Chat With a Doctor: Teen Sleep Disorders and Obesity

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about sleep disorders and obesity in your teen? Sally Ibrahim, MD, Sleep Disorders Center, Neurological Institute, and Daniela G. Isakov, MD, Primary Care Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at noon (ET). Sleep Disorders … Read More

Renal Treatment Lowers Blood Pressure and Costs

Cleveland Clinic is currently enrolling patients in a trial of a new catheter-based treatment for resistant hypertension called renal denervation. This treatment involves slipping a thin device through the blood vessels to the kidneys to deliver a mild radiofrequency heat that neutralizes certain nerves that are involved in causing hypertension. Hypertension (high blood pressure), of course, is a … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: The Diabetes Link to Kidney Disease

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about the diabetes link to kidney disease? Betul Hatipoglu, MD, Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute, and George Thomas, MD, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, will answer your questions about this medical issue during a live webchat Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at … Read More

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Hypertension Trial Taking Off!

What keeps doctors up at night?  Hypertension. Yours, not theirs. Medical professionals are bracing themselves for an onslaught of high-blood pressure in coming years, and the millions of cases of heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease that will come with it. Most hypertension can be controlled by medication or lifestyle changes.  But some high blood … Read More

Heart Health Twitter Quiz: Blood Pressure

True or False: If your blood pressure is elevated only when you are at the doctor’s office and is normal at other times, you don’t have high blood pressure and you need not worry at all about your blood pressure. True False Answer: False In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say: We … Read More

Zapping Hypertension

High blood pressure is a killer.  But there’s a new treatment on the horizon that may lower blood pressure in a whole new way. It’s called renal denervation. You can learn about it in a webchat  January 5, 2012, from noon to 1 p.m.  You’ll also hear about a clinical trial that will be testing … Read More

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