HDL, or "good c

Instructions for a Polar Pacer Heart Rate Monitor

The Polar Pacer heart rate monitoring system consists of a strap that monitors your heart rate and transmits it to watch-like wrist receiver. Other than monitoring your heart rate, the Pacer has added features like an alarm and stopwatch. Learning to use your Polar Pacer heart monitor is simple and

Diet for Lowering Bad Cholesterol

Eating a healthy, nutritious diet that is healthy for your heart is crucial in keeping your cholesterol levels down. If your cholesterol levels are already up, it is even more crucial for your cardiovascular health. When it comes to cholesterol, you have HDL, high-density lipoprotein, which is your