Nasal mucus alone isn’t typically used to diagnose disease, but it can be a helpful tool to determine what’s happening in your nasal passages. Here’s a quick look at just a few of the things the various possible shades of snot might mean for your health.
Every 10 minutes, a new person adds his or her name to the national waiting list for an organ transplant. Some people die waiting, while many of us don’t even realize we can help.
Every year, more than 730,000 Americans have a heart attack. To save your life or the life of someone you love, you need to respond to symptoms right away.
Blood pressure often rises with age. High blood pressure (hypertension) raises risks of heart disease, stroke and other problems. Find out what your numbers say about your risks and discover how to lower them as we “decode” blood pressure.
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When glucose builds up in your blood, it damages blood vessels and nerves. Discover what your fasting glucose level says about your risk for heart disease and stroke. Then find out how to lower your risk as we “decode” fasting glucose.
Having an “apple” shape, where fat sits around your middle, is more dangerous for your heart than having a “pear” shape, where fat sits around your hips. Find out if your waistline puts you at risk as we “decode” waist circumference.
LDL cholesterol is a major cause of coronary heart disease. Find out if your LDL cholesterol is where it should be. And discover steps you can take to lower it as we “decode” LDL.
Did you know that triglycerides are not a type of cholesterol? But high levels of this blood fat are also linked to coronary heart disease. Find out if your levels put you at risk and learn how to lower them as we “decode” triglycerides.
The higher your BMI, the greater your risks of heart disease, stroke, hypertension and diabetes. Discover whether your score is in the healthy range as we “decode” BMI.
In a Cleveland Clinic — Parade magazine survey, diabetes touched the lives of 53 percent of Americans. While they recognized that diabetes is serious, what they don’t understand about its symptoms, risk factors or impact may surprise you.