Fatigue, feeling cold and looking pale may be symptoms of an iron deficiency and anemia. Find out about possible causes and treatments that can restore your iron levels.
In certain circumstances, getting a blood transfusion can be lifesaving. However, it is not without risks. Research shows that patients who require blood transfusions don’t do as well as those who don’t receive a transfusion
A fruitarian diet, consisting mainly of fruits, is very restrictive. The diet offers some benefits but is also full of sugar and presents risks for your teeth, metabolism, nutrition and body weight.
It is with a good deal of trepidation that I start any new medication in my patients who are very old, for fear of disrupting the myriad forces of genetics and environment that have allowed them to live so long. Such was the case for the 90-year-old patient sitting in front of me, who had … Read More
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I’m sure you’ve seen the large selection of foods marked “gluten-free” in your supermarket. Or maybe you know people on a gluten-free diet. They may have celiac disease, a very common condition that is not diagnosed very often. Nearly 2 million people in the United States have the disease, and most do not know that … Read More
A drug commonly used to treat anemia in heart failure patients isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. Turns out, darbepoetin alfa (Aransep®), does not improve patients’ health or reduce their risk of death from heart failure. This news comes from the results of an international study that were presented at the American College of … Read More